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Canada’s largest family medicine conference Family Medicine Forum (FMF) goes virtual


(Mississauga, ON) Building on the success of Virtual Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2020, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s flagship conference will happen virtually again this year. FMF will take place from November 10 to 13, 2021, offering four days of engaging sessions, networking, exhibits, and posters and a wealth of inspirational content. It will welcome family physicians, teachers, researchers, residents, and medical students from across the country and around the world.

The lineup of keynote speakers will include:

Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia
Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia—A renowned senator, family doctor, and medical educator who will share insights on his journey in “From Rhodesia to the Rock: My journey in generalist practice.”

Dr. James Makokis
Dr. James Makokis—A two-spirit family physician on a mission to change health care outcomes for marginalized Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ individuals. He will discuss this and more in his presentation “Doctoring the Spirit: Healing with a stethoscope in one hand and sweetgrass in the other.”

Dr. Brian Hodges
Dr. Brian Hodges—A researcher, author, and professor whose research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion, and the future of the health profession. He will discuss “Without compassion, there is no health care.”

The top five reasons to register for Virtual FMF 2021:
  1. Quality: Evidence-based, peer-reviewed sessions and workshops.
  2. Accessibility: Live streaming of over 100 clinical, teaching, and research sessions.
  3. Interactivity: All sessions feature interactive chat and live Q&A.
  4. Flexibility: Shorter days to suit your time zone, and sessions available for 30 days after FMF.
  5. Community: Opportunities for family medicine professionals to connect and collaborate.
Other highlights include:
  • Virtual exhibits: Explore innovations in products, tools, and resources in the Exhibit Hall
  • College Square: Ask questions, get involved, and hear about exciting CFPC initiatives
  • Posters: Visit our virtual gallery of clinical, teaching, and research posters
  • Special events: Celebrate achievements in family medicine with your peers
  • Networking opportunities: Take part in wellness activities and other unique social events
  • Family events: Join interactive virtual tours of Ripley’s Aquarium and the Toronto Zoo
Virtual FMF 2020 testimonials
“FMF is all about meeting friends and getting up to date on the most current information and guidelines related to family medicine.”
"So grateful @FamilyMedForum could make it work in these virtual times.”
“I really enjoyed the format, content, and speakers.”

Presenting sponsors Scotiabank and MD Financial Management Inc. are proud to support the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Family Medicine Forum. FMF helps Canada’s family physicians advance professionally and be recognized for their excellence in family medicine through awards and scholarships given to students and residents.

Registration is now open—register today!

Keep up to date with FMF at and follow us on social media using the hashtags #myfmf and #monfmf.


About the College of Family Physicians of Canada
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization that represents more than 40,000 members across the country. The College establishes the standards for and accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. It reviews and certifies continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licensing requirements. The CFPC provides high-quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians, and the patients they serve.

Event Contact
Jennifer Campbell
Director, Conferences and Events
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
905-464-5722 | [email protected]

Media Contact
Jayne Johnston
Director, Communications
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
905-629-0900 ext. 303 | [email protected]

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