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Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2017 presentations

Introduction to Disaster Management for the Family Physician
Eric Juneau, MD, CCFP, PGY-3 – Emergency Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Practicing Family Medicine in a New World Order
Dyck C, Kapoor V, Nepomuceno R, Redwood-Campbell L. Canadian Family Physician blog post. July 17, 2017.

Family medicine repository

The Global Health Committee’s Global Health Activities in Family Medicine repository

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Contact the Global Health Committee at [email protected]

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Who we are

The Global Health Program Committee’s purpose is to promote global health in the context of family practice and to support and encourage the international health activities of members in the domain of clinical care, research, and education in family medicine. The Committee’s responsibilities include increasing an awareness of the role of family medicine in the global health arena, establishing and fostering international links to support and promote the growth of family medicine, and acting as a resource to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in building on existing relationships with international organizations.

The Global Health Program Committee


Dr. Clayton Dyck, Manitoba


Dr. Josette Castel, Quebec

Dr. Jason Chhina, Resident Representative, British Columbia

Dr. Leisha Hawker, Nova Scotia

Dr. Videsh Kapoor, British Columbia

Dr. Raphael Nepomuceno, Manitoba

Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Ontario

Evangeline Seganathy, Medical Student Representative, Montreal

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Victor Ng, Associate Director, Programs and Practice Support

Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department


Global Health Committee - Terms of Reference

The following links have either been published by the Committee or deemed relevant to those with an interest in global health:

The Global Health Committee’s Global Health Activities in Family Medicine repository: includes current and past projects conducted by Canadians, providing a starting point for those who wish to know more about the work of Canadian family physicians in the area of global health

Best Advice guide: Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home

Building Capacity in Family Medicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: an international strategic consultation meeting on The Sadok Besrour Centre for Innovation in Global Health, November 9–11, 2012

Recent references on Global Health: updated monthly by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Refugee Health Care: Resources to Assist Family Physicians

Canadian Family Physician (CFP)

Treating HIV in Africa: Case report from rural Congo
Pottie K, Bamoueni S, Alas A, Tu D, O’Brien DP. Canadian Family Physician. May 2010; 56 (5) 434-437.

International development and humanitarian aid: In times of economic crisis, should Canada maintain its spending?
Rouleau K, Redwood-Campbell L. Canadian Family Physician. June 2009; 55 (6) 575-577.

Family physicians caring for recent immigrants
Pottie K, Swinkels H. Canadian Family Physician. May 2009; 55 (5) 497.

Degrees of engagement: Family physicians and global health
Pottie K, Redwood-Campbell L, Rouleau K, Ouellette V, Lemire F. Canadian Family Physician. November 2007; 53.

Misinterpretation: Language proficiency, recent immigrants, and global health disparities
Pottie K. Canadian Family Physician. November 2007; 53 (11) 1899-1901.

The Lancet

Countdown to 2015 for maternal, newborn, and child survival: the 2008 report on tracking coverage of interventions Issue
The Lancet. Jan 19, 2008; 371 (9608) 177-274.

Towards a common definition of global health
Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, Reddy KS, Rodriguez MH, Sewankambo NK, Wasserheit JN. The Lancet. June 2008.


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