CMN Update: December 2017
CMHN and MMAP Annual Conference/Mentors Meeting

This year's CMHN and MMAP Conference took place at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on November 24 and 25. In conjunction with the OCFP's ASA, the conference offered case-based learning opportunities, the opportunity to engage one-on-one with Mentors, and interactive workshops focused on practical skills for how to remain compassionate in the face of change.

Session topics included Motivational Interviewing, Deprescribing & the Opioid Guidelines, Medical Marijuana and mental health issues in youth. Presentations from some of these sessions will be posted in the EENet MMAP and CMHN groups.

Thank you to the Conference planning committee as well as all of the moderators, speakers and Mentors who made this event a success.
Your feedback is extremely valuable as we look ahead to next year's Conference. If you attended this year's conference and have not yet completed the Evaluation Survey, please do so here.
Wiplove Lamba and Joel Bordman
Dr. Lisa Bromley
Dr. Patricia Rockman
Dr. Patricia Rockman Retires as Mentor from CMHN
 
We would like to recognize and thank Dr. Patricia Rockman for her valuable contributions: founding member of the Collaborative Mental Health Network, Chair of the Steering Committee, and active Mentor and Mentee.

Dr. Rockman is an associate professor with the University of Toronto, department of family and community medicine; cross appointed to psychiatry. She is a medical psychotherapist and leads Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy  (MBCT) groups. She has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. She is a founder and the Director of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Core Facilitation Certificate Program.
The CMN Online Community of Practice has Moved to EENet

As of Dec. 15, 2017, the Collaborative Mentoring Networks (CMN) online communities of practice are hosted on EENet Connect. You must be an EENet Connect member to continue accessing the Collaborative Mentoring Networks.

Emails were sent to Mentors and Mentees inviting you to join on EENet Connect. If you have not yet received an invitation from EENet Connect to join the online communities of practice for the Collaborative Mental Health Network (CMHN) and/or the Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain Network (MMAP), please email us at ocfpmentoring@ocfp.on.ca .

If you would like to learn more about EENet Connect features and capabilities we encourage you to review the EENet Connect  “How-to Guide” , or  register  for an online orientation session. Sessions are currently scheduled for January 12, 2018 and January 18, 2018.
Have you completed your CMN 2016 Annual Survey?

Participation in the CMHN and/or MMAP is certified under Mainpro+ for up to 15 credits.
Complete your 2016 Annual Survey now to receive your credits.

Look for the CMN Annual Survey for the 2017 Cycle in spring 2018.
News and Events

Apply for a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine
Certificates of Added Competence (CACs) provide a means of recognizing enhanced areas of expertise achieved and maintained by some family physicians. Members who hold CACs are a valued resource to other family physicians and to patients.

The CFPC is now accepting online applications for Certificates of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine. The application will remain open until September 30, 2018.


Opioid Manager
Developed under the clinical leadership of Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan, Dr. Jose Silveira and Dr. Andrea Furlan, the updated Opioid Manager is designed to support health care providers prescribe and manage opioids for patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

As an update of the original Opioid Manager that the CEP developed in 2011, the new Opioid Manager includes feedback from end users and recommendations from the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.



Call for Abstracts - 19th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
The 19th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference takes place June 1 & 2, 2018 in Toronto. This Conference aims to advance collaborative practice in mental health care in primary care and community settings.
 
This year’s conference theme is “Collaborating Across Cultures”. This is defined broadly to include cultures of people, of organizations and even of different disciplines in the health professions. As providers of mental health care and supporters of people living with mental illness we need to collaborate across these various cultures to provide the best care and support possible. You are invited to submit an abstract and attend the conference to share the work you and your team have been doing in collaborative mental health care. Call for Abstracts closes January 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).



Centre for Effective Practice’s Academic Detailing Basic Training Workshop
The Centre for Effective Practice is looking for family physicians to engage in training workshops for their Academic Detailers. Physician roles include facilitating mock academic detailing visits with workshop participants and participating in moderated conversation about the realities of primary care practice. Sessions take place in Toronto at the Best Western Premier Toronto Airport Carlingview Hotel.



Centre for Mindfulness Studies Opening Satellite in Ottawa
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is opening a satellite location in Ottawa, and is requesting referrals from those in the Ottawa area. The Centre offers 8 week group clinical services in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Anxiety, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for chronic "stress", adjustment disorders, chronic pain.

MBSR and MBCT are both evidence-based modalities. MBCT is a recognized modality in the CANMAT guidelines for treating Depression. MBCT has been shown to be equivalent to anti-depressants for maintenance treatment for mild to moderate Depression.The Centre runs both in-person and online groups. There is a charge, however the programs are covered by many extended health insurance plans and bursaries are also available.
Mentors
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Updating your Mentor Log is easy and quick. Simply use the links below to access and update your Log using your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Mentors : OCFP staff can help make your small group meeting a success. From polling to find the best dates to setting up a teleconference line, we can help with many aspects of planning.

Email ocfpmentoring@ ocfp.on.ca to learn more.