Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive annual conference for family physicians. It is hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). FMF focuses on providing four energizing days of practical, cutting-edge, and thought-provoking educational opportunities. Its program features impressive daily keynote presentations and a vast array of continuing professional development (CPD) sessions designed specifically for family physicians, researchers, and teachers. FMF also offers many special events, celebrations of achievements in family medicine, an extensive Exhibit Hall, and several social opportunities to recharge and network with peers and colleagues.
Physicians, residents, international medical graduates, students, nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, teachers, and other health care professionals.
  • November 9 – 12 : Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
  • November 16 – 19 : Virtual
  • November 20 – January 7, 2023 : On-Demand

Terms – All attendees must acknowledge and agree to these terms to attend:
To attend FMF (Family Medicine Forum) and/or any related meetings or events you acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By participating you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the College of Family Physicians of Canada or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, exhibitors, sponsors or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, disability or Public Health restrictions including, but not limited to mandatory quarantine requirements. Moreover, you also agree to follow all provincial, local and property specific protocols such as, but not limited to, capacity limits, screening, masking, physical distancing and collection of contact information where required.

  • FMF strongly recommends all onsite attendees be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations
  • FMF strongly encourages attendees wear a mask unless maintaining a distance of 6’ from others and / or actively eating or drinking
  • Subject to the Province of Ontario and/or the City of Toronto’s public health guidelines and restrictions at the time of FMF
  • FMF will employ enhanced cleaning and sanitization standards throughout the FMF venue(s)
  • The MTCC utilizes top-tier air filtration as follows:
    • Two-step filtration system with a MERV 13 rating
    • Highly effective air filters in all HVAC systems
    • Increased cleaning frequency of the air handling units
    • The volume of fresh air intake has increased from 20% up to 50%
    • Running hours for air handling units extended to increase fresh air turnover
  • You will complete the Ontario daily self screening tool and will not attend if advised to self-isolate
  • You will not attend any FMF in person session, meetings or events if you are unwell
  • If Covid restrictions change, attendees will be notified via email

Covid Cancellations:
If you are unable to attend the full in-person event due to Covid related reasons please advise [email protected] and your registration will be automatically converted to virtual only. You will receive a response and access to FMF Virtual on or before November 15, 2022.

If the in-person event must be cancelled due to Covid or other concerns, all registrations will be automatically converted to virtual and On-demand. The CFPC is not responsible for any travel, hotel or other incidental costs incurred, please plan accordingly.


Registration

Learn from Canada’s experts in family medicine, research, and education; connect with colleagues from both Canada and abroad; and celebrate achievements in family medicine!
Please refer here for the full list of registration fees.
FMF receipts are emailed from [email protected] immediately upon registration. Please check your inbox and / or junk folder. If you need it resent, please email [email protected].
No, most FMF sessions are not pre-registered, with the exception of the Tuesday, pre-conference, two and three credit per hour workshops. These are available for pre-registration here.

  • Yes, cancel by September 9th for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee
  • Yes, cancel by October 15th for a 50% refund, less a $50 processing fee
  • After October 15th, registration fees are fully non-refundable
  • Donations, event tickets and workshops are non-refundable

Approximately two weeks before FMF Virtual goes live you will receive a link to “Claim your account” from [email protected]. You will never need to return to the FMF registration portal.
Yes, your registration fee includes a light breakfast, and lunch daily. Meals are served in the Exhibit Hall, with the exception of Saturday which will take place in the Level 800 Foyer.
Only if your spouse/partner wants to visit the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), then they must register for FMF as an accompanying person. Accompanying persons have access to the MTCC including the Exhibit Hall which offers light breakfast and lunch. Accompanying persons may attend keynote and sessions as space permits.
Special note: If your spouse/partner is a physician or a nurse, or falls under any of the other registration categories, they must register separately (i.e., they cannot register as an accompanying person).
Babe in arms is welcome and a nursing area is available onsite. Please be mindful that this is a professional medical conference and not appropriate for school age children. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].


Virtual and On Demand


Schedules on this website are listed in eastern time (ET). Once inside the FMF platform, all schedules will automatically adjust to your own time zone.
Most desktop and laptop computers will be perfectly capable of running everything on the FMF Virtual Platform. It also works well on mobile devices and tablets (only smaller!). However, a few steps can help if you have concerns about your system or if you plan to access FMF from a workplace or university that may have firewalls in place that could block access to some aspects of FMF.

  1. FMF virtual uses integrated zoom technology, download and test this in advance here
  2. Run a Speed test – anything above 3 Mbps upload / download speed should be perfect
  3. Review the recommended system requirements here for the best experience
  4. Login as soon as you receive access during the two-week preview period
  5. Review the agenda and FAQ preview video from the same device and location you will use
  6. It’s really important to use Google Chrome. This is by far the best browser to access FMF!

Note: To attend a virtual meeting on the Pathable platform, we strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. Due to limitations within Zoom, attendees in Safari, Firefox, or other browsers may have issues with audio.
Alternatively, you can also start the broadcast, then click the link in the lower-left corner in order to open the meeting within the Zoom program.

Approximately two weeks before FMF Virtual goes live you will receive a link to “Claim your account” from [email protected]. Once you claim your account in the virtual platform, you will never need to return to the FMF registration portal.

Connecting to the FMF Virtual Platform

FMF Virtual 2022 will be available for 50 days post FMF, until January 7th, 2023! Please note, that this date cannot be extended. Keynote presentations and most sessions will be available for 50 days and everything you watch during the live and on-demand period will be tracked and applied to your Mainpro+ holding area. Credits will be added to your account approximately 6 weeks after the on-demand period concludes.

  1. Click the link and CLAIM YOUR PROFILE
  2. Add a password, headshot, fun facts etc. – you only need to do this once.
  3. Add FMF Virtual to your bookmarks bar for easy access daily
  4. Explore the agenda, click ADD TO AGENDA for sessions and events you wish to attend
  5. Visit exhibits, posters and networking areas, 24/7, anytime!

 

  1. From the sign-in screen select Forgot Your Password
  2. Enter your registered email and select Send Password Reset Email
  3. Pathable will email a unique to reset your password
  4. Tip: check spam and verify it’s the same email address you used to register

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More
  3. Click More tools > Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, choose a time range, to delete everything, select All time.
  5. Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  6. Click Clear data.

From the main navigation menu, select Agenda review sessions and events and click the plus sign or Add to Agenda next to any sessions that you want to join.
At 1 minute before the start time a ‘Join live meeting’ button appears, click it to access the session. Click Theatre mode for the best viewing experience (this gives you a large viewing window with chat on the right-hand side)
Sessions listed with the headphone symbol are available via simultaneous interpretation in French and English. Add to your agenda and enter the session during the scheduled time. Click use the Zoom App (just below the session/video window) click languages, click listen in French.
Approximately two hours after each session concludes, a large, embedded video will appear in the Agenda item. Note: you do not need to Add to Agenda once the video is available, you can just click on the video to view it and your credits will be automatically tracked.
Sessions with the headphone symbol are available in French and English. Both recordings will be in the same agenda item. Find a small button just below the main embedded video with a link indicating “Switch to this Video”.
FMF Virtual 2022 will be available for 50 days post FMF, until January 7th, 2023! Please note, that this date cannot be extended. Keynote presentations and most sessions will be available for 50 days and everything you watch during the live and on-demand period will be tracked and applied to your Mainpro+ holding area. Credits will be added to your account approximately 6 weeks after the on-demand period concludes.
During the live event – November 15 – 19 from 9 am EST to 4 pm EST click support inside the FMF Virtual event platform. During the preview and the on-demand period please email [email protected].

 


Sessions and Credits

Click here for detailed schedule and full program.

This one credit-per-hour Group Learning Program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 107 Mainpro+ credits. Earn up to 24 Mainpro+ credits by attending in person and earn up to 83 Mainpro+ credits by participating virtually and accessing on-demand.
You do NOT need to report credits for all one-credit per hour Mainpro+® certified sessions at FMF. These credits will be tracked and uploaded to your Mainpro+ holding area within 6 weeks after the on-demand period ends.
Yes, Mainpro+ credits for two- and three-credit-per-hour workshops will not be automatically uploaded to your Mainpro+ account. Please add these activities to your account once you have received your certificate of completion from the program provider. Questions regarding these workshops should be directed to the program providers..
To claim the credits in your Mainpro+ holding area, log in to your Mainpro+ account and click “Holding Area” in the top menu or select the activity from the “Incomplete CPD Activities” section on your main dashboard. Answer the required questions and click “Submit.”
Session evaluations will be available in the virtual platform, under agenda, click each session you attend and click the session evaluation button, you can complete the session evaluation during the session.
Participation certificates for FMF will be emailed to all CFPC members 6 weeks after on-demand concludes. If you are a non-member and require proof of participation, please email your request to [email protected].
In Person – Session monitors will scan your badge, please ensure that your badge is scanned prior entering the room. If you miss being scanned while on-site at FMF, please visit the Session Scanning Questions desk at the registration area, level 600, MTCC.

In the Virtual Platform once you enter a live or recorded session, the platform will automatically track your attendance. IMPORTANT: DO NOT remove virtual sessions from your Agenda AFTER viewing them. Doing so will remove the credits tracked. Under your profile visit the CEU tab for an ongoing list of Certified sessions attended.

 


In Person and Virtual Exhibit Hall

In Person Nov 9-11 from 8 am to 3:30 pm | Virtual the Exhibit Hall is open 24/7 from November 1 – January 7, 2023 | Nov 16-19 you can chat live a booth representative between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (ET).
For all exhibit-related questions, please contact [email protected].


Special Events

Please purchase tickets when you register for FMF – Ticket sales for these events close on October 14th. Join us at these great events to connect with peers and celebrate achievements in Family Medicine.

  • Section of Researchers Dinner – Wednesday November 9th
  • Celebrating Family Medicine Teaching Excellence Dinner – Thursday November 10th
  • Awards Gala – Friday November 11th


Convocation

A celebratory event will take place during in person FMF on Saturday, November 12th at 5 pm in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 800 level. If you are receiving a designation and have questions, please email [email protected].

Other

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More questions? Please contact us at [email protected]