Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

November 07, 2006 16:28 ET

Media Advisory: CMA Hosts 5th Annual Leadership Event for Medical Profession

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2006) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will host a leadership conference to strengthen physicians' leadership skills from November 18-20, 2006 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Over 120 physicians are already registered.

The following plenary sessions will be open to media. Media can register on site at the CMA Registration Desk located in the Drawing Room Foyer on November 18 and in the Ballroom Foyer on November 19-20.

Saturday, November 18, 2006--CMA Leadership Workshop for Medical Women

Plenary: "The Power of Women," with Sally Armstrong, Amnesty International award winner, Maclean's editor (8:45am - 9:45am; Drawing Room, Chateau Laurier)

Plenary: "Values, voices and victories: moving ahead on women's leadership," with Dr. Noni MacDonald, Professor of Pediatrics Dalhousie University and Acting Editor-in-Chief of CMAJ (3:45pm - 4:30pm; Drawing Room, Chateau Laurier)

Sunday, November 19, 2006--CMA Leaders' Forum

Plenary: "Taking the lead: from passion to action", with Dr. Mark Nowaczynski, from Ontario recently featured in 2006 Gemini winning documentary "House Calls". "Who would want to be led by you", with Dean Paul Bates, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (8:30am - 9:45am; Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)

Plenary: "Physician leadership - from the heart", with Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder and Executive Director, War Child Canada (4:00pm - 4:55pm; Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)

Monday, November 20, 2006-CMA Leaders' Forum

Plenary: "Leadership with no easy answers", with Dr. Ronald Heifetz, Director, Harvard Center for Public Leadership (1:15pm - 2:15pm; Ballroom, Chateau Laurier)

Plenary: "Building the best leaders in medicine" - Town Hall Panel will be moderated by Paula Todd, award winning journalist, and will feature guest panelists: John Clark, Director of Building Leadership Capacity and International Relations, National Health Service Institute for Innovation and Improvement; Dennis Redding, Academic Director, Woodruff Leadership Academy, Emory University; Janice Stein, Director, Munk Centre for International Studies; and William Tholl, Secretary General and CEO, CMA. (2:30pm-4:30pm; Ballroom, Chateau Laurier).

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Carole Lavigne
    613-731-8610 or 1-800-663-7336, ext. 1266