Summer 2005

AGM resolutions will guide negotiation of new agreement
Four resolutions passed at the recent annual general meeting will guide the Association in its upcoming negotiations with government.
Resolutions from the 2005 Annual General Meeting

Following are the resolutions from the 2005 NLMA annual general meeting held June 4 in St. John's.

Collaboration key to success: Minister
Health Minister John Ottenheimer focused on “a year of extraordinary cooperation” between government and the NLMA in his speech at this year’s AGM.

CMA president issues call to action to physicians

CMA President Dr. Albert Schumacher challenged members of the NLMA to show leadership on behalf of patients and the profession in his speech to the Association’s AGM.

The AGM in pictures

NLMA Honorary Life Membership and CMA Honorary Life Membership recipients as well as the Gerry Lynch Memorial Scholarship winner
E D u c a t i o n
Physician donation supports scholarship
Thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Phyllis Madryga to the Medical Scholarship Foundation, a scholarship will be awarded in her name.
E D u c a t i o n
Bursary recipient expresses thanks
Please accept this letter as a token of my appreciation. I am deeply grateful to have received a financial bursary from the NLMA.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
Cervical cancer: I want to tell you what I never talk about
I never talk about it and she never asks; the fact that this cervical cancer could have been prevented. 
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
I’ll have what she’s having
It is not uncommon to hear, “Whole wheat bread? My child won’t eat it!” But it turns out that they will — when their friends do.
P r a c t i c e   M a n a g e m e n T
Labeling lab specimens
Improperly or unlabeled specimens can cause delays and errors.
F i n a n c i a l
Individual Pension Plan (IPP)
What is an Individual Pension Plan? Who benefits? What are the advantages and disadvantages and how do they work?
D o c t o r s   i n   t h e   N e w s
Dean of Medicine honored in Ontario
Dr. James Rourke, Dean of Medicine at Memorial, recently received one of four 2004 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Council Awards.
P e r s p e c t i v e s
Asthma, statins and Vitamin D
Looks like summer, or at least spring, is finally here. We all survived another winter on our beloved rock.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
Thrombosis web site offers practical guidelines
Dr. Mary-Frances Scully says the web site offers a clear, simple, Canadian overview of problems with more than two dozen topics are covered.
H e a l t h   P o l i c y
New provincial tobacco reduction strategy launched
The Alliance for the Control of Tobacco  has released a comprehensive three-year strategy to combat tobacco addiction and use.
E d u c a t i o n
CISTI adds new medical, health titles collection
The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information is pleased to announce the recent addition of 135 new medical and health journals to its collection.
E d u c a t i o n
Health archive and museum established for province
Katherine Daley, former director of CNS, has established an organization dedicated to discovering, collecting and preserving the history of health care in the province.
G o v e r n m e n t   R e l a t i o n s
End ties to tobacco, CMA tells CPP
There is already clear evidence that tobacco is bad for your health. Now, an economic analysis indicates that investment in tobacco stocks may not do your financial health much good either. 


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