Upcoming CPD
Musculoskeletal Joint Assessment
Oshawa - Jan. 30

Treating Poverty: A Workshop for Family Physicians
North York - Feb. 26
Hamilton - March 8

Intrauterine Contraception: Theory to Practice
Toronto - Feb. 27

How do the Osteoporosis Guidelines Apply to Your Patients? Peterborough - March 8

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for information on these and other upcoming workshops.
Professional Opportunity
The Provincial Council for Child and Maternal Health is currently seeking family physicians and other representatives from across Ontario to participate on the VBAC Care Pathway Expert Panel 
 
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Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #153: Is ginger an option for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy?

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Update on Physician-Assisted Dying
On Jan. 15, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four-month extension to pass a law on physicians-assisted dying.

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Prevention in Hand
The CFPC and Public Health Agency of Canada's Prevention in Hand (PiH) website and mobile app provide easy access to current and accurate chronic disease prevention information for physicians and patients. Mainpro accredited e-learning modules are also available.

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January 2016
Family Medicine Matters
Clinical Leadership of Family Physicians Needed to Shape Future of Health Care  
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery
In December, Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released a discussion paper that proposes an approach to improving several aspects of our health-care system.

As the Ministry seeks stakeholder input,
OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery calls on family physicians to provide input to help ensure the family medicine perspective is heard.

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Welcoming Refugees to Ontario
Over the last month, Canada has welcomed nearly 7,000 Syrian refugees to their new home. Check out an updated list of relevant resources to support your care of refugee patients in your practice.
 
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Call for Abstracts Now Open
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The OCFP 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) will take place November 24-26, 2016 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Abstracts are now being accepted in:
  • The best new scientific research available.
  • Best practices, treatments, tools in all areas of family medicine.
  • Concise, interactive, case-based and/or engaging teaching methods.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. To find out more,   visit the ASA website.
New Poverty Tool for Primary Care Providers
Do you know if your patients are having trouble making ends meet? Poverty puts patients at higher risk for most chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, and even for accidents and trauma. That's why it's important to screen everyone for poverty. Find out more from the new Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers.

CEP Treating Poverty Tool video
Minimizing Environmental Health Risks: EHC Update
This edition of the Environmental Health Committee Update features a message from new committee chair Dr. Lynn Marshall and articles about Ontario's RentSafe program by Dr. Abeer Majeed and the potential health impacts of electromagnetic frequency exposure from Dr. Riina Bray. Dr. Alison Bested also provides a recap on the Environment-Linked Illnesses workshop that was presented at the 2015 Family Medicine Forum.

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On the Bulletin Board 
 
Did you know that the OCFP has an online bulletin board? Find out about calls for participation on committees and focus groups, upcoming conferences and new reports and other resources.

Currently on the board:
  • Cancer Care Ontario's Physician-Linked Correspondence Initiative
  • St. Michael's Hospital Study - Reaching Out to Canadians Living with Diabetes
  • 2016 Conference on Mental Health & Adults with ASD
  • HQO Launches New Three-Year Strategic Plan
  • Free Online Course on Ontario's Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit

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