Philpott FMF 2016

Keynote: Health Minister points to three keys to sustainable health care

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Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott shared three key lessons her patients have taught her about building a sustainable health care system in Thursday’s well-attended keynote speech at Family Medicine Forum. Dr Philpott delivered her remarks as the recipient of the 2016 CFPC/Scotiabank Family Medicine Lectureship Award, which recognizes an outstanding national or international figure who […]

Interview with Dr David White, CFPC President 2016–2017

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Dr David White was installed as the President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for 2016–2017 on Friday, November 11th, at Family Medicine Forum. In this interview Dr White talks about how he first became active with the CFPC as a resident and how his involvement in education has shaped his career. […]

Board of Directors 2016-EN

Annual Meeting of Members reports on electronic voting results, 2016–2017 Board

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The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Annual Meeting of Members provided an opportunity to report on the success of the electronic voting initiative introduced for the election of the 2016­–2017 Board of Directors. More than 2,000 members voted, with 92% in favour of continuing with electronic elections and 93% in favour of continuing to share […]

Report Card 2016

CFPC report card rates federal government’s health care performance

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The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) released a new report card on Thursday, November 10th, indicating tentative progress in some areas across 23 indicators of importance to family medicine. This document, The Role of the Federal Government in Health Care: Report Card 2016, updates the grades from the CFPC’s previous 2013 report card. […]

Poster Award

Top eight research posters from Day 1 at FMF

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Awards were presented to the top eight research posters on Wednesday. Six were chosen based on evaluations by a team of researchers and, as a new feature this year, two were selected as “people’s choice” awards. The award recipients were: 503: Prévalence et facteurs de risque de médicament potentiellement inapproprié chez les 65 ans et […]

Honourable Harjit Sajjan

Defence Minister attends launch of resource about caring for military families

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The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, made a special appearance at Family Medicine Forum on Wednesday to support the release of a new practice resource, Family Physicians Working With Military Families. Produced by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle, the document is […]

Vote for the top ‘Dangerous Idea’ for transforming primary care

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Four cutting-edge concepts are up for discussion in our annual Dangerous Ideas Soapbox on Thursday morning. (10:00–11:00, VCC 211-214) Join our presenters to appreciate new perspectives and vote for the idea that you think has the most merit: Changing “Cradle2Grave” to “Cradle OR Grave”: Dr Darren Cargill suggests that the resources currently being used to […]

Celebrate FMF 2016 Convocation

Convocation marks academic achievements in family medicine

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Cap off Family Medicine Forum (FMF) by getting together with colleagues and friends at the FMF Celebration and Convocation on Saturday, November 12th. (Ballrooms A–C, Vancouver Convention Centre) Our special ceremony acknowledges the achievements of individuals as they receive Certification in Family Medicine (CCFP), Fellowship (FCFP), Lifetime Membership (LM), and Certificates of Added Competence (CACs). […]