Doctors of BC reports to its members

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 59 , No. 6 , July August 2017 , Pages 323 News

In the Doctors of BC Report to Members 2016–17, now online, members can get a broad overview of the association’s activities in the form of reports from the CEO, president, and chair of the Board, and also detailed information in the form of reports from the committees, councils, sections, societies, and affiliated organizations.

The Report to Members also contains the association’s full audited 2016 financials and the minutes of last year’s Annual Business Session and General Assembly.
The Doctors of BC Report to Members 2016–17 is available online (www.doctorsofbc.ca/who-we-are/report-to-members) and in print. To request a print copy, call 604 736-5551 or toll free 1 800 665-2262.

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