CMN Update: February 2019
Celebrating Exciting Growth in our Networks
An Update from CMN Clinical Leaders
Welcome to your Collaborative Mentoring Networks (CMN) Update. As we battle the deep cold of winter across the province, activity for the Networks has been anything but cool in recent months. We are pleased to share current CMN developments, including exciting growth, upcoming events and other unique opportunities for Network members.

As we continue to grow the Collaborative Mental Health Network (CMHN) and Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain (MMAP) Network, in coming weeks we will be reaching out to CMHN and MMAP Mentors with a request to help spread the word about CMHN and MMAP to prospective Mentors and Mentees - so please watch your inbox as we ramp up recruitment efforts.

The Rural Medicine Initiative Network (RMIN) is welcoming Mentees and prospective Mentors in the North East, North West and South West LHINs. Rural practitioners, residents and new grads in Ontario can also connect through the RMIN online Community of Practice (CoP) – here you’ll find a supportive environment among colleagues who, like you, are managing a wide range of health-care needs in their communities.
If you are in your first 10 years of practice, be sure to check out the Early Years in Practice (EYP) Mentoring Network and online CoP which focus on practical support to address identified challenges for early-career family doctors.
On Feb. 25, all CMN participants have a special opportunity to take part in an interactive webinar, Addressing Current Challenges in MAiD Provision. Hosted by the MAiD Community of Practice, the case discussion will address emerging issues in this complex area of care. Get details later in this Update. In addition to the CoP, work is continuing to develop further mentoring programs in the MAiD Mentoring Network.
With work on the Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) Mentoring Network underway in select LHINs, Ontario family physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists are invited also to join the PEOLC’s online CoP.
Finally, we are pleased to continue the tradition of acknowledging those who have recently joined the Networks as Mentors. In coming editions of the CMN Update, you'll have a chance to learn even more about the work and contributions in our planned CMN Mentor profiles - a feature we hope will become another tradition for our growing Networks.
We look forward to connecting with many of you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we wish you all a safe and relaxing Family Day!

CMN Clinical Leaders:
Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan, CMN Clinical Lead and co-Chair CMHN/MMAP
Dr. Jon Hunter, co-Chair, CMHN/MMAP
Dr. Sarah Newbery, Clinical Lead and Chair, RMIN and Leadership in Primary Care
Dr. George Kim, co-Chair PEOLC/MAiD
Dr. James Downar, co-Chair PEOLC/MAiD
Dr. Britta Laslo, Chair, EYP
Coming soon to the Niagara region
Navigating Mental Health, Pain and Opioids
Get ready for a unique experience of mentoring and education, with thought-provoking group discussions and engaging facilitated sessions to address challenging topics in primary care, including depression, PTSD and ADD, cannabis for chronic pain , alcohol use disorder, and a workshop on prescribing Buprenorphine/naloxone.
Hosted by the OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN, this day of learning on March 29 offers practical, one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for all family physicians and clinicians practising in primary care settings. Watch your inbox for more details in the coming weeks .
Upcoming conference
Leadership in Primary Care: Connected Leadership for Greater Competence, Confidence and Capacity
Leadership in primary care is critical both in individual practice and in larger health system transformation. On  March 25th , the OCFP will host a CPD event for the   Leadership in Primary Care Collaborative Mentoring Network , titled “ Connected Leadership for Greater Competence, Confidence and Capacity ”. 
Held at the   OHA Learning Centre  in Toronto, this one-day event will explore the concept of “thinking as leaders” and how it applies in practice. All Mentors and Mentees already enrolled in the Leadership in Primary Care Collaborative Mentoring Network are invited to register.
If you are a Mentee in the Leadership Network, click  here to register.
Leading up to the event, Mentors are invited to a training session on March 24. If you are a Mentor in the Leadership Network, click here to register .
Not a Mentor or Mentee in the Leadership Network?  Space permitting, this event is also open to family physicians wanting to learn more about leadership in primary care and the value of mentorship in leading change. 
Interested in becoming a Mentee? Please click here to complete the following Leadership Network Mentee Intake Survey and receive a registration discount code upon completion of the survey. 
What Makes a Good Leader?
Listen to the latest installment of the OCFP’s Early Years podcast series
In the fourth and final episode of  Family Docs: The Early Years podcast series, OCFP Early Years in Practice Committee member Dr. Jillie Retson interviews Dr. Elaine Blau – a rural family doctor in Tobermory, Ont. – about the importance of leadership. Together they discuss the skills and qualities of a good leader, the importance of self-awareness, how family doctors can get involved, and other tips on how to lead. Listen now .
Learn more about the Early Years in Practice Mentoring Network and listen to other episodes in the podcast series.
The CARE Course - Pilot Update
Strengthening skills in emergency response
The OCFP is continuing to pilot the Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies (CARE) Course in Ontario as part of the Rural Medicine Initiative Network (RMIN). The OCFP introduced The CARE Course in Ontario in 2018, bringing together nurses, family physicians and paramedics working in isolated areas in a program to hone their emergency response skills.
Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital will host the course in June, and Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and West Haldimand General and Haldimand War Memorial Hospitals will host the course in September 2019. Healthcare providers in these regions will be invited to participate. Learn more about the Rural Medicine Initiative Network and The Care Course pilot.
Case Discussion: Addressing Current Challenges in MAiD Provision
Join family physician Dr. Ed Weiss and Karen Faith, a bioethics consultant and member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, for an interactive session focused on current challenges in MAiD provision.
Topics include: professional/ethical challenges and obligations when responding to a patient request within a faith-based institution; how, when and if circumventing organizational guidelines, rules or policy restricting patient access is ethically justifiable; the concept of ‘intolerable suffering’ when a patient requests a lengthy deferral.
The webinar is hosted by the OCFP's MAiD Community of Practice and is open to all members of the OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks. There is no cost to attend.
DATE: Monday Feb. 25, 2019
TIME: 6 - 7 p.m. EST
New Reporting Obligations for MAiD
New Government of Canada regulations for MAiD took effect on Nov. 1, 2018, including new reporting requirements for practitioners.   Learn about the regulatory changes and access supporting documents.
Welcome New Mentors!

We warmly welcome the new Mentors who have joined us in the last quarter, including those who are part of our recently launched Networks.

CMHN Dr. Kathy Gillis, Ottawa; Dr. Martha Davidson, Burlington; Dr. Anne Madigan, Toronto; and London doctors Kellie Scott and Maryna Mammoliti

MMAP – Barrie doctors Chris Giorshev, Doug Howard and Caroline Kargel; Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler, Oshawa; Dr. Lori Regenstreif, Hamilton; Dr. Mireille St-Jean, Ottawa; Dr. Yasmin Keshavjee, Windsor and Dr. Iris Greenwald, Ayr

EYP Dr. Britta Laslo, Dundas; Dr. Kaplan Kugathasan, Brantford; Ottawa doctors Sohil Rangwala and Melanie Nguyen

PEOLC Dr. Denise Marshall, Grimsby; Dr. Nathalie Hertzman, London; Dr. Ed Osborne, Bowmanville; Ms. Tanya Burr, Port Hope and Sault Ste. Marie doctors Sharon Buehner and Karen Booth, and Ms. Rita Mannarino

RMIN – Dr. Mike Kirlew, Sioux Lookout; Dr. Sarah Newbery, Marathon; Dr. Elaine Blau, Tobermory/Lion's Head; Dr. Dan Eickmeier, Seaforth; Dr. Merilee Brown, Port Perry; Dr. Peter Hutten-Czapski, Haileybury/Temiskaming Shores; and Dr. Chris Meilleur, Kapuskasing

Leadership – Dr. Rob Annis, Listowel; Dr. Harry O’Halloran, Collingwood; Dr. Mira Backo-Shannon, Oakville ; Dr. Anne DuVall, Barrie; Dr. James Goertzen, Thunder Bay; Dr. Joseph Lee, Kitchener; Dr. Anjali Oberai, Wawa; Dr. Thomas Richard, Peterborough; Dr. Declan Rowan, Petawawa; and Dr. Kellie Scott, London
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... you must complete the 2017-18 CMN Annual Survey to get your 2018 credits

Upon completion of the Collaborative Mentoring Networks 2017-18 Annual Survey, Mentees and Mentors will receive a certificate which they can submit to the CFPC to receive up to 15 Mainpro+ credits.  
Small Group Meetings
OCFP staff can help you make your small group meeting a success. From learning how you can determine the best meeting dates for your Mentees to providing assistance with catering, we can support you with many aspects of planning.
Email to learn more
NEW - Claiming Expenses from Your Small Group Meeting

Planning to claim expenses for food from your Small Group Meeting? Be sure to refer to the OCFP Expense Claim Policy for meal allowance limits and more . Note that, while you are not required to submit receipts, you must provide a list of meeting attendees in order to be reimbursed for the cost of food served at the meeting.
“Tax Season” is coming! T4A required for services over $500

Our auditors have advised that to be compliant with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) terminology we should be referring to "fees for services" rather than "honoraria". This requires us to issue a T4A for any payments for services over $500 for the year, whether the services are performed by an individual or a corporation.

Please note that this is purely an administrative change to financial processes, and has no impact on roles within the Networks. We will continue to update you as we revise our service agreements, invoice templates and expense forms to align with this advice.
Mentor Logs
Your time and efforts on behalf of the Networks are highly valued. Please be sure to log each interaction within 90 days of the event. This helps ensure that you are reimbursed as soon as possible. Logging mentoring activities also supports need assessments for CPD development and Ministry reporting.
Use the links below to access and update your Log using your smart phone, tablet or computer.
2019 Conflict of Interest (COI) Statements
CMN mentoring activities are certified at the highest level as continuing professional development by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). As a Mentor you must submit a COI form in order for these credits to be recognized. If you have not done so, please send your completed form to:  or fax: 416-867-9990.
You must also declare any conflicts of interest as well as any other relevant affiliations on EENeT Connect by including the following statements in your profile:
  • I have an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization
  • I am a Mentor with the Ontario College of Family Physicians Collaborative Mentoring Networks
Upcoming Events & CPD
Academic Detailing Service
Family physicians are invited to participate in brief 30-minute educational visits with an academic detailer to discuss balanced, evidence-based clinical information tailored to their learning needs and questions.
Visits are now available on the following topics:
·      Non-pharmacological and non-opioid options for managing patients living with chronic non-cancer pain
·      Managing opioid therapy for patients living with chronic non-cancer pain
·      Managing care for patients living with opioid use disorder
·      Managing benzodiazepines use in older adults (coming June 2019)
This Mainpro+ accredited service is offered free of charge by the Centre for Effective Practice.
Ontario's Premier Family Medicine Conference
Bringing Relevant and Practical Learning to Complex Care
Developed by family physicians for family physicians, ASA features various engaging formats, including:
  • Rapid-fire sessions;
  • Skills-based workshops and talks;
  • New scientific research;
  • Best practices;
  • Treatments and tools in all areas of family medicine
  • New for 2019 - Two minutes, two slides - a new and exciting format to showcase intriguing clinical cases
What: OCFP's Annual Scientific Assembly
When: November 28-30, 2019
Where: Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
There's still time! Why not showcase your work in family medicine?
We are seeking submissions, across all presentation formats, to highlight the best practices, complexities and dynamism of the vital work of family doctors.

Questions? Please contact the ASA team at .
Upcoming Conferences
The OCFP gratefully acknowledges the support
of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
for the Collaborative Mentoring Networks.