September 2018
Upcoming CME Events
Sign up for Health Quality Ontario’s webinar series on quality standards for opioid prescribing and use.
This three-part series will focus on why these quality standards were created and how they guide and inform practice change.
Register now to join us over lunch on the following Tuesdays:
The Health Links approach to Coordinated Care Planning benefits those individuals with multiple health care needs, who may see many different providers, by bringing a Care Team together to help develop a plan based on what is most important to the patient/client. It is a philosophy of care with the goal of improving the individual's wellbeing while making our health system more efficient.

This day of learning for you or your staff will focus on developing skills to further enhance everyone's comfort level to participate in and/or lead coordinated care planning. The day will include how to identify and engage individuals who would benefit from the Health Links approach to coordinated Care Planning. In addition, there will be real case scenarios for participants to practice interviewing patient/clients and facilitating/participating in a care conference.

Arden Park Hotel, Stratford
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00  

Contraception: It's a Plan!
This online course from SOGC will give you the opportunity to evaluate twenty cases of women seeking contraception. These will present common and not-so-common situations that may face health care providers. 
This event is a Self-Assessment (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. You may claim a maximum of 3 hours.
This Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3 Mainpro+ credits. Available until June 2019.

Improving Primary Care for People with Spinal Cord Injury*
Online from your computer!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 12 - 1 p.m. EST
Presented by: Anita Kaiser, Peter Athanasopoulos, Dr. Joseph Lee, Chair, Dr. James Milligan, and Tory Bowman

In this session, experts in spinal cord injury will discuss health care barriers faced by people with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities in Ontario and explore support and resources available to family doctors in Ontario to improve access to primary care for patients.

*This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.

Not your 2002 Menopause!

This SOGC program supports physicians with the individualized management of menopause-related symptoms and conditions, in accordance with SOGC clinical practice guidelines, for improved patient outcomes. Available until August 2019.

Wound Care Product Educational Evening! 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Lamplighter Inn
591 Wellington Rd
London, ON N6C 4R3

You are invited to an educational evening sponsored by Wound Care Industry. Join the SWRWCP for a fun evening to learn about wound care products - When and how to use these items. Arrive at 5pm to register, grab a plate of delicious food and mix-and-mingle before presentations begin at 6pm. 

Hot Topics in Public Health for Primary Care: Tuberculosis and Immunizations

Please join guest speakers, Dr. David McCormack, Chief, Division of Respirology at Western University and Dr. Marina Salvadori, Section Head, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Deputy Chief, Department of Paediatrics Children’s Hospital at LHSC, along with Associate Medical Officers of Health, Dr. Alex Summers and Dr. Barry Pakes, for an evening workshop to discuss TB and Immunizations.

This interactive session is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical students, and residents. It will provide participants with evidence-based information about screening, diagnosis, treatment, and reporting of Latent TB, and the rationale behind the current immunization schedule and reporting requirements.

The workshop will be held on October 11, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost for registration is $50.00 per person and dinner will be provided. For more information, please see the event  flyer  or visit the  registration site .
OMA Early in Practice Seminar: The Secrets of Success in Family Practice

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Delta Hotels by Marriott London Armouries
325 Dundas Street, London, ON  N6B 1T9

The Ontario Medical Association is facilitating a full day seminar geared towards family physicians in their first five years of practice and residents transitioning into practice.

Topics Include:
* Starting or Taking Over a Practice
* Legal Considerations When Starting a Practice and Health Privacy (OMA Legal Counsel)
* Financial Risk Management Through Insurance (OMA Insurance)
* Locums and Jobs (HealthForceOntario)
* Assessing and Setting up a Valuable Practice
* Office Efficiency
* EMR and Digital Health Support (OntarioMD)
* Best Billing Practices: Billing Principles

This session is complimentary to OMA members.

This fall CAMH is launching a self-directed online course on immigrant and refugee mental health. This free course has been developed with experts in the field and responds to the needs of front-line service providers in the settlement, social service, and health care sectors. It aims to provide service providers with the knowledge, skills, and networks they require to provide excellent care and support to the immigrants and refugees they serve.

Hospice Palliative Care Refresher Day Four Points Sheraton, London. October 24, 2018

An information night for those experiencing, supporting and treating individuals with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, featuring Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout. 
Community Service Fair 4:30-5:15pm
Presentation 5:30-6:30pm
Q & A 6:30-7:00pm

Dr. Ryan Van Leishout is the Albert Einstein/Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience at McMaster University and a psychiatrist at the Women's Health Concerns Clinic as St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton where he works with women struggling with mental health problems during pregnancy and in the early postpartum period.

This event is brought to you by the Elgin Postpartum Coalition.

For more information, please contact Southwest Public Health's Family Health Line at 519-631-9900, ext. 1400.


OCFP has several collaborative mentoring networks that may be of interest to you. Earn CME credits while you get support and education around some of the most difficult and challenging cases you deal with.

Connect with Theresa Vo, Program Coordinator via  ocfpmentoring@ocfp.on.ca
Dr. Kellie Scott & Dr. Melissa Tenbergen | Elgin Primary Care Alliance Co-Chairs kellie.d.scott@lhins.on.ca mtenbergen@elmdalefho.ca