Nominations are now open for many awards, including our new DFM Awards (deadline: May 1).
The next Faculty Development Half Day is May 19! Register online.
We are currently seeking two new faculty directors: a Director of Site Visits (Francophone teaching sites) and a Director of Community Teaching. The deadline to apply is April 26. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do your patients have questions about the AstraZeneca vaccine? DFM pharmacist Dr. Roland Halil has some facts to share that affirm the importance of getting your COVID-19 vaccine.
- Dr. Anna Wilkinson has updated her infographic to help guide family physicians on how to approach vaccination for their patients with cancer. View the updated infographic.
- I am very pleased to announce that the DFM's Dr. Oussama Outbih has also been selected as a member of the University of Ottawa Action Committee on Anti-Racism and Inclusion. The membership of Dr. Outbih and Asiya Rolston will provide excellent input and representation from family medicine, and we are proud to support their work on the committee.
- A reminder to please register for one of the Faculty of Medicine's upcoming Town Halls on the Centre for Indigenous Health Research and Education. Your input is important! Read more. Contact: 613-562-5800 ext. 8687 / fomstrategic@uOttawa.ca.
- Journées Montfort is on April 15 and 16 from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The DFM's Dr. Marie-Eve Bérubé and Dr. Richard Waldolf are presenting. View the program. Register now. Contact: 613-746-4621 ext. 6023 / email@example.com.
- The Ottawa Medical Society is hosting a COVID Vaccination Update and Discussion with Dr. Vera Etches on April 21 at 6:30 pm. I encourage you to join us. Join Zoom Meeting. Or dial-in at: 1-855-703-8985; Meeting ID: 941 9453 5286; Passcode: 976913. Contact: 1-800-268-7215 ext. 3046 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The 70th Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians is on April 22 and 23 from 7:55 am to 4:25 pm. The DFM's Dr. Josdalyne Anderson, Dr. Lisa Bromley, Dr. Barry Bruce, Dr. Chandi Chandrasena, Dr. Stefan de Laplante, Dr. Alison Eyre, Dr. Rita Hafizi, Dr. Sharon Johnston, Dr. Bruno Nicoletti, Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar and Dr. Melanie Willows are presenting. View the program. Register now. Contact: 613-761-4480 / email@example.com.
- The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada 28th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course is April 22 to 24 from 10:30am to 4:45pm. The DFM's Dr. Vik Bhagirath, Dr. Terry Brennan, Dr. Sarah Giles, Dr. Jennifer Hughes-Large (PGY3), Dr. Darlene Kitty, Dr. Farhad Motamedi, Dr. Chuck Su and Dr. Eric Wooltorton are presenting. View the program. Register now. Contact: 1-877-276-1949 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Join us on May 19, World Family Doctor Day for the next Faculty Development Half Day! Registration is free, but for $30, faculty registrants will receive a package containing a DFM “Grow with us!” apron, tea, chocolate samples, and gardening supplies for the mindfulness exercises. Register before April 28 to get your goody bag! View the agenda and register online. Contact: email@example.com / 613-899-2576.
- Research Management Services at uOttawa is planning a virtual panel to commemorate the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17). Please contact Research Management Services at firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-562-5270 if you are interested in participating in this panel or if you know of any researchers who can enrich this panel’s reflections.
- Early career researchers (ECRs) are invited to participate in a research study on barriers and facilitators facing ECRs in medicine and health sciences when conducting systematic and scoping reviews. Read more. To participate, please complete this survey by April 30. Contact: Lindsey.Sikora@uottawa.ca.
- HealthPRO has launched the #FacesofCanadianHealthcare Art Contest to pay tribute to Canada’s healthcare heroes. Submit an art piece that honours Canada’s healthcare heroes. The top three artists are awarded cash prizes and a $25k donation will be made on behalf of the winner. The deadline is May 17.
- uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute presents the first virtual Tea Time with the Docs on May 28 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. The DFM's Dr. Amy Hsu is presenting. View the program. Register now. Contact: 613-761-4480 / email@example.com.
- A new Health Quality Ontario standard in Medication Safety is now available for download. The DFM's Dr. Lise Bjerre and Dr. Barbara Farrell are members of the Medication Safety Advisory Committee that created the standard. Read more about Medication Safety on the Health Quality Ontario website.
- Check out our DFM swag! Place an order with your team to reduce shipping costs. All proceeds benefit Minwaashin Lodge.
Awards and Recognition
- Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Fitzsimon who has been awarded the OMA Glenn Sawyer Service Award! This award recognizes signifcant contrbutions to medicine at a community level.
- Congratulations to all of our members who presented and participated at DIME's Meridith Marks Day! Did you miss the event? Not to worry! You view recordings from the event online. The following presentations were selected for awards:
- Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar – It’s Not Just About My Gender: Perspectives of Underrepresented Women in Family Medicine Training; Best Oral Presentation
- Claire Sethuram (DFM Innovation Projects) - Agile Scrum Methodology: An interdisciplinary, research-based approach to the development of digital learning tools for medical education; Best Medical Student Oral Presentation
- Dr. Doug Archibald – Assessing medical students' communication skills in using Electronic Medical Records during simulated patient encounters from the patient's perspective; Best Poster Presentation
- Dr. Sohil Rangwala – An innovative approach to CaRMS applicant dossier reviews at the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa; Best Poster Presentation
- You can watch a recording of the Chairholder inauguration event for Dr. Marie-Hélène Chomienne from March 19. Dr. Chomienne, a renowned health care leader in our Francophone communities, was recently awarded the Chaire de recherche en francophonie internationale et santé de l’immigrant ou du réfugié d’Afrique francophone subsaharienne, an international Francophonie research chair that will focus on the health of immigrants and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more.
- The DFM's Dr. John Joanisse and Dr. Valérie Gratton are featured in "Vivre Vieux" a French-language Radio-Canada documentary that follows five Franco-Ontarians and tells their very different stories of aging. You can watch Vivre Vieux online on the Radio-Canada website.
View the DFM Faculty Development Schedule for a list of upcoming events.
The CIHR: Operating Grants - New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health seek to strengthen Canada's capacity and knowledge to respond to children's health challenges and needs. Grant Value: $100,000 per year for up to three 3 years. Deadline: April 20.
The University of Ottawa has launched its internal call for the J.P. Bickell Foundation Medical Research Grants. As only one application may be submitted by a qualified institution, an internal competition must take place. Researchers interested in applying to the Bickell Foundation, must submit a 2-page outline of their Proposed Research Project and CV for internal selection by April 30 to RMS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Ottawa Library offers financial support for open access publishing. All faculty members, staff, current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and adjunct professors affiliated with the University of Ottawa may take advantage of these initiatives. Read more. Contact: 613-562-5800 ext. 4563 / email@example.com.
Are you looking for funding for an innovative idea? Visit our funding opportunities webpage for more information and for a list of funding opportunities.