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October 2017

eNews October 2017: Chapter News

Delegates attending the British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP)’s Fall Family Medicine Conference have the opportunity to sign up for an additional Practising Wisely workshop. The conference takes place on October 28th and 29th in Vancouver, and the separate one-day Practising Wisely workshop is available on October 27th.

    October 2017

    The Self Learning™ Program

    The October issue of Self Learning™ will be available on October 15th.

      October 2017

      Canadian Family Physician this month

      The Faces of Family Medicine project has evolved from individual faces of family medicine in Canada to portraits of providers and communities across the country addressing inequities and challenges in health care.

        October 02, 2017

        Joint Position statement - The Role of Family Physicians and physicians with Added Competencies in Sport and Exercise Medicine in a Public Health Approach to Concussions

        Initially brought to the public’s attention through media coverage of high profile professional athletes and dramatic complications in amateur athletes, concussion is recognised as a public health issue. This increased awareness of concussion has been associated with a sharp rise in medical consultations for sport-related brain injuries. The potential implications of a missed or poorly managed concussion makes proper identification and management essential.

        September 27, 2017

        The CFPC welcomes Dr. Michael Allan to its Programs and Practice Support department

        (September 27, 2017, Mississauga, ON) - The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Allan, from Edmonton, Alberta, has joined the College as a physician consultant for the Programs and Practice Support (PPS) department.

        September 25, 2017

        Working to enhance access to health care for Canada’s military families

        (September 25, 2017, Mississauga, ON) With frequent moves and unpredictable separations from their loved ones, military families in Canada often experience health care challenges and have difficulty finding a family physician and establishing regular access to health care services. * The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to collaborate with Military Family Services to help bring awareness to these issues.

        September 18, 2017

        Arthritis Alliance of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada launch tool to improve care for 4.4 million Canadians living with osteoarthritis

        Toronto, ON - The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) today launched the Osteoarthritis Tool. The tool is designed to give health care providers the key professional knowledge and skills necessary to effectively diagnose and facilitate the management of patients living with osteoarthritis (OA).

        September 2017

        Facebook Live event: Improving care for patients experiencing poverty

        Be a part of the dialogue on Monday, September 25th, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and gain valuable insights on how to improve care for patients experiencing poverty. This live session will be hosted by Dr. Gary Bloch—a family physician, educator, and advocate on issues related to poverty and health care.

          September 2017

          eNews September 2017: Chapter News

          eNews September 2017: Chapter News 

            September 2017

            Drug Free Kids Canada launches a national campaign to enhance cannabis education for teens and their families

            With support from the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Addiction Medicine Program Committee, Child and Adolescent Health ProgrOct am Committee, and Patient Education Committee, Drug Free Kids Canada is pleased to share a new tool for family doctors and their patients, Cannabis Talk Kit, which aims to help parents learn how to talk to their kids about cannabis use.

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