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Hepatitis C Management 2018 Guidelines: This is an update on HCV testing, treatment options and post-treatment followup with a good mix of information for both GPs and specialists.

European Syncope 2018 Guidelines: Table 6 is the essential summary of this article - how to risk-stratify Syncope in 2018 based on objective parameters


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Who we are

The Hospital Medicine Program Committee was established under the Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS). Family physicians with a special interest or focused practice in hospital medicine who are seeking networking and communications with similar physicians, can provide their name and contact information to the MIGS.

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The Hospital Medicine Program Committee is responsible for discussion and recommendations related to these College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) activities:

  • Communications and networking among members involved in Hospital Medicine
  • Development of CFPC policies and/or positions related to patient care and the practice needs/environment of members involved in Hospital Medicine
  • Advocacy on behalf of the members involved in Hospital Medicine
  • Identification of areas in need of accredited continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) programs related to Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine Program Committee Terms of Reference

Hospital Medicine Program Committee membership


Dr. Benjamin Schiff, Montreal, Quebec


Dr. Farin Foroodi, Academic representative, British Columbia

Dr. Juan Gómez-Izquierdo, Postgraduate Year-3 Resident representative

Dr. Sahil Jain, British Columbia/Alberta representative

Dr. Pieter Jugovic, Observer from the Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine, Ontario

Dr. Lei Ma, Ontario representative

Dr. Merrilee Brown, Ontario, SRPC Observer

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Allan Grill, Physician Advisor, MIGS

Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department

Contact the Hospital Medicine Program Committee by email at [email protected]


The Hospital Medicine Program Committee provides these relevant College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) material, web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines for those who have a special interest in hospital medicine.*

*Disclaimer:  Most of the materials on this site have come from external sources. The CFPC is not responsible for the accuracy, or reliability of application of these materials. Users wishing to verify this information should consult directly with the identified sources. The information on this site does not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the CFPC.

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

A change of place and pace: Family physicians as hospitalists in Canada (article commentary)
Maskey J. Canadian Family Physician. May 2008; 54(5) 669-670.

Family Physicians Caring for Hospital Inpatients: A Discussion Paper Prepared by The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Family physicians caring for hospital inpatients (online related resources)
Mississauga, ON: The College of Family Physicians of Canada; October 2003.

Getting Home Safely: A Hospital Discharge Guide for Older Adults & their Families

Choosing Wisely Canada’s Hospital Medicine
Toronto ON; Canadian Society for Hospital Medicine; June 2017.

Choosing Wisely Canada: Diving into Overuse in Hospitals


Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine

The Society of Hospital Medicine: Philadelphia, PA-based society dedicated to the field of hospital medicine

Hospital Medicine Program Committee newsletters

Summer 2016


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