Media Alert - Final day of CMA Annual Meeting in Vancouver sees installation of new President, Dr. Granger Avery

VANCOUVER, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) wraps up today in Vancouver with the installation of its new President, Dr. Granger Avery.

Key highlights for Wed. Aug. 24:
8:00 am9:00 am PDT
Strategic session — Integrated care: lessons and opportunities

10:35 am11:55 am PDT
Strategic session — Strengthening resilience in medical training and practice

11:50 am12:35 pm PDT
Installation and inaugural address of incoming president
Dr. Granger Avery

1:00 pm PDT
Media briefing
Room Oak 2

Reporters may participate by teleconference by dialing 1-877-234-4610; code: 7962151#. Members of the media attending in person are asked to register at the media office upon arrival at the Westin Bayshore (room Cypress 1).

A live feed will be available for key sessions as well as for live hits from the Westin Bayshore. A PEGAD has been left with the Vancouver TOC (604-663‑5439) for all CDN broadcasters to pick up HD-SDI circuit number S-99994. Pre-bookings are encouraged.

For the full daily schedule, please visit

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

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For further information: For registration information or to schedule an interview, please contact: CMA Media Relations:, 613-806-1865


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