Upcoming CPD
Pri-Med Canada (formerly Primary Care Today) takes place in Toronto from May 4-7. The OCFP is pleased to be presenting 12 Mainpro-C courses as part of the 50 hours of primary care CME and 40 Mainpro-C accerdited sessions on offer.
Managing Uncertainty 
 
Insomnia: Beyond the Basics
Toronto - April 29 
Kingston - May 27

Best Practices: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
Kingston - May 26

Musculoskeletal Joint Assessment
Richmond Hill - May 28

Visit our CPD Calendar for information on these and other upcoming workshops.
Ontario Doctor's Day
Follow us on Twitter on May 1 to celebrate Ontario Doctor's Day - a day that honours the contributions made by physicians to the health and well being of Ontarians.
Tools for Practice
Clinical Question #159:  Do non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce swelling and inflammation in acute injury?
Get the answer.
Clinical Question #160:   How effective is clomiphene for inducing pregnancy in females with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) presenting as oligomenorrhea or anovulation?
Get the answer.
Save the Date 
ASA 2016 logo
Nov. 24-26, in Toronto. Stay tuned for more details.
New CFPC Guidance Document  
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April 2016
Family Medicine Matters
A Message From OCFP President
Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery
The Heart of the System
 
Let's stop talking about family medicine and primary care as the foundation of the health system, and instead embrace and advocate for our role as its dynamic, central heart.

Read more.  
Medically-Assisted Death Update
On Ap ril 14, 2016, the federal government tabled legislation on medically-assisted dying. The bill will go to committee for further study, before going to the House of Commons and Senate to be passed into law by June 6, 2016. 

The OCFP recently
surveyed members about medically-assisted death to help identify which education and resources are needed to support family doctors with these discussions and whether they intend to provide medically-assisted death to patients. 

Read more.
Meet Dr. Janice Harvey
Dr. Janice Harvey, a family physician and OCFP faculty member with a special interest in sport and exercise medicine, talks about her hands-on program to support family physicians in the assessment of joint and musculoskeletal injuries.

Read more.
Advance Care Planning Day 2016
April 16 is National Advance Care Planning Day, a day that reminds Canadians to reflect on end-of-life decisions. It is also a reminder to family physicians to speak with their patients about the importance of having an Advance Care Plan in place.

Resources to help start the conversation are available on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's
New from the Centre for Effective Practice - CORE Back Tool 2016
Find out what's new in this video introduction from clinical lead, Dr. Julia Alleyne, a family physician practicing at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and then download the tool here .


On the Bulletin Board 
 
Find out about calls for participation on committees and focus groups, upcoming conferences and new reports and other resources on the OCFP's online bulletin board .
Currently on the board: 
  • Survey - The Family Physician's Perspective on the HPV Vaccine
  • Health Care-Associated Infections - Infographic and Interactive Web Report
  • Understanding and Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance - New Resources From Public Health Ontario
  • Health Services Locator Map
  • Health Quality Ontario Releases Report on Caregiver Distress
  • Enhanced Skills Programs/PGY3 Opportunities
  • Call for Abstracts and Registration - Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day - June 1
  • AFHTO 2016 Conference "Leading primary care to strengthen a population-focused health system"