Upcoming CPD
Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls
Kitchener - Oct. 12 

Practising Wisely
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.
Perinatal Mental Health Learning Event
Leading experts from Mount Sinai Hospital's Perinatal Mental Health Program are partnering with OTN to present a live, three-part online learning event on perinatal mental health on Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24.
Learn more
New Choosing Wisely Canada Toolkit and Video
A new Choosing Wisely Canada  toolkit and video from Dr. Mike Evans on changes in how family doctors approach screening tests and preventative health care is now available.
Learn more.  
Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #168: Does liraglutide reduce weight and improve health in obese patients?
Get the answer.
Clinical Question #169: In patients at higher risk of contracting HIV, can daily antiviral therapy prevent infection?
Get the answer.
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September 2016
Family Medicine Matters Blog
Continuity Matters
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery
Continuity of the patient-physician relationship is one of the defining pillars of the discipline of family medicine, but in the context of our modern health-care system what does continuity of care really mean?

Patients First Update 
On Sept. 12, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne delivered a Speech from the Throne entitled "A Balanced Plan to Build Ontario Up for Everyone". For family physicians, the most notable aspect of the Throne Speech is the
re-introduction of legislation for primary care transformation.

Hop, Skip and a Jump to ASA 2016
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The 2016 ASA is around the corner - Nov. 24 - 26 in Toronto. Register for all three-days of the conference and earn more than half of your required annual certified credits. If you want to knock off more CPD credits, register for pre- and post-conference certified sessions. 

More than 100 experts will cover a wide range of topics - from Trans* primary care to medical aid in dying. Health equity expert Dr. Jeff Turnbull and physician wellness guru Dr. Mamta Gumpta will round out the event as ASA keynote speakers. 

Early bird registration closes Monday Sept. 19 at midnight. 
Faster Access to Specialists
Join family doctors Dr. Abhishek Raut and Dr. Paul Gill, on Oct. 25, noon - 1 p.m., for an interactive OTN webcast on how to successfully integrate virtual tools into your everyday practice.
Learn more about how to:
  • Get derm consults in less than 5 days with Telederm.
  • Use eConsult to access advice quickly from over 25 different specialty areas.
  • Use secure video to connect directly with specialists or patients.
Register now for this free Professional Learning Series event at www.otnhub.ca/pls.This event is brought to you by OTN and the OCFP.
Estimated Burden of Cancer from Environmental Exposures in Ontario 

An August 2016 report from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and Cancer Care Ontario sheds light on the impact of environmental carcinogens, which are associated with 3,500-6,500 new cases of cancer each year in Ontario. Check out the Environmental and Occupational Pearls from PHO to learn what you can do in your practice.  

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:
  • Request for Input on Drug Pricing Guidelines
  • AFHTO 2016 Conference "Leading primary care to strengthen a population-focused health system"
  • Checklists for Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice Settings
  • Information for Parents to Help Make Vaccinations Easier
  • OHA HealthAchieve
  • The 6th Conference and Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity