Upcoming CPD
Practising Wisely
Toronto - Oct. 25
Ottawa - Dec. 5

T he OCFP will be providing several Mainpro+ certified workshops at the Family Medicine Forum 2016 in Vancouver - Nov. 9-12.

Visit our CPD Calendar for information on these and other upcoming workshops.
Centre for Effective Practice News
The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) is looking for a clinical lead to help develop a youth mental health clinical tool. Please apply by Oct. 19, 2016.
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Interested in focus groups on chronic insomnia?  
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New tools are coming soon to The Well.  Watch for new tools and resources on medical aid in dying, mental health and addictions and more.
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Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #170: Is exercise effective for non-specific lower back pain and, if so, when and which exercises?
Get the answer.
Clinical Question #171:
Is acetaminophen effective for the management of back pain or osteoarthritis?
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October 2016
Be Inspired at ASA 2016
ASA 2016 is only 5 weeks away and this year's keynote speakers are sure to inspire. Health equity expert Dr. Jeff Turnbull will share insights about the challenges for primary care in a new era and psychiatrist
Dr. Mamta Gautam will speak about physician resilience and how it is key to enhancing health-care quality. 
  
Learn more.

Register now! 
Free Webinar: Faster Access to Specialists with OTN
 
Join family doctors Dr. Abhishek Raut and Dr. Paul Gill, at noon on Oct. 25, for a  free interactive OTN webcast on how to successfully integrate virtual tools into your everyday practice. Learn more about how to use Telederm, eConsult and secure video to quickly connect with specialists. This event is brought to you by OTN and the OCFP.

New OCFP CPD Program Awarded Highest Certification
2016 OCFP Annual Meeting of Members
 
OCFP members are invited to the 54th Annual Meeting of Members at noon on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. This is a great opportunity to hear about how the OCFP is supporting you and elect new members to the Board.
 
The agenda will be posted on Nov. 2 on the OCFP website. Proxy forms are available to m embers who are unable to attend the meeting.
 
Learn more.
Survey on Family Doctor Admin Time

We know that family physicians are facing increasing administrative demands. The OCFP is conducting a two-minute survey to get an approximation of the time family physicians spend on clinical and administrative documentation tasks. Responses will be used to help understand your pressures and to advocate for solutions that optimize patient care.

Take the survey.

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

Currently on the board:
  • Ontario Taking Action to Prevent Opioid Abuse
  • Request for Physician Input on Imaging Decision Support Pathways
  • Updates from Public Health Ontario on Zika, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and influenza surveillance
  • CAMH Partners Project - Integrated Care for Better Outcomes
  • HIV Primary Care Education Day 
  • Request for Input on Drug Pricing Guidelines