Annual General Meeting

The NLMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held each June and provides members with the opportunity to attend sessions on issues that matter to physicians and to bring forward and debate resolutions that help guide the Board of Directors to set policy.

The AGM also provides members with the opportunity to receive reports from the executive director, the president, committees, and the auditor’s report. The AGM President’s Dinner includes an NLMA and Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Honorary Life Membership awards ceremony and installation of the incoming President. 

2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. NT. The AGM is open to all members and is being held virtually to accommodate members located throughout the province. The annual meeting is an opportunity to discuss the business of the NLMA and debate resolutions.

Section Meetings

Ahead of the AGM, both the Family Medicine Section and the Section of FFS Consultants will meet via Zoom. The FFS Consultants meeting was held on May 11 and the Family Medicine Section meeting details will be available soon.


Registration for the AGM Business Session closes at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. To limit emails for those who will not be joining the virtual AGM, only registered delegates will receive relevant notifications and the link to participate.


Members may submit resolutions by end of day Friday, May 26, for debate during the AGM Business Session. Resolutions will only be accepted in advance of the AGM. Movers and seconders of resolutions must be in attendance.

Resolutions can be submitted using the Resolutions Submission Form.

Notice of By-law Amendment

An amendment to the NLMA By-laws is required to update the Association’s membership classes to reflect the newly launched Atlantic Register license. Chapter 9 of the by-laws establishes the membership classes of the Association. The proposed amendment is the addition of a new subsection establishing Atlantic Register members as a group of non-voting members under Chapter 9.

The amended by-laws have been prepared by NLMA legal counsel in consultation with the NLMA Secretariat, and have been reviewed by the NLMA Board.

To assist members, this package includes the current by-law and the text of the proposed amendment, allowing a side-by-side comparison. 

Members will be given the opportunity to vote at the Annual General Meeting on June 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. NT.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, you may complete and sign this Proxy Form for voting NLMA members to enable your vote at the Annual General Meeting in your absence.

President’s Dinner

Following the AGM, the NLMA will hold its annual President’s Dinner in-person at the Emera Innovation Exchange at 7:00 p.m.,100 Signal Hill Road in St. John’s, to install incoming NLMA President Dr. Gerard Farrell. The dinner will also feature presentations of the NLMA and CMA Honorary Life Awards. This year, the NLMA is honouring Dr. Thomas Young, Dr. Gerald (Gerry) Murray, and Dr. Francis (Frank) Duff. The CMA is honouring Dr. Alan Kwan and Dr. Paul Patey. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails and dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. This celebratory event welcomes the new NLMA President into the role and is an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues, honour award recipients from the NLMA and the CMA, and hear from the new NLMA President. Registration for the President’s Dinner closes Monday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m. NT.

Annual Reports

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