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November 2017

Check out the new Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine website

Check out the brand new Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) website at fafm.cfpc.ca. 

    December 2017

    New CPD standard for providers takes effect in 2018

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Collège des médecins du Québec have jointly released a national standard for the development and delivery of accredited continuing professional development (CPD) activities for physicians in Canada.

      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

      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.

          September 2017

          See what Programs and Practice Support has in store for FMF in November

          See what Programs and Practice Support has in store for FMF in November 2017.

            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.

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