Get Connected in Care

Explore the future of health at this year’s CMA Health Summit.

Dr. Gigi Osler, President Canadian Medical Association

As part of the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) commitment to building more connections with its members, it’s fitting that the theme of this year’s CMA Health Summit is “Connected in Care.”

Through panels, keynotes and policy discussions, we’ll  be connecting with our members, patients and other stakeholders on some of the most pressing issues in Canadian health care: how to tackle the barriers to implementing virtual care, how to better integrate services for our most at-risk populations, and how to get health back on the agenda during this fall’s federal election. To ensure participants have the chance to join the discussion and share their insights, we’ve extended the length of this year’s sessions and set aside more time for audience interaction.

To ensure participants have the chance to join the discussion and share their insights, we’ve extended the length of this year’s sessions and set aside more time for audience interaction.

With more than 700 participants expected – from physicians to patients to policy-makers and innovators − the summit is also a unique opportunity to connect with others. Attendees with specific research interests or goals can use the CMA Event App to find like-minded participants, while the Grand Central area provides a meeting place to network between sessions and catch small-scale presentations on a variety of topics.

The PTMAs and our other partner organizations will also have a space within Grand Central: a digital interactive display wall showcasing provincial and territorial success stories, change-makers and innovators through videos, infographics, demos and more.

We’re proud to announce that this year’s summit is also Patients Included Accredited. Patients are an integral part of our event: we have incorporated patient feedback into the program, included patient representatives on the panels, and made sure the event is fully accessible.

I look forward to getting “Connected in Care” with many of you this August in Toronto. For more information on this year’s event, please visit cmahealthsummit.ca.