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.

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!

FMF 2018 will be held in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).

FMF 2018 takes place Wednesday, November 14th, through Saturday, November 17th.

Registration fees vary according to attendee type. Please refer to the full list of FMF registration fees. Save up to 30 per cent off the price of regular registration with our early bird fee (some restrictions may apply). Check back for more details.

Yes, your registration fee includes a light breakfast, a morning break, lunch, and an afternoon break daily. Breakfast will be available each morning outside the keynote room (Level 800). On Wednesday breaks will take place in the poster viewing area (Level 700) and lunch will depend on where your session is (please refer to the program for more information). On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday please go to the Exhibit Hall for breaks and lunch. Additional breaks will be offered in the poster-viewing area.

Go to the MTCC and proceed to registration on Level 600 to pick up your badge and badge holder (or just the badge holder, if you printed your badge at home). Please continue directly to breakfast outside the keynote room on Level 800 or refer to the schedule for session locations.
If your spouse/partner wants to visit the MTCC they must register for FMF as an accompanying person. An accompanying person is entitled to the following inclusions for each day they are registered:

  • Access to the MTCC
  • Access to the FMF Exhibit Hall on Level 800
  • A light breakfast, two breaks, and lunch daily
  • Access to the daily keynote sessions (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • Admission to the FMF Celebration (Thursday)
  • Access to Convocation (Saturday)
  • A guest name badge indicating the days for which they are registered

Most sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, unless pre-registration only appears in the session description in the program. Pre-registration is required for:

  • Mainpro+ certified two-credit-per-hour sessions—additional fees apply
  • Ancillary sessions—no additional fee, limited seating may also be available on-site, first come, first served

Yes, you need to register for events in advance as tickets will not be available for purchase at the conference.

  • Section of Researchers Dinner—purchase tickets in advance
  • Section of Teachers Dinner—purchase tickets in advance
  • Awards Gala—purchase tickets in advance
  • Student and Resident Social Evening—purchase tickets in advance

If your spouse/partner wants to visit the MTCC they must register as an accompanying person. Accompanying persons are entitled to the following inclusions for each day registered:

  • Access to the MTCC
  • Access to the FMF Exhibit Hall—Level 800
  • Entitled to breakfast, two breaks, and lunch daily
  • Access to the daily keynote session (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • Access to the FMF Welcome Reception (Thursday)
  • Access to the FMF Celebration, and Convocation (Saturday)
  • They will receive a guest name badge indicating days registered

Note: Special evening events are not included—tickets must be purchased in the registration system. Accompanying persons are not eligible to attend breakout or concurrent sessions.

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).

If your spouse or partner is not currently licensed to practice medicine in Canada, or is not currently practicing medicine, they may register as an accompanying person. Please note the exclusions listed above.

Children may visit the Exhibit Hall with a registered parent/guardian but are not permitted to attend sessions or most special events. Meals are not provided for complimentary guests. Please be mindful that this is a professional educational event designed for family medicine practitioners. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

All registration cancellations must be sent by email to [email protected] The following fees will apply:
• Cancellations received by August 15th will incur a $50 cancellation fee
• Cancellations received between August 16th and September 15th will incur a $150 cancellation fee
• Cancellations received between September 16th and October 15th will incur a $250 cancellation fee
• Cancellations received after October 15th are not eligible for a refund (all fees are non-refundable)
• Workshop registrations and event tickets are non-refundable after October 15th

General Information

The MTCC is approximately a 30-minute drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The best way to travel to the MTCC from the airport is by taxi, UP Express, or transit.. Visit the MTCC website for more information.

Visit the Hotel and Travel section of the website for a full list of hotels offering discounted rates for FMF delegates.

Limited Wi-Fi is available on a complimentary basis for email and social media access only. Please refrain from downloading large files or live streaming, as we have limited bandwidth.

Contact your hotel to find out about child care services.

Yes. Room 830 of the MTCC.

Yes. New at FMF this year we are offering tours for some of Toronto’s top attractions. Check out the Family and Spousal Events page for more information!

Room 606 of the MTCC.

The Security Department at the MTCC handles lost and found articles; for inquiries, please visit the Guest Services Desk in either building or call (416) 585-8360.

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Register online or on-site at College Square in the Exhibit Hall. Canada’s Walk With the Docs – Advancing Family Medicine Globally takes place on Saturday, November 17th, at 7:00 a.m. Please meet at the registration desk on Level 600 of the MTCC promptly at 6:30 a.m.

The FMF Mobile App works on iOS and Android. For iOS version 8.0 or later, download and install the app from the App Store. For Android version 4.1 or later, download and install the app from Google Play. Blackberry and Windows users can access the web version of the app by visiting the website For on-site support at FMF, visit College Square in the Exhibit Hall.

Visit the CFPC website for details about the privacy policy. The CFPC will arrange to have professional photography and video footage taken during FMF. Please be advised that these items may be used in CFPC materials in print and electronic formats, including on the CFPC and FMF websites. By participating in FMF, you agree to:

  • Grant the CFPC the right and permission to use any such photographs/video clips in which you may be included, in whole or in part, for education and promotional purposes
  • Waive any right that you may have to inspect and/or approve any such photographs/video clips
  • Transfer to the CFPC any right you may have to such photographs/video clips and waive moral rights, if any
  • Release and discharge the CFPC from any liability that may arise from the use of such photographs/video clips by the CFPC

All photographic materials become the property of the CFPC and may be displayed, distributed, or used by the CFPC for any purpose. Names and/or brief bios would be included with permission.

Delegate information: The collection of registrants’ personal information is subject to privacy laws. Registrant contact information is made available to Mainpro+ certified two-credit-per-hour workshop course providers for their session(s) only. This contact information is to be used for the provision of pre- and post-course materials related to the session(s) only and must not be used for any other purpose.

Sessions and Credits

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Your badge will be scanned at each session, which will automatically report your credits.

Badges will be scanned at each session to track your attendance and your credits will be uploaded to your Mainpro+ account.

While on-site at FMF, you can visit the registration desk and have the missed session added to your record. After FMF, if you are missing any credits in your Mainpro+ holding account, please contact [email protected] or 1-800-387-6197 ext. 560.

These sessions will be scanned and credits will be uploaded to your Mainpro+ account.

Room assignments will be listed in the Final Program and on the FMF Mobile App. Most session titles will also be displayed on signage outside rooms. Mainpro+ certified two-credit-per-hour session locations will be provided to you as part of your registration confirmation.

Session evaluations will be available in the FMF Mobile App for each session. Alternatively, a link will be posted on our website with access to session evaluations.

Badges will be scanned at all sessions and you will receive an email confirmation after FMF with all the sessions for which you were scanned. If you are missing any credits in your Mainpro+ holding account, please contact [email protected] or 1-800-387-6197 ext. 560.

Please check the FMF Live page closer to the date.

Exhibit Hall

Many exhibitors will have bar code readers at their booths. With your permission, booth staff will scan the bar code on your badge to obtain the information they need to follow up with you after FMF. You are under no obligation to allow exhibitors to scan your badge.

The Exhibitors section of the FMF Program includes the website addresses for all exhibitors in the description paragraphs.

Exhibit Hall maps and exhibitor lists with booth numbers can be found in the FMF Exhibit Hall Guide and on the FMF Mobile App.

For all exhibit-related questions, please contact Isis Lamb at [email protected].


Convocation will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, at the MTCC. Please check back for more information.

Letters of invitation to the ceremony will be sent in July to the following:

  • Fall 2017 and spring 2018 recipients of the CCFP designation
  • New Fellows who received a letter of invitation from the College in 2018
  • Successful recipients of the Certificates of Added Competency
  • New Life members
  • Award recipients, who will be members of the Platform Party
  • Those who have earned designations in previous years and are included by their special request (please contact [email protected])

If you haven’t received your invitation to attend Convocation, please contact [email protected] to verify your status as a Convocation participant.

Yes! We encourage you to attend this special event. Please celebrate your achievement—be it receiving your CCFP, Fellowship, Life Membership, or Certificate of Added Competency.

You do not need to register for FMF, but you do need to register to attend Convocation. There is no fee to attend the ceremony. Please RSVP online via the FMF registration system.

Convocation gowns can be picked up in Hall E, level 800 on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Portrait photography is available on-site on Saturday on-site from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the MTCC, South Building, Level 800, Exhibit Hall E (Gowning and Photography Room) on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to arrive early if you wish to have a professional photograph taken.

Family and close friends are welcome to join you for this special event.

Yes. Please ensure that you have arranged to have someone stay with them in the audience as they will not be seated with you.

The gowns tend to be warm, so please dress accordingly. How you choose to dress is entirely up to you as the Convocation participant, but do keep in mind this is a special event.

To order your pin, please visit the CFPC online store or contact [email protected]. If you are receiving your designation this year, you may use the code Convocation2018 at checkout for a 50 per cent discount on pin orders.

More questions? Please contact us