What Is... FMF?
Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive conference for family physicians. This event is co-presented each year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and its Section of Teachers, Section of Researchers, and local host chapter. The conference attracts more than 2,500 participants including family physicians, nurses, students, residents, teachers, and other health care professionals from across the Canada and beyond. FMF provides a full scientific program composed of continuing medical education sessions, satellite symposia, poster presentations, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, computer learning sessions, and Mainpro-C workshops. Feedback and member requests ensure the topics discussed are relevant to physicians’ needs. There are also numerous special events and presentations to celebrate and honour our colleagues in family medicine.
This forum will allow participants to:
- Receive scientific updates and apply new knowledge in areas of family medicine
- Develop existing skills and acquire new skills in areas relevant to your clinical practice
- Develop valuable clinical networks
- View and discuss family medicine research through free-standing papers or poster presentations
- Integrate new research knowledge presented with existing knowledge
- Gain a deeper perspective on important national and international health issues
- Interact, network, and socialize with family physicians, residents, medical students, and related health professionals from across Canada and other countries
FMF is a key highlight of Family Doctor Week in Canada, which is also hosted by the CFPC as an opportunity to recognize the vital role of family physicians across Canada and the highly valued relationships they share with their patients and colleagues.
FMF 2012 will be held from November 15-17 in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.cfpc.ca/fmf.