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    Call for Members - ASA Planning Committee

    March 5, 2017

    The OCFP is seeking members for the Planning Committee of its Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA). The Planning Committee is responsible for developing the educational program for Ontario's premier family medicine conference. We invite interested OCFP members - family physicians and family medicine residents in good standing - to apply.

    Learn more about this role, and the role and responsibilities of the ASA Planning Committee. [pdf]

    The Care Course

    The CARE Course Now in Ontario

    February 27, 2018 

    The OCFP is piloting The Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies (CARE) Course in Ontario as part of a rural medicine initiative of the Collaborative Mentoring Networks. The CARE Course is designed to offer healthcare providers working in isolated areas opportunities to hone their emergency response skills. On Feb. 28-29, the Ontario pilot of The CARE Course, which originated in British Columbia, brings together nurses, family physicians and paramedics from Wiarton and Lion’s Head/Tobermory. 

    Practising Wisely in Dialogue magazine

    Help With Avoiding the Diagnostic Cascade

    February 2, 2018

    The OCFP’s Practising Wisely program was featured in a recent article in the CPSO’s Dialogue magazine. The article describes the program's use of real-life scenarios and support for shared decision-making, and highlights perspectives from Dr. Peter Kuling and Dr. Jobin Varughese, co-chairs of the Practising Wisely Planning Committee, and Dr. Jennifer Young, who was the first course director.

    OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

    December 21, 2017

    Under OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare, OHIP-insured children and youth aged 24 years and under in Ontario will be able to get their prescription medications at no cost when they visit an Ontario pharmacy. Enrollment will be automatic, with no costs (i.e. no co-payment and no deductible). 

    Learn what family physicians need to know and do to avoid gaps in their patients' coverage.

    Supporting a Strategy to Improve Health and Quality of Life for Low-Income Ontarians

    December 18, 2017
    Family physicians are acutely aware of how poverty affects health. We have demonstrated efforts to ensure equity and access to comprehensive primary health, and are committed to advocating for policies that support vulnerable populations and lead to healthier outcomes.

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) have sent a letter to the Minister of Community and Social Services in support of "A Roadmap for Change", the report of the Income Security Reform Working Group which offers a comprehensive strategy to modernize income security in Ontario.  

    Dr. Michael Lee Poy

    Dr. Michael Lee-Poy named Ontario Family Physician of the Year

    November 27, 2017

    Dr. Michael Lee-Poy of Kitchener-Waterloo has been named 2017 Ontario Family Physician of the Year. Named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, College of Family Physicians of Canada Executive Director from 1985 to 1996, the Award is given to one of the seven OCFP Regional Physicians of the Year.

    The OCFP Awards represent a celebration of family medicine, recognizing the outstanding skill, knowledge and dedication of family doctors across the province and the vital work they do to keep Ontarians healthy.

    Read Dr. Lee-Poy's remarks at the 2017 OCFP Awards Ceremony.

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    MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy - Now certified!

    October 31, 2017

    The OCFP is pleased to announce certification of the MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy program. Registration is currently open for sessions in Toronto and Ottawa for this 3-credit-per hour Group Learning program, now certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits.

    Developed in collaboration with Dr. Janice Harvey, this comprehensive hands-on full-day workshop enables participants to develop an organized and efficient physical exam of the major joints of the musculoskeletal system, and to identify and differentiate between the various mechanisms of common musculoskeletal injuries.

    Navigating the Opioid Crisis

    June 24, 2017

    Recent actions by governments, regulators and other policymakers underline the urgency of the opioid crisis. With patients and families suffering greatly, we, the doctors on the front lines of this issue, are grappling with what recent and upcoming developments mean for our practices and especially how these changes affect patients living with complex issues related to pain. The OCFP is committed to helping family physicians continue to provide quality care at this critical time.

    Read Dr. Glenn Brown's message to members and a Q&A with the OCFP Collaborative Mentoring Networks' Drs. Arun Radhakrishnan and Leah Skory.