News & Features

Annual Meeting of Members - Remarks by OCFP President Dr. Glenn Brown

Dr. Glenn Brown - OCFP PresidentThe OCFP held its Annual Meeting of Members on Nov. 23, 2017. In his remarks, Dr. Glenn Brown reflected on his first year as OCFP President and spoke of continuing OCFP work to advocate for the importance of family physicians and build collaborations to improve practice.

Read 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

The OCFP's 2017 Members' Forum focused on supports for family physicians in Managing Pain and Addressing Opioids. Taking place in Toronto on Nov. 24, the event featured a panel of leading experts from across the health system, to share the latest information on these crucial issues. 

See the presentation slides.

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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