Save the date for FMF 2016 in Vancouver!

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Vancouver is the place to be this fall as the site of Family Medicine Forum 2016! From November 9th–12th, join your colleagues for enriching opportunities to connect, learn, and grow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. You know FMF offers top-notch continuing professional development sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, and awards celebrating the best […]

Keynote Speaker: Dr Borkan and the Use of the Narrative

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Dr Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, a researcher, clinician, educator, agrees with Linda Goss that “storytelling is medicine for the spirit and healing for the soul.” He believes in the narrative–a spoken or written account of connected events–with doctors and patients to obtain differing points of view, and as a tool for professional identity formation for […]

Family Physicians in the 21st Century

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Why did I become a family physician? How can I provide health care for my patients without compromising that same opportunity for future generations? Why should my patients trust me with their health and safety? Do I understand my impact on the community? These are just some of the questions Sister Elizabeth M. Davis, BA, […]

Thank You to All Involved in FMF 2015

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Dr Pierre-Paul Tellier, Chair, Family Medicine Forum Committee, and Drs Andrew Arcand and Kim Bender, Ontario College of Family Physicians ASA Co-chairs, are pleased to say that FMF 2015 was a success! There were over 4200 registrants, 281 exhibit booths, and 237 Convocation participants. The specialized networking sessions provided beneficial opportunities to connect with colleagues, […]

Celebrating the Achievements of Our Colleagues

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Our colleagues’ accomplishments in family medicine further strengthen Canada’s health care system and ensure the highest quality of clinical care, teaching, research, and advocacy. Dr Jennifer Hall, President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Dr Francine Lemire, Executive Director and CEO of the College, will present the following awards at the Convocation […]

Thank You to Walk for the Docs Participants!

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Thank you, walkers, runners, and donors, for your participation in the Walk for the Docs of Tomorrow to support Canada’s medical students. The five-kilometre walk helped raise funds for the $10,000 medical student scholarships offered by the CFPC and the Research and Education Foundation every year to students at each of Canada’s medical schools. The […]

Don’t Just Do Something … Stand There!

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Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) estimates 3o per cent waste in unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures. Many of these expenditures do not have value for patients. Choosing Wisely is an international campaign helping physicians and patients make smart and effective choices, thereby reducing resulting health care costs. Dr Wendy Levinson, Chair, CWC, and Dr Lynn Wilson, […]

Thank You to the 2014–2015 Executive Committee!

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CFPC extends its sincere appreciation to the members of the National Executive Committee for their dedication to advancing family medicine in Canada and to serving the members of the College in 2014–2015. President: Dr Garey Mazowita (Vancouver, British Columbia) Past-President: Dr Kathy Lawrence (Regina, Saskatchewan) President-Elect and Chair of the Board: Dr Jennifer Hall (Rothesay, […]

Mainpro Enhancements Coming!

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Amy Outschoorn, Director, CPD, and Dominique Tessier, Regional Educator, Quebec, are excited to share details about the upcoming Mainpro changes. Based on feedback from members, the new reporting categories—Self-Learning, Group Learning, and Assessment—will be easier to understand. These categories will either be Certified or Non-Certified. The Mainpro+ enhancements will be implemented in June 2016.