Updated: Jan 5, 2019

Dear Members, Seasonal greetings from CANPAD Secretariat. Trust all is well with you and your family. Thank you to all those who have paid their Annual dues and booked hotel rooms in record time. CANPAD Executives, Kelowna 2019 LOC, and CME Committee continues to make progress and planning is at advanced stage. Please note the following updates for your attention and action: 1 Hotel Reservation: The event will hold at Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8.  Block of rooms are being picked up and only a few are remaining. Please book your accommodation now to save cost. Reservation Deadline is July 19, 2019. You can book via any option below:1) Phone call: 1.800.663.1144 (Toll free), (250) 860-606. Please quote CANPAD CME/ Family Event 2019 to receive negotiated group rate.OR 2) Online: http://coa.st/lkheIf you wish to book extra days besides August 1-5, please contact the hotel directly. 2 Family Events: A variety of events are being planned. Ticket cost TBA. On-site payment will NOT be accepted. Please plan to book ahead of time as soon as event costs are posted on CANPAD website. In the meantime, please visit www.tourismkelowna.com to explore Kelowna.

3 CANPAD Bursary Fund: Members are encouraged to contribute to Bursary Fund. Thanks in advance for your on-going support.4 Sponsorship/Congratulatory Messages/Advertisements: CANPAD members, their spouse, their corporations and/or other businesses can also advertise/congratulate the organization in the event brochure.  If interested, please complete Sponsorship Registration form and return with check to: CANPAD Treasurer @ 129 Darren Avenue Whitby, ON L1R 0E7 .Please contact Dr. Itua Iriogbe for more information @ zoepak@gmail.com

5 CME CANPAD CME Committee is pleased to announce a call for scientific abstracts. We seek presenters with interesting medical topics, research work, clinical audits, case reports, poster presentations etc. Abstract should be limited to 350 words, preferably in Microsoft word or PDF format. Interested members are encouraged to mail submissions to:

Dr. Okezie Nweze CME Director Email: oki64@hotmail.com Deadline for submission is February 14, 2019 Cancellation policy The following policy will apply to CME, Gala and Social event registrations: Cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee until June 30, 2019.Cancellations made between June 30th and July 15th will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee.No cancellations or refunds will be processed after July 15, 2019.On behalf of CANPAD President and Executives, I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

Regards, Nnamdi Ndubuka Secretary General

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Dear CANPAD members, 

Here is wishing you all a happy holiday season and a fulfilling year ahead. This is a moment to thank you all for your support in the past year which has helped us to accomplish much as an EXCO on your behalf. in 2018, We had the following:

1: A highly successful CANPAD conference in Calgary. 

2. The Committee for Kelowna 2019 is already hard at work preparing to receive us and as usual, looking for your cooperation for early bookings for a seamless outing.

3. Continue to field calls and give directions to new Physicians arriving here in Canada and celebration of our members as we build a community of lasting friendships and common bonds.

4. We remain engaged with the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja with the Diaspora Professional Healthcare Initiative (DPHI) which seeks to create opportunities for those in our midst who want to give back and transfer skills to colleagues back at home during their holidays in Nigeria and still get paid a stipend and travel expenses.

5. We are working tirelessly towards providing CME at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in April/May, 2019.

6. We are sorry that our website remains a sore point and we are working to launch our new website which will serve us better very early in the new year.

7. It is my hope that we will have a portal for those seeking renewal of licenses with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council through our new and improved website.

We crave your continuing support and ongoing reach out to fellow Nigerian Physicians and Dentists in your sphere of influence.

Have a wonderful and successful 2019. We remain one. Motunrayo J Adetola MBChB, FCFP DPD(Cardiff) M.Ed(Ottawa)

CANPAD President

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