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.


2017 CMPA Annual Meeting

Québec City, Québec
August 23, 2017

Business meeting

The following materials were presented during the business meeting:

View the webcast from the business meeting.

Information session*

The physician’s voice: Empowering better healthcare

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

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

  • Moderator: Dr. Hartley Stern, CMPA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
  • Prof. Antonia Maioni, Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) and professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, McGill University
  • Dr. Annie Léger, Director of Professional Services and University Academics, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, board member of the Association des conseils des médecins, dentistes et pharmaciens du Québec (ACMDPQ)
  • Dr. Andrew Smith, President and CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

View the speaker biographies [PDF]

The CMPA papers entitled "The physician voice: When advocacy leads to change" [PDF] and "The physician voice: Tips for effective advocacy" [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 also been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Québec Chapter for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.  The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec, a continuing education organization fully accredited by the Québec College of Physicians, recognizes up to 1.5 hours of category 1 credits for those participating in this activity, provided that the Code of Ethics of the Conseil québécois de développement professionnel continu des médecins (CQDPCM) is respected.

Future meetings

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

2018 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 22, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba

2019 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 21, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

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 executive@cmpa.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.

Have questions or need more information? Contact us.

Past information sessions