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.


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 12th 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

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.
These events are complimentary and will be available for all to add to their agenda on the FMF Virtual platform. These events include the Section of Researchers Celebration Event, Celebrating Family Medicine Teaching Excellence Event and the Awards Gala.


Virtual & 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!

  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

Connecting to the FMF Virtual Platform

Google Chrome (desktop)

  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.

If you have registered, you will automatically receive a link to claim your profile to FMF virtual event by email 2 weeks prior to the event from [email protected]. After your first login, add it to your bookmarks bar for easy access.

  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!

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 with the headphone symbol are available in French and English. Add to 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 2021 will be available for 30 days post FMF, until December 13th, 2021! Keynote presentations and most sessions will be available for 30 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 9-13 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.

FMF 2021 Daily Schedule:

TIME – EST

MONDAY & TUESDAY

NOV 8 & 9, 2021

WEDNESDAY

NOV 10, 2021

THURSDAY

NOV 11, 2021

FRIDAY

NOV 12, 2021

SATURDAY

NOV 13, 2021

BEFORE 10

Pre-Registered

MEETINGS / EVENTS

9:55-11:00

Workshops

run all day

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

11:00-11:30

MEETINGS / EVENTS

11:30-12:30

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

12:30-1:30

MEETINGS / EVENTS

1:30-2:30

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

2:30-3:00

MEETINGS / EVENTS

3:00-4:00

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

Certified CPD

AFTER 4 PM

MEETINGS / EVENTS

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 81 Mainpro+ credits.
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. A full list of session evaluations is also available on the fmf.cfpc.ca website.
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]
Once you are logged in to your Mainpro+ account, you can adjust these in the holding area. If you need assistance reporting or adding Mainpro credits, please contact [email protected] or 1-800-387-6197 ext. 560


Exhibit Hall

The FMF Exhibit Hall is always open! Browse exhibitor materials, videos, and brochures and leave a message in the chat anytime during the live days or during the on-demand period. During the live days you will be able to chat live with a booth representative between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (ET). Browse the exhibits area to learn more and to chat with booth representatives.
During the live event days, November 10 to 13, 2021, you can chat directly with FMF exhibitors in live one-to-one Zoom calls between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (ET) daily. Click “Talk Now” to connect with any available booth staff member or “Call Now” to talk to a specific booth representative. After your call any notes taken or messages typed in the chat during the call will be saved for you under My Agenda. Please note: This function works on laptops and computers only; it is not available on mobiles or tablets. Please reach out, as our exhibitors are looking forward to hearing from you!
For all exhibit-related questions, please contact [email protected]


Special Events

These events are complimentary and will be available for all to add to their agenda on the FMF Virtual platform. These events include the Section of Researchers Celebration Event, Celebrating Family Medicine Teaching Excellence Event and the Awards Gala.
The event links will be available in the FMF virtual platform, under agenda.


Convocation

A celebratory event will take place in the virtual platform Saturday, November 13th at 4pm. Click Add to Agenda to view. If you are receiving a designation and have questions, please email [email protected] If you wish to rent a gown to take photos, please follow this link


Other

Visit the CFPC website for details about the privacy policy.

More questions? Please contact us at [email protected]