Doctors of BC members attended the 2018 annual general meeting on 2 June 2018 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on the UBC campus. The day started with the SGP AGM, followed by the Doctors of BC AGM with an address by the CMA past president, Dr Granger Avery. The evening’s events commenced with a reception, followed by the Doctors of BC annual awards ceremony, including installation of officers, and the annual dinner and dance, with an address by President Dr Eric Cadesky, who talked about his plans for the coming year: “Practice is changing and the old lines that we have drawn to create identities no longer hold,” he said. “When we think about GPs and specialists, when we look at our emergency rooms and our operating rooms and our case rooms, we see doctors working shoulder to shoulder whether they be Royal College certified or members of the College of Family Physicians. They are working to the same end.” For award winners, and photos from the day, visit www.doctorsofbc.ca.
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