CFPC Announces Rourke Baby Record 2017 Update

November 09, 2017

Meet the Authors Event: Saturday, November 11th

(November 9, 2017, Montreal, QC) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2017 edition of the Rourke Baby Record (RBR) during Family Medicine Forum (FMF), the CFPC’s annual family physician conference, in Montreal, Quebec and a unique opportunity to meet the renowned authors.

Meet the Authors Event:
Dr. Leslie Rourke, Professor Emerita of Family Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Denis Leduc, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, McGill University and Past President of the Canadian Paediatric Society
Dr. James Rourke, Professor of Family Medicine and former Dean of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Patricia Li, Paediatric Clinical Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, McGill University

Saturday, November 11, 2017
2:30-3:00 pm
Palais des congrès de Montréal *
Room 710B Foyer
Montreal, Quebec

*Upon arrival, members of the media are asked to register at the FMF Media Centre, Room 518B.

For more than 30 years, the RBR has been recognized as one of the world's leading knowledge translation tools that guides family physicians and other health care professionals with evidence-based information for the well-child care of infants and children from birth to five years of age. It is a system of care that provides practical resources for health professionals and parents to enable efficient comprehensive periodic well-baby/well-child visits. In addition to physical examination and immunization, each visit includes recommendations for growth monitoring, nutrition assessment, developmental milestone surveillance, and anticipatory guidance on common health issues and parental concerns such as injury prevention, environmental health, and behaviour and family issues.

It is now recognized that early child development and experiences, both positive and negative, affect not only future learning, but also physical, mental, and emotional health throughout life. Preventive care and health supervision for infants and children in the first few years of life are thus increasingly important, especially with respect to healthy child development and future health outcomes. The RBR is endorsed by the CFPC, the Canadian Paediatric Society, and Dietitians of Canada, and is part of the core pediatric knowledge in the medical school curriculum in Canada.

The CFPC represents more than 36,000 members across the country. It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training and certification of family physicians. The CFPC reviews and accredits continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licencing requirements and lifelong learning interests. It also accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. The College provides quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine.

The Canadian Paediatric Society is a national advocacy association that promotes the health needs of children and youth. Founded in 1922, the CPS represents more than 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and other child health professionals across Canada.

Dietitians of Canada is the national association for dietitians, representing almost 6,000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. As the voice of the profession, Dietitians of Canada strives for excellence in advancing health through food and nutrition.

For 2017 updates please see 

Jayne Johnston,
Director, Communications
College of Family Physicians of Canada
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Hayley Chazan
Media Relations Specialist
Canadian Paediatric Society
613-526-9397 ext. 247
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Kate Comeau
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Dietitians of Canada
B: 416-642-9316
M: 902-412-6523
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