2022 NLMA President's Tour

2022 NLMA President’s Tour

This year, the President’s Tour will use a hybrid approach, with a mix of in-person and virtual meetings. As with previous years, meetings will still be offered based on geographic locations so that physicians have an opportunity to share their thoughts and raise any region-specific issues for discussion. 

The NLMA President’s Tour provides members throughout the province with an opportunity to:

  • Meet their current NLMA President as well as the Executive Director of the Association
  • Receive an update on the implementation of the new MOA
  • Receive an update on the ongoing work to address the crisis in family medicine
  • Receive an update on other important issues and what the Association will be working on in the future
  • Identify their own local questions or concerns
  • Network with colleagues and friends practising in the same area

All members are strongly encouraged to attend this annual opportunity to actively participate in the work of the NLMA.

Dates and communities are listed below, as well as the four virtual meetings associated with the four regional health authorities (RHAs).


President’s Tour Dates
 Monday, October 3
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(lunch will be provided) 
Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion Multipurpose Room 
Monday, October 3
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital Room #2 – Boardroom 
Tuesday, October 4
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
James Paton Memorial Hospital Education Room “D” 
 Wednesday, October 5
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(lunch will be provided)
Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Activities Room 
Wednesday, October 5
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Falls-Windsor
Central NL Regional Health Care Education Room #119 
 Tuesday, November 1
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(lunch will be provided) 
Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre Boardroom
Wednesday, November 2
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
(Please note the start time is 7:30 p.m.)
St. John’s
Main Auditorium, HSC
***LOT 30 will be available for parking and won’t be ticketed from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.  
TBD  Happy Valley Goose Bay  
Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Education Room 
TBD Corner Brook
Western Memorial Hospital AV Theatre, Level 2 
Channel-Port aux Basques
Dr. Charles LeGrow Hospital Boardroom 


Date/TimeRHA RegionZoom Link
Tuesday, November 8
5:00 p.m. AT/5:30 p.m. NT 
Labrador-Grenfell Health https://nlma-nl-ca.zoom.us/j/82457371546 
Tuesday, November 8
7:30 p.m. NT 
Western Healthhttps://nlma-nl-ca.zoom.us/j/86976084027 
Wednesday, November 9
5:30 p.m. NT
Central Healthhttps://nlma-nl-ca.zoom.us/j/85943039898  
Wednesday, November 9
7:30 p.m. NT 
Eastern Healthhttps://nlma-nl-ca.zoom.us/j/89996851817 


President – Dr. Kris Luscombe, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Kris Luscombe has been practising psychiatry in Grand Falls-Windsor for almost 20 years. He was recently the Regional Chief of Psychiatry for Central Health, is the Central Health Regional Physician Lead for Opiate Dependence Services, and he has been an assistant professor of psychiatry for Memorial University’s Rural Medical Education Network since 2009. On June 18, 2022, Dr. Luscombe was installed as the 97th President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association. (Full Bio)