/R E P E A T -- Second day of the Canadian Medical Association's General Council: Health Care Transformation: Patient-focused Care/

    MONTREAL, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
will launch the second day of its General Council with a discussion of health
care transformation. At the strategic session of Day 2, Mr. Claude Castonguay
will speak to roughly 400 doctors from across the country about his
reflections as the former Chair of the Task Force on the Funding of the Health
Care System in Quebec.
    The debate on motions brought forth by General Council delegates will
begin in the late morning and that will be followed by CMA President Brian
Day's Valedictory Address.


     Canadian Medical Association's General Council - 141th General Council
                           Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.      Strategic Session: Health Care Transformation:
                              Patient-focused Care.
                              Presenter: Claude Castonguay

    11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Election of the President Elect

    11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Delegates' motions

    12:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  President Dr. Brian Day's Valedictory Address

    12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.   Press conference and media availability:
                              Dr. Brian Day, CMA President
                              Dr. Robert Ouellette, CMA President Elect
                              Mr. Claude Castonguay (to be confirmed)

    The CMA General Council takes place from Sunday, August 17 to Wednesday,
August 20 at the Sheraton Centre in Montreal (1201 René-Levesque Boulevard

For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, Manager of Media Relations,
Cell: (613) 447-0866, Media room: (514) 876-4305

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