Keynote Speaker: Cindy Forbes, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Cindy Forbes has been a practicing family physician for over 28 years and throughout her career, she has been actively involved with the CMA. She chaired the CMA’s Committee on Health Care and Promotion and was a member of CMA’s Political Action Committee before being elected President. Dr. Forbes graduated from Dalhousie University’s school of medicine in 1985 and went on to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, where she was an active member in the medical community in addition to being a dedicated clinician. She has a passion for health and wellness and a genuine desire to work with her colleagues to enhance the medical profession, advocate for healthy living and improve the quality of Canada’s health-care system.
Dr. Forbes has been involved with Doctors Nova Scotia and the BCMA’s Council on Health Care and Promotion and the Tobacco and Illness Prevention Committee. She is a former Sport Nova Scotia spokesperson for the “Sports Makes a Difference Campaign”, and has served as chief medical officer for the Bluenose Marathon. She was also previously host of CTV-CMA “Medical Minutes” health promotion features for CTV News Channel. Recently, Dr. Forbes has worked with the NS College of Physicians and Surgeons, Doctors Nova Scotia, the Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association and the CMA. She is currently a member of the Doctors Nova Scotia’s Master Agreement Steering Committee, and also serves as a medical consultant for Medavie Blue Cross’s medication advisory panel.
Dr. Forbes currently lives in Waverley, Nova Scotia with her husband Greg and is the proud mother of two daughters. She is an active paddler and volunteer with the Cheema Aquatic Club. She is an avid runner and an aspiring golfer.