Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

October 05, 2007 13:23 ET

Media Advisory: CMA Hosts 6th Annual Leaders' Forum "Connecting Great People and Great Ideas"

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2007) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will host its 6th annual leadership conference from October 13-15 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Over 190 physicians and medical trainees are already registered.

The Leaders' Forum is designed to help participants build their leadership and management skills to take on new challenges and become involved in advocacy and leadership roles in society.

The following plenary sessions will be open to the media. Media members can register on site anytime at the CMA Registration Desk located in the Ballroom Foyer.



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Saturday, October 13, 2007-- CMA Leadership Workshop for Medical Women
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8:45am - 9:45am Plenary: "From Hunting the 1918 Flu to Inspiring
Change,"with Kirsty Duncan, medical geographer, author,
expert in pandemic influenza, environment and human
health (Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)
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3:45pm - Plenary: "Making career decisions in medical leadership"
4:45pm Moderated by Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai, former president of
the CMA, this town hall panel will feature Dr. Cindy
Orlaw, President-Elect of the Northw West Territories
Medical Association, Dr. Prism Schneider, National
Student Representative for the Federation of Medical
Women of Canada, Dr. Charmaine Roye, Past President of
the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and Dr. Don
Atkinson, President of the Canadian Society of Physician
Executives. (Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)
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Sunday, October 14, 2007-- CMA Leaders' Forum
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8:45am -9:45am Interactive Plenary: "Strong Leadership Equals Strong
Teams", with Marion Balla, President of Adlerian
Counselling and Consulting (Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)
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3:45pm - Plenary: "Challenges of the 21st Century - Setting the
4:45pm Real Bottom Line", with David Suzuki, Award-winning
scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.
(Media availability with Mr. Suzuki from 4:45pm to
5:15pm.)
(Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)
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Monday, October 15, 2007- CMA Leaders' Forum
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7:45am - Plenary: "Canadian Forces in a Dangerous World",
8:45am with General Rick Hillier, Canadia'sn Forces' Chief of
Defence Staff (Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)
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11:15am- Plenary: with Pierre Lafontaine, CEO and National Coach
12:15pm with Swimming Canada (Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)
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Contact Information

  • Lucie Boileau
    613-731-8610 or 1-800-663-7336, ext. 1266