A CMA president from Québec

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Laurent MarcouxDr. Laurent Marcoux, who has been very involved with the QMA for many years, was inaugurated as president of the Canadian Medical Association at its 150th Annual Meeting in Québec City this summer. President of the QMA from 2013 to 2015 and a Board member from 2011 to 2017, Dr. Marcoux was also one of the two representatives from Québec on the CMA’s Board from 2011 to 2016.

During his presidency, he will continue to defend the issues that mean a lot to him: preventing overdiagnosis, medical professionalism, and of course First Nations health. He felt that the physician of the 21st century “must be a spokesperson for the population and the profession when engaging with elected officials and policy-makers in order to ensure health equity for all patients.” An equity that includes the social determinants of health and namely access to education, a healthy environment, autonomy and self-determination.