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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.

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.

August 5, 2011

CFPC Associate Executive Director, Professional Affairs profiled in Wonca News

In 2010, Dr. Francine Lemire, CFPC Associate Executive Director, Professional Affairs was elected as Executive Member-at-Large of Wonca – the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians.  She was later elected to the position of Honorary Treasurer during the Wonca World Council meeting, in Cancun, Mexico.

August 2011

Remembering Jack Layton

The College of Family Physicians of Canada and its members extend their sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Jack Layton in these letters by Dr. Rob Boulay, CFPC President and Dr. Calvin Gutkin, CFPC Executive Director and CEO.

    August 22, 2011

    Letter to Prime Minister concerning shortage of prescription drugs

    On March 29, 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the shortage of generic prescription medicines in Canada. View a copy of the CFPC’s letter and the August 19th response from the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health.

      August 2011

      BCCFP 23rd Annual Scientific Assembly

      The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) hosts its 23rd Annual Scientific Assembly in Vancouver, BC at the Hyatt Regency on October 15 and 16, 2011.

        Aug. 29, 2011

        CFPC co-hosts 4th Annual International Medical Graduate Information Symposium

        On Monday, October 17, 2011, The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) will host its fourth annual International Medical Graduate Information Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  

          September 21, 2011

          CFPC releases vision for the future of family practice in Canada: The Patient's Medical Home

          The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) today released "A Vision for Canada: Family Practice: The Patient’s Medical Home" that provides goals and recommendations for timely access to medical and health care services for all Canadians through their family practice settings.

          September 21, 2011

          A Vision for Canada: Family Practice: The Patient’s Medical Home

          On September 21, 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada officially released its new position paper called A Vision for Canada: Family Practice – The Patient’s Medical Home. The document provides an important vision of the future of frontline patient-centred care to meet the health care needs for all Canadians through specific goals and recommendations. Please see the full document, executive summary and news release.

            September 23, 2011

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