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March 22, 2011

Japan Relief Efforts

Japan relief efforts may be directed to the following organizations.

    April 8, 2011

    CFPC Health Care News Release

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) today called on all federal political parties to put more emphasis on health care during this general election.

    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.

    June 15, 2011

    Remembering Dr. Barbara Starfield

    The news of the sudden death of Professor Barbara Starfield, apparently due to a coronary event while swimming at her California home on Friday, 10 June 2011, came as a shock. Her passing is an irreplaceable loss for those of us in the global community who care deeply about health care and equity.

    June 27, 2011

    Canada’s largest physician survey warns of chronic illness impact on the Health Care System

     New data released today from the 2010 National Physician Survey (NPS) shows that, in spite of improvements in some areas, Canada’s doctors are finding it increasingly challenging to meet the changing health care needs of the ever growing number of Canadians living with chronic and complex medical conditions.

    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 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

      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.

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