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.
On April 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.
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.
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