2013 Annual Meeting

The Medical Council of Canada’s 2013 Annual Meeting, “On to the Future: Blueprinting for the Next Generation”, was held from Sept. 15 to 17, 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) covered the Annual Meeting through social media. Coverage on Twitter was done through the @MedCouncilCan handle; tweets included the following hashtag: #MCCagm. We encouraged our audiences to join the conversation on Twitter by sharing their comments and questions with the following hashtag: #MCCagm. Photos and presentations from the Annual Meeting were also be posted on Facebook on the following page: https://www.facebook.com/MedicalCouncilOfCanada

For complete social media coverage of the 101st Annual Meeting, please visit storify.com/MedCouncilCan. In addition to full coverage on Storify.

Sneak peek of topics covered at the Annual Meeting

What is blueprinting?

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Why review the blueprint?

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The MCC is getting a new home! A ground breaking ceremony took place on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 1021 Thomas Spratt where our new building will reside. The MCC’s Executive Board and guests were present:

Ground breaking ceremony that took place on Sept. 14, 2013 during the Annual Meeting

The MCC’s Executive Board and MPP John Fraser


Day 1 of the Annual Meeting

Council members and guests attended the following presentations:

“Competency-based Assessent: The Good, The Bad and the Puzzling” – Dr. Kevin Eva

“Defining the New MCC Blueprint” – Dr, Claire Touchie

Participants had the opportunity to provide feedback on the new MCC Blueprint. The following is a word cloud created during the educational sessions:
Council members and guests' first reaction to the new MCC Blueprint
Council members and guests’ first reaction to the new MCC Blueprint and Test Specifications
The MCC hosted a reception and dinner at the National Arts Centre where the Louis Levasseur Award was presented to Dr. Ramses Wassef. We wish to congratulate Dr. Wassef!
Dr. Marrin and Dr. Wassef at the reception and dinner

Day 2 of the Annual Meeting

On day 2 of the Annual Meeting, Council members and guests were given the opportunity to map the CanMEDS framework to the new MCC Blueprint. Participants then broke out into smaller groups for the following workshops:

  • Gaps and Issues: Dimensions, Definitions and Specifications
  • Blueprint Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities

Council members and guests also attended workshops on the following topics:

  • Finance – New Not-for-Profit Legislation
  • physiciansapply.ca
  • NAC – Practice Ready Assessment
  • Space Planning

Day 3 of the Annual Meeting

Sept. 17, 2013 was the Meeting of Council at the Ottawa Convention Centre

Meeting of Council

Congratulations to Ms. Nancy MacBeth, who has been elected by the Council as the new MCC President. For more information, please visit the following page: mcc.ca/2013/09/welcome-new-president-and-council-members