Upcoming CPD
View the full CPD Calendar for information on all of our upcoming workshops.
Ottawa CPD
Best Practices
- April  13

CBT on the Fly
- April 14
Toronto CPD
Have You Heard?
On April 14, women's health pioneer and family physician Dr. May Cohen will be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of fame.
Listen to her CMAJ podcast
Call for Input
H elp test clinical tools in development. Sessions March 7-24 for adult mental health and addictions, head and neck pain, and care of the elderly
Learn more
Save the Date

The OCFP's 54th Annual Scientific Assembly takes place from Nov. 24 - 26, 2016 in Toronto. Stay tuned for more details.
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Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #156: What is the best treatment for head lice?
Get the answer.
Clinical Question #157: Does flibanserin improve sexual desire and the number of satisfying sexual episodes for women?
Get the answer.
Mainpro+ Reminder 
Changes are coming to Mainpro. Watch this video to learn about the new program and what it means for you.
March 2016 
Family Medicine Matters
A Message From OCFP President
Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery
Measuring the Things That Matter

Patient experience surveys can provide feedback on the timeliness of access, friendliness of staff and provider access to history and past tests, but do they accurately measure health or improvement? This month Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery examines how family physicians can measure what really matters to patients.

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Family Physician Advocacy in Action
Family physicians are making a difference in Ontario. Read on for two great examples of advocacy in action. 

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Nominate a Colleague Today

Know a family physician in Ontario who delivers outstanding patient care? Or someone who is an exceptional leader?
Nominate a family medicine hero by March 31, 2016 .

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OCFP Faculty Profile - Dr. Jose Silveira
Dr. Jose Silveira, is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Co-Chair of the OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks (CMHN/MMAP) and an OCFP CPD Faculty member who teaches the Mainpro-C accedited Managing Uncertainty. Through this workshop, he helps family physicians approach mental health care with confidence, even when diagnosis isn't clear.

Read our Q&A with Dr. Silveira.
Campaign Helps Patients Choose Wisely
Choosing Wisely Canada aims to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments. It is launching More Is Not Always Better, a new patient facing campaign designed to:
  1. Promote the message that in medicine as it is in life, "more is not always better".
  2. Educate patients about when they might need a particular test or treatment, and when they don't.
  3. Encourage patients to talk with their doctor about unnecessary care.
Learn more about the Choosing Wisely Campaign.

Registration is also open for the OCFP's related Best Practices workshop in Ottawa on April 13.
Going "Glo-Cal": Environmental Health Committee Update
The Environmental Health Committee Update introduces new committee members - Dr. Mehvish Mehrani and Dr. Mike Benusic. Articles from Dr. Markus Faulhaber on lead exposure and PhD candidate Ellena Andoniou about the upcoming PEGASUS Conference, that aims to develop strategies for "glo-cal" environmental and health issues are also featured.

Learn more.
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: 
  • Provincial Guidelines for Epilepsy Surgery Referrals in Ontario
  • Family Physician Attitudes Towards MedsChecks and Pharmaceutical Opinion Study
  • Reprocessing in Community Health Care Settings - Online Training Course
  • Behaviour Supports Across the Continuum: The Importance of Care Transitions