The holiday season is rapidly upon us, and I hope that you all will be able to spend time with family and get some down time.

I recently engaged in discussions with the CMA as they are seeking more input from affiliate associations with respect to national issues. They are holding Regional Member Forums on Physician Health and Wellness and Adapting Health Systems and Human Resource Strategies to the Changing Physician Workforce. Both of these issues are very relevant to internal medicine, and I would encourage you to participate – click here to learn more and to register.

These CMA forums will be held as follows: Halifax (January 26); Montreal (January 28); Edmonton (February 2 – FULL); Ottawa (February 4).

There are a number of other issues that we will be pursuing with the CMA, and I will update you as they develop.  As always, delighted to hear from you at

Best of the season to you all!  Neil