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2020-12-01


Check out what’s happening across the country.
 

Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP)

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The ACFP’s Clinical Connections Conference

This series of webinars offer a variety of sessions that include, but are not limited to, new approaches to care, clinical guidelines, and opportunities to provide feedback and inform the decision making.
Upcoming sessions:
  • January 7, 2021: Empowering Care: Child Mental Health Issues in Your Community
  • February 4, 2021: Team Based Management of Back Pain
Register today. Visit the ACFP website for details.
 
Save the Date! 2021 Virtual Family Medicine Summit March 5-7

The ACFP Family Medicine Summit goes virtual!

Mark your calendar! The ACFP’s Annual Family Medicine Summit is going virtual March 5-7, 2021. We look forward to providing you the practical continuing medical education you have grown to love and expect from us, in a new accessible format!

Register today!
 
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The ACFP’s Heart of Family Medicine—Shannon’s Story

The ACFP shares its first Heart of Family Medicine patient video: Shannon’s Story. See and hear the impact of having a family physician has had on Shannon’s quality of life.
 
Poster for ACFP Awards 2021 Call for Nominations Now Open

Calling all nominations!

The ACFP’s 2021 Awards and Recognition Nominations is now open! It’s time to celebrate the incredible physicians, students, residents, and clinics who demonstrate what “Excellence in Family Practice” truly means. Nominate a colleague today!
 

Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)

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Family Medicine Summit, January 30 to February 27, 2021.

New format, new name, same high-quality learning you've come to expect from the OCFP.

Our leading family medicine conference (formerly known as the Annual Scientific Assembly) has a new and innovative format to go along with its brand new name.

With dynamic content and flexible registration options, the Family Medicine Summit includes live-stream days, panel discussions, and pre-recorded sessions. You’ll have more opportunities than ever to get the knowledge and tools you need for today’s changing environment.

Visit the FMS 2021 website regularly for details about registration, sessions, and the agenda as they are updated.
 
Changing the Way We Work: COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians

COVID-19 Community of Practice

Join hundreds of colleagues to share and learn new ways of working during the pandemic. Covering topics that range from flu, in-person and virtual visits, and PPE, to mental health, fatigue, and vulnerable populations—hear news and views from colleagues and expert panelists in every regular session. The COVID-19 Community of Practice is a joint initiative from the OCFP and the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Go to the website for information, access recordings of past sessions, and register for upcoming sessions.
 

British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP)

New beginnings, and reflections on 2019/2020

We are pleased to announce Dr. Marjorie Docherty as the new President of the BCCFP. We thank outgoing President Dr. Jeanette Boyd for her outstanding leadership. Dr. Serena Verma and Dr. Vincent Wong join us as new Board Directors, and Dr. Sean Wachtel was re-elected. Read more about the 2020/2021 Board.

The BCCFP Annual General Meeting took place on October 9th. We reflect on this past year in our 2019/2020 BCCFP Annual Report with our ongoing theme “My Family Doctor Cares.” It has been an extraordinary year for family medicine and for the BCCFP. We hope that you enjoy reading about the work of your colleagues around the province.
 

Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP)

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The QCFP’s new website by and for its members

Have you visited our new website yet? Come explore its many features! Its modern, dynamic design highlights your newsworthy items; our suggestions for your practice; and tools, resources and information from your community. It also showcases our family physicians. Add it to your favourites today!
 

Choosing Wisely – Quebec

The QCFP is leading the Choosing Wisely campaign in Quebec, with a focus on the appropriateness of tests and treatments. Our dedicated team is in the process of implementing a made-in-Quebec program, and we invite you to regularly visit our website and Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest news.
 

Physicians in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs)

The Communauté de pratique des médecins en CHSLD (CPMC) officially launched in November. Established in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec, the CPMC is a community of practice for physicians in CHSLDs that seeks to foster knowledge sharing, support best practices, and promote long-term care in Quebec. To date, more than 300 physicians have joined this community of practice. Become a CPMC member today!
 

Mentorship made for you

Benefit from the support of a mentor of your choice for 12 months and receive up to 40 Mainpro+® Assessment credits. Our mentorship program (PdM) has been here to assist you for more than five years! Depending on your needs, you can now also try out the brand new online mentorship program in JUMO, a virtual space specially reserved for our family physicians. If you are a medical student, a resident, or a practising physician, this online format may be right for you. Request your access today.
 

The QCFP in the news

Our president Dr. Caroline Laberge shares her thoughts on the need to take action to end systemic racism in a ProfessionSanté article, Racisme systémique : il est grand temps de passer à l’action. To that end, the theme of the QCFP’s fall leadership forum was “Racism: A starting point for dialogue” and we reflected on participatory democracy. More information on these topics will be provided in the future.
 

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