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2023 CFMS Spring General Meeting

Quebec City, quebec / april 14-15, 2023

Event details

  • LOCATION
    Quebec City Convention Centre, 1000 Bd René-Lévesque E, Québec, QC G1R 5T8
  • DATE
    April 14-15, 2023
  • WHAT TO BRING
    Dress Code: Business attire for meetings, fancy casual for social events.

What is the Spring General Meeting?

The Spring General Meeting (SGM) is an opportunity for Canadian medical students to get together and discuss important issues pertaining to medical education, advocacy, global health, wellness, and more. Join the conversation, get involved — we want to hear from you!

The 2023 SGM will be unlike any prevous CFMS SGM, with an emphasis placed on medical education, healthcare advocacy and communities of practice within CFMS portfolios. Each day will be highly engaging filled with keynote speakers, panels, small group discussions, activities, partner booths, networking oppertunities, and more! With SGM registration, you will now also have access to all ICAM meetings and events from April 13-18.

SGM Agenda Outline

Thursday April 13

  • ICAM Health Research Networking Reception | 17:30 - 19:00
  • CFMS Board Meeting | 18:00 - 20:00

Friday April 14

  • CFMS SGM Registration | 8:00 - 9:00
  • SGM General Assembly | 9:00 - 12:00
  • Breakout Sessions | 12:00 - 16:00
  • Research Symposium & Exhibition Booths | 12:00 - 16:00
  • ICAM Opening Plenary & Welcome Reception | 16:00 - 19:30

Saturday April 15

  • SGM General Assembly (Resolutions) | 9:00 - 12:00
  • Breakout Sessions | 12:00 - 16:00
  • SGM Closing Presentation | 16:00 - 16:30
  • ICAM Planetary Health Plenary & Reception | 16:30 - 18:30
  • CFMS Social Night (Karaoke) | 21:00 onwards

Registration for breakout/small group sessions will be sent out to all SGM registrants via email after the March 1st deadline, with sign ups for limited spots on a first come basis.

Registration information

How can I register?

More information and Registration can be found here

  • Registration CFMS SGM 2023 for CFMS members only
  • CFMS SGM 2023 Registration Fee $200
  • As the CFMS SGM is part of ICAM, you will automatically be signed up for ICAM when you register for the CFMS SGM 2023
  • Deadline for registration is March 1st, 2023
  • Please direct any registration inquiries to [email protected]

CFMS Research Symposium Application

Opportunity to display your research project poster in-person at SGM 2023 in Quebec City, during the Research Symposium on Friday April 14th from 12-4pm. Please only submit an application if you are available to attend in person during that time. Apply here

  • Deadline for registration is February 16th, 2023
  • If your project is selected for in-person presentation, you must register for SGM by March 1st. Registration includes access to all ICAM events.
  • All applicants will be given the opportunity to showcase their research project on the CFMS website, even if their project is not selected for this year's in-person events.
  • Please direct any registration inquiries to [email protected]

Travel Funding

To better ensure funding is allocated with our core organizational priority of equity at the forefront, the CFMS-MD Travel Equity Fund was established to replace the CFMS-MDFM Travel Awards. Click here for more information.

To be eligible for this fund, you must opt-in during registration and follow the CFMS Travel Policy linked here. Funding is limited and not all delegates will receive subsidization as a result. Given this is the first time we are providing this opportunity, we cannot estimate how much you will receive with any real accuracy. As a result, we ask that you to seek out external funding from your Medical Society, School, and/or other opportunity as this will be taken into account when allocating the CFMS-MDFM Travel Equity Fund. This will ensure those who need the funding the most will receive it. Receiving external funding is not a requirement for eligibility but will ensure the effectiveness of this EDI-directed program is maximized.

Resolutions 

Resolutions must be received by the CFMS SGM Chair, by e-mail at [email protected] on or before Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 12:00 am midnight EST to be pre-circulated to SGM delegates via our website. Additional written resolutions may be tabled if emailed to the SGM Chair by Friday, April 7th, 2023 at 6:00pm EST.

Based on the total number of resolutions received, there is no guarantee that resolutions will be given agenda time at the SGM but every reasonable effort will be made to do so. Business will end promptly as scheduled in the agenda, and remaining resolutions will be referred to the CFMS Board for consideration.

Please note that, as determined by the General Assembly at SGM 2014, any proposed motion that includes spending of $1000 or more must be submitted to the CFMS at least 14 days in advance of SGM, i.e. by Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 12:00 am midnight EST.

Elections

Elections are no longer part of the SGM but will be part of a Virtual Special General Meeting in May.

Important Documents

Meeting Information

Board Reports

Board Member Reports

Resolutions

Resolution 1

Supporting Documents

Resolution 2

Supporting Documents