Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

August 23, 2006 07:00 ET

CMA Installs President and President-Elect for 2006-2007 Today

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2006) - Dr. Colin McMillan, a physician from Stratford, PEI will become the President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) during the Installation Ceremonies of the 139th Annual General Meeting of the association this evening at the Stratford Town Hall, in PEI. Dr. Brian Day, from Vancouver, BC, has been elected to the position of CMA President-Elect for the coming year.

A PEI native, Dr. Colin McMillan attended Charlottetown Public Schools and Saint Dunstan's University. Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, he read Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford, then attended McGill Medical School, where he received both his MD and postgraduate training. Certified in both internal medicine and cardiology, he has been in active practice since 1977.

A fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Physicians, he was head of the Department of Medicine (1981-87) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and chief of staff (1989-91). He currently practices at the Parkdale Medical Centre, serves as a consultant at Kings County Memorial Hospital and is a clinical instructor at Dalhousie University.

He first became active at the national level as a member of the CMA's Political Action Committee (1980-86). He has been a member of the Board of Directors (1989-93), chair of the Board (1993-97), director of the Canadian Medical Foundation (1993-97), chair of MD Management and MD Funds Management (1995-2001) and director of MD Private Trust (1999-2003). He is a member of the CMA Committee on Archives and Awards and Honorary Treasurer of the Canadian Medical Foundation.

Born in Liverpool, England, Dr. Brian Day graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester in 1970. After postgraduate studies in England, he came to the University of British Columbia for a residency in orthopaedics. In 1978, following a trauma fellowship in Switzerland, England and Los Angeles, he began his medical practice at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. It was there that he developed his interest and expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy. He has been a part-time associate professor at UBC since 1987.

In 1995, Dr. Day founded and became president of Cambie Surgeries Co. and medical director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, a private surgical facility. He has written more than 25 articles and lectured throughout Canada on health policy and economics.

A long-time member of the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA), he has chaired its committee on private billing and is a member of the British Columbia Medical Journal editorial board. He also is a past president and former research committee chair of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Full biographical notes for Dr. Colin McMillan and Dr. Brian Day are posted at

N.B. CMA Media Office will only be open until 2:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time) on August 23 at the Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, in PEI.

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