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Message from the Chair
This month we have had the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day and reaffirm our commitment to a greener department. Last week on April 22nd, we held our second Dragons' Den with the theme “DFM Dragons’ Den Clinic Goes Green”. I want to thank all three presenters for their excellent work and extend my sincere congratulations to the winning team, “Let’s cut the paper: A novel, safe, and sustainable way to clean examination tables”, led by the DFM’s Dr. Curtis Lavoie and Nathan Chiarlitti, a fourth-year med student at uOttawa who will be beginning his residency in family medicine at our Winchester site this July. I would also like to give a warm welcome to our new cohort starting their residency with us. I hope the next two years fulfill and inspire you as family doctors. Lastly, please remember to register for our upcoming events, including the Spring Faculty Development Day on Friday, May 13, and plan to attend our Faculty Orientation on Friday, June 10th. In-person events have been reenergizing, and it’s been lovely seeing the faces of this community.

Please save the date, and plan to attend our Spring Faculty Development Day on Friday, May 13, 2022 - in person at Peter Morand site. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow colleagues and learn how the department can support you in your new role. Register now!

Please save the date, and plan to attend our Faculty Orientation, Introduction to Feedback and Competency-based Education (ETS1) on Friday, June 10, 2022 - in person at Peter Morand site, Room 122. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow colleagues and learn how the department can support you in your new role. Register now!

The DFM is exploring the level of need and readiness of DFM Faculty Members in accessing data entry support for the uOttawa UNIWEB CV over the summer months (June – August 2022). Read more.

Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar invites you to complete an online survey to help understand the types of ambulatory women’s health procedures academic family physicians perform and the barriers, including the recent COVID-19 pandemic they encounter when providing these procedures. Your participation involves completing the survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes. Everyone who completes the survey can opt in to enter a draw to win three $300 Amazon gift cards. Read more.

In order to address these issues of access to language-concordant primary care, Dr. Lise Bjerre and her research team have developed a free, online tool for patients seeking access to a primary care provider in the Ottawa region. In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimon, a similar map was created for Renfrew County available on

Join the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute on May 12, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. to meet some of Canada’s most inspiring international leaders in brain disease research who are dedicated to disease prevention and the development of new strategies to unlock the power of the brain. Learn how your mind and body are interconnected and therefore what benefits the body, benefits the brain. Leanne Cusack from CTV will moderate the event. Register Now!

This innovative virtual space provides continuing professional development opportunities in an accessible format. For $50 per certified session, gain unlimited access to the (FMF). Expertly vetted, each session is peer-to-peer, evidence-based education that is timely in the field of family medicine and aligns with the current learning needs of members. Read more.

The Ontario Medical Association SGFP are inviting their members to join them for a virtual AGM (via Zoom) on Friday, May 6 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The AGM will be recorded and additional agenda items and/or questions can be submitted via the event registration page. Due to time constraints, we will not be able to address all questions during the AGM. Priority will be given to matters that require approval or be of relevance to the majority of the membership. We will follow up with a Q&A communication for the questions that were not addressed in the meeting. Register now!

Dr. Brian Lynn, MD, is looking for a family physician to join his three-session online workshop on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is a structured program that helps clients change thoughts, emotions and behaviours that cause sleep problems, such as delays in onset or maintenance of sleep. Read more.
Grant Writing:
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May 25, 2022 – 5:00-7:00 PM
Mainpro+ Credit : 2.0
Gillian Bartlett, PhD
Associate Dean and Professor
Population Health and Outcome Research
Department of Family Medicine
and Community Medicine
University of Missouri
Call-in Number: +1 613 209 3054 Canada
Meeting ID: 939 6697 7115
Passcode: 528970