Upcoming CPD
Treating Poverty: A Workshop for Family Physicians
North York - Feb. 26
St. Thomas - March 8

Intrauterine Contraception: Theory to Practice
Toronto - Feb. 27


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

Diagnosis and Management of Patients with MCI and Dementia
Toronto - April 7

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for information on these and other upcoming workshops.
Member Input Wanted
Ontario's Ministry of Health released Patients First, a discussion paper that proposes an approach to improving our health-care system. The OCFP invites you to provide input by Feb. 15.

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Reminder: 2016 ASA
Call For Abstracts
The deadline to submit an abstracts for the OCFP 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) is quickly approaching.

Be sure to submit your abstract by Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

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Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #154: Are leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) effective in pediatric asthma?
Get the answer.
Clinical Question #155: Is nasal saline irrigation (NSI) helpful for rhinosinusitis?
Get the answer.
New Primary Care Assessment Tool for Syrian Refugees 
Syrian Refugees Early Assessment Considerations for Primary Care Providers , a document intended to support the care of Syrian Refugees is now available from Ontario's Ministry of Health. 
     
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February 2016
Family Medicine Matters
Physician-Assisted Dying - Readying Ourselves for Questions
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery
On Jan. 15, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four-month extension to pass a law on physician-assisted dying. As details of the new legislation are being worked out, OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery examines t he role of family physicians and what they need to know.

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Palliative Care CPD Workshops
The Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) program focuses on current best practices and provides competency-based palliative care education.
 
The OCFP is partnering with Pallium Canada to offer the LEAP Mini and LEAP Core workshops. Click below for more information and to register.
Two Winners of OCFP's Top Prize for Family Medicine Resident Research
Since 2013 the OCFP has invited top resident researchers from Ontario's medical schools to present practical research and scholarly projects at the Resident Research Competition.

For the first time the top prize went to two winners  - Dr. Katrin Dolganova from Queen's University and Dr. Jennifer Swerdlyk from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine West Campus.

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Help Us Celebrate Family Doctors


Do you know a family physician in Ontario who goes above and beyond in caring for their patients? Or someone who regularly demonstrates leadership excellence? Nominate a family medicine hero before March 31, 2016 .

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New Clinical Tool: Prevention of Childhood Obesity
A new clinical tool is available from the Centre for Effective Practice to help primary care providers support young patients to adopt healthy lifestyles and avoid obesity. The Prevention of Childhood Obesity Tool
supports:
  • Discussing healthy lifestyles and agreeing on a plan.
  • Measuring and documenting growth.
  • Interpreting growth.
  • Completing a healthy lifestyle record.
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On the Bulletin Board 
 
Check out the OCFP's online bulletin board to find out about calls for participation on committees and focus groups, upcoming conferences and new reports and other resources.

Currently on the board:
  • Toronto Central LHIN Primary Care Engagement Sessions
  • New Website and App Supports Pregnant Women and Families
  • Online, Accredited Workshop on Early Child Development
  • Guidelines to Assist in Managing Adult Concussions
Learn more.