CMPA to provide key patient safety learning sessions at 2022 Annual Meeting and Conference

Collaborative conversations with colleagues and patients
+ opportunities and challenges of virtual care

OTTAWA, August 10, 2022—The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)’s first hybrid annual meeting and conference will be held online and onsite Monday, August 15, 2022 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, BC.

Media opportunities

8:30 a.m. PT - Collaborative conversations with colleagues and patients*

*The Education Session is open to members only. Pertinent background materials and key interview opportunities will be available to media after the session.

12:20 p.m. PT - CMPA 2022 Annual Meeting

CMPA President Dr. Michael Cohen and CEO, Dr. Lisa Calder will elaborate on how the Association continued to support and advise its 105,000 physician members, compensate patients, and improve patient safety in 2021.

2:45 p.m. PT- Opportunities and challenges of virtual care

The CMPA is proud to present the following distinguished panel of experts, who will offer important insights into the opportunities and medico-legal challenges emerging from the use of virtual care throughout the pandemic.

  • Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor and lead—Digital Emergency Medicine Unit, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine (moderator)
  • Dr. Ewan Affleck, Senior Medical Advisor–Health Informatics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
  • Dr. Heather Ross, Head, Division of Cardiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network
  • Dr. Katharine Smart, President, Canadian Medical Association
  • Dr. Nancy Whitmore, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Dr. Pamela Eisener-Parsche, Executive Director, Member Experience, CMPA
  • Mr. Domenic A. Crolla, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Members of the media interested in attending this event or securing an interview will need to contact CMPA Media Relations, to either obtain on site credentials or obtain login instructions.

About the CMPA

The CMPA delivers efficient, high quality physician-to-physician advice and assistance in medical-legal matters, including the provision of appropriate compensation to patients injured by negligent medical care (fault in Québec). Our evidence-based products and services enhance the safety of medical care, reducing unnecessary harm and costs.

As Canada’s largest physician organization and with the support of our over 105,000 physician members, the CMPA collaborates, advocates, and effects positive change on important healthcare and medical-legal issues. The Association is governed by an elected Council of physicians.