The Minoru Medical Education Society was incorporated under the Society’s Act of British Columbia on February 28, 2001. The sole function of the MMES and indeed its Mission is “doctors helping doctors through continuing medical education”.
This independent, physician-run society of 363 present day-members produced between 45 and 60 CME’s yearly. Attendance at the CME’s ranged from 15 to as many as 90 participants. Venues varied from local restaurants, fishing lodges and intermediate care facilities to the Wosk Centre for Excellence and the Council Chamber at the Richmond City Hall. Refreshments and meals accompanied most CME’s.
CME’s were run on a strict time schedule and always finished before 9:00 pm. CME topics varied from the bread and butter cardiology, asthma, COPD fare to How to Prevent or Survive an MSP Billing Audit. Then along came COVID-19 and the physical camaraderie changed to ZOOM with a rapidly accelerating number of virtual programs and a variety of topics. Besides the obvious CME events, the MMES became a community partner in fund-raising and raised over $120,000.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
To promote and maintain a venue for the education of our practising physicians and honoured alumni and maintain a secure and unbiased platform for their social and professional interaction.
The MMES will have no affiliation with or obligation to any other personal, political, professional, ethnic, religious, or social organizations in the course of its functioning in the community at large.
Any opinions expressed during any meetings or writings sponsored by the MMES shall be the opinions and responsibility of the person presenting and will not constitute an opinion of the MMES.
The content of any meetings held by the MMES shall be subject only to Canadian Law, fairness, good taste and the tenets held by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
Funding for the MMES shall come from:
The collection of obligatory membership dues which voting members must pay by February 29 in each calendar year.
Corporate and individual unrestricted sponsorships for educational projects.
Contracted financial support for specific education programs.
The funding will be regulated by the rules of the Society’s Act of British Columbia and the Canadian Revenue Services in order to maintain the MMES status as a non-profit society.
Membership in the MMES is restricted to physicians and is dependent upon paying a $50.00 per year membership fee as required by the Societies Act of BC. The advantages of membership in the MMES include email notification of meetings, inclusion in exclusive MMES events not published and the right to vote at the AGM held every February.
The MMES also welcomes our retired medical alumni to join and continue to enrich the meetings with their experience, knowledge, and good humour. Paid membership however, is NOT a requirement to attend most of the CME/Webinars produced or administered by the MMES.