NEWS & FEATURES
Continuity of the patient-physician relationship is one of the defining pillars of the discipline of family medicine, but in the context of our modern health-care system what does continuity of care really mean?
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Patients First Update
On Sept. 12, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne delivered a Speech from the Throne entitled “A Balanced Plan to Build Ontario Up for Everyone”. For family physicians, the most notable aspect of the Throne Speech is the re-introduction of legislation for primary care transformation.
Faster Access to Specialists
Join family doctors Dr. Abhishek Raut and Dr. Paul Gill, on Oct. 25, noon - 1 p.m., for an interactive OTN webcast on how to successfully integrate virtual tools into your everyday practice. Learn more about how to get derm consults in less than 5 days with Telederm, use eConsult to access advice quickly from over 25 different specialty areas and use secure video to connect directly with specialists or patients.
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Hop, Skip and a Jump to ASA 2016
The 2016 ASA is around the corner - Nov 24 - 26 in Toronto. More than 100 experts will cover a wide range of topics - from Trans* primary care to medical aid in dying. Health equity expert Dr. Jeff Turnbull and physician wellness guru Dr. Mamta Gumpta will round out the event as ASA keynote speakers.
Call for Annual Scientific Assembly Committee Members Now Open
The OCFP's Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) Committee is mandated to develop an annual conference to support the continuing professional development of Ontario's family physicians. The Committee is currently accepting applications from Members wishing to join the Committee.