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March 2016

Adventure and Excitement! FMF 2016 in Vancouver

Join us at FMF 2016 this November 9th–12th in Vancouver to celebrate family medicine, acquire key knowledge and skills, and network with colleagues, all while taking advantage of British Columbia’s seaside playground.   

    June 29, 2011

    Advisory to members regarding CCSVI and MS

    The information shared here was provided to the CFPC in January 2011 by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and reflects the need for further research on both the possible link between CCSVI and MS and the safety of CCSVI before treatment is offered in Canada. This approach is supported by CIHR, the Canadian Medical Association, The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Collège des médecins du Québec, and the Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery. Physicians with related questions should contact the MS Society of Canada or CIHR. Patients with questions related to this topic should consult their family physician, MS specialist, or the MS Society of Canada.

    May 30, 2011

    Advisory to Members: CFPC Section fees dropped

    As of January 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) no longer charges additional fees for members who join the Section of Teachers or the Section of Researchers. This brings these Sections in line with the Section of Residents, Section of Medical Students, and Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine, where members have not paid additional fees in the past.

    January 2016

    Alberta’s 61st ASA is Rockin’ the Rockies!

    Register now to attend the ACFP’s 61st Annual Scientific Assembly, March 4th to 6th, 2016, in Banff, Alberta.  

      May 2013

      ALERT to Ontario Physicians and Pharmacists re Bupropion

      Lethal consequences from the recreational use of the antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin®; Zyban®) through inhalation and/or injection.

      December 06, 2017

      Apply for a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine

      We are now accepting online applications for Certificates of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine. The application will remain open until September 30, 2018. To apply go to

        April 15, 2015

        Apply now for a Certificate of Added Competence in Family Medicine

        We are pleased to announce that the CAC Application is now open. Information and guidance related to the CAC application process, as well access to the application itself, can be found on the CAC webpage.  

          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).

          July 12, 2011

          Asbestos Letter to the Prime Minister

          On June 14, 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Medical Association, and The Canadian National Specialty Society for Community Medicine(NSSCM) wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper stating that Canada must eliminate asbestos production and exportation, and encourage economic activity that does not endanger the public’s health.

          Jan. 1, 2012

          Assess your prescribing skills and earn Mainpro+® credits with Prescribing Safely Canada

          The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) to pilot Prescribing Safely Canada—a new online tool to help Canadian physicians assess and enhance their prescribing skills.

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