April 2018 | Pour accéder à la version française de ce bulletin, cliquez ici
We are fully matched! A big thank you to everyone who helped with 2 nd iteration!
CFPC Exam Tips from a
recent DFM Graduate

Dr. Rita Hafizi, a 2017 Bruyère Unit graduate, shares some advice to those residents completing their Certification Examination in Family Medicine...which begin today!

“Remember: you have already passed several other big exams to get to this point in your residency – you will get through this one too!”
Journées Montfort Starts Today!

We hope to see you at Journées Montfort 2018, which takes place today and tomorrow at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. Best of luck to our residents and faculty members who are present, and a big thanks to the organizers. More information is available online. Follow #JMontfort2018 on social media for updates!
Message from the Chair

Accountability is top of mind at the moment. Many have worked hard for the Accreditation process of the Medical School. This is the accountability process to our students and stakeholders. Our Departmental Accountability working group is also developing tools to measure the work of our faculty with an aim to measure and reward successes.
View our Annual Report!
The Annual Report features highlights and stories on our many successes in the previous year. Download a copy of the Report. A web version is also available on our website.
Past Events
4 th year students share their passion for
Family Medicine
uOttawa medical students had the opportunity to attend the first-ever Networking with 4th Years in Family Medicine event on April 3 rd . We caught up with Rachael Weagle, a first-year medical student at uOttawa, who spoke to us about the event, FMIG and her longstanding passion for Family Medicine.
Evidence Based Deprescribing Guidelines Symposium
Thanks to all who participated! 

The Bruyère Deprescribing Research team is very grateful to all those who participated in the Evidence Based Deprescribing Guidelines Symposium . A full report on the event is available online.
A Report from the
Community Retreat

Promoting wellness is a top priority at uOttawa. Community Coordinator Andrea Rawley provides a report on the great sessions presented at the retreat in Wakefield, QC to support this initiative.
Research and Scholarship News
Join us on April 26, 2018 between 8:30am and 10:30am. Join remotely online .
Please note that the May Research Grand Round is cancelled . F ollowing a hiatus over the summer months, the 2018-19 Research Grand Rounds will begin again in September! For dates and links to join, please view the poster .
Important Announcements
Your 2018-19 PARO President: Dr. Elise Azzi
Dr. Elise Azzi , a second-year Family Medicine resident at uOttawa (Community stream), is to be PARO's President for the 2018-2019 academic year.
What are you doing after graduation? Keep an eye on our job board for opportunities for family physicians and recent graduates. 
STEP Conference – Early Bird rates end tomorrow!

Don’t miss the OCFP’s inaugural Sharing Tools for Excellence in Practice (STEP) conference, June 15 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Presenters include the DFM’s Dr. Lindsay Bradley , Dr. Christine Rivet and Dr. Ronald Sabbagh . Until tomorrow , get $50 off the registration fee for this premier conference, including on the already discounted resident and student rates.
Showcase your research at Bruyère Foundation Life Changing Day!

You may participate in Three Minute Presentations, a Poster Session and Innovation Stations. If you would like to participate in any or all of these activities, please fill the attached form and send it to briirb@bruyere.org by April 25th, 2018 .
Upcoming Events
Ottawa to host two breastfeeding conferences

Want to gain confidence and skills to trouble shoot breastfeeding problems to help your patients? This summer The Milk Mob will be hosting two innovative clinical breastfeeding medicine conferences in Ottawa for physicians, healthcare providers and learners.


Join your colleagues at the World Congress on Menopause in Vancouver, BC  from June 6-9, 2018. You can register online.  As the conference hotels are already booked, Dr. Christiane Kuntz has provided some tips on where to stay in Vancouver while attending the conference.
Calendar

Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22
CFPC Exams

Wednesday, April 25 - Friday, April 27

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27

Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29

Monday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 15

Wednesday, May 16

Friday, May 18

Friday, May 25

Thursday, May 31

Saturday, June 2

Thursday, June 7
Innovation in Primary Care: Caring for Unattached and Marginalised Patients. Featuring Dr. Doug Gruner in Refugee Health Care in Ontario (page 6)


Nursing role in well-child care. By: Dr. Jolanda Turley, Dr. Jaclyn Vanek, Dr. Sharon Johnston and Doug Archibald, PhD.
Departmental Updates

Faculty Development
The “ Spicy Summer Faculty Development Half Day ” takes place in the morning of June 15 , with a new faculty orientation (everyone welcome) in the afternoon the same day. Please register online. View the preliminary agenda (in English only).