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
The following materials were presented during the business meeting:
- 2016 Annual meeting slide presentation [PDF]
- Minutes of the 2015 CMPA Annual Meeting [PDF]
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2015 Audited financial statements [PDF]
- Membership fees for 2017 [PDF]
- 2016 Election results [PDF]
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
The CMPA papers entitled “Opioids: We can do better [PDF]” and “Opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain [PDF]” were also released.
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.
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
2018 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 22, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Past annual meetings
- Find out about the information session on end-of-life care, held at the 2015 CMPA Annual Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- View the presentations and webcast from the information session about the impact of big data on medical care, held at the 2014 CMPA Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
- View the presentations and webcast from the information session about the role of physician leaders in addressing physician disruptive behaviour, held at the 2013 CMPA Annual Meeting in Calgary, Alberta.
- Find out about the information session on physician wellness, held at the 2012 CMPA Annual Meeting in Yellowknife, N.W.T.