Media Advisory – CMA to release recommendations on assisted dying to guide health ministers

VANCOUVERJan. 19, 2016  – Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President Dr. Cindy Forbes will be in Vancouver Jan. 20-21 to meet with provincial and territorial health ministers to discuss the CMA’s Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying.

Dr. Forbes and Dr. Charles Webb, President of Doctors of BC, will brief ministers on the physician perspective concerning the need for a national legislative approach to physician-assisted dying.

The CMA’s briefing will be held in parallel to the federal-provincial-territorial health ministers meeting, where ministers from across the country will meet their federal counterpart, Dr. Jane Philpott.

Dr. Forbes will have media availability on Jan. 21, to book an interview or for more information, please contact:
CMA Media Relations:

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 helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.

SOURCE Canadian Medical Association 

For further information: CMA Media Relations:, 613.806.1865 or 613.818.0776



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