Occupational Medicine Program Committee
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Who we are
The Occupational Medicine Program Committee was established under the Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM) in 2012.
The CPFM Program in Occupational Medicine seeks to promote the quality of knowledge and competency of Canadian family physicians in the area of occupational health. Occupational health concerns itself with:
- The anticipation, recognition, and control of hazards to the health of working people
- The prevention of worked-induced diseases and injuries
- The promotion of the overall health in the workforce
- The enhanced productivity of the Canadian workforce
Responsibilities of the Committee
The Occupational Medicine Program Committee, a Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS), is responsible for discussion and recommendations related to these College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) activities:
- Communications and networking among members involved in occupational medicine
- Development of CFPC policies and/or positions related to patient care and the practice needs/environment of members involved in occupational medicine
- Advocacy on behalf of the members involved in the occupational medicine
- Identification of areas in need of certified CPD programs related to occupational medicine
Occupational Medicine Program Committee membership
Dr. Joel Andersen, Ontario
Vice ChairDr. D. Burton McCann, Nova Scotia
Dr. Douglas Hamm, Academic, British Columbia
Dr. Ronald Gorsche, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
Dr. Serge Blier, Military Medicine Observer, Ontario
Dr. Nikhil Rajaram, OEMAC Observer, Ontario
Dr. Martine Baillargeon, OMSOC Observer, Quebec
Dr. Brent Woolfrom, Veteran’s Health Observer
Dr. Sonia Sylvain, Quebec
Dr. Andrea Burry, Atlantic
Dr. Alfredo Tura, British Columbia
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
Contact the Occupational Medicine Committee with any questions or comments at [email protected]
The Occupational Medicine Program Committee provides these relevant web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines for those who have a special interest in occupational 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.
Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine: University of Alberta program certified by the CFPC and the Alberta Chapter for Mainpro+® certified credits; now available in Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the Maritimes
Accommodation Works!: Canadian Human Rights Commission Workplace Accommodation Tool
Short-Term Illness Certificate
Ottawa, ON: Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Policy; 2011.
The Medical Benefits of Work
McCann DB. Occupational Medicine Committee Clinical Snippet. The College of Family Physicians of Canada. January 2016.
Making sick notes work for you and your patient
Occupational Medicine Committee Clinical Snippet, The Family Physician’s Role in Return-to-Work. The College of Family Physicians of Canada. March 2016.
Taking an Occupational History
Occupational Medicine Committee Clinical Snippet. The College of Family Physicians of Canada. August 2016.
Concussion in the Workplace
Occupational Medicine Committee Clinical Snippet. The College of Family Physicians of Canada. December 2016.