YELLOWKNIFE, NT, Aug. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The business portion of the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) annual meeting will culminate with the inaugural speech of incoming president Dr. Anna Reid. Dr. Reid takes over the presidency of the CMA for 2012-2013. Her inaugural speech will set out her vision for the next year and her strategy to advance the direction for health care transformation given by delegates at the annual meeting.
Close to 300 physician delegates have gathered in Yellowknife to attend the CMA's 145th annual meeting of General Council taking place August 12-15 at the St. Patrick High School.
Delegates' motions and the incoming president's inaugural address are among the highlights of the last day of deliberations. The installation ceremony and the CMA's award ceremony will be held in the evening at the Shorty Brown Arena. This year, the CMA is recognizing eleven exceptional individuals, including dedicated physicians, talented medical students and outstanding health advocates. To learn more about the recipients, click on www.cma.ca/media-guide-gc2012.
Program highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 15:
8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. MDT
11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. MDT
Inaugural address of incoming president, Dr. Anna Reid
5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. MDT
Installation ceremony and awards
Shorty Brown Arena
A press conference will be held at St. Patrick High School (Room 216) from 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. MDT (3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.). CMA president Dr. John Haggie, incoming president, Dr. Anna Reid, new president elect Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti and Dr. Gail Beck, French spokesperson will be available to answer questions. Media members attending in person are asked to register at the media office upon arrival at St. Patrick High School (Rooms 128-129).
Reporters will also be able to participate by teleconference by dialing 416-340-2217 / 866-696-5910 (pass code: 9322564). Those wishing to take part are asked to register 15 minutes prior to the start of the press conference.
More details on the CMA's 145th General Council meeting can be found at www.cma.ca/media-guide-gc2012.
SOURCE: CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
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Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Medical Association
Aug 11-15: 867-766-7859 Cell: 613.447.0866
Communications Officer, Canadian Medical Association
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Aug 11-15: 867-766-7859 Cell: 613.809-5669