/R E P E A T -- Media Alert - Seniors Care and Opioid Use Discussed at CMA's 148th Annual Meeting in Halifax/

HALIFAX, Aug. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 250 physician delegates from across the country will converge in Halifax on Monday as the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) 148th annual meeting gets underway. A discussion validating the physician role in implementing a national senior's strategy will be followed by a message from Dr. David Naylor, the Chair of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The challenges of pain management will also be addressed, particularly the use of opioids

Program highlights for Monday, Aug. 24:

8:30 am – 9:00 am ADT
Ceremonial Opening of General Council

10:30 am11:30 pm
Strategic session:  Enabling the physician role as part of the national seniors' strategy  

11:30 am12:15 pm ADT
Keynote: Dr. David Naylor

1:35 – 3:00 pm ADT
Education session: Opioid use in pain management: balancing legitimate use with the potential for addiction

News conference:



Monday, Aug. 24, 2015


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


 World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St, Suite 303


CMA President Dr. Chris Simpson and Dr. Pierre Harvey, French spokesperson


Members of the media attending in person are asked to register at the media office upon arrival at the World Trade and Convention Centre (Suite 303). Reporters may participate by teleconference by dialing 416-340-2217/866-696-5910; code: 6512411 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference.

More details on the CMA's 148th General Council meeting can be found at: https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/gc2015media.aspx

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 80,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is to serve and unite the physicians of Canada and be the national advocate, in partnership with the people of Canada, for the highest standards of health and health care. 


SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: CMA Communications, MediaInquiries@cma.ca, (613) 806-1865


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