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Partner Opportunities For Family Doctors

Education

  • The Primary Care Clinician Educational Series by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto is designed to provide primary care clinicians with the knowledge and skills to lead quality improvement work in their practice. The new 1-credit per hour Self-Learning program is certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits. 

Events

  • OMD Educates: Digital Health Virtual Symposium 2024 is scheduled for June 14, 2024. This virtual conference brings together experts in digital health to deliver a series of dynamic live-streaming sessions on the topics that are most relevant to clinicians. Register here.
  • Join the United with Pride: Intersectionality in Healthcare panel on June 18th as family doctors, Dr. Chase McMurren and Dr. Laura Stratton, and 2SLGBTQIA+ community members share their experiences, insights and triumphs as people who live/and or treat patients who live on intersections of Queerness. Register here.
  • The Upstream Lab will host the speaker series, Primary care network tackling social determinants of health: launch of Deep End Canada, on June 19, 2024. Learn more about a network of health practitioners that aims to improve the collection and use of social data to address social determinants of health at the individual, clinic, and policy levels. Register here.
  • This year’s OMD Educates: Digital Health Conference will take place on September 12 and 13, 2024 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Airport and Conference Centre in Toronto. Register here.

Physician Leadership

  • Ontario Health is seeking community-based clinicians to join the Patients before Paperwork Clinical Advisory Committee that will work on initiatives to reduce administrative burden. The deadline to apply is July 6, 2024. More information is available here.
  • Touchstone Institute is seeking applicants for two Practice Ready Ontario committees that will build governance structures and assess internationally trained physicians. The deadline to apply is June 27, 2024. More information on the two committees can be found here.

Resources

  • Ontario Renal Network is transitioning to use the new race free Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) 2021 equation to calculate estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Read clinician resource and patient resource
  • New tools for improving the prevention, assessment and management of patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in primary care are available from CEP. Access Best Practices and Telus PS Suite EMR toolkit on the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain topic tool page

Surveys

  • Many Canadians do not receive adequate physician and nurse practitioner(NP) home visits near the end of life. The Bruyère Research Institute aims to better understand factors that may be preventing or facilitating physicians’ and NPs’ willingness to provide palliative home visits for adult patients in their last year of life through a study. Family physicians who do and do not provide home visits for adult patients (aged 18+), and are fluent in English, are invited to complete a 15-20 minute online survey here.
  • Comprehensive primary care is the foundation for an effective, efficient health system, but more support is needed to ensure your clinic runs as efficiently as possible. We know a well-run clinic depends on high-performing administrative staff. Women’s College Hospital is working with health system leaders to understand what interventions might help administrative staff in your clinic by conducting a survey. Please take a moment to invite your Medical Office Administrative staff members to complete it. Access the survey here or contact the study coordinator at MOAsurvey@wchospital.ca
  • Take part in a five-minute, anonymous, bilingual survey developed by the Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), which will inform the development of infant and early mental health resources.
  • Participate in an anonymous 10-minute survey conducted by Schulich medical students and Dr. Jane Thornton (MD, PhD, CCFP) investigating how family physicians in Canada identify and treat Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs) to help guide future medical education.   
  • INTEGRAL project funded by Canadian Cancer Society is recruiting family physicians to participate in a Delphi Expert Panel to understand the unique challenges and dietary needs of gastric cancer patients and create a set of tailored nutritional guidelines for them and their caregivers. Please contact CoburnLab@sunnybrook.ca for more information.

Training Programs

  • Apply for SRPC’s National Advanced Skills and Training Program for Rural Practice. Rural physicians will be reimbursed up to $35,000, including a $1000 per day stipend, $1000 per day for a locum, $250 per day for a preceptor, in addition to travel and accommodation for  advanced training in emergency medicine, obstetrics, anesthesia, specialized courses in ultrasound or airway management. The funding is intended to provide flexibility to identify a training plan based on the needs of your community.  You decide what your patients need, and you identify a preceptor or course to meet these needs. More information.

Trials

  • Health enSuite, is seeking physician support in recruiting patients to trial an eHealth app for insomnia. Physicians will receive a $50 gift card for each patient they recruit and participants will also receive gift cards. Contact teamhealthensuite@iwk.nshealth.ca for more information.