Annual Besrour Forums

The Besrour Global Health Forum isBesrour-CFPC-Logo an annual forum hosted by the Besrour Centre – the centre for global family medicine at the CFPC. As a hub of collaboration, the Besrour Centre brings together the Canadian family medicine community, global networks, and over 25 countries to advance family medicine globally. It is grounded in the expertise of the CFPC and seeks meaningful global impact through medical education and training,  research and quality improvement, and advocacy.

The Besrour Forum is one of the key activities of the Besrour Centre and is the meeting place for over 100 Canadian and international stakeholders to exchange ideas, acquire skills, and co-create solutions for advancing family medicine and primary care around the world.

2020 Besrour Forum

November 4 – 7, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Guidelines for abstract submissions
Delegate Prospectus – coming soon
Schedule at a glance – coming soon

2019 Besrour Forum

"Family Medicine: leading for the future of global health"
October 30 – November 2, 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Guidelines for abstract submission 
Delegate Prospectus
Schedule at a Glance

Besrour Group Photo 2019 

2018 Besrour Forum

"Building on Astana 2018: Global Family Medicine for Healthy Communities"
November 13 – 17, 2018 - Toronto, Canada

Executive Summary
Conference Report


2017 Besrour Forum

“Leading the way to Universal Health Coverage through family medicine: Skills for success”
November 7 – 11, 2017 - Montreal, Canada


2016 Forum

“Harnessing Family Medicine for SDG3”
November 1 – 6, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (In tandem with the WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors)

Executive Summary
Conference Report

2016 Besrour Conference 

2015 Forum

Family Medicine: At the Heart of Health Systems”   
November 11-14, 2015 – Toronto (Canada)

Executive Summary
Conference Report

Besrour Conference 2015 

2014 Forum

“Innovating for Action: Tools and Strategies to Advance Global Family Medicine”
November 13–15, 2014 – Quebec City (Quebec) 

Executive Summary
Consultation Report

Sadok Besrour Conference 2014  

2013 Forum

“Strengthening the Foundations”
November 5–8, 2013 – Vancouver (British Columbia)

Executive Summary
Final Consultation ReportGroup-Photo-2013Conference

2012 Forum

“Building Capacity in Family Medicine in Low and Middle Income Countries”
November 9–11, 2012 – King City, Ontario

Executive Summary
Final Consultation Report


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