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2024 Family Medicine Summit

The 2024 Family Medicine Summit address’ the challenges family doctors are facing in their practice and highlights ways we can initiate meaningful transformation in family medicine.

Managing alcohol use: Understanding updated recommendations

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Harmful use of alcohol contributed to 17,000 deaths in Canada in 2020, with an estimated $6.3 billion spent that year on healthcare cost related to alcohol use.

Addressing Bias: Utilizing emerging therapeutics amidst fat-shaming

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Rising rates of obesity and diabetes, drug shortages, patient demand and societal discussions around fat-shaming, have placed family physicians in a difficult position, at times acting as gatekeepers for medications, determining which patients should gain access to GLP-1 agonists.

Clinical Application of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Fracture Prevention Recommendations for Frail Older Adults

Long-term care (LTC) residents are more dependent, frail and vulnerable, and require more complex care than community-dwelling older adults. Yet many interventions intended to reduce fracture risk are not used consistently in LTC, and clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis have focused on the care of adults living in the community.

Pride in family medicine: Gender affirming care

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In Canada, one in 300 people ages 15 and older are transgender or non-binary, meaning that most family doctors care for gender non-conforming people in their practice.

Preventing burnout: Boundary setting strategies for family doctors

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Family physicians are often seen as the safety net for the entire health care system. Family doctors frequently face pressures from hospitals, specialists, families, and patients to fill the endless gaps in health care.