Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

August 19, 2008 06:30 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Second Day of the Canadian Medical Association's General Council

Health Care Transformation: Patient-focused Care

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2008) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will launch the second day of its General Council with a discussion of health care transformation. At the strategic session of Day 2, Mr. Claude Castonguay will speak to roughly 400 doctors from across the country about his reflections as the former Chair of the Task Force on the Funding of the Health Care System in Quebec.

The debate on motions brought forth by General Council delegates will begin in the late morning and that will be followed by CMA President Brian Day's Valedictory Address.


Canadian Medical Association's General Council - 141th General Council

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Strategic Session: Health Care Transformation:
Patient-focused Care.
Presenter: Claude Castonguay

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Election of the President Elect

11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Delegates' motions

12:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. President Dr. Brian Day's Valedictory Address

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Press conference and media availability:
Dr. Brian Day, CMA President
Dr. Robert Ouellette, CMA President Elect
Mr. Claude Castonguay (to be confirmed)

The CMA General Council takes place from Sunday, August 17 to Wednesday, August 20 at the Sheraton Centre in Montreal (1201 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West).

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Lucie Boileau
    Manager of Media Relations
    Cell: 613-447-0866
    Canadian Medical Association
    Media room