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Upcoming CPD
Practising Wisely
Oshawa - Dec. 9
Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls
Applying the P.I.E.C.E.S. Framework for Effective Clinical Management of BPSD
Toronto - Nov. 23

Treating Poverty
Healthy Child Development: Preventative Care Visits for Children and Adolescents
Visit our CPD Calendar for information on these and other upcoming workshops.
Caring for Military Families
Family Physicians Working with Military Families is a new resource from the CFPC and the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle for health professionals to enhance awareness of health-care issues specific to military and veteran families in Canada.
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New Videos
211 is a free bilingual service that is helping health-care providers connect people to the services they need most. Watch the video in English or French to learn how it can help your patients. 
Perinatal Mental Health Webinar
On Nov. 24, join leading experts from Mount Sinai Hospital's Perinatal Mental Health Program and OTN for a live, online learning event on
Medication and Non-Medication Approaches to Dealing with Sleep Problems during Pregnancy and Post-Partum. 
Register today.
Faster Access to Specialists
Missed last month's OTN and OCFP webinar on how to successfully integrate virtual tools into your everyday practice?
Watch it
Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #172: What is the effect of approved medications for androgenic alopecia in men and women?
Get the answer.
Clinical Question #173:
What is the efficacy of commonly used treatments for non-genital warts?
Get the answer.
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November 2016
Family Medicine Matters
Family Medicine - Our Profession Matters
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery As Family Doctor Week comes to a close, OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery reflects upon the ways that family doctors matter and on the OCFP's achievements under her one-year term.

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Celebrate Family Medicine at ASA 2016
The 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly is only two weeks away - Nov. 24-26. Register today to:
  • Learn from more than 100 experts about a wide range of topics - from Trans* primary care to medical aid in dying.
  • Be inspired by keynote speakers - health equity expert Dr. Jeff Turnbull and physician wellness guru Dr. Mamta Gautam.
  • Earn up to half of your required annual certified credits.
  • Reconnect with colleagues from across the province.
Space is limited. Register Today!
Opioid Management Resources
Family doctors are facing increased pressure when it comes to the safe prescribing of opioid medications. A list of relevant resources to support you in your practice has been compiled and will be updated as new information becomes available.
Access your resources.

Connect With Opioid, Addiction and Pain Management Experts
Patients presenting with complications from opioid addiction and chronic pain are difficult to manage, particularly in a family practice. The OCFP connects family physicians with psychiatrists and physicians working in focused practice for pain and addiction. Earn Mainpro+ credits, network with colleagues and benefit from the unique insight of a fellow health-care professional - all in a confidential environment.
Learn about the OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks
2016 Members' Forum: Virtual Care and Digital Health Technologies Supporting Primary Care

Meet today's digital health leaders! On Nov. 25, join us at noon at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto for the OCFP's Members' Forum. Learn about leading virtual care technology and how this technology helps support your practice and produce better health outcomes. Moderated by Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer, Ontario MD, this year's panel includes:
  • Dr. Clare Liddy, Primary Care Lead for BASE e-Consult Service 
  • Dr. Asim Masood, Chief Medical Officer for Canada Health Infoway 
  • Dr. Abhishek Raut, OCFP Board Director 
  • Dr. Rob Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, OTN
  • Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
To attend please RSVP by email to

Can't make it in person?
Join us via live webcast. Register here.
2016 OCFP Annual Meeting of Members
OCFP members are invited to attend the 54th Annual Meeting of Members at noon on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto. This is a great opportunity to hear about how the OCFP is supporting you and to elect your 2017 Board of Directors.

Members who are unable to attend the Annual Meeting of Members, and would still like to have their voice heard, may complete the Proxy form for 2016 OCFP Annual Meeting of Members. Please return to Lynn Hammond by 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 via email or by fax at 416-867-9990.
Environmental and Occupational Health Pearls: Radon

November is Radon Awareness month. Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer and accounts for about 850 lung cancer deaths in Ontario each year. Check out the Environmental and Occupational Pearls from Public Health Ontario to access resources to share with your patients.  

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On the Bulletin Board 
Find out about calls for participation on committees and focus groups, upcoming conferences, new reports and other valuable resources on the OCFP's online bulletin board .

What's new on the board:
  • CAMH Partners Project - Integrated Care for Better Outcomes
  • Public Health Ontario Information on Influenza Vaccine Recommendations and Antiviral Medication for Health-Care Providers
  • Health Quality Ontario Releases Measuring Up 2016
  • Webinar and Launch of Trans Primary Care Guide 
  • Updates to Cannabis Research Reports
  • Latest Edition of the Ontario Thoracic Reviews Now Available