City doctor president of Canadian Medical Protective Association
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