AMA President-Elect: Call for nominations

April 4, 2019

The Call for Nominations period for the 2019-20 president-elect is open. Nominations are due by 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 8.

If additional candidates come forward, an election will be held. If no further candidates come forward the nominee of the Nominating Committee will be acclaimed.

The 2019-20 president-elect term begins September 28 at the adjournment of the AMA’s Representative Forum in Edmonton when the current President-Elect Dr. Christine Molnar becomes president.

Per the AMA Bylaws, the AMA’s Nominating Committee is tasked with identifying one nominee for the position of president-elect but other candidates may also come forward from the general membership.

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The nominee from the Nominating Committee is Dr. Paul Boucher. Dr. Boucher is an intensive care specialist in Calgary where he is also a clinical assistant professor in critical care medicine at the University of Calgary. He has a long history of service with the AMA, having served on the Board of Directors for eight years and on many internal and external committees such as Nominating Committee, Executive Committee and the Provincial Physician Liaison Forum. He also served a term as president of the Section of Intensive Care.

Dr. Boucher has provided his expertise as a member/co-chair/chair on numerous hospital, university and provincial committees and working groups. He has presented locally, nationally and internationally and has contributed to many journal and newspaper articles. Dr. Boucher was recognized with the AMA’s Long-Service Award in 2017.

The Nominating Committee considers a variety of factors when selecting the president-elect nominee to ensure an appropriate mix of representation from year to year in specialty, practice location and gender, as well as demonstrated experience and abilities.

 

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