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Oct. 10, 2012

CFPC co-hosts 5th Annual International Medical Graduate Information Symposium

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) will host its fifth annual International Medical Graduate Information Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 

    October 10, 2012

    Canadian health care not meeting the needs of rural maternity care providers and patients

    (Ottawa, ON, October 10, 2012) – Rural maternity care services in Canada are under stress due to reduced or eliminated service levels leading to increased stress, personal costs and negative delivery outcomes. New approaches are needed to support collaborative, integrated, and safe care for mothers and newborns in rural Canada, as well as for the physicians and other health professionals who serve in rural and remote communities. This is the finding addressed in the new Joint Position Paper on Rural Maternity Care issued today by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the Canadian Association of Midwives, and the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses.

    October 15, 2012

    Family Doctor Week 2012

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s9th Annual Family Doctor Week in Canada • November 12-17, 2012 The College of Family Physicians of Canada proudly acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care at the CFPC’s annual Family Medicine Forum from November 15-17 in Toronto and will be part of the Family Doctor Week in Canada celebrations happening November 12-17, 2012. For more information about Family Doctor Week in Canada 2012, please contact [email protected]  

    November 5, 2012

    The CFPC Announces Canada’s 2012 ‘Top Docs’ in Family Medicine

    (Mississauga, ON, November 5, 2012) – The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Family Physicians of the Year with the announcement of the 2012 recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award.

    November 2012

    Best Advice: Patient Rostering in Family Practice

    The objective of this paper, Best Advice: Patient Rostering in Family Practice, is to provide guidance for Canadian family physicians who have already implemented or are considering patient rostering in their practices. The paper highlights the benefits and limitations of patient rostering and provides information to help physicians implement rostering in family practice.

    November 14, 2012

    The CFPC will be closed November 19, 2012

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s national office will be closed November 19, 2012. The office will re-open on November 20, 2012.

      November 22, 2012

      New Alcohol Screening, Intervention and Referral Resource addresses harmful alcohol consumption

      (November 22, 2012, Mississauga, ON) Together with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce a valuable new resource to assist family physicians and other health professionals detect and address harmful alcohol consumption among their patients.

      November 2012

      CFPC Letter to the Federal Health Minister Regarding Generic Forms of OxyContin

      On November 21, 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) wrote a letter to federal Health Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, responding to her recent announcement regarding the release of generic forms of OxyContin.

      December 2012

      Letter: Thermography machines are not authorized to screen for breast cancer

      Health Canada is advising Canadians and health care practitioners that no thermography (thermal imaging) machines have been approved to screen for breast cancer in Canada.

      December 2012

      Improving patient safety through disclosure and quality improvement reviews

      The Royal College, the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) have produced a report to facilitate safety and quality improvement in health care.

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