News & Features

A Message from OCFP President Dr. Glenn Brown

Dr. Glenn Brown - OCFP PresidentOn Nov. 24, the OCFP welcomed Dr. Glenn Brown of Kingston, Ont. as our 2016-18 President. During his installation, Dr. Brown spoke about the role family physicians play in the health-care system and what their College is doing to support them.

Read highlights of Dr. Brown's remarks

Family Medicine Matters Blog

The Family Medicine Matters blog features articles discussing current topics. Members are invited to share their perspectives and ideas and engage in a dialogue.

How Do We Better Prepare Ourselves to Deliver High-Quality Geriatric Care?

Guest blogger Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network and Architect of Ontario's Seniors Strategy, shares how OTN's Ontario Geriatrics Learning Centre offers free, practical, high-quality education in three topic areas - geriatric syndromes, common care issues and quality of life issues.

Read more.

Click here to read previous editions of the blog and President's Newsbriefs.

What's Up in Family Medicine

Feature articles about tools and resources that can support family physicians in their practices.

Information for Family Physicians on Influenza

Family physicians see the majority of patients presenting to the health-care system with symptoms consistent with influenza. The flu season has begun in Ontario and is anticipated to peak over the coming weeks. There are several resources available through Public Health Ontario (PHO) which many will find helpful.   

Learn more.

The Doctor's Role in the Opioid Crisis 

Archive of an OCFP-OTN webcast presented on January 26, 2017
Addictions and pain treatment experts Drs. Joel Bordman and Janel Gracey looked at the opioid crisis, including the role of the family doctor and what can be done when facing difficult clinical scenarios.

A video recording of the webcast is available for viewing.

Members' Forum Highlights

On Nov. 25, the OCFP Annual Members' Forum took place in Toronto, providing the opportunity for family physicians to interact with today's healthcare leaders and learn how digital health technology is helping to support their practice and produce better health outcomes. While many audience questions were answered during the hour long discussion, there was not enough time to respond to all of them. Fortunately, our presenters were kind enough to provide responses to those that were left unaddressed.

Learn more.

We Want to Hear From You

More and more, the OCFP is shaping our website to keep members aware of our activities and those of others. We welcome suggestions for article topics, online resources and tools that would be of interest to our members. Please email suggestions to