Medical Student Scholarship recipients FMF 2016

Congratulations to the CFPC’s 2016 Medical Student Scholarship recipients

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Every year at Family Medicine Forum (FMF) the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in family medicine with Medical Student Scholarships of $10,000 each. Each of Canada’s 17 medical schools nominates one student in their second-last year of undergraduate study for these scholarships. […]


Dangerous Ideas Soapbox proves a tight race for most robust idea

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The four Dangerous Ideas presented at the annual “soapbox” session generated energetic and thoughtful discussion at Family Medicine Forum on Thursday, November 10th. As audience members voted online to select the “most robust” idea, the numbers slid in favour from one presentation to another at the end of the session until voting finally closed. In […]

Dr José Pereira CFPC FMF 2016

Keynote: Why palliative care should be part of all family practices

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Dr José Pereira’s heartfelt keynote address at Family Medicine Forum on Friday, November 11th, highlighted the importance of having all family physicians include palliative care as part of their practices, for the benefit of their patients and themselves. In describing his own path to becoming a palliative care expert, Dr Pereira recounted an experience with […]

Mainpro Lounge

Get expert advice on the new Mainpro+ platform in College Square

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Visit the Mainpro+® lounge in College Square to learn all about the features of our new continuing professional development platform. Mainpro+ staff and Regional Educators are on hand to answer any questions you have and provide demonstrations on computer stations in our comfortable setting. CERT+ staff are also on-site to answer questions about developing programs […]

FMF Self Learning Booth

Take a peek at the new Self Learning website in College Square

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Self Learning, the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s subscription-based continuing professional development program, has launched a new website to enhance users’ online learning experience. Building on Self Learning’s popular quiz format that draws on information from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals, the new website is mobile friendly so you can learn on the go. […]

Video: How family physicians can help military families access continuous, patient-centred care

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In this CEO Blog, Dr Francine Lemire talks about the unique challenges military families face in accessing timely and continuous health care. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has collaborated with the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle to produce a document—Family Physicians Working With Military Families—to help family physicians understand how […]

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. […]