Alberta Medical Association

Alberta Medical Association

September 24, 2009 11:39 ET

Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Anne Doig Installs Brother Dr. Christopher J. (Chip) Doig as Alberta Medical Association President

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) will induct its 2009-10 president this Saturday, September 26, as part of the annual general meeting and Representative Forum (RF) in Calgary.

Dr. Christopher J. (Chip) Doig will be installed as president during the meeting, which will be held at the Westin hotel in Calgary. Dr. Doig is an intensivist at Calgary's Foothills Medical Centre who specializes in the care of critically ill patients. He has served the AMA as a member of the Representative Forum, and has served his colleagues as both president and secretary-treasurer of the Section of Intensive Care. Dr. Doig currently holds responsibilities with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

That same day, outgoing AMA President Dr. Noel W. Grisdale will deliver his valedictory address, reflecting on his year in office and the many issues and challenges that have faced the AMA and its members over the past year.

In keeping with tradition, Saturday's meeting will also give AMA members a chance to welcome the new Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President Dr. Anne Doig. Dr. Doig became the CMA's 142nd president in August, at the annual CMA General Council.

Dr. Doig, a Saskatchewan family physician, received her medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine in 1976 and has been in full-time family practice since 1978. A clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Doig is an original contributor to the ALARM (Advances in Labour and Risk Management) program of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. She is the current chair of the CMA's Bylaws Committee, and has been a member of the Saskatchewan Medical Association's Board of Directors and of its finance and executive committees.

As part of Saturday's ceremony, Dr. Anne Doig will officially install her brother Dr. Christopher J. (Chip) Doig as president of the AMA. This is the first time that siblings have served simultaneously as president of the CMA and a provincial or territorial medical association.

The Representative Forum is the governing body of the AMA. It includes representatives of all sectors of the profession - specialty sections, regions, students, residents, past presidents and deans of medicine. The AMA president serves a one-year term, in addition to one year each as president-elect and immediate past president. The RF meets at least twice a year to establish policy and set direction.

Contact Information

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