OTTAWA, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA)
143rd annual meeting (General Council) will be all about
patient-centred care as delegates will converge in Niagara Falls, ON
from August 23 to 25, 2010 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel.
This year's General Council theme is "Change that Works. Care
The key features of the meeting include:
Sunday, Aug. 22nd
First educational session led by Dr. John Findley, physician
consultant, US Planetree, focusing on quality health care.
Second educational session will focus on health care transformation
and sustainability featuring Dr. Jack Kitts, CEO of The Ottawa
Hospital and Alex Himelfarb, director, Glendon School of Public and
International Affairs, York University and former Clerk of the Privy
Council of Canada.
Monday, Aug. 23rd
Address by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources
and Skills Development Canada.
Strategic session on patient-centred care led by leading patient
advocate, Durhane Wong-Reiger.
Tuesday, Aug. 24th
Presentation by Canada's Auditor General, Sheila Fraser, on the need
to improve accountability and responsibility in the health care
system. Fraser will also be available to answer media questions after
the session in the press conference room.
President Dr. Anne Doig's valedictory address.
Wednesday, Aug. 25th
Incoming President Dr. Jeff Turnbull's inaugural speech.
Installation ceremony and CMA Awards presentation.
Press conferences will be held daily at 12:45pm from
Monday Aug. 23 to Wednesday Aug. 25, featuring CMA spokespeople. These
press conferences will also be available by teleconference. Journalists
dialing in, please follow the instructions below:
Telephone lines are open for media registration at 12:30pm. The press
conference will begin promptly at 12:45pm. Telephone questions will not
be permitted during the press conference, but interviews can be arranged
later by calling the media office.
416-641-6104 / 866-696-5894
Participant pass code:
For a full update on CMA's General Council, please consult the "Media
Guide to CMA's General Council" at: http://www.cma.ca/media-guide-gc2010.
SOURCE Canadian Medical Association
For further information: For further information:
Lucie Boileau, Media relations Manager
1-800-663-7336 or (613) 731-8610 ext. 1266 (until Aug. 20, 2010)
Mobile: (613) 447-0866 / Media office (905) 371-1144 (from Aug. 21-25, 2010)