Report from the Board of Directors

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This report represents a retroactive accounting of the challenges, opportunities and accomplishments experienced by the AMA over the course of 2017-18.

October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

Negotiations 2018: AMA Agreement and Strategic Agreement

1. Negotiations 2018 involved two separate agreements. The first being a financial reopener of the 2011-2018 AMA Agreement that deals fundamentally with payments for physician services, various benefits and programs, etc. The second was the Strategic Agreement, which also came to the end of its term. The Strategic Agreement involves the process and principles around negotiations with Alberta Health Services and allows AHS physicians to pick the AMA as their representative.

2. The AMA’s priority throughout Negotiations 2018 was to ensure that physician practices remain viable. To achieve this meant securing financial health and stability, as well as safeguarding critically important programs in the 2018 agreement.

3. There were several key issues and themes that were at play during negotiations, including:

Non-financial

  • System improvements
  • Recognition and representation
  • Change management (AMA programs)
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Physician supply

Financial

  • Budget stabilization
  • Fair and equitable compensation
  • Risk sharing
  • Long-term agreement

4. On May 4 the tentative agreement package was ratified, receiving a “Yes” vote from just over 89% of responding physicians (voter turnout was 29%, as it was in 2016). With the new agreement, because we succeeded in obtaining evergreen status for such a large portion of the provisions, most of the original agreement simply carries on in perpetuity (or until the parties agree to change things).

5. In addition to this increased stability, the agreement includes many strong wins for physicians:

Financial elements

  • Budget accountability: There will be no further risk sharing or reconciliation process (as existed in the 2011-2018 agreement). This means there is no risk to physicians for budget overruns. The parties remain committed to striving for efficiency and value for patients.
  • Reconciliation from previous financial term: a $45 million increase to physician fees, retroactive to April 2017 (equivalent to the cost-of-living-adjustment increase in the last agreement). Will result in a one-time payment to physicians and an increase in base for the Schedule of Medical Benefits.
  • A one-time, $45 million payment to physicians, which is equivalent to about half of last year’s Retention Benefit.
  • No other fee increases 2018-19 and 2019-20.
  • All programs and benefits continue, except Retention Benefit.

Non-financial elements

  • Stability of programs: In the current agreement, seven evergreen programs extended past the end of the term; six non-evergreen programs did not. With the proposed amendments, we gain an unprecedented level of stability. All but four programs will now be evergreen and those four are protected by an extra 12 months of bridge funding past the term of the agreement. This allows the parties time to discuss how to support these important programs appropriately in the future.
  • Recognition and representation: This agreement package provides for enhanced AMA representation and recognition for all physicians, including Academic and AHS physicians. This will include additional protection through legislation.
  • For physicians providing insured services, such as fee-for-service, ARPs and other arrangements, AH will recognize AMA as the sole and exclusive representative of physicians. For many years the AMA has been the sole and exclusive representative as it relates to the AMA agreements, however this general recognition clause goes much further. The move to legislation protects and solidifies this representation.
  • For physicians paid by AHS, their right to choose the AMA as their representative will be put into legislation. The strategic agreement has also been continued and lays out the mechanisms for negotiations between physicians and AHS.

Health system initiatives: A number of important initiatives have been captured for the parties to focus on in the coming years. This includes (under the AMA Agreement) a working group on upgrades to Alberta Health billing system to allow Schedule of Medical Benefits modernization and advancing peer review educational support, such as individual billing profiles. Under a new Memorandum of Understanding there are 10 initiatives to add value to the system and position the profession to work with our partners in challenging times ahead. This includes explicit support for the Central Patient Attachment Registry, the Blended Capitation Model and other initiatives.

Continued implementation of the Amending Agreement

6. Summaries of key activities relating to the Amending Agreement have been provided below.

7. Peer review: The AMA Peer Review Committee has met regularly since spring 2017. The peer review program officially launched on the AMA website on December 15, 2017. This area includes information about the peer review process, links to a member website/portal for submitting ideas (www.albertadoctors.org/app/prc-suggestions/), and a Billing Matters newsletter (www.albertadoctors.org/billing-matters), offering case study examples of how to bill correctly, along with links to the Fee Navigator®.

8. The PRC received early guidance from the RF that the peer review process should be educational and non-punitive, and that Alberta Health involvement should occur only when AMA processes have failed to remedy a “confirmed recalcitrant problem.”

9. As per the new agreement, the peer review process will continue. The work of the Peer Review Committee was put on hold through May and June in order to focus our collective efforts on the allocation for payment of the retroactive April 1, 2017, SOMB cost-of-living increase, as well as the partial 2017 Retention Benefit payment, as per the new agreement.

10. Physician resource planning: As per the AMA Agreement, a Physician Resource Planning Advisory Committee was struck in the summer of 2017 to identify gaps in physician supply and advise the Minister on needs-based physician requirements in the province. This committee includes significant physician involvement, including:

  • AMA
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
  • University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
  • Alberta Rural Health Professions Action Plan
  • Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta
  • University of Alberta and University of Calgary Medical Students’ Associations

11. The PRPAC met regularly throughout the year. PRPAC received presentations and had discussions on the postgraduate medical education planning process along with a detailed presentation from Alberta Heath Services on their Workforce Plan and Forecast for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The committee acknowledged that there is a gap in terms of knowledge for community-based physicians and the parties have committed to working with community-based physicians (e.g., primary care networks) to address this.

12. Town halls provided residents and students from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary with information coming out of the PRPAC. The PRPAC committed to communicating information early and often throughout undergraduate student and resident physician medical training. The town halls were designed to create a two-way conversation with students/residents about workforce planning and practicing medicine in Alberta in the future.

13. The AMA continued to focus on quality and needs-based planning to help ensure that potential control mechanisms are handled fairly and transparently.

14. Primary Care Network Governance Framework: In June 2017, a new PCN Governance Framework was ratified through a double majority vote by PCNs and PCN physicians. The new framework paved the way for better zonal equity, creation of provincial and zone-wide services for common problems, optimization of existing supports and better engagement by all partners. The new structure created a formal place where AH, AHS and PCNs can come together to facilitate integration within the system.

15. The AMA continued to work with our partners toward full implementation of the framework, remaining keenly aware of the need to balance the goals of the provincial framework with the need for practical, local flexibility.

16. The provincial PCN committee approved an overview of priorities and timelines in a work plan. At time of writing, the Primary Care Committee structure is being reworked to support the provincial PCN committee, including possible changes for provincial committees such as Measurement and Evaluation Committee and PCN Evolution Implementation Committee.

17. Blended Capitation Model: Primary care physician leaders have been promoting a new payment model for primary care for a number of years and this was incorporated into the Amending Agreement. The Blended Capitation Model was designed to promote comprehensive vs. episodic primary care, founded on a strong relationship between physicians and patients within the medical home.

18. A pilot project was undertaken to test the funding model. The pilot encountered difficulties, including challenges with data systems readiness and capability. System issues are being addressed and worked through with government and there is still interest in pursuing the model.

19. Integration: There has been a lot of attention focused on primary care and the creation of the medical home. The AMA focused on the end goal, which is not just the medical home, but the medical home within an integrated system that addresses the needs of both primary and secondary/acute care.

20. To accomplish this, we focused on providing acute care and other specialty physicians with supports that are analogous to those provided in primary care. The creation of the Specialty Care Alliance provided an opportunity to seek out better linkages in pursuit of system integration.

21. The Specialty Care Alliance and Primary Care Alliance worked together to identify areas that cross cut where improvements and synergies can be found. In addition, a new AMA-PCA-SCA group was struck that includes the AMA CEO, AMA President, Section of General Practice and Section of Rural Medicine Presidents, as well as the Co-Chairs of the SCA.

22. The group began meeting in December 2017. Topics considered by the group to date include income equity, EMR vendor strategy, CIHI data, negotiations and physician supply. Informatics and information sharing is an essential part of integration; see further information below on this topic under “Informatics.”

23. Relationship with academic physicians - Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP) (formerly referred to as Academic Alternative Relationship Plans or AARPs): Over the course of the last 12 months the AMA has been seeking ways to improve its support of academic physicians. Activities in relation to this include:

  • AMA continues to sit on the provincial steering and operational committees for AMHSP.
  • This past year the AMA represented physicians in making appeals on the provincial AMHSP.
  • Recognition has been established for academic physicians, which will include the AMA as a signatory for both the master AMHSP agreement as well as individual service agreements.

24. In order to assist us in carrying out the additional responsibilities in this area, the AMA has been reviewing internal structures to ensure they are appropriately aligned with the needs of academic members. An ad-hoc group has been established to provide guidance and we continue to work on formalizing mechanisms to allow for this. A proposal to establish an AMHSP constituency with RF representation will be considered as part of the amendments to the AMA Bylaws.

25. Strategic Agreement: The AMA has had a long-term goal to ensure that the AMA remains recognized by payers and that physicians have rights to representation. Negotiations with AHS in the past on behalf of independent contractor physicians paid by the health authority have often been long and difficult. The Strategic Agreement allows these members to choose the AMA as their representative of negotiations.

Related activities and the AMA Business Plan

26. There were a number of activities for the AMA this year that were linked by our agreements but flow from the 2017-18 AMA Business Plan. Under the AMA’s vision and mission, the 2017-18 business plan was built on three Key Result Areas: Financial Health; Well Being and System Partnership and Leadership.

System-level business

27. Physician Compensation Strategy: In October, the AMA’s Physician Compensation Strategy was introduced to the membership through an informative video that demonstrated that compensation is about more than how physicians are paid; it’s about how compensation links to the way care is delivered and how other factors (such as informatics) also play a role. Simply put, the strategy endeavors to achieve value for patients and fairness to physicians.

28. The video highlighted various metrics and strategies for physician compensation, but urged physicians to remember how they fit into the greater health care system. It pointed out the importance of linkages, such as information sharing between physicians and between patients and their physicians. It also focused on how our entire health system must be integrated to make the patient’s journey through the system easier and more informative.

29. Physician Compensation Committee: The PCC, established in the 2011-18 agreement, continues in the recently ratified 2018-20 agreement. The PCC continues to have the mandate to establish rates for physician’s services, including clinical, alternative relationship plans and alternative funding models.

30. Income equity: As per RF direction, work continued throughout 2017-18 to progress the Income Equity Initiative. Recent President’s Letters, along with written updates every six weeks and close interaction with the sections, continued to emphasize the IEI as part of a much larger picture, fitting within the context of the AMA’s Physician Compensation Strategy.

31. The AMA co-funded an initiative with Alberta Health to improve our collective understanding of physician overhead expenses. Deloitte was commissioned by the Physician Compensation Committee to develop and present a survey to Alberta’s physicians. Of the 9,686 physicians that originally received the survey, 1,949 completed and submitted their response to Deloitte. This number represented approximately 20.1% of our membership.

32. Data gathering and analysis work continued throughout the year on various adjusted net daily income factors, including overhead, hours of work, training and career length. The AMA Compensation Committee continued to revise the IEI dispute resolution process. A full update will be provided at the fall RF.

33. At time of writing, the IEI remains an AMA-internal process. Government has not officially agreed to support it; these discussions remain to be had at the appropriate time and as necessary.

34. Informatics: Health care transformation requires access to information by health providers and patients for care delivery, for secondary research and to understand their own practices. 2017-18 saw a lot of progress in this area.

35. In 2018, the Board of Directors approved a new policy statement on health informatics to help guide the AMA through the increasingly complex provincial health information system: www.albertadoctors.org/News%20pdfs/ama-policy-health-informatics.pdf

36. The AMA’s informatics policy reflects the four themes that cover a wide range of issues. The AMA’s recent efforts focused on two areas in particular:

  • Our physician leaders worked with AH and others on the Community Information Integration project to improve two-way flow of information between community-based physician practices and the larger provincial system. As a result, we expect to see several improvements for both acute and primary care over the next year or so.
  • AHS’ Connect Care initiative is supported by a provincial clinical information system that integrates information from across the continuum of care wherever AHS holds the legal record of care. Access to health information and related services in the provincial CIS will be made available to community physicians via a provider portal. As an electronic medical record, however, it will not be made available to community physicians in the short to medium term. In keeping with our policy, the AMA worked with AHS and others to stress the importance of building necessary bridges between Connect Care and EMRs used by community physicians.

At time of writing the AMA continued to work with the EMR vendors and AHS to ensure a smooth transition between the old data sources and the new. We have also been exploring with our partners at AHS how best to optimize the AHS patient portal.

37. dr2dr: Members will recall that dr2dr was a secure messaging initiative launched by the association in 2015-16 to provide an option for physicians to replace faxing and other sub-optimal and unsecured methods of electronic clinical communication. Secure messaging was seen as another important tool to promote continuity of care.

38. In fall 2017, the Board decided to end its sponsorship of the dr2dr secure messaging solution. The Board expressed no concerns regarding the quality of the product and continues to believe all physicians should have access to secure messaging solutions – and those systems should also be able to communicate with each other. The change in direction was a result of the ever-changing secure messaging landscape and increased number of viable secure messaging solutions available in Alberta. The Board was concerned that given the work that lies ahead with government, AHS and others, direct association with a commercial product and one particular vendor might be problematic and may seemingly hamper our ability to effectively advocate for all members.

39. albertapatients: The AMA’s online patient engagement community, albertapatients.ca, launched three years ago. About 7,100 Albertans were participants as of September. This past year the community became large enough to support statistically valid research. Most new members were recruited through social media advertising on Facebook. For surveys conducted about every six weeks, the response rate average was a healthy 42%. Survey topics chosen by the community in 2017-18 included:

  • Community Information Integration (how patient health records are shared/who sees them)
  • Primary care experiences (tracker study)
  • The role/importance of pathologists in a health care team
  • Incidence of opioid and marijuana prescription/use

albertapatients was a featured display at the 2018 CMA General Council meeting which took place in Winnipeg.

Healthy physicians and communities

40. This year’s Physician and Family Support Program statistics showed a 1% overall increase in access to the PFSP toll-free line. Existing callers were slightly on the rise, while new callers remained slightly below last year’s numbers. Over the year, therapy hours used by clients increased by 9% over last year. PFSP saw 20 case-coordinated clients from January to June, an increase of 25% from 2017. PFSP education hosted a half-day conference on physician health for residents from all programs at the University of Alberta in November 2017 and participated in the following events: resident orientations at U of C and U of A; fellowship orientation at U of C; Calgary, Edmonton and North Zone Medical Affairs new-physician orientations.

41. The 2017-18 school year saw 524 schools enrolled with AMA Youth Run Club involving more than 30,000 students. For the fourth year, the AMA partnered with Ever Active Schools to deliver this successful program. Gold sponsor, Alberta Blue Cross, and Bronze sponsor, MD Financial Management, provided essential financial support to the initiative. In August MD advised that it will increase its sponsorship by 50% to Silver sponsor level for 2018-19. The YRC also piloted a number of community-based fun run events and expanded programming for coaches and teachers. The volunteer efforts of physicians, resident physicians and medical students were greatly appreciated in visiting YRC schools to discuss health and active living.

Advocacy for health promotion and quality

42. Indigenous health: In 2015, the AMA hosted a session on health-related recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Since then, there has been exploration of the AMA’s role in advocacy and support for Indigenous health. The Indigenous Health Committee held its first meeting in February 2018. The committee has been formed to advise and support the Board towards implementation of the policy’s seven commitments to action. The committee includes Indigenous physicians, Indigenous public members and physicians with experience in providing care to Indigenous communities and representation from Alberta Health, AHS and Health Canada.

43. The Board is committed to looking at the responsibility that physicians have in supporting better Indigenous health. The AMA’s Indigenous Health Policy is indicative of the Board’s move toward inclusivity and better understanding of diversity in our structures, processes and patients. The Board is demonstrating leadership in this regard and participated in a day-long training session in February. Sessions have also been scheduled for AMA staff.

44. All physicians are encouraged to become familiar with the Indigenous Health Policy (www.albertadoctors.org/leaders-partners/indigenous-health) and to reflect upon what can be done in your own practices to support the commitments the AMA has made to this important issue.

45. Professionalism, diversity and gender equity: Inclusiveness contributes to a stronger AMA. While the profession has become more diverse, this diversity is not always reflected in leadership within the AMA and elsewhere. In addition, there continues to be too many instances of harassment, lack of respect and lack of diversity in the medical profession. The AMA has identified inclusiveness as a primary means of improving and building on the strength of the profession in general.

46. Led by a motion from fall 2017 RF, the Board identified the need to address diversity and gender equity in its own appointments. The Board has improved monitoring of the issue and appointment processes have been reviewed.

47. These initial steps, and a motion passed at the spring 2018 RF, led to a call for members to participate in a Diversity and Inclusiveness Working Group whose purpose is to work with partners to identify strategies to create a more diverse, inclusive and respectful environment in medicine. As a result of the overwhelming response, staff and Board members are looking to organize an initial session open to all who expressed interest before advancing a particular structure.

48. At time of writing, an additional external session including partners from across the system was being organized for the end of October.

49. Choosing Wisely: The AMA supported the Choosing Wisely Alberta initiative. The initiative’s work this year included expanded interaction with patient leaders to carry Choosing Wisely messages to other patient-engagement venues. Various information sessions and change management activities took place in the ongoing efforts to encourage informed conversations between physicians and patients about tests that provide little value and may indeed cause harm.

50. Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant Program: With financial assistance from the CMA, the AMA also delivered another year of the Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant Program supporting health advocacy initiatives of medical students and resident physicians in the community. Some of the projects funded included:

  • Educational toys to promote health and disease prevention to children
  • Gamification to raise awareness of fentanyl-related deaths and to educate the public
  • Workshops to create awareness of falls being an important health issue among seniors
  • High school program promoting informed decision-making regarding drug and opioid use
  • Educational podcast to debunk misconceptions and provide clarification about psychiatric practice
  • Programs designed to meet the healthy living needs of new immigrant, socio-economically disadvantaged families
  • Program to raise awareness of pelvic floor disorders among refugee and immigrant women

AMA organizational matters

51. Corporate security and privacy: The 2017 AGM received a report on some security issues, and measures to deal with them, that occurred in that business year. This year the AMA conducted a review to safeguard our information and systems and to close some of the gaps that were identified.

52. The Board takes the protection of our workforce, member information and physical assets very seriously. At time of writing, a comprehensive review of our security systems and processes was nearing completion with the goal of identifying and then implementing industry best practice.

53. Changes have been made to AMA offices in Calgary and Edmonton to better safeguard our premises. While no measures are completely foolproof, we have made a number of improvements to our information systems to more effectively detect and prevent breaches to member and organization information we are obligated to protect.

54. Member communications: In terms of member communications and research, there were 18 President’s Letters to members throughout the 2017-18 year.

55. Three tracker surveys of member opinion were conducted. In addition to the regular benchmark questions, the trackers included members’ perspectives on issues that face them on a daily basis, but that they don’t always hear about from the AMA. Results were made available to members in Alberta Doctors’ Digest.

56. A third-party communications audit was conducted to assess the communications and interactions between the AMA and member physicians. The audit analyzed AMA’s current communication strategies and tactics and recommended possible improvements. A helpful report was compiled and will be used for future planning.

57. Alberta Doctors’ Digest: The magazine version of ADD was in print for more than 40 years. In an effort to modernize our approach, and in response to feedback in readership surveys, ADD transitioned to a fully electronic-only publication in 2018. The new digital publication is interactive and includes rich media like video, audio, more photography and other forms of storytelling.

58. There has been steady uptake since the electronic version of ADD launched in April. To date, there have been 5,972 users who visited 19,573 pages on the ADD site. User stats and other metrics will continue to be collected in order to inform the content and design of ADD.

59. Many Hands™: The volunteer, charitable and philanthropic activities of AMA members were celebrated through our Many Hands™ program, www.albertadoctors.org/advocating/many-hands.

60. Recognizing and celebrating outstanding accomplishments in health care continued this year with our prestigious award programs. The highest honors of the AMA will be bestowed as follows during the fall RF and AGM.

  • AMA Medal for Distinguished Service for outstanding personal contributions to the medical profession and to Albertans that have contributed to the art and science of medicine and raised the standards of medical practice: Dr. Norman M. Kneteman, Edmonton; Dr. John B. Kortbeek, Calgary; Dr. Harvey R. Rabin, Calgary.
  • AMA Medal of Honour for extraordinary contributions by a non-physician to Albertans in medical/health research or education, health care organization or promotion: Carol E. Cass, PhD, Edmonton; The Price Family (Dave, Isabelle, Teri, Joanna, Matt, Chad), Acme, Alberta.
  • AMA Award for Compassionate Service for serving as an inspiration to others with outstanding compassion, dedication and extraordinary contributions to volunteer or philanthropy efforts to improve the state of the community: Dr. Bonnie R. Larson, Calgary.

Canadian Medical Association

61. The 2018 CMA Health Summit/General Council was held August 19-22 in Winnipeg. This marked the 151st Annual Meeting of the CMA. The 2018 AMA delegation was:

  • AMA President
  • President-Elect
  • Immediate Past President
  • Deputy Speaker
  • 10 representatives named by the Board
  • 11 representatives named by the Nominating Committee
  • Two physician appointees of the college (at least one to be an elected member of council)
  • Two student representatives
  • Two Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) representatives

62. In partnership with faculties of medicine, the AMA brought an additional 16 medical students to the event as observers.

63. Key topics at the Health Summit focused on innovation, including the ways that it can support culturally diverse, inclusive and accessible care. Discussions also explored ways in which technology can enable and promote patient-centered care, and better serve vulnerable populations. Importantly, there was also consideration for how patients and physicians can prepare for and embrace bold innovation. Members of the public and allied health organizations were in attendance for the event.

64. Immediately following the summit was the CMA Annual meeting. CMA members in attendance approved changes to the association bylaws to reduce the size of the CMA board. Under these new bylaws, the CMA board will — after a transition period — become a board of 19, with one individual from each province and territory, a resident, student, current, past and incoming presidents and a non-physician member.

65. At the same time, members opted to retain the annual General Council meeting as a policy instrument. Election of directors will remain with GC with a particular call for increased diversity.

66. Members at GC also considered a presentation on the revised code of ethics and medical professionalism.

67. Dr. Gigi Osler was installed as the CMA President for 2018-19. A graduate from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Osler has been practicing in Winnipeg since 1998. She is currently Head of the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Manitoba.

68. Two Albertans were honoured by the CMA during GC. The awards and the outstanding recipients were:

  • AMA Executive Director Mike Gormley for the Owen Adams Award of Honour, which is the highest award bestowed by the CMA upon a non-physician.
  • Dr. Cara Bablitz received the Award for Young Leaders in the Early Career category.

69. In late May the CMA announced it had sold MD Financial Management Inc. to Scotiabank. Communication from the CMA and MD indicate that for the time being, operations at MD will continue in their current form with current structures and staffing. Additionally, in August MD Management renewed their financial support for AMA Youth Run Club, increasing from Bronze to Silver Level Sponsorship of $15,000 to support YRC programming.

Board of Directors and Executive Committee

70. During the 2018 AMA AGM, Dr. Alison Clarke will be installed as president for the 2018-19 year. Dr. Christine Molnar was the AMA Nominating Committee’s nominee for president-elect 2018-19. No other nominations were received as a result of a further Call for Nominations to the membership, therefore, Dr. Molnar was acclaimed as president-elect 2018-19.

71. Members of the 2017-18 Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Neil D.J. Cooper, President
  • Dr. Alison M. Clarke, President-Elect
  • Dr. Padraic E. Carr, Immediate Past President
  • Dr. Paul E. Boucher, Board member
  • Dr. Robin G. Cox, Board member
  • Dr. Shelley L. Duggan, Board member
  • Dr. Tobias N.M. Gelber, Board member
  • Dr. Kimberley P. Kelly, Board member
  • Dr. Lloyd E. Maybaum, Board member
  • Dr. Paul Parks, Board member
  • Dr. Wendy L. Tink, Board member
  • Dr. Derek R. Townsend, Board member
  • Dr. Jennifer J. Williams, Board member
  • Dr. Davis Sam, PARA observer
  • Zohaib Siddiqi, MSA observer

72. The Board met:

2017

  • October 19-20
  • November 26 (teleconference)
  • December 14-15
  • December 18 (teleconference)
  • December 28 (teleconference)

2018

  • January 25 (teleconference)
  • February 8-9 (Calgary)
  • February 25 (teleconference)
  • March 13 (teleconference)
  • March 16 (pre-RF meeting)
  • April 11 (teleconference)
  • April 19-20
  • May 3 (post special RF)
  • May 31-June 2 (Board meeting and retreat)
  • July 19-20
  • September 12

73. Members of the Executive Committee:

Officers

  • President, Dr. Neil Cooper (2017-18)
  • President-Elect, Dr. Alison Clarke (2017-18)
  • Immediate Past President, Dr. Padraic Carr (2017-18)

Board Representatives

  • Dr. Paul Boucher, Calgary
  • Dr. Shelley Duggan, Edmonton

74. The Executive Committee met:

2017

  • September 29
  • November 24

2017

  • January 19
  • March 26
  • May 11
  • June 28
  • August 14

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