Annual meeting

In accordance with its By-law, the CMPA holds an annual meeting, normally in conjunction with the Canadian Medical Association's annual meeting, making it possible for members to attend both events. Attendance at the CMPA Annual Meeting is generally restricted to members and invited guests.

During the annual meeting, a review of the previous year's performance and the audited financial statements are presented; the results of the council election and the aggregate fee requirement for the forthcoming year are announced; any proposed changes to the CMPA's By-law are discussed and ratified; and questions or concerns from members regarding the Association's business are addressed.

The meeting is normally followed by an information session on a policy matter of interest to physicians.


2016 CMPA Annual Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia
August 24, 2016

Business meeting

The following materials were presented during the business meeting:

View the webcast from the business meeting.

Information session

Topic:  Opioid prescribing:  Conversations. Collaboration. Solutions.

The CMPA’s information session involved  a group of highly-qualified panelists who provided insight on  the significant and highly relevant topic of opioid prescribing. * CME credits were provided for this event.

The panelists outlined below provided insight into this subject. View the slide presentation [PDF]

  • Ms. Pamela Fayerman, Moderator
    Medical/Health Issues Reporter, Vancouver Sun
  • Dr. Gary Franklin
    Research Professor, Departments of Environmental Health, Neurology, and Health Services, University of Washington
    Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
  • Dr. Heidi Oetter
    Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Dr. Benedikt Fischer
    Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Mr. Phil Emberley
    Director of Professional Affairs, Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Dr. Gordon Wallace
    Managing Director, Safe Medical Care Group, CMPA

Review the moderator and panelist biographies [PDF].

The CMPA papers entitled “Opioids: We can do better [PDF]” and “Opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain [PDF]” were also released.

View the webcast from the information session.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA for up to 1.5 MOC credits. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Future meetings

Mark your calendar for the Association's future annual meeting and information sessions (dates and venues subject to change).

2017 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 23, 2017
Québec, Québec

2018 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 22, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba

How to initiate a motion for consideration at a CMPA Annual Meeting

Members who wish to initiate a motion at an upcoming annual meeting are governed by rules and procedures, ensuring a consistent and fair process.

If you would like to bring forward a motion for consideration, complete and sign the Notice of Motion form and Member Support for Notice of Motion form and submit to the CMPA via fax, mail, or personal delivery, or send a scanned PDF file via email to at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting. Members are encouraged to contact us for further information or to discuss a draft motion prior to submitting it.

Have questions or need more information? Contact us.

Past annual meetings