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
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Hilton Québec
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. East
Québec, QC  G1R 4P3

Planning to attend? A few things you may want to know

  • Pre-registration is not required. Members will register on arrival.
  • Members are responsible to reserve their own accommodations.
  • Simultaneous English/French translation will be available and all documentation will be provided in both official languages.
  • Presentations and documentation provided at the meeting will be posted on this website.
  • The meeting will be recorded by video, audio, and photography.
  • Attendance at the meeting and information session will constitute consent to potentially appear in these media.
  • A webcast of the meeting and information session will be available on the CMPA website within 5 business days.
  • The media is also invited to attend.
  • It is prohibited, without authority of the CMPA, to record any portion of the annual meeting or information session (including presentations, supporting audiovisual material, posters, and displays), whether by video, audio, photography, or any other mechanism.
  • The CMPA is committed to being responsive to the diverse needs of all its members, including those with disabilities. Please contact us prior to the meeting if you have any accessibility needs.

Business meeting

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

The CMPA Annual Meeting will feature the presentation of the 2016 financial statements, announce the 2017-2018 CMPA Council, and the 2018 aggregate fee requirements.

Information session

Estimated start time of 3:00 p.m. however may begin earlier following adjournment of the business meeting

The physician’s voice: Empowering better healthcare

The CMPA has assembled a panel of highly-qualified speakers to address the important topic of “The physician’s voice: Empowering better healthcare”. The speakers will provide insight into the subject of the physician as advocate, and a Q&A period will follow. 

  • Moderator: Dr. Hartley Stern, CMPA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Antonia Maioni, Associate Vice-Principal at McGill University and professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Health and Social Policy, 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, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

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.

2016 CMPA Annual Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia
August 24, 2016

Business meeting

Draft minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting held on August 24th, 2016.

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.

View the webcast from the information session.

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

The moderator and panelists, as 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].

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).

2018 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 22, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba

2019 CMPA Annual Meeting
August 21, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Past annual meetings