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Resources, events and opportunities of interest to family doctors

We welcome your suggestions for inclusion on our Bulletin Board. Please note that inclusion is at the discretion of the OCFP and it does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP. Thank you!

Ministry News and Updates

  • Letter from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding the increasing risk of tick-borne diseases - particularly Lyme disease - in Ontario.

  • Promoting awareness of maximum quantity dispensing initiative among ODB recipients

  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care M.chimaera Update

  • Joint Letter from Ontario's Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer of Health on Opioid Strategy

  • Taking Action to End Opioid Abuse

  • Letter from the Minister of Health on Combating Lyme Disease Through Collaborative Action: Ontario’s 10-Step Education and Awareness Plan

Physician Opportunities

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Assessment and Diagnosis of ASD - Study

  • CAMH Partners Project - Integrated Care for Better Outcomes

  • Cancer Care Ontario’s Physician-Linked Correspondence Initiative

  • CANHEART Improving Cholesterol Management Study

  • Concussion ECHO - Needs Assessment Survey

  • eHealth: Optimizing the Use of EMRs to Support CDPM - Qualitative Study

  • Family Physician Attitudes Towards MedsChecks and Pharmaceutical Opinion Study

  • Imaging Decision Support Pathways - Request for Physician Input

  • KidneyWise - Opportunity for Physician Feedback

  • Ontario Quality Standards Committee - Call for Participation

  • Paediatric Project ECHO - Survey to Help Inform Curriculum

  • Quorum: Where the Quality Improvement Community Meets

  • Reproductive Life Stages Program - Women's College Hospital

  • Screening, Managing and Treating Eye and Vision Conditions - Questionnaire

  • The Family Physician's Perspective on the HPV Vaccine - Survey

  • Toronto Gay Men’s Health Hub

Conferences and Professional Development Opportunities

  • Advanced Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Case Symposium for Physicians and Other Providers

  • Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Physicians and Other Providers

  • Project ECHO Ontario

  • Urology - Family Physicians in Urology OAB/LUTS Online Self-Learning Program

  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) Course

  • Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care

  • Reprocessing in Community Health Care Settings - Online Training Course

  • Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program from CAMH

  • OPA: Opioid Addiction and Substitution Therapy Online Modules

  • Safe Opioid Prescribing: A Multimodal Program for Chronic Pain and Opioids

Public Health Updates


  • Funded Clinical Environmental Health Fellowships for Practising Family Physicians

  • Health Quality Ontario - Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

  • Cancer Care Ontario - Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Resource Hub

  • Health Quality Ontario - Wait Time Information

  • Residency Survival Guide for Family Medicine

  • Cannabis Research Reports - Updates from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

  • Cancer Care Ontario - Symptom Management Guides for Cancer Patients

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders - Clinician Resources

  • Osteoporosis Canada - Fracture Link Newsletter

  • Dementia Resources from Around the World - Baycrest Centre for Education

  • Health Quality Ontario Report - Engaging with Patients

  • Canadian Thoracic Society - CME Guidelines App

  • Health Quality Ontario Report - Measuring Up 2016

  • Health Quality Ontario Report - Palliative Care at the End of Life

  • Health Quality Ontario Report - Connecting the Dots

  • Optimizing Crisis Resource Management to Improve Patient Safety and Team Performance

  • Health Before Pregnancy Website

  • Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) - Update June 6, 2017

  • Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) - FAQs June 6, 2017

  • Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) - Process June 5, 2017

  • SE LHIN Centralized Intake and Assessment Centre for Elective Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Primary Healthcare - It's Time for Disruptive Innovation (Article)

  • Ontario Thoracic Reviews

  • Health Quality Ontario - Quality Standards for Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia

  • PINOT - Supporting Physicians and Patients With Complex Needs

  • 211 - Helping Healthcare Providers Connect People to the Services they Need

  • Reproductive Life Stages Program and Study Opportunity for Pregnant Women

  • Breastfeeding Resources Ontario

  • Ontario Kinesiology Association - Referral Service

  • Information for Parents to Help Make Vaccinations Easier

  • Ontario Autism Program: Bulletin for Physicians

  • Prenatal Education Tools from Health Nexus' Best Start Resource Centre

Family Medicine Practice Resources

  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada's First Five Years in Family Practice Resources section brings together clinical resources, information on practice management, work life balance and more from a variety of sources.

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