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115th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association (CMA Alberta Division)

October 5, 2020
 

  1. The 115th Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Medical Association (CMA Alberta Division) was held on October 5, 2020, via Zoom webinar
     
  2. Call to Order

    Dr. Carl W. Nohr presided as Speaker and declared the 115th AGM in session and duly constituted at 7 p.m.

    The meeting commenced with the playing of the national anthem.
     
  3. In Memoriam

    Fifty-two members passed away since the last AGM. A moment of silence was held as the names were displayed.
    • Daniel Bester
    • Walter Brian Blahey
    • Josephine M. Brown
    • Shekoufeh Choupannejad
    • Norman Ned Chychota
    • Lorne Burritt Collins
    • Phillip W. Cummins
    • Sioe Hiang Dartana
    • Ruth Ann Dickson
    • John H. S. Empey
    • Finlay Munroe Fairfield
    • Mohammad Feroz
    • Bijan Hamidi
    • Bruce Martyn Hedges
    • Michelle Leigh Hucul
    • Raymond Michael Hulyk
    • Noel Arran Jampolsky
    • Laura Kosakoski
    • Roopee O. Kumar
    • Bernard Lee
    • John Joseph Lipinski
    • Parshottam Sahai Mathur
    • James Thomas Mccaffery
    • Ernest William Thomas Mccrank
    • David G. McGowan
    • David D. Miller
    • Marvin Mitchell
    • Johannes Lambertus Myburgh
    • Michael L. S. Owen
    • Dionysios Fotios Papadopoulos
    • Thomas John Paton
    • Anil Prakash
    • Michael Pratt
    • A. Quddus Qureshi
    • Walter John French Reynolds
    • Ernest Rogan
    • Wajid Sayeed
    • William Gary Selman
    • David Lawrence Shragge
    • Michael Shuster
    • Theodore Henry Siwak
    • Parviz N. Somani
    • David C. Spence
    • Ernest Stephen Takacs
    • Margaret I. Taylor
    • Geoffrey David Taylor
    • Stephanus Andreas Van Zyl
    • Lorne Warneke
    • Christopher Noel Williams
    • David Leslie Willox
    • Marvin Brent Wray
    • Saulat Yar Khan
  4. Minutes, Meeting of September 28, 2019

    The minutes of the AGM of September 28, 2019, were accepted as circulated.
     
  5. President’s Valedictory

    The outgoing president, Dr. Christine Molnar, reflected on her term as president and on its challenges and accomplishments. She thanked the directorate for its support during her term.
     
  6. Installation of AMA President

    Dr. Collins, said a few words on behalf of the CMA prior to commencement of the installation of Dr. Paul Boucher as AMA President 2020-21. Dr. Boucher gave his inaugural speech as incoming president
     
  7. Report from the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws

    Dr. Brock Debenham, Chair, Committee on Bylaws, presented the report from the committee. There was an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Brock Debenham

    THAT proposed substantive amendments to the Bylaws outlined in the 2019-20 Annual Reports be authorized and approved.

    CARRIED

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Brock Debenham

    THAT the existing bylaws of the association be rescinded in their entirety and the bylaws as amended by resolution passed at this Annual General Meeting held on October 5, 2020, be adopted.

    CARRIED
     
  8. Report from the Committee on Financial Audit

    Dr. Lowell van Zuiden, Chair, Committee on Financial Audit, presented the report from the committee. There was an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Lowell van Zuiden

    THAT the Auditor’s Report and the audited Financial Statements for the Alberta Medical Association for the year ended September 30, 2019, be received for information.

    CARRIED

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Lowell van Zuiden

    THAT the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers be reappointed as auditors for the Alberta Medical Association for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

    CARRIED
     
  9. Report from the Nominating Committee

    Dr. Neil Cooper, Chair, Nominating Committee, presented the report on behalf of the committee. There was an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

    MOTION: Moved by Dr. Neil Cooper

    THAT the following Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of 34 representatives to CMA General Council 2021 be approved: (AMA President attends by virtue of position)
    • President-Elect
    • Immediate Past President
    • Speaker or Deputy Speaker
    • 10 representatives to be named by the Board
    • 13 representatives to be named by the Nominating Committee
    • Two physician appointees of the college, at least one of whom must be an elected member of the Council
    • Two deans or designates from his/her offices
    • Two student representatives
    • Two PARA representatives
    CARRIED

    The following members were nominated for election to the following positions on the Nominating Committee: three two-year terms (2020-22) and two one-year terms as alternates (2020-21):
    • Dr. Arun Abbi
    • Dr. Allan Bailey
    • Dr. Steven Chambers
    • Dr. Douglas Duval
    • Dr. Tracy Graham
    • Dr. Jia Hu
    • Dr. Karla Khan
    • Dr. Darryl LaBuick
    • Dr. Diaa Mansy
    • Dr. Jennifer MacRae
    • Dr. Samantha Myhr
    • Dr. Joanne Robinson
    • Dr. Leslie Scheelar
    • Dr. Gemma Vomiero
    • Dr. Smitha Yaltho
    • Dr. Mukarram Zaidi
    Note: An election took place via e-vote following the meeting. The following members were elected:

    To the three two-year terms as members (2020-22):
    • Dr. Jia Hu
    • Dr. Darryl LaBuick
    • Dr. Samantha Myhr
    To the two one-year terms as alternates (2020-21):
    • Dr. Jennifer McRae
    • Dr. Jo Ann Robinson
  10. AMA Awards

    Dr. Boucher recognized the AMA Long Service Award recipients, the Member Emeritus recipients and recognized the Public Health and Preventative Medicine Physicians of Alberta for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
  11. Board Report to the AGM

    The Board Report opened with a video of the year in review. Panel presenters, President Dr. Boucher, Immediate Past President Dr. Molnar and Executive Director Michael Gormley, presented the Board Report to the AGM. There was an opportunity for questions following the presentation.
     
  12. Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

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