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Red Reflex Detection video
 
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CFP Video Series
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Quebec City: Must-see Attractions
 
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Do you know what the Plains of Abraham are? From historic sites to best places to shop and nature’s attractions, discover features of Quebec City you won’t want to miss during this year’s FMF.
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Eye tonometry
 
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February's instructional video in Canadian Family Physician is "Eye tonometry." Tonometry is a method of measuring intraocular pressure to screen for ocular hypertension and glaucoma. Undiagnosed glaucoma can lead to devastating effects; screening efforts are essential to its detection at the earliest possible stage, as most people with ocular hypertension do not experience any symptoms. The video reviews the equipment and technique required for this procedure Garcia-R JA. Eye tonometry. Procedures and assessments video series. Can Fam Physician 2013;59:000.
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2016 Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: Putting the new guidelines into practice
 
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Teresa Tsang, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE, Vancouver, BC; John Cairns, MD, FRCPC, FRCP (Lond), FCAHS, FACC;Jason Andrade, MD, FRCPC Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia managed by physicians. Most patients with AF or atrial flutter (AFL) have poor quality of life due to the symptomatology of the disease, making the management strategy a key component of symptoms improvement, reduction of hospitalizations, and prevention of further complications, such as stroke. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Program has generated a comprehensive series of documents regarding the management of AF between 2010 and 2016.
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2012 British Columbia Family Physicians of the Year -- Stanley Lubin, MD, CCFP, FCFP
 
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Dr Stanley Lubin is recognized for his genuine commitment to family medicine, and is highly respected by his colleagues and patients. After earning his medical degree at McGill University, Dr Lubin moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he completed his internship at St Paul's Hospital. He completed extra training in anesthesia and obstetrics in the United Kingdom, and received his Masters of Public Health in epidemiology at the University of Hawaii. Dr Lubin began working as a general practitioner and anaesthetist in Sechelt, B.C. He served as Head of the Department of Family Practice at Shaughnessy Hospital and as Director of the Inpatient Family Practice teaching ward with the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1987. In 1994, he served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and continued in full-service family practice, including obstetrics and hospital care. He recently retired, but remains an Emeritus Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Dr Lubin received Certification in Family Medicine in 1981 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1991. He holds a degree in economics and certificates in advanced cardiac life support, neonatal resuscitation, and advanced trauma life support. In 1992 and 2012, Dr Lubin was recognized as Teacher of the Year from the Family Medicine Department, UBC. He received the Peter Grantham Award for Teaching Excellence from the Family Medicine Department, UBC in 2005 and was adopted into the Haida First Nations Wolf Clan. Dr Lubin enjoys rock climbing, squash, and spending time with his wife, Jean—whom he met in Africa while working with Cuso International—and their two sons, David and Jonathan.
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We searched all over the country to find YOU!
 
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Whether you are mending our wounds, consoling our heavy hearts, or helping us mitigate times of uncertainty, you are the one we turn to in all walks of life. Now we want to thank you. Join us at FMF this November and let’s celebrate your milestones! Register for FMF now! https://fmf.cfpc.ca/registration/
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Striving for Excellence in the Patient's Medical Home
 
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Shauna Wilkinson, Executive Director of Crowfoot Village Family Practice in Calgary highlights some real results that her team is achieving using the Patient’s Medical Home. For more information visit www.patientsmedicalhome.ca
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2014 New Brunswick - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Sharon Northorp
 
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2014 New Brunswick - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Sharon Northorp
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Ontario Family Physicians of the Year - 2011
 
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Philip Hébert, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP Ontario A passionate family physician, medical ethicist, preceptor, and author, Dr. Philip Hébert is recognized for his dedication to family medicine and his many contributions to medical ethics, teaching, and research. Dr. Hébert completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1984 and his residency in family medicine at McMaster University. In 1986 he received Certification in family medicine from The College of Family Physicians of Canada and became a Fellow in 2001. A dedicated clinician at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Family Practice Unit for 22 years, Dr. Hébert provided exemplary medical care to emotionally vulnerable war veterans and other geriatric patients. During this time, he also mentored residents and physicians in medical ethics. Dr. Hébert is Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Chair of the Sunnybrook Research Ethics Board, and Bioethics Consultant for the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In 2010, Dr. Hébert retired from patient care but remains involved in medical ethics research and family medicine teaching. Dr. Hébert is the author of Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians, a book that is highly regarded throughout Canada and considered instrumental in education. He is a recipient of the Canadian Medical Association's Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics and has received several research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In his spare time, Dr. Hébert enjoys drawing; gardening; travelling; and spending time with his wife, Dr. Victoria Lee (a geriatric psychiatrist), and their sons, Matthew and Neil.
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2015 New Brunswick - Family Physicians of the Year - Shirley Clements, MD, CCFP, FCFP
 
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Shirley Clements, MD, CCFP, FCFP Campbellton, New Brunswick Admired by her colleagues and patients for her empathy and knowledge, Dr Shirley Clements is recognized for her commitment to providing exceptional patient care. A medical graduate of Laval University in 1989, Dr Clements received Certification in Family Medicine by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1991 and became a Fellow in 2005. After practising comprehensive family medicine and serving as an emergency room physician, a hospitalist, and an inpatient care provider for 23 years in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Dr Clements decided to change the scope of her practice to become a full-time hospitalist in 2015. For 12 years, she worked as Chief of Service for the Palliative Care Unit with Campbellton Regional Hospital. From 2012 to 2014, Dr Clements participated on the Regional Medical Advisory Committee as a family medicine representative for several of New Brunswick’s hospitals. She served as a member of the Medication Management Committee for the Campbellton Regional Hospital, and supervised medical students at Campbellton Hospital. Currently, Dr Clements supervises medical students at Ross Memorial Hospital. In 2014, Dr Clements received the Family Physician of the Year Award from the Restigouche Medical Society. Dr Clements’ genuine spirit and commitment to the well-being of the communities she serves is exemplified through her involvement as a marathon runner who accompanies first-time racers and her fundraising efforts for multiple sclerosis. She hopes to one day act as a running guide for the visually impaired. Dr Clements spends “quiet time” with her husband Ginno Pelletier, a respiratory therapist, and their nine nieces and nephews. Additionally, she enjoys trekking, traveling, and reading. Shirley Anne Clements, MD, CCFP, FCFP Campbellton (Nouveau-Brunswick) Admirée par ses collègues et patients pour sa compassion et ses connaissances, Dre Shirley Clements est reconnue pour la détermination avec laquelle elle offre aux patients des d’une qualité exceptionnelle. Dre Clements a obtenu son diplôme en médecine de l'Université Laval en 1989. Elle a reçu la Certification en médecine familiale du Collège des médecins de famille du Canada en 1991 et le titre de Fellow en 2005. Après avoir exercé la médecine familiale, et travaillé aux services d’urgence et auprès de patients hospitalisés pendant 23 ans à Campbellton (Nouveau-Brunswick), Dre Clements a décidé de réorienter sa pratique afin de devenir hospitaliste à temps plein en 2015. Pendant 12 ans, elle a été chef de service à l'unité des soins palliatifs de l'Hôpital régional de Campbellton. De 2012 à 2014, Dre Clements a siégé au Comité médical consultatif régional à titre de représentante de la médecine familiale pour plusieurs hôpitaux du Nouveau-Brunswick. Elle est membre du Comité de gestion des médicaments de l'Hôpital régional de Campbellton, et supervise des étudiants en médecine à l'Hôpital régional de Campbellton et à l'Hôpital Ross Memorial. En 2014, Dre Clements a reçu le prix du Médecin de famille de l'année de la Société médicale du Restigouche. Son rôle de coureur de marathon qui accompagne les coureurs novices et ses initiatives de collecte de fonds pour la sclérose en plaques traduisent son véritable souci pour l’amélioration du bien-être des communautés où elle exerce ses activités. Elle espère un jour servir de guide aux coureurs qui ont une déficience visuelle. Dre Clements aime passer des moments tranquilles en compagnie de son conjoint Ginno Pelletier, thérapeute respiratoire, et de leurs neuf neveux et nièces. Elle aime aussi les randonnées, les voyages et la lecture.
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2013 British Columbia - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Tom Rimmer
 
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A dedicated rural family physician, Dr Tom Rimmer was nominated by his peers for his leadership and commitment to providing exemplary care to underserviced communities. Dr Rimmer received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1995 and completed a Rural Family Practice Residency there in 1997. That same year, Dr Rimmer received Certification in Family Medicine and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2008. From 1997 to 2000, Dr Rimmer completed locums in British Columbia and Nova Scotia before opening his full service practice, which includes hospital and obstetrical care in Duncan, BC. Dr Rimmer serves as a preceptor with the UBC Family Practice Residency Program for family medicine residents. He is also a preceptor to medical students in third-year UBC rural practice and fourth-year family practice programs. Among his many leadership roles, Dr Rimmer serves as physician lead of the Mental Health Module with the Vancouver Island Health Authority. He is also a mentor of the Cowichan Valley Community of Practice through the Physician Information Technology Office, where he supports physicians transitioning into electronic medical record systems. Dr Rimmer is a founding Board Member of the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice Society, which is part of a province-wide initiative to sustain and enhance primary care in that region. This initiative was instrumental in the 2011 opening of the Cowichan Maternity Clinic and the development of a hospital care program. Dr Rimmer enjoys spending time with Mona, his wife of more than 20 years, and their two children. He also enjoys spending his days off in his garden or on his sailboat. Médecin de famille rural dévoué, Dr Tom Rimmer a été nommé par ses pairs pour son leadership et son engagement envers la prestation de soins exemplaires aux collectivités mal desservies. Diplômé de l'Université de la Colombie- Britannique en 1995, il a terminé sa résidence en médecine familiale (volet rural) dans le même établissement et a obtenu la Certification en médecine familiale en 1997. Il a obtenu le titre de fellow du CMFC en 2008. De 1997 à 2000, Dr Rimmer a travaillé comme suppléant en Colombie-Britannique et en Nouvelle-Écosse. Il a ensuite ouvert son propre bureau à Duncan, C.-B., où il offre des services complets, dont des soins hospitaliers et obstétriques. Dr Rimmer supervise des résidents en médecine familiale de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique, ainsi que des étudiants de 3e année inscrits au programme de médecine rurale et des étudiants de 4e année inscrits au programme de médecine familiale. Il a occupé de nombreux postes de leader : il est responsable du module de santé mentale pour la Vancouver Island Health Authority, mentor auprès de la Cowichan Valley Community of Practice et, par l'intermédiaire du Physician Information Technology Office, il offre du soutien aux médecins qui souhaitent implanter les DMÉ. Dr Rimmer est membre fondateur du conseil de la Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice Society, une initiative provinciale qui vise à soutenir et à améliorer les soins primaires dans cette région. Cette initiative a été instrumentale dans l'ouverture de la Clinique de maternité de la région de Cowichan en 2011 et dans l'élaboration d'un programme de soins hospitaliers. Dr Rimmer aime passer du temps en famille avec Mona son épouse de plus de 20 ans, et leurs deux enfants. Il consacre ses temps libres au jardinage ou à la voile.
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Newfoundland and Labrador Family Physicians of the Year - 2011
 
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Robert T. Miller, MD, CCFP, FCFP Newfoundland and Labrador Dr. Robert Miller is recognized for his outstanding commitment to his patients and faculty through his work in St. John's, Newfoundland. A graduate from The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Miller completed his internship at the Royal Columbian Hospital in Westminster, British Columbia. He received Certification in family medicine in 1977 and Fellowship in 1991. After ten years as a rural family doctor in Ontario, Dr. Miller moved to St. John's and became Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Currently, Dr. Miller is a family physician with the Family Practice Unit at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's. His areas of specialty include obstetrics, sexual health, mental health care, and sports medicine. He is recognized as a strong mentor and leader at Memorial where he is Assistant Dean of Continuing Medical Education, Program Director of Family Medicine, and serves on numerous committees. Dr. Miller is an instructor and committee member with the CFPC's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Committee and a member of the National Association of Canadian Chairs of Family Medicine. He previously participated with the CFPC's Exams Committee and the National Committee on Continuing Medical Education. He has served on several task forces and committees such as the Oxycontin Task Force in Newfoundland and the National Advisory Committee for the Foundation for Medical Practice Education. Dr. Miller is married to Dr. Cheri Bethune, who is also a family physician, and has five children: Rory, Shane, Meghan, Clare, and Maris. They are very proud grandparents of Kate, Bryanna, and Jules.
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Exciting changes coming to family medicine residency training
 
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In this blog Dr. Francine Lemire, Executive Director and CEO of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), describes how standards for family medicine residency programs are being updated to reflect a greater emphasis on competency-based education, quality improvement, patient safety, and resident wellness, among other considerations. Dr. Lemire welcomes your feedback! Please feel free to post a comment here or contact her by email (executive@cfpc.ca) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cfpcceo).
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Top 10 Family Medicine Articles That Should Change Your Practice
 
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Jock Murray, MD, CCFP (EM), Halifax, NS; Jennie Leverman, MD, CCFP (EM), Halifax, NS;Mandi Irwin, MD, CCFP, Halifax, NS; Alethea Lacas, MD, CCFP 10 Articles with important, potentially practice-changing findings will be rapidly presented. Some of the articles will demonstrate that certain ones that are presented as practice changing should not be. Each article will be selected on the basis of relevance to family physicians practising in an office setting. The format will be a rapid review of the literature There will be one take-home point for each article. The articles will be selected to span the breadth of family medicine. Care will be taken to point out conflicts of interests in the selected articles.
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2014 Manitoba - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Sheldon Permack
 
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2014 Manitoba - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Sheldon Permack
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Alberta Family Physicians of the Year - 2008
 
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"Integrity, compassion, empathy, dedication to the profession, and service to the community" are words to describe this special family doctor from Calgary, Alberta. For 28 years his patients, students and colleagues have applauded Dr. Mark Sosnowski's leadership and commitment to family medicine well beyond his office practice. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Calgary, Mark received his Certification in Family Medicine in 1980. Since then, he has delivered community-based medical care including obstetrics, palliative and long-term care. He divides his time among the Lynnwood Medical Clinic, Calgary General Hospital, Peter Lougheed Geriatric Assessment Module, and Carewest and Crossbow/Fanning Centres. Mark is also currently a leader for the Mosaic Primary Care Network in northeast Calgary. Although humble about his achievements, Mark is respected as a physician, teacher, presenter and author. As a leader in continuing medical education, he has delivered numerous programs for the hospital and family medicine rounds, including Telehealth for Urban and Rural Family Practice Rounds and web-based CME. Mark also enjoys teaching medical students and residents from the University of Calgary. In 2005, Mark was honoured as the Outstanding Family Physician for the Calgary Health Region. Then in 2007, he was recognized at the MacKid Lecture in celebration of his significant contributions to medical education. Mark and his wife, Kathy, keep busy with four children: Danielle, Alex, Kasia and Rhys. His personal interests include tennis, hiking, church activities, reading and gardening -- although he confesses that the weeds usually win! In the future, Mark hopes to find more time to play the piano. "From one undergraduate biology class to a most rewarding career as a family doctor, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to help my patients, their families and our community. The concept of medicine from the cradle to the grave has always appealed to me. To receive this reward is a tremendous honour."
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Triple C Competency-based Curriculum: Canada's Family Medicine Curriculum
 
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Triple C is a competency-based curriculum that is: Comprehensive Focused on continuity of education and patient care Centred in Family Medicine A Triple C Competency-based Curriculum (Triple C) is a Family Medicine residency curriculum that provides the relevant learning contexts and strategies to enable residents to integrate competencies, while acquiring evidence to determine that a resident is ready to begin to practice in the specialty in Family Medicine. The goal is to ensure that all Family Medicine residents develop professional competence to the level of a physician ready to begin practice in the specialty of Family Medicine.
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2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Family Physicians of the Year - Edgar Mayo, MD, CCFP, FCFP
 
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A dedicated, compassionate family physician, Dr Edgar Mayo has practised rural family medicine on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland for 36 years. Dr Mayo earned his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 1975. He completed his internship at Dalhousie University and a traineeship in anesthesia at MUN. Dr Mayo received Certification in Family Medicine in 1987 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2004. Initially employed by the Newfoundland Government, Dr Mayo worked at the Burin Cottage Hospital. In 1977, he opened a comprehensive family medicine practice. In addition to his practice, Dr Mayo serves as an ER physician at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre and travels by boat to provide health care to three remote communities on Newfoundland's south coast. He is also a preceptor to family medicine residents and nurse practitioners at MUN. Dr Mayo served on a joint municipal committee that successfully brought the health care centre and 11 full-time specialists to the Peninsula. He also worked with the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation to support related fundraising events. In 2010, Dr Mayo's commitment to family medicine was recognized when the Town of Burin dedicated a MUN medical scholarship in his name. He also received the Dr. Yong Kee Jeon Award from the Faculty of Medicine at MUN. Dr Mayo is married to Beth and has two daughters, Penny and Erin. He is also the proud grandfather of two boys and one little princess. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, woodworking, and messing around on his fleet of boats
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Saskatchewan Family Physicians of the Year - 2011
 
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John Stewart McMillan, MD, CCFP, FCFP Saskatchewan Dr. Stewart McMillan is recognized by his peers as a natural leader, an expert in interpersonal dynamics, and a committed family physician dedicated to providing the highest quality of family medicine. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. McMillan completed his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. In 1989 he received his Certification in family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and became a Fellow in 1994. Dr. McMillan manages a busy private family practice in Regina, Saskatchewan, and is Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. In recent years, Dr. McMillan was a Palliative Care Medical Consultant and Head of the Department of Family Medicine of Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. He is Past President of the Saskatchewan Medical Association, the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Medical Council of Canada. Dr. McMillan served as Chair of the Saskatchewan Task Force on High Cost Drugs, the Saskatchewan Task Team on Surgical Waiting Lists, the Quality Assurance Co‐ordinating Committee with the Pasqua Hospital and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, the Health Services Utilization and Research Commission, and the Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan. Dr. McMillan was a board member and Chair of Regina Palliative Care Inc. In his spare time, Dr. McMillan enjoys playing golf (his childhood passion), gardening, travelling, and spending time at the family cottage with his wife, Cheryl, and their two sons: Alick, and his wife Deanne; Christopher, and his wife Suzanne and their children Carson, Connor, and Addison.
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What should drive enhanced skills development in family medicine
 
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Dr Francine Lemire, Executive Director and CEO of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, discusses the evolution of focused practices and the implications for clinical leadership. Dr Lemire welcomes your feedback! Please feel free to post a comment here or contact her by email executive@cfpc.ca or on Twitter https://twitter.com/cfpcceo
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Définir le succès du Centre Sadok Besrour pour l'innovation en santé mondiale
 
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Lors d'une entrevue tenue dans le cadre de la Conférence sur la santé mondiale, organisée pendant le Forum en médecine familiale 2013 à Vancouver, le Docteur Dr Sadok Besrour nous fait part de ce qu'il considère comme les grands succès du Centre. Visualiser l'entrevue intégrale. http://youtu.be/35L-slPdBv0 Defining Success for the Sadok Besrour Centre for Innovation in Global Health In an interview during the Global Health Conference at Family Medicine Forum 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Dr Sadok Besrour shares what he considers to be the Centre's success. Watch the full interview (in French). http://youtu.be/35L-slPdBv0
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2013 Prince Edward Island - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Robert Kelley
 
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Known for going the extra mile in providing exceptional health care support, Dr Robert Kelley is highly regarded by his colleagues and patients for his compassionate, hardworking, and respectful demeanor. A medical graduate of Dalhousie University, Dr Kelley completed his family medicine residency in Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1996. That same year, he received Certification in Family Medicine. Dr Kelley also holds certificates in Cardiac Life Support from McGill University. In 1996, Dr Kelley began his medical career at Summerside Medical Centre, where he provided comprehensive family medicine, including obstetrics and working as an emergency room physician at Prince County Hospital. In 2000, he moved his practice to Charlottetown where he continues today, also serving as house physician at the Prince Edward nursing home and as a staff physician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the provincial correctional centre, and the provincial addiction services facility. Since 2010, Dr Kelley has served as core preceptor with the PEI Family Medicine Residency Program and has been a faculty member at Dalhousie University since 2011. Actively involved in the community, Dr Kelley coaches the Charlottetown Abbies Midget A Girls Hockey Team and volunteered as a coach for the Charlottetown Abbies Soccer Club for two seasons. Since 2009, Dr Kelley has participated in the UPEI Family Ambassador Program for International Students, a program that welcomes new Islanders into the homes of PEI residents for meals and a history lesson over the course of the school year. Familiar faces on the benches or in the stands, Dr Kelley and his wife, Inge Dorsey, support their children Kate and Neil in all of their academic pursuits and extra-curricular activities. Dr Kelley is also a huge fan of U2! Connu pour toujours en faire un peu plus afin d'offrir des soins de santé exceptionnels, Dr Robert Kelley est hautement respecté par ses collègues et ses patients pour sa compassion et son dévouement, ainsi que pour son attitude courtoise et professionnelle. Diplômé de l'Université Dalhousie, Dr Kelley a fait sa résidence en médecine familiale à Saint John, N.-B., et Halifax, N.-É. (1996). Cette même année, il a obtenu sa Certification en médecine familiale. Il est titulaire de certificats en réanimation cardiorespiratoire de l'Université McGill. Il a commencé sa carrière de médecin de famille en 1996 au Centre médical de Summerside où il offrait des soins complets et globaux, y compris des soins d'obstétrique, et travaillait en salle d'urgence à l'hôpital Prince County. Il exerce à Charlottetown depuis 2000. Il est également médecin à l'établissement de soins de longue durée Prince Edward et à l'hôpital Queen Elizabeth, au centre correctionnel provincial et aux Services provinciaux de traitement des dépendances. Depuis 2010, il est superviseur principal au programme de résidence en médecine familiale de l'Î.-P.-É. et enseigne à l'Université Dalhousie depuis 2011. Actif dans sa collectivité, Dr Kelley est l'entraîneur des Abbies, l'équipe de hockey féminine de Charlottetown. Il a aussi été entraîneur du club de soccer de la ville pendant deux saisons. Depuis 2009, il participe au programme des familles ambassadrices de l'Université de l'Î.-P.-É., qui jumelle des étudiants étrangers à des familles qui les invitent à domicile pour partager un repas et leur parler de la culture de l'Île. Toujours présents aux activités sportives et académiques, Dr Kelley et son épouse, Inge Dorsey, soutiennent leurs deux enfants, Kate et Neil, dans toutes leurs activités scolaires et parascolaires. Dr Kelley est également un grand fan de U2!
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Impressive Military Field Hospital Exhibit
 
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Canadian Forces Army Surgeon, Colonel Jim Kile, oversees the health and well-being of the Army’s 30,000 troops. He advises the Surgeon General and the Commander of the Canadian Army on all major health-related matters concerning ground forces. Colonel Kile is instrumental in shaping the next generation of medical leaders. In this video Colonel Kile leads a fascinating tour of the military field hospital display in the Exhibit Hall at FMF. This portable, flexible, self-sufficient field hospital has been deployed with minimal notice on various peacekeeping and humanitarian missions in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, Eastern Africa, and Afghanistan. Its four components--surgery, diagnostics, critical care ward, and resuscitation bay--reflect those of a regular hospital. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable Canadian Forces members assist Colonel Kile in summarizing the capabilities of the field hospital and its tremendous impact on health care in regions in need all over the world. Exposition impressionnante de l’hôpital de campagne militaire Le médecin-chef des Forces armées canadiennes, colonel Jim Kile, est responsable de la santé et du bien-être des 30 000 soldats des Forces canadiennes. Il conseille le commandant de l’Armée canadienne sur toutes les questions importantes liées à la santé pour les forces terrestres. Le rôle du colonel Kile est très important pour former la prochaine génération de leaders médicaux. Dans cette vidéo, le colonel Kile effectue une visite fascinante d’un hôpital de campagne militaire monté dans le Hall d’exposition du FMF. Cet hôpital de campagne portatif, modifiable et autonome peut être déployé avec peu de préavis et monté en quelques heures. L’hôpital militaire a servi, entre autres, pendant la mission canadienne en Afghanistan. Ses quatre composantes : chirurgie, diagnostic, unité de soins intensifs, aire de ressuscitation—sont identiques à ceux d’un hôpital moderne. Des membres enthousiastes et compétents des Forces canadiennes assistent le colonel Kile afin de résumer les capacités de l’hôpital de campagne et son impact important sur les soins de santé dans les régions en besoin partout dans le monde.
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The family medicine perspective on implementing a universal pharmacare program in Canada
 
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Making sure everyone in Canada can access the prescription medications they need without financial barriers is an important point of advocacy for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, as noted in our 2016 report card for the federal government. In this CEO Blog Dr. Francine Lemire summarizes key points discussed at a recent Health Canada roundtable session with stakeholders. Do you have ideas to share? Feel free to post a comment at https://twitter.com/cfpcceo or email Francine at executive@cfpc.ca.
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René Wittmer, MD, CCMF – See why your colleagues value the CFPC
 
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See why Dr. Wittmer (Quebec) enjoys the excellent networking opportunities provided by the FMF, and how the Forum benefits his practice.
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2013 Nova Scotia - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Kathy Gallagher
 
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Making meaningful connections with people is at the heart of Dr Kathy Gallagher's practice. Throughout her career, Dr Gallagher's dedication and loyalty to her patients has guided her achievements in family medicine. A graduate of Dalhousie University, Dr Gallagher spent her first year of practice as an emergency room physician at St. Joseph's Hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick. The following year, she completed locums and became "hooked" on family medicine. In 1992, she returned to Bedford where she currently works. The flexibility of family medicine is part of the appeal for Dr Gallagher. She has had the opportunity to experience many different roles during her career. Currently she is involved in clinic work, and making house calls is part of her regular schedule. Over the years she has provided obstetrical care, emergency room work, hospital care, and nursing home care in addition to her office practice. Dr Gallagher is particularly proud to be known as a doctor "who really takes the time to listen." It is this combination of compassion and curiosity that aids her in identifying particularly challenging diagnoses. A member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for more than 20 years, Dr Gallagher has also been involved in numerous committees and boards through the CFPC, Doctors Nova Scotia, and Capital Health. Her involvement has helped her learn about comprehensive care, chronic disease management, and medical policies. She was president of the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians from 2004 to 2006. Dr Gallagher has been married to her husband, Doug, for 20 years, and together they are the proud parents of Laura, 17 and Sarah, 15. Dr Gallagher is actively involved in CrossFit™, and plays ringette in the winter, softball in the summer, and soccer all year round. L'établissement de liens avec les gens est au cœur de la pratique de Dre Kathy Gallagher. Toutes ses réalisations en carrière ont été guidées par son dévouement et sa loyauté envers ses patients. Diplômée de l'Université Dalhousie, Dre Gallagher a travaillé au service d'urgence à l'Hôpital St. Joseph de Saint John, (N.-B.), pendant sa première année de pratique. C'est l'année suivante, alors qu'elle faisait des remplacements, qu'elle a découvert sa passion pour la médecine familiale. En 1992, elle est retournée à Bedford où elle travaille présentement. Pour Dre Gallagher, l'un des grands attraits de la médecine familiale est sa flexibilité, qui lui a permis d'assumer divers rôles durant sa carrière. Son temps est présentement partagé entre le travail clinique et les visites à domicile. En plus de son travail au bureau, elle a travaillé en obstétrique, en salle d'urgence, en milieu hospitalier et en foyer de soins infirmiers. Dre Gallagher est particulièrement fière de sa réputation de médecin « qui prend vraiment le temps d'écouter ». C'est ce mélange de compassion et de curiosité qui l'aide pour les diagnostics les plus difficiles. Membre du Collège des médecins de famille du Canada depuis plus de 20 ans, Dre Gallagher s'est impliquée dans divers comités et conseils d'administration, notamment pour le CMFC, Doctors NS et Capital Health. Cette implication l'a aidée à se familiariser avec les soins complets et globaux, la gestion des maladies chroniques et les politiques médicales. Elle a été présidente du Collège des médecins de famille de la Nouvelle- Écosse de 2004 à 2006. Dre Gallagher et Doug, son mari depuis 20 ans, ont deux filles : Laura, 17 ans, et Sarah, 15 ans. Elle est une grande adepte de CrossFitMC, joue à la ringuette en hiver, à la balle molle en été et au soccer toute l'année.
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2013 Ontario - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Sarah-Lynn Newbery
 
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Dr Sarah-Lynn Newbery is recognized for her outstanding contributions to family medicine education and rural family practice in northern Ontario. In 1993, Dr Newbery completed her medical degree at McMaster University. She received Certification in Family Medicine in 1995 and she became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2006. Since 1996, Dr Newbery has practised comprehensive rural family medicine with the Marathon Family Health Team. She also serves as Chief of Staff and chemotherapy physician with the Wilson Memorial General Hospital in Marathon, Ontario. In addition to her role as preceptor for the Northwestern Ontario Medical Program (NOMP)—now the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)—Dr Newbery is credited for her outstanding leadership in the restructuring of the curriculum and assessment model. She made significant contributions to the first teaching modules including session types, case content, and the Aboriginal Community Placement pilot module. Since 2008, Dr Newbery has served as a Board Member of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). At the community level, she chaired the Marathon Groundwater Stewardship Committee and the Peninsula Harbour Remediation Committee, which was recognized with an Environmental Stewardship Award in 2013. In 2009, Dr Newbery's rural practice was recognized as Family Practice of the Year— one of two awarded by the OCFP that year. Her team practice was celebrated as Teacher of the Year by the NOMP in 2002, and again in 2010 by the NOSM. In her personal time, Dr Newbery enjoys exploring the beautiful countryside in northern Ontario, reading, knitting, and spending time with her husband, Eliseo, and their sons, Ari and Mateo. Dre Sarah-Lynn Newbery est reconnue pour ses contributions exceptionnelles à l'éducation en médecine familiale et à la médecine familiale rurale dans le nord de l'Ontario. Diplômée de l'Université McMaster en 1993, Dre Newbery a obtenu la Certification en médecine familiale en 1995 et le titre de Fellow du Collège des médecins de famille du Canada en 2006. Depuis 1996, elle offre des soins complets et globaux en milieu rural avec l'Équipe de santé familiale de Marathon. Elle est également médecin-chef et chimiothérapeute à l'Hôpital général Wilson Memorial de Marathon. En plus de son rôle de superviseure au Programme de médecine du nord-ouest de l'Ontario (PMNO) -- aujourd'hui l'École de médecine du Nord de l'Ontario (EMNO) --, Dre Newbery a été un leader de la restructuration du cursus et du modèle d'évaluation. Elle a beaucoup contribué à l'élaboration des premiers modules d'enseignement, incluant les types de session, le contenu des cas cliniques et le module pilote de stages dans les communautés autochtones. Depuis 2008, elle siège au conseil d'administration du Collège des médecins de famille de l'Ontario (CMFO). Elle a également présidé le Marathon Groundwater Stewardship Committee et le Peninsula Harbour Remediation Committee, qui a reçu un Prix d'intendance environnementale en 2013. En 2009, Dre Newbery a reçu l'un des deux Prix de l'Équipe de médecine familiale de l'année décernés par le CMFO. Elle a été reconnue comme Enseignante de l'année par le PMNO en 2002 et par l'EMNO en 2010. Dans ses temps libres, elle aime profiter des magnifiques paysages du nord de l'Ontario, lire, tricoter et passer du temps avec son mari, Eliseo, et leurs fils Ari et Mateo.
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ABCs of Dermatoscopy
 
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Lawrence Leung, MBBChir, MFM (Clin), DipPractDerm (Wales), MRCGP, FRACGP, FRCGP, CCFP, Kingston, ON Dermatological conditions represent up to one in seven of all consultations in family medicine. When confronted with skin lesions that are pigmented or odd-looking, practising family physicians are often baffled in deciding their malignant potentials. On one hand, it may lead to unnecessary skin biopsies or dermatological referrals; on the other hand, delayed diagnosis of malignant lesions may lead to harm and subsequent litigation.
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Patient's Medical Home
 
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The Patient's Medical Home is a vision for family practice in Canada To learn more visit www.cfpc.ca/pmh
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Videsh Kapoor, MD, CCFP, FCFP – See why your colleagues value the CFPC
 
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Hear why Dr. Kapoor (British Columbia) believes the CFPC helped reinforce her leadership role in her community.
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2013 Alberta - Family Physicians of the Year -- Dr Hal Irvine
 
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Known for his significant contributions in both rural practice and anesthesiology, Dr Hal Irvine has recently retired following a career that spans almost 35 years. He earned Certification in Family Medicine in 1979 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1989. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, Dr Irvine began medical school there in 1974. He completed his residency at Queen's University in 1980 with additional training in anesthesia, an area of study for which he won two Robert Hartley Fellowship awards in 1983 and 1990. In 1999, Dr Irvine traveled to Victoria, Australia where he worked as a family doctor and anesthetist for a six-month practice exchange. During his time there he became an Associate Member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Irvine has been involved with numerous organizations such as the Alberta Medical Association and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. In 1988, he was President of the Alberta College of Family Physicians. From 1995 to 2000, Dr Irvine served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary's Department of Family Medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000. Dr Irvine was recognized as Clinician of the Year in 2002 by the David Thompson Health Region medical staff. In 2009, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada awarded him with a Fellowship of Rural and Remote Medicine. When not at work, Dr Irvine enjoys photography and motorcycling. He and his wife, Dianne Fisher, have been married for 39 years and, together, they have three children, Sarah, Bronwyn, and Brody. Dr Irvine also enjoys his new role as grandpa to his grandson, Sebastian. Médecin de famille reconnu pour ses contributions à la pratique rurale et l'anesthésiologie, Dr Irvine a récemment pris sa retraite après une carrière de presque 35 ans. Il a obtenu la Certification en médecine familiale en 1979 et le titre de fellow du CMFC en 1989. Après des études de premier cycle à l'Université de Calgary, il est entré à la faculté de médecine en 1974. Il a fait sa résidence à l'Université Queen's en 1980 et a suivi une formation additionnelle en anesthésie, domaine dans lequel il a remporté la Bourse de recherche Robert Hartley à deux reprises, d'abord en 1983, puis en 1990. En 1999, Dr Irvine a travaillé comme médecin de famille et anesthésiste à Victoria (Australie) dans le cadre d'un voyage d'échange de pratiques de six mois. Pendant cette période, il est devenu membre associé du Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Irvine s'est impliqué dans de nombreuses organisations, dont l'Alberta Medical Association et la Société de la médecine rurale du Canada. En 1988, il a été président du Collège des médecins de famille de l'Alberta. De 1995 à 2000, Dr Irvine a été professeur clinique adjoint au Département de médecine familiale de l'Université de Calgary et professeur agrégé en 2000. Il a été nommé Clinicien de l'année en 2002 par le personnel de la région sanitaire David Thompson. En 2009, la Société de la médecine rurale du Canada lui décernait le titre d'associé en médecine des milieux ruraux et éloignés. Dans ses temps libres, Dr Irvine fait de la photographie et de la moto. Lui et son épouse Dianne Fisher, avec qui il est marié depuis 39 ans, ont trois enfants : Sarah, Bronwyn et Brody. Depuis la naissance de son petit-fils Sebastian, il découvre avec grand plaisir le rôle de grand-papa.
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Prince Edward Island Family Physicians of the Year - 2009
 
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A native of Prince Edward Island, Dr. Randy MacKinnon oversees one of the largest practices in the region, yet manages it with incomparable efficiency. His patients boast about seeing him quickly, often the same day. Yet Randy has a reputation for being comprehensive, compassionate and conscientious. After graduating from Dalhousie University, Randy obtained his Certification from the CFPC in 1995 and started practicing in Stratford, PEI, shortly thereafter. He was awarded his Fellowship in 2008. From 2001 to 2003, Randy was President of the PEI Chapter and since 2004, a Board member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI. Randy is also a Preceptor for Dalhousie's Department of Family Medicine undergraduate education and postgraduate training programs. Many of Randy's students credit him with shaping their own careers. His ability to balance the pressures of family practice while dedicating time to his family is noteworthy. Randy's typical day begins with 6AM rounds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and although his dedication to his patients extends well beyond his office practice, he is usually home to greet his children when they return from school. Known as the 'front-door physician,' Randy encourages his patients to always call or visit before heading off to Emergency. The PEI champ for the CFPC's Doctors Promoting Active Living initiative, Randy is involved in all kinds of sports, more participating than watching. He is married to Paulette and they have two children, Emily and Andrew. An outdoor enthusiast, Randy's hobbies include camping, boating, skiing and biking. "I am humbled to have been chosen to receive this prestigious award. This is the highest honour that I could have hoped to achieve as a practicing family physician."
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Re-examining the Certification Exam
 
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Dr Lemire reflects on her experiences at three Chapter ASAs, and highlights recent changes to the CFPC’s Certification Examination and ongoing collaboration with the Medical Council of Canada.
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2012 Manitoba Family Physicians of the Year - Frances Berard, MD, CCFP, FCFP
 
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Dr Frances Berard is honoured for her commitment to the provision of rural family medicine in the francophone community of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Manitoba, Dr Berard completed her residency training at the Family Medical Centre of St. Boniface General Hospital in 1991. Dr Berard received Certification in Family Medicine in 1991 and became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 2004. In 1991, Dr Berard began practising family medicine at the Kildonan Medical Centre in Winnipeg as a locum for a sabbatical leave. Since 1992, she has served as Chief of Staff at the Centre de santé Notre Dame, where she practises comprehensive family medicine, including hospital and emergency care, obstetrics, and long-term care. She also works at the Miami Medical Clinic, a satellite clinic in Miami, Manitoba. Currently, Dr Berard is Associate Director of the bilingual Family Medicine Program at the University of Manitoba. She is also a preceptor to second-year family medicine residents and bilingual medical students from all levels. For ten years, Dr Berard served as Practice Advisor to international medical graduates. In 2008, Dr Berard served as President of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians. She is a member of the CFPC's Member Advisory Committee and the Hospital Medicine Committee, and is an instructor with the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics® (ALSO) Program. In all of her work, Dr Berard is supported by her husband, Léo, and their three children, Marissa, Zoé, and Alexisse. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-country skiing.
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Update on the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain  - Dr Lydia Hatcher
 
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F105 Update on the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - Dr Lydia Hatcher
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Patient's Medical Home - One FP's Story
 
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Dr Cathy Faulds, a family physician from London, ON shares her experience of transitioning into a practice that aligns with the principles of a Patient's Medical Home. For more information visit www.cfpc.ca/pmh
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Watch Dr. Gary Bloch’s keynote on tackling the social determinants of health
 
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In a rousing Keynote Address at FMF on Wednesday, Dr. Gary Bloch presented a broad approach to generalist family medicine that considers patients’ social contexts and helps family physicians make a difference in patients’ lives. Watch our video of Dr. Bloch’s speech to learn more. Ne manquez pas le discours d’ouverture de Dr Gary Bloch sur les déterminants sociaux de la santé Dans un discours éloquent mercredi, Dr Gary Bloch présente une approche globale au généralisme en médecine familiale qui prend en compte le contexte social du patient et aide les médecins à faire une différence dans leur vie. Visualisez le discours de Dr Bloch.
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Dr Graham J. Worrall, CCFP, FCFP, Glovertown, NL - 2011
 
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A self-starter in research, Dr Graham Worrall, shares valuable lessons he learned from his first research project, why researchers need to produce more negative trials, the importance of quality research in family medicine to get funding, and the most rewarding part of being a researcher. Dr Worrall received the CFPC Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research in 2011.
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Manitoba Family Physicians of the Year - 2011
 
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Joanne Maier, MD, CCFP Dr. Joanne Maier is acknowledged for her outstanding dedication to her family practice and extensive work with medical students and residents. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Dr. Maier received her Certification in family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1986. The same year, she moved to Brandon, Manitoba where she continues to work at the Western Medical Clinic. Dr. Maier is Chief of the Department of Family Practice at Brandon Regional Health Centre and Medical Director of the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Her areas of specialty include acute and chronic care, palliative care, in‐patient care, low‐risk obstetrics, newborn and pediatric care, and surgical assisting. Among her several teaching roles, Dr. Maier is a preceptor and lecturer at the University of Manitoba, preceptor for the Medical Licensure Program for International Medical Graduates, and site lead and preceptor for the Family Medicine Enhanced Distributed Education Centre for the training of family medicine residents and senior medical students. She was awarded the Undergraduate Teaching Award from the University of Manitoba in 2007 and was the recipient of the Gary Beazley Family Medicine Educator Award in 2010. Dr. Maier serves on several committees, including the Medical Nursing Liaison Committee at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Since 2002, she has been involved with the Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee at the Brandon Regional Health Authority. In all of her work, Dr. Maier is supported by her two children, Catherine and Cameron; her mother, Kay; and her brother, Ron, who is also a physician.
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Newfoundland Family Physicians of the Year - 2010
 
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Dr. Catherine Penney MD, CCFP Newfoundland & Labrador Arriving in Newfoundland from the UK in 1977, Dr. Catherine Penney has since made an unforgettable difference to her community. Born in Rugby, England, Cate attended the Middlesex Hospital Medical School at the University of London. In her final year, she spent a two-month elective period in Northwest River, Labrador with the International Grenfell Association. This experience inspired her to return to Labrador as a 'traveling doctor', and later begin practicing family medicine in St. Anthony, Newfoundland. Early in her career, Cate was largely responsible for outpatient care at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital. 2000 she has served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Family Practice. Cate works in the Emergency Department. She looks after complex inpatient cases, oversees the local long term care facility, and runs family practice clinics. She is also an Associate Professor at Memorial University's medical school. In 2001 Cate became a Certificant of the CFPC. She moonlights as a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner performing medical assessments required for the certification of licensed aviation personnel in Canada. Cate and her husband, Roger, have two daughters. Nicola is a medical student at McMaster University, and Victoria is an Education student at Memorial University. A former Girl Guides leader, Cate loves cross country skiing, gardening, and reading.
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Fabian Schwarz, MD, CCFP – See why your colleagues value the CFPC
 
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Understand the work that goes into producing our journal, Canadian Family Physician, through the experience of Dr. Schwarz (British Columbia)—a researcher, peer-reviewer, and reader.
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L'importance de la communication
 
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Dre Lemire nous donne une mise à jour du projet d'évaluation des postes et des salaires du Collège, nous rappelle l'importance de l'engagement des membres et nous demande de réfléchir sur les façons d'appliquer ce concept au quotidien.
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Dr Charlie Guiang AMS-Mimi Divinsky Awards 2011
 
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Dr Charlie Guiang, CCFP, Toronto, ON "Hearing Hope"
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Working towards improving health care in rural Canada
 
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In late February, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada co-hosted a summit to discuss The Rural Road Map for Action and the 20 reccomendations to enhance rural health care. In this blog Dr Francine Lemire, CFPC Executive Director and CEO, shares some highlights from the summit, the successes and ongoing challenges. For more a copy of the Rural Road Map for Action please visit: http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Series.aspx?id=7990&terms=ARFM Dr Lemire welcomes your feedback! Please feel free to post a comment here or contact her by email (executive@cfpc.ca) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cfpcceo). http://www.cfpc.ca/uploadedFiles/Directories/Committees_List/Rural%20Road%20Map%20Directions%20ENG.pdf
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Why did you choose family medicine as a career?
 
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Dr. Semkuley describes what motivated him to chose family medicine as a career.
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