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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
The application will remain open until September 30, 2018.
Developed under the clinical leadership of Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan, Dr. Jose Silveira and Dr. Andrea Furlan, the updated
is designed to support health care providers prescribe and manage opioids for patients with 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
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.