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October 02, 2017

Joint Position statement - The Role of Family Physicians and physicians with Added Competencies in Sport and Exercise Medicine in a Public Health Approach to Concussions

Initially brought to the public’s attention through media coverage of high profile professional athletes and dramatic complications in amateur athletes, concussion is recognised as a public health issue. This increased awareness of concussion has been associated with a sharp rise in medical consultations for sport-related brain injuries. The potential implications of a missed or poorly managed concussion makes proper identification and management essential.

September 27, 2017

The CFPC welcomes Dr. Michael Allan to its Programs and Practice Support department

(September 27, 2017, Mississauga, ON) - The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Allan, from Edmonton, Alberta, has joined the College as a physician consultant for the Programs and Practice Support (PPS) department.

September 25, 2017

Working to enhance access to health care for Canada’s military families

(September 25, 2017, Mississauga, ON) With frequent moves and unpredictable separations from their loved ones, military families in Canada often experience health care challenges and have difficulty finding a family physician and establishing regular access to health care services. * The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to collaborate with Military Family Services to help bring awareness to these issues.

September 18, 2017

Arthritis Alliance of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada launch tool to improve care for 4.4 million Canadians living with osteoarthritis

Toronto, ON - The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) today launched the Osteoarthritis Tool. The tool is designed to give health care providers the key professional knowledge and skills necessary to effectively diagnose and facilitate the management of patients living with osteoarthritis (OA).

September 2017

eNews September 2017: Chapter News

eNews September 2017: Chapter News 

    September 2017

    Drug Free Kids Canada launches a national campaign to enhance cannabis education for teens and their families

    With support from the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Addiction Medicine Program Committee, Child and Adolescent Health ProgrOct am Committee, and Patient Education Committee, Drug Free Kids Canada is pleased to share a new tool for family doctors and their patients, Cannabis Talk Kit, which aims to help parents learn how to talk to their kids about cannabis use.

      September 2017

      See what Programs and Practice Support has in store for FMF in November

      See what Programs and Practice Support has in store for FMF in November 2017.

        September 2017

        Facebook Live event: Improving care for patients experiencing poverty

        Be a part of the dialogue on Monday, September 25th, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and gain valuable insights on how to improve care for patients experiencing poverty. This live session will be hosted by Dr. Gary Bloch—a family physician, educator, and advocate on issues related to poverty and health care.

          August 2017

          Join us for our inaugural Canada’s Walk With the Docs – Advancing Family Medicine Globally!

          After 12 years of the Walk for the Docs of Tomorrow, the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) decided it was time for a fundraising makeover! We are thrilled to announce that moving forward the walk will be known as Canada’s Walk with the Docs – Advancing Family Medicine Globally.

            August 2017

            Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day

            Join us on Wednesday, November 8th, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for our third annual Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Researchers and Section of Teachers. Registrants for this day can attend all sessions, workshops, and presentations.

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