Dr. Cindy Forbes of Nova Scotia Commits to Strengthening the Doctor-patient Connection in the 21st Century as the CMA’s new President

Halifax, Aug. 25, 2015 – More than 250 physician delegates have gathered in Halifax to attend the CMA’s 148th annual general meeting at the World Trade and Convention Centre. The inaugural address of the incoming president, Dr. Cindy Forbes, is among the highlights of the last day of deliberations.

Program highlights for Wednesday, Aug. 26:

8:30 – 11:50 am ADT
Delegates’ motions and emerging issues

11:50 am – 12:15 pm ADT
Inaugural address of incoming president, Dr. Cindy Forbes

News conference:

Date:    Monday, Aug. 26, 2015
Time:            1:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Location:        World Trade and Convention Centre,    1800 Argyle St,        Suite 303
Speakers:    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

Webcasting schedule – public: https://webcasts.welcome2theshow.com/cma2015

Webcasting schedule – media: https://webcasts.welcome2theshow.com/cma2015press

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.


For more information:

CMA Communications MediaInquiries@cma.ca (613) 806-1865


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