Alberta Medical Association

Alberta Medical Association

September 26, 2007 16:32 ET

Alberta Medical Association Inducts New President and Hears From Canadian Medical Association President

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2007) - The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) will induct St. Albert family physician Dr. Darryl D. LaBuick as president for 2007-08 during the association's annual general meeting and Representative Forum (RF) this Friday and Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary.

A member of the AMA Board of Directors since 2002, Dr. LaBuick has served his profession by chairing the Pharmacists and Primary Care Networks Advisory Committee, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta's Triplicate Prescription Program Standing Committee and the St. Albert and Sturgeon Primary Care Network.

The AMA president serves a one-year term, in addition to one year each as president-elect and immediate past president.

Outgoing AMA President Dr. G.N. (Gerry) Kiefer will deliver his valedictory address at the meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, reflecting on his term and the issues, challenges and opportunities for medical leadership that lie ahead.

Dr. LaBuick joined the medical staff at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in 1995 and soon after became actively involved as co-chair of the Physician Education, Training and Research Group (1996-99) and as president of the Sturgeon Community Hospital Medical Staff (1999-2001).

In 1999 he joined the Capital Region Medical Staff Association as councillor and became president of the Capital Region Medical Staff Association in 2002, where he drew attention to issues such as physician shortages and patient access to physicians.

Born in Calgary and raised in St. Albert, Dr. LaBuick earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Alberta in 1990. He went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 1993. In 1995, he completed his family medicine residency at the University of Alberta and the Misericordia Community Hospital.

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President Dr. Brian Day will address association members at Saturday's luncheon. Having just begun his term as president, Dr. Day, a Vancouver-based orthopedic surgeon, will speak on behalf of the CMA and present CMA awards to Alberta physicians.

The Representative Forum is AMA's governing body, meeting at least twice a year to establish policy and set direction. It includes over 100 physician representatives from health regions, specialty sections, medical students' and residents' associations, AMA past presidents, deans of medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and others.

If requested by RF delegates, some September 28 and 29 Representative Forum sessions may be closed to the media.

To receive an embargoed copy of Dr. Gerry Kiefer's valedictory, or an agenda for the RF, please contact Ava L. Butterworth at 780.482.0312 or email

Contact Information

  • Alberta Medical Association
    Ronald A. Kustra, ABC
    Assistant Executive Director (Public Affairs)
    (780) 990-4271
    Alberta Medical Association
    Shannon E. Rupnarain, MBA, ABC
    Director, Public Affairs
    (780) 907-9003