2019 Annual General Meeting and Education Seminar


The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia will be held:

Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC

The AGM provides an opportunity for the Board to report on its stewardship and for Registrants to discuss items that are of interest to them and that relate to the legislated mandate of the College. The AGM is conducted in accordance with the provisions set out under the Health Professions Act, the College Bylaws and the Convention Standing Rules.

The College Bylaws require that the following matters must be considered at the AGM:

  • financial statements,
  • report of the board, and
  • report of the auditor (if any).
  • Members of the public, Registrants and College staff are welcome to attend the AGM. Those unable to attend in person have the option of participating by webcast. Registrants attending the AGM in person can participate in discussions, ask questions of the Board and vote. Those attending by webcast will be able to observe only. You won’t be able to ask questions or vote on motions.

    The link for the webinar will be available here on Sunday, September 22, 2019

    The event will be live from 11:00am on Sunday, September 22, 2019

    The event will begin approximately 1:00 pm.

    Prior to the AGM itself, at 1:00 pm, Dr. Brad Matthews and Dr. David Cane will present Understanding the Practice Support Program – A Tool to Support the Development of your Practice. The College is in the final stages of developing and implementing the PSP, intended to promote professional behaviour, self-evaluation, peer mentorship and continued learning among Registrants, all in the public interest. It’s a unique new approach intended to support practitioners in career-span development by serving as a practice-building tool.

    Over a period of two years, proposed PSP components have been developed and pilot tested and, working with the Quality Assurance Committee, Brad and David have been leading this process. Their presentation will explain the Framework for Career-Span Competence that serves as a foundation for the PSP, describe how the program will affect all Registrants, and talk about ways you can benefit from the PSP and be the best you can be throughout your career.

    Dr. Cane is the owner of Catalysis Consulting. His expertise is in outcome-based learning and he focuses on the development of competency-based workplace standards and assessment methodologies for regulated professionals. David has led the development of entry-to-practice competency profiles for upwards of 30 Canadian professions. He has more recently been focusing on the nature of continuing competence and, with Brad Matthews, has developed the Career-Span Competencies that lie behind CTCMA’s approach to quality assurance.

    Dr. Matthews has been a CTCMA registrant since 2000, running a busy private practice. He has been extensively involved in regulatory activities for the past 15 years, in particular related to CTCMA’s registration exams, and has additionally participated actively on several College committees over the years. Working with David, Brad is the CTCMA Practice Advisor involved in the development of the new Practice Support Program and the 14 Career-Span Competencies, an innovative and progressive way to measure quality assurance.


    12:00 pm Registration
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Education Seminar
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AGM
    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
    3:15 pm - 04:00 pm Questions & Answers Session

    (NOTE: Attendees using the webinar will not be able to ask questions or vote in any motions)

    Our new address as of August 2:

    College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia
    900-200 Granville Stree
    Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4

    Tel: 604-742-6563
    Fax: 604-357-1963
    E-mail: info@ctcma.bc.ca
    Website: www.ctcma.bc.ca