MiGroups: Sign in to win!
MiGroups, the CFPC secured online platform with almost 5,000 members registered, is a place to get answers to tough questions, share experience and expertise, access tools and resources, and discover upcoming events. From October 1 to 15, 2020, you can enter a draw for a chance to win a pair of Beats by Dre headphones by registering to MiGroups. If you already have an account, simply log in and respond to the contest discussion in the College of Family Physicians of Canada group. If you don’t already have an account, sign up today!
February 2020 — MiGroups: Powered by membersJoin MiGroups
Over 2,500 members are active on MiGroups, a secure networking platform that connects Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS) members with similar interests.
Each of our Section’s 19 Member Interest Groups (MIGs) has a virtual community on MiGroups to discuss clinical cases, share files, view events, and more!
Check out these examples:
The Health Care of the Elderly MIG uses MiGroups to ask clinical questions and contribute to discussions posted on interest-specific forums:
The Prison Health MIG shares files and documents to support colleagues and keep each other up to date:
All MIGS members can use MiGroups to access conferences and CPD events tailored to clinical interests:
[MiGroups] has emerged as the most useful communication tool that I have used to engage members of the Emergency Medicine community at the CFPC. Over 700 individual members have signed up to receive notifications relating to clinical tools and policy changes which directly affect them.
— John R. Foote, BSc, MD, CCFP (EM)
Chair, Emergency Medicine Member Interest Group
Check out MiGroups to stay on the pulse of what’s new for family physicians and add your voice to our vibrant community. Sign up today!
January 2020 — The Power of Peer Networking and CollaborationMore than 100 College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members gathered over lunch at FMF 2019 to swap ideas, make connections, and learn about the incredible work of the Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS). The packed room was buzzing with energy as participants caught up with old friends and met new colleagues.
The MIGS is the largest of the CFPC’s five Sections. With 19 (and counting) different Member Interest Groups (MIGs), the Section supports members in their practice and provides a community where like-minded physicians from across Canada can connect. Every year the Section hosts a networking fair at FMF for members to learn about the work being driven by their peers and the CFPC to support their professional area of interests. This year’s event had the highest attendance yet and generated a record number of registrations of new MIGS members.
In 2019 the Section adopted the new MIGS name and a set of recommendations to more accurately reflect its renewed purpose. The FMF networking event offered a great opportunity to share information about these exciting changes, including work under way to reconfigure the Section’s 19 program committees to MIGs, and the new MiGroups online platform where peers can connect to ask questions and share ideas and practice support resources.
The MIGS did more than just networking at FMF—MIGS members contributed nearly 40 clinical sessions on a wide range of topics. One of these sessions was the high-impact Emergency Medicine Resident Simulation Showcase. Five teams of family medicine residents from Canadian residency programs managed complex clinical cases in front of faculty judges and a large audience. Another session focused on advance care planning (ACP). The enhanced clinical session was designed to equip family physicians with the tools and resources to initiate critical ACP discussions. Both sessions received excellent feedback!
It is exciting to look ahead and anticipate the impact of the redesigned MIGS. If you have not already signed up, don’t delay! You can participate in as many groups as you like, it just depends on your interests and schedule.
You can find information about the MIGS and links to each of its groups at www.cfpc.ca/migs, along with periodic updates about changes to the Section. To join MiGroups or to ask a question, please contact us at [email protected].
December 2019 — Position Statement on Physical ActivityCreated by our Sport and Exercise Medicine Program Committee, the 2019 position statement on physical activity provides an up-to-date, evidence-based message from the CFPC to the people of Canada regarding physical activity. It emphasizes physical activity as one of the most important health measures that family physicians can integrate into practice, as well as discuss and monitor with patients.