eNews April 2017: Chapter News

April 2017

Prince Edward Island College of Family Physicians

The agenda is available and registration is now open for our Family Medicine Conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on June 15th.

BC College of Family Physicians

2017 Spring Family Medicine Conference

Registration is now open for our spring Family Medicine Conference (FMC) set for June 3rd and 4th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.

In keeping with the BC College of Family Physician’s goal of providing you with interesting and practical topics that are relevant to your daily practice, the conference includes the following sessions:

  • Legal considerations when providing care for a patient who is transgender
  • The newest information about the use of hormones during menopause
  • The management of acute eye in your office
  • Evidence-informed conversations about cannabis
  • Autism spectrum diagnosis
  • Managing chronic pain in the post-opioid era
  • Cough, asthma, and the use of spirometry
  • The ethics of consent and risk management in elderly and dementia patients
  • Advice from an adolescent psychiatrist
  • Outpatient management of electrolyte disturbances

… and much more!

You can find more information and register on the FMC website.

Early bird rates for all CFPC members and a special rate for First Five Years of Practice members are in effect until May 3rd.

Award honours the doctor – patient relationship

The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is currently promoting its patient-nominated My Family Doctor Award to recognize excellence among family doctors in the province. It is determined by nominations from patients who wish to recognize their own family doctors and is intended to honour the doctor–patient relationship.

The award has proven to be popular with patients, consistently drawing close to 200 nominations each year. The nominations highlight the compassion of the profession, the partnership in care, and the real appreciation that patients feel for their family doctors.

Anonymized copies of each nomination are shared with the family physician nominated, and both the award recipient and the patient who submitted the nomination are guests of the BCCFP at the awards presentation during the spring Family Medicine Conference.

If you would like more information, please contact the BCCFP’s Executive Director, Toby Kirshin, at [email protected]

Quebec College of Family Physicians offers two special CPD programs to bookend its Annual Scientific Assembly

On May 24th the Quebec College of Family Physicians (CQMF) will present Practising Wisely, a program the Ontario College of Family Physicians developed, as a pre-conference session to its Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA), which takes place May 25th and 26th. Dr. Guylène Thériault will present the French version of the program, which is a joint initiative of the CQMF and the Quebec Medical Association. This six-hour session is accredited for three Mainpro+® certified credits per hour.

In response to popular demand, on May 26th the CQMF is pleased to offer the post-conference training session “Recommandation d’activité physique en soins de santé” (Physical Activity Recommendation for health care), which Exercise is Medicine Canada developed. Dr. Manon Côté and kinesiologist François Trudeau will lead this event (in French). This three-hour session is accredited for two Mainpro+ certified credits per hour.

To register for these events, please go to the ASA registration page

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