This past year, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) celebrated 40 years since the creation of the Section of Teachers (SOT), a branch of the organization that focuses on the advancement of the academic discipline of Family Medicine.
Welcome to Dr. Lynn McLauchlin, new Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation, Family Medicine Residency Program
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lynn McLauchlin as the new Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation for McGill University’s Family Medicine Residency Program, who has been in this position since November 1, 2018.
More than forty years ago, the McGill Department of Family Medicine started out as a small teaching program with units based in Montreal-area hospitals. From its humble yet significant beginnings, the Department has since grown to become a leading voice and champion of primary care in Quebec, in Canada and around the world.
The Faculty of Medicine of McGill University invites applications for the position ofCHAIR OF THE MCGILL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE
As of January 1, 2019, there will be a new system of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit requirements in place for all physicians practicing in Quebec. It is a 5-year cycle similar to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) cycle with a few differences.
Dr. Marion Dove, a Family Physician, Associate Professor, Associate Chair (Education) and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University is the recipient of the 2018 McGill PGME Program Director Leadership Award. The award recognizes her outstanding commitment to enhancing residency education and her dedication to driving ongoing innovation to improve the program and the University. Dr.
Press Release: National Dementia Care Assessment recommends priorities for a Canadian Dementia Strategy
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National Dementia Care Assessment recommends priorities for a Canadian Dementia Strategy
OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2019 – A Canadian Academy of Health Sciences expert panel on dementia released their report today outlining priorities for a national dementia strategy. Visit CAHS to download the Assessment.
On November 20, 2018, leaders from McGill University traveled to Beijing to attend the first Joint Symposium on Primary Health Care, From Policy to Action: Strengthening Primary Health Care as the Foundation of our Health Systems. The two institutions connected on common goals and challenges, while learning from each other’s differences in approaches and policies, and signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue collaborations in care, education and research.
From October 17 to 21, 2018, the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) held its 22nd World Conference in Seoul, South Korea, where more than 5000 family doctors and residents from all around the world convened. WONCA is an association of 118 national Member Organizations, including the College of Family Physicians of Canada, which was well represented in Seoul by many members of its Board of Directors and by clinician-teachers/researchers from various Canadian universities.
Former Quebec ministers Claude Castonguay, Jean Rochon and Michel Clair, together with Antonia Maioni, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill, exchanged ideas with students and faculty members from McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine during a packed event on October 22, 2018. The panelists engaged the audience in a frank conversation about the current state of primary care in Quebec.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Kathleen Rice will join the Department of Family Medicine as a full-time Assistant Professor starting January 2019. She comes to us as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded Postdoctoral Fellow from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi will join the Department of Family Medicine in January 2019, as a full-time Assistant Professor.
On Oct. 22, 2018, a panel of experts convened at McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine for a round-table discussion on the state of primary care in Quebec. Three former Quebec cabinet ministers — Claude Castonguay, Jean Rochon and Michel Clair — as well as professor of political science and health policy scholar Antonia Maioni offered their views on the actions required to improve the Quebec health-care system.
This announcement is brought to you by Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon (Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine). The Quebec College of Family Physicians (CQMF) is currently organizing the second edition of its Symposium on Innovations on May 31, in Montreal. This event aims to catalyze the adoption and increased presence of innovations while supporting front-line teams.
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