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Ontario Medical Review
April 5, 2023

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of the Ontario Medical Review magazine.

Upcoming events for members

Member input prioritized to drive important decision making

Attend upcoming OMA AGM in-person, virtually

All members in good standing are invited to attend the OMA’s annual general meeting, which takes place on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in Windsor, OMA District 1.

To encourage maximum participation, members are invited to attend in-person or virtually.

The AGM provides an opportunity for members to participate in important OMA decisions with those in attendance eligible to vote.

The official agenda will be posted on the OMA website in early April, around the same time members receive this edition of the Ontario Medical Review. Here’s a preview of business to be conducted during the meeting:

  • Corporate business
  • Approval of audited consolidated financial statements
  • Appointment of auditors
  • Organizational report from Interim CEO John Bozzo and OMA Board Chair Dr. Cathy Faulds
  • Address from Dr. Rose Zacharias, outgoing OMA president
  • Installation and inaugural address of 2023-2024 OMA President Dr. Andrew Park
  • Panel discussion with the OMA Board of Directors

In November 2021, the OMA Board of Directors approved a plan to hold the annual general meeting in different OMA districts across the province, allowing OMA leadership to connect with local physician leaders and learn about regional health-system issues. Next year’s annual general meeting will be held in District 9. 

Highlights of the OMA annual general meeting will be posted on the OMA website

Priority and Leadership Group meets to discuss members’ ideas

The OMA Priority and Leadership Group, consisting of 125 delegates from elected leadership from all sections, districts and fora, will meet in Windsor in May to discuss and prioritize members’ most compelling ideas to transform the Ontario health-care system.

Over the course of several weeks that concluded in January, all OMA members were invited to submit ideas to be considered for prioritization. The 60 priorities generated through the idea intake process will undergo a review at the meeting to help set OMA priorities for the year.

The primary function of the PLG is to ensure the priorities set are achievable and aligned with the association’s strategic plan, helping to modernize the organization and health care in Ontario.

The inaugural meeting of the Priority and Leadership Group that took place in September 2021 marked an important milestone for the organization as it continues to build and implement the new governance structure. PLG delegates represent diversity in the type of medical practice, leadership experience, region, gender, as well as other diversity characteristics. In their work, they not only represent the interests of their constituency groups, but the larger physician community.

The PLG meeting will be held in-person on the weekend of May 6-7 in Windsor. To maximize participation, virtual components will also be included.

Learn more about the Priority Leadership Group meeting.