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). […]

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CanMEDS workshop seeks input to describe roles of a family physician

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The CanMEDS-FM Review Working Group invites all teachers to an interactive Family Medicine Forum workshop on Friday, November 11th, to discuss what it means to be a family physician. Last year the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada launched the revised CanMEDS 2015 Physician Competency Framework. Now, the College of Family Physicians of […]

Six FMF sessions to be live-streamed for free on Friday

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If you can’t make it to Family Medicine Forum in Vancouver this year, you can still benefit from six sessions that will be available online for free via live-streaming on Friday, November 11th. As part of this special pilot project for FMF 2016, you can earn up to six Mainpro+® continuing professional development (CPD) credits. […]

New Resource for Family Physicians Working with Canadian Military Families

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(Vancouver, BC, November 9, 2016) Defence Minister, Harjit S. Sajjan, joined representatives of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle today to release a new resource called Family Physicians Working with Military Families for health professionals to enhance awareness of health care issues specific to […]