Media invitation - 17th QMA Convention - The medical profession: toward a new social contract

MONTREAL, April 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The media is invited to attend the 2015 Convention of the Quebec Medical Association (QMA), which will be held on April 16, 17, and 18. The health sector is currently facing challenges posed by numerous reforms regarding accessibility, interdisciplinarity, and duties and responsibilities that will redefine the medical profession. The QMA will reflect on its social contract with society.

During the Convention, the QMA will also release and comment on the results of a survey of the population and physicians. The survey, which examines perceptions of physicians and the medical profession, shows that public confidence remains very high, but also sounds the alarm that changes are needed.

Here is an overview of the various themes that will be discussed during presentations and panels at the event:

  • The social contract: Are doctors on the same wavelength as the population?
  • Accessibility, always accessibility
  • Physicians and the expansion of fields of professional practice
  • Big data: A way to improve performance or increase oversight?
  • Altruism and conflicts of interest
  • Physicians' duties and responsibilities, a changing vision
  • Self-regulation or regulation?
  • The generation gap in medicine: Myths and realities


For the full program of the event (available in French only):


17th Annual QMA Convention

The medical profession: toward a new social contract


Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18, April 2015


Westin Hotel in Montreal

270 Saint-Antoine Ouest

Montreal, Quebec  H2Y 0A3


About the QMA

The QMA comprises nearly 10,000 general practitioners, specialists, residents, and medical students. Its mission is to bring together members of Quebec's medical community in a context that promotes reflection and action in order to improve the conditions for practicing medicine and the health of Quebec's population.


SOURCE Quebec Medical Association

For further information: Interviews, information and to obtain the survey: Noémie Prégent-Charlebois, TACT Intelligence-conseil, Cell: 514-716-8298,


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