Programs and Practice Support

September 2018

Acne Awareness Month

Have you seen the most up to date clinical practice guidelines for #acne? You can find it on our #dermatology #CPFM committee’s webpage, along with other relevant information!

September 3 – Labour Day

This #LabourDay, the #OccupationalMedicine #CPFM committee would like to share resources on safe and early return to work:

September 4 – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

For #FASD Awareness Day, our #DevelopmentalDisabilities #CPFM committee would like to share with you the Health Table for Primary Health Care of Persons with FASD, created by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program at the @SPCToronto

September 21 - World Alzheimer Day

The #CareoftheElderly #CPFM committee has a wealth of quick and easy to read articles on topics such as #Alzheimer #Dementia and other relevant topics:

August 2018

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Do you help patients with #psoriasis? Our #Dermatology #CPFM committee has links and tools for you! Click here to check out their resources: #FamilyMedicine

August 30 – International Overdose Awareness Day

On @OverdoseDay we’d like to share with you the #AddictionMedicine #CPFM committee’s many resources to help #FamilyPhysicians safely prescribe addictive medications and manage substance use disorders

July 2018

July 5, 2018 – Injury Prevention Day

Frightened of #falling? Concerned about #concussion? Today is #InjuryPrevention Day – both our #OccupationalMedicine and #SportAndExercise medicine committees can help:

July 24, 2018 – International Self Care Day

Happy #ISelfCare day! Start a self-care conversation with your patients. Visit @pih_cfpc to find #MentalHealth resources you can share!

June 2018

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Our #SportAndExerciseMedicine #CPFM committee cares about #BrainInjuryAwareness month! Click here to review their list of #Concussion resources: @OMASport @braininjury_CAN

June 3 - National Cancer Survivors Day

Our #CancerCare committee webpage has #Survivorship resources to share with you: #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay

May 2018

Awareness Days

May 1 - World Asthma Day

May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

April 2018

Advance Care Planning Day

On #AdvanceCarePlanning awareness day, help your patients navigate a difficult, but necessary conversation with their loved ones using the @FamPhysCan ACP infographic! #PalliativeCare #TalkingMatters @NHDD

March 2018

CWC launches Opioid Wisely


The CFPC released two new family medicine–specific recommendations as part of Choosing Wisely Canada’s new campaign Opioid Wisely. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the importance of clinician-patient conversations to reduce the harms associated with opioid prescribing. The Opioid Wisely campaign is supported by over 30 organizations representing doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, other health professionals, as well as patients and their families. Central to the campaign is a set of 14 specialty-specific recommendations for when it is unsafe to prescribe opioids.

For more information on the campaign, and to read the complete list of recommendations, please visit

The 2017 Guideline for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain is also available at

World Down Syndrome Day

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

February 2018

Self Learning

  • Self Learning program subscribers can earn up to 30 Mainpro+® credits/year, through easy e-learning exercises - Don't miss issue 33.1, now available at

Advance Care Planning

World Cancer Day

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