City doc­tor pres­i­dent of Cana­dian Med­i­cal Pro­tec­tive As­so­ci­a­tion

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local -

Peter­bor­ough fam­ily physi­cian Dr. De­bra Boyce has been elected pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Med­i­cal Pro­tec­tive As­so­ci­a­tion. Boyce took of­fice Aug. 23 with the as­so­ci­a­tion, which has 100,000 mem­bers, suc­ceed­ing Dr. Jean-Joseph Conde, of Val D’Or, Que. The as­so­ci­a­tion as­sists doc­tors in med­i­cal le­gal mat­ters, in­clud­ing com­pen­sa­tion to pa­tients in­jured by neg­li­gent med­i­cal care, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the as­so­ci­a­tion.

Boyce is an ac­tive staff mem­ber at the Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Health Cen­tre and the Peter­bor­ough Fam­ily Health Team. She also serves as pre­cep­tor of the Peter­bor­ough-Kawartha Fam­ily Medicine Res­i­dency pro­gram and the Ru­ral On­tario Med­i­cal Pro­gram. She is also an as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor at both McMaster and Queen’s Uni­ver­si­ties.

“Our mem­bers’ con­cerns and ex­pec­ta­tions are top of mind as physi­cians con­tinue to prac­tise un­der com­plex and chal­leng­ing con­di­tions,” Boyce stated. “Along with my fel­low CMPA coun­cil­lors, I am com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion re­mains highly valu­able to physi­cians and the health-care sys­tem by sup­port­ing our strate­gic change ini­tia­tives, pro­mot­ing safe med­i­cal care, and con­tin­u­ing to meet mem­bers’ evolv­ing needs.”

Prior to her elec­tion as pres­i­dent, Boyce served as the as­so­ci­a­tion’s sec­ond and first vi­cepres­i­dent.

She was first elected to the CMPA coun­cil in 2008 and has served on the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee and many of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s gov­er­nance com­mit­tees.

Dr. De­bra Boyce

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