CMN Update: March 2018
Register Now for Upcoming CMHN/MMAP Regional Meetings
Featuring group discussions and presentations that touch all of us in the health system, these programs offer practical learning opportunities for all family physicians.  Space is limited for these free CPD programs.

Navigating Mental Health, Pain and Opioids
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cranberry Resort - Bear Estate, 300 Balsam Street, Collingwood
Presented in collaboration with North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN

Navigating Opioids and Chronic Pain
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre, 30 Fairway Road South, Kitchener
Presented in collaboration with Waterloo Wellington LHIN
Debate - Jonathan Bertram
Save the Date: Collaborative Networks Annual Conference/Mentors Meeting  
This year's CMN Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 30 th and December 1 st , 2018 in Toronto. The conference will offer case-based learning opportunities, the opportunity to engage one-on-one with Mentors, and interactive workshops focused on practical skills for how to remain compassionate in the face of change.
New Staff Member Joins CMN Team
OCFP is pleased to welcome Theresa Vo-Nguyen as CMN Program Coordinator, joining Director of Continuing Professional Development Susan Rock and CMN Program Coordinator Virve Aljas-Switzer. Theresa brings extensive administrative experience in working with steering committees, physicians and external stakeholders through her work with the Sunnybrook Medical Services Alternative Funding Plan Association and as a Bilingual Exam Coordinator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

For CMN inquiries, please continue to email
Have you completed your CMN Annual Survey for the 2016 Cycle?
This survey will be closed effective March 31, 2018.
 Participation in the CMHN and/or MMAP is certified under Mainpro+ for up to 15 credits.
Complete your 2016 Annual Survey now to receive your credits.

Look for the CMN Annual Survey for the 2017 Cycle in April 2018.
Mentor Logs
In preparation for close of the fiscal year on March 31, please submit your Mentor logs from April 2017-March 31, 2018 as soon as possible.

Use the links below to access and update your Log using your smart phone, tablet or computer.
2018 Conflict of Interest (COI) Statements
Mentors in the CMHN and MMAP programs must complete and submit the COI form, as required for certification of CMN activities as continuing professional development by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Please return your completed form to: or fax: 416-867-9990 by March 20, 2018. 
You must also declare any conflicts on interest in using the online community of practice by including the following statement to your COP 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
News and Events

Mindfulness Resources for Physicians' Waiting Rooms
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies has developed posters to be displayed in physicians' waiting rooms, for mindfulness based programs for mental health. You can download Poster 1 and Poster 2 here.

The Centre provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.

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 Addiction Medicine. The application will remain open until September 30, 2018.

Opioid Manager
Developed under the clinical leadership of Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan, Dr. Jose Silveira and Dr. Andrea Furlan, the updated Opioid Manager is designed to support health care providers prescribe and manage opioids for patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

As an update of the original Opioid Manager that the CEP developed in 2011, the new Opioid Manager includes feedback from end users and recommendations from the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids fo r Chronic Non-C ancer Pain.
Upcoming Conferences
2018 OCFP Award Nominations Now Open
Each year the OCFP celebrates family medicine and the contributions that Ontario’s family physicians make to their patients, communities and to our healthcare system. Recipients of OCFP Awards exemplify the vital work that family physicians do every day to help keep Ontarians healthy, whether in hospitals, family practices, long-term care settings, hospices or homes.
With nominations now open for 2018, we wish to broaden participation by our partners to recognize the unique and valuable role of family physicians. Please help us spread the work by sharing the email below with appropriate networks and colleagues. Nominations close on Friday, April 13th.