Canadian Medical Association
 
 
 
 

154th Annual General Meeting

Aug. 22, 3:00–6:00 pm ET

Help shape your national professional association’s future.

The pandemic has prompted many changes within health care systems and the medical profession. The Canadian Medical Association is seizing this moment to co-create a better future for health alongside the medical community.

The AGM is your opportunity to learn more about the association’s work this past year and help us achieve our new strategy, Impact 2040.

Registration closes on Aug. 16 at 8:00 pm ET.


Highlights of the AGM

Learn more about the CMA’s strategic direction

CMA board chair Dr. Suzanne Strasberg, outgoing CMA president Dr. Ann Collins, CMA francophone spokesperson Dr. Abdo Shabah and Chair of Ethics Tim Holland will answer members’ questions about the CMA’s work including our new strategy.
 

Vote on proposed CMA governance changes

To ensure equity and diversity in our presidency and at our board and committee tables, the CMA is proposing governance changes that include:

  • shifting to a national election for CMA president; and
  • creating a Leadership and Diversity Search Committee for CMA board, committee and other leadership positions. 
     

Hear from outgoing president Dr. Ann Collins, and meet Dr. Katharine Smart, incoming president for 2021–2022.

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Dr. Ann Collins, CMA president

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Dr. Katharine Smart, CMA president-elect

Eligibility

All registered CMA members are eligible to vote to appoint the auditors, approve bylaw amendments and participate in the Q&A session. Appointed delegates have the same privileges as CMA members and they are eligible to participate in the GC vote for leadership positions.

To participate as a CMA member, you must join the CMA or renew your membership by Aug. 16 at 8:00 pm ET. All Canadian physicians, residents and medical students are all eligible for membership.

Non-members, including physicians, medical learners and members of the public may register to observe the meeting.


Agenda


Sunday, Aug. 22 Agenda
 

3:00 pm


Welcome and meeting outline
 

Dr. Ernst Schuster, AGM chair

Dr. Melanie Bechard, AGM vice-chair

3:10 pm


Annual report
President’s valedictory address
Francophone spokesperson update
 

Dr. Suzanne Strasberg, CMA board chair 

Dr. Ann Collins, outgoing CMA president

Dr. Abdo Shabah, francophone spokesperson

3:25 pm


Audit and Finance Committee report and appointment of auditors
 

Dr. David Cram, Committee chair

3:35 pm


Governance Committee report, including bylaw approval
 

Dr. Carl Nohr, Committee chair

4:15 pm


Break
 

4:30 pm


General Council elections
 

Chaired by Dr. Sandy Buchman, Nominations Committee chair

4:35 pm


Q&A
 

Moderated by Drs. Schuster and Bechard

5:50 pm


Installation of CMA president and inaugural president’s address   
 

Dr. Katharine Smart, incoming CMA president

6:00 pm


AGM concludes
 

*Note: all times are in ET, are approximate and are subject to change


If you have questions about the AGM, please contact us.