Registration

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 2019 will be held in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC).

FMF 2019 takes place Wednesday, October 30th through Saturday, November 2nd.

Please check back in July to register.

  • International attendees wishing to attend Family Medicine Forum, must be registered and paid in full. Once your registration is complete, please email [email protected] to request your letter of invitation for international delegates.
  • Please note that it may take Canadian Embassies/Consulates three (3) months to process a Visa application. Applicants must check with the respective authorities in their country of origin to determine exact processing requirements. For more information about Canadian government requirements for visitors and contact information for Visa offices, visit www.cic.gc.ca.
  • Where an attendee is unable to attend Family Medicine Forum due to a failure to obtain a Visa, a $50.00 administration fee will apply.


Please refer here for the full list of registration fees.

Yes, your registration fee includes a light breakfast, a morning break, lunch, and an afternoon break daily.

Go to the VCC and proceed to registration on the West Level 1 foyer 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 or refer to the schedule for session locations.


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 VCC they must register as an accompanying person. Accompanying persons are entitled to the following inclusions for each day registered:

  • Access to the VCC
  • Access to the FMF Exhibit Hall
  • 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/li>

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 cancellations must be received by email to [email protected] The following fees will apply:
• Cancellations received by August 15th are subject to a $50 cancellation fee
• Cancellations received between August 16th and September 15th are subject to a $150 cancellation fee
• Cancellations received between September 16th and October 2nd are subject to a $250 cancellation fee
• Cancellations received after October 2nd are not eligible for a refund (all fees are non-refundable)
• Workshop registration and Special Event tickets will be non-refundable after October 2nd


General Information

The VCC is approximately a 25-minute drive from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The best way to travel to the VCC from the airport is by transit (SkyTrain, buses and the SeaBus), or taxi. Visit the VCC 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.

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If you have lost something, please email the date you believe you left the item, a description of the item and your contact information to [email protected]. Items found following events at the VCC will remain in Lost & Found for 30 days, after which time they will be donated to one of their designated charities.

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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 fmfapp.cfpc.ca. 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

Convocation will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at the VCC. Please check back for more information.

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

  • Fall 2018 and spring 2019 recipients of the CCFP designation
  • New Fellows who received a letter of invitation from the College in 2019
  • 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.

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Portrait photography is available on-site on Saturday on-site from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the VCC 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.

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