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, […]

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, […]

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.

Impressive Military Field Hospital Exhibit

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Canadian Forces Army Surgeon, Colonel Jim Kile, oversees the health and well-being of the Army’s 30,000 troops. He advises the Surgeon General and the Commander of the Canadian Army on all major health-related matters concerning ground forces. Colonel Kile is instrumental in shaping the next generation of medical leaders. In this video Colonel Kile leads […]

Congratulations to 2015 – 2016 CFPC President

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Dr Jennifer Hall, MD, CCFP, FCFP, reveals her love of teaching and discusses her long history with CFPC that eventually led to her installation as President on Friday, November 13th. She is looking forward to the enhancements in continuing professional development as well as simple interaction with colleagues as a sensible first step in discovering […]

Innovations in Research and Education

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Don’t miss the fascinating sessions and resources regarding research and teaching at FMF, the focus of this edition of FMF Insider. Also learn how the Besrour Centre Invitational Global Health Conference advances family medicine worldwide.

15th Anniversary of FMF!

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FMF has evolved and advanced since the first Forum 15 years ago. This year FMF promises to offer exceptional professional development opportunities, and College Square will be an information hub. Five notable honours and awards have been created to recognize outstanding family physicians.

Inspirational Art at FMF

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Jeff Nachtigall is enthusiastic about his interactive art project, Open Studio. So are all the FMF participants who accept Jeff’s invitation to everyone to take part. Jeff’s belief that we are all artists is realized in this fascinating project.

FMF 2014 Wrap Up

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The highlights of FMF 2014 in Quebec City include stimulating keynote speakers, an accessible art project, a surprise circus performance, and convocation. After honours, awards, and certifications were bestowed on over 2000 honourees, FMF closed with an anniversary celebration of 60 years for the CFPC and 20 for the REF!

Medicare: Why We Need It

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“Delivering on the Promise of Medicare” and CFPC President’s Installation     In FMF 2014’s inspiring keynote address on Friday, November 14th, Dr Danielle Martin convincingly explained why and how Canada should be “Delivering on the Promise of Medicare.” Dr Martin affirmed that “Canadians want a health care system based on need, not the ability […]