Nominations are now open for many awards, including our new DFM Awards (deadline: April 1).View a list of upcoming awards for clinicians, scholars, educators and leaders in Family Medicine.
We're hiring! The DFM is seeking an Academic Support and Remediation Director (deadline: February 19) and a Full-Time Academic Physician, based at the Ottawa Hospital FHT (Riverside) (deadline: March 14). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-899-2576.
The deadline for the DFM Academic and Leadership Support Fund is March 1.
- February is Black History Month, and an opportunity to highlight the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities. The University of Ottawa is hosting several activities this month to celebrate. You can also learn more about Black History Month on the Canadian Heritage website. I would love to hear your ideas on how we can recognize and celebrate our Black members at the DFM.
- We recently shared "A letter from your Family Doctor," which is an open letter to our patients addressing concerns around access to care, wellness and COVID-19 vaccines, while providing links to regional public health resources. The letter was written in collaboration between the DFM and Ottawa Public Health, and has been co-signed by Dr. Vera Etches. I encourage you to share this letter with your patients - you can also download the letter content as a Word document and add your own clinic logo and signature. You can listen to the DFM's Dr. Elizabeth Muggah on CBC Ottawa Morning speaking about the potential role of family doctors and their challenges in COVID-19 vaccination.
- Promotion through the academic ranks recognizes the excellence of our faculty members - I encourage you all to apply! Do you have any questions about academic promotion? Contact our Faculty Affairs Coordinator at 613-899-2576 / email@example.com or visit the website.
- I came across a thread on Twitter from Dr. Noel Grisdale, a rural family doctor in Alberta, who wonderfully captures the challenges and rewards of a career in Family Medicine. Enjoy!
- The CIHR online discussion on systemic racism in Canada's health research funding system has launched and will be open until April 9. Register online to participate in the discussion. Contact: 1-888-603-4178 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The University of Ottawa Family Medicine Interest Group is hosting a webinar, "Plus One Night", on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 pm for any learners interested in a Plus One/PGY3 program. Register online by February 12.
- Join online
- Or dial-in at 613-209-3054; Meeting ID: 864 5695 7491; Password: 686882.
- Do you have a question you would like to pose to Family Medicine learners and educators? CERA, the CAFM Educational Research Alliance, is a framework to focus and support medical education research. Investigators can submit porposals for questions for any of CERA's annual surveys. Read more. Contact: email@example.com.
- Pet therapy is a uOttawa initiative that allows individuals who may be experiencing stress, a difficult situation, or who may just enjoy the benefits of cuddling a pet, to improve their wellness by spending time with therapy dogs. Join the uOttawa wellness team for special "virtual" pet therapy sessions, every Friday at 11:00 a.m. Get to know the participant pups, Kima, Pablo, Happy, Uzi Miso, Sam and Fergus. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Family Medicine Grand Rounds are on Thursday, February 25 at 8am.
- Check out our DFM swag! Place an order with your team to reduce shipping costs. All proceeds benefit Minwaashin Lodge.
Awards and Recognition
- The Faculty of Medicine formally recognized its 2020-2021 professorial promotions during a virtual ceremony last week. Congratulations to Doug Archibald and Liz Muggah who were recognized for their promotions to Associate Professor. I was also promoted to the rank of Full Professor.
- Congratulations to two of our PGY3 residents who were recently awarded TOHAMO Quality and Patient Safety Resident Physician Grants:
- Dr. Wilson Lam, PGY3 in Emergency Medicine, for the project, “Emergency Medicine Residency Program Airway Mastery Curriculum”
- Dr. Leah O'Shea, PGY3 in Palliative Medicine, for the project, “Optimization of palliative medicine learning through an online educational database”
- It has been wonderful to see many family doctors across Ottawa and our surrounding health units involved in vaccination programs this week. Dr. Trevor Arnason, OPH Associate Medical Officer of Health (and DFM graduate!) is working closely with family doctors to get vaccines to those in Ottawa who are most vulnerable. This includes residents, staff and caregivers in long-term care and retirement homes. It is great to see updates on Twitter from the DFM's Dr. Alykhan Abdulla, Dr. Gabriela Lewin and Dr. Jason Malinowski. Keep up the great work - and please share your stories with us!
- DIME's Meridith Marks Day on March 26 features posters and presentations from the DFM's Dr. Yara Abou-Hamde (PGY2), Dr. Doug Archibald, Dr. Isabelle Burnier, Dr. Dianne Delva, Sylvie Forgues-Martel, Dr. Salomon Fotsing, Dr. Rita Hafizi, Dr. Kay-Anne Haykal, Dr. Kheira Jolin-Dahel, Chandra Landry-Lefebvre, Dr. Clare Liddy, Dr. Michael Malek, Dr. Farah Naz (PGY2), Dr. Lyne Pitre, Dr. Marjorie Pomerleau, Jeff Puncher, Dr. Annabelle Pellerin, Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar, Kim Rozon, Dr. Ed Seale, Dr. Lina Shoppoff, Dr. Sohil Rangwala, Dr. Richard Waldolf, Donna Williams and Dr. Eric Wooltorton. Register now (registration is free!)
- Congratulations to the DFM's Dr. Isabelle Burnier and Dr. Patrick Foucault, who both had projects selected for the "Bourses d’été d’initiation à la recherche en pédagogie médicale" from the Bureau des Affaires francophones.
- Nominations are now open for many awards, including our new DFM Awards. I encourage you to nominate your fellow colleagues, and help celebrate the accomplishments of our members.
- View a list of upcoming awards for clinicians, scholars, educators and leaders in Family Medicine.
- The DFM's Academic Research Advisor, Dr. Maddie Venables, co-authored the opinion piece, "Addressing racism in Indigenous health – Moving beyond systemic reassurance" for Healthy Debate.
- Nominations are now open for many awards, with deadlines between February 1 and July 15. See the "Awards and Recognition" section for more information.
- Call for nominations: Les prix Acfas. Contact email@example.com / 514 849-0045 ext. 231. Deadline: February 9.
- The Journées Montfort 2021 organizing committee invites you to submit an abstract for a scientific poster for this year's event which will take place on April 15 and 16. Deadline: February 26.
- The DFM Academic and Leadership Support Fund is intended to recognize and support physicians who are involved in the training of our Family Medicine residents and medical students by providing them with an opportunity to further their continued education and/or enhance their leadership skills in as much as it relates to their academic role within the Department. Read more. Deadline: March 1. Contact: 613-899-2576 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The 2021-2022 Call for Nominations for Board of Directors and Committee positions is now open. Information is available on the NAPCRG website. Deadline: March 1. Contact: 1-800-274-7928 / email@example.com.
- The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is seeking a new Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine. Deadline: March 1.
- 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. Sharon Johnston, Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar and Dr. Melanie Willows are presenting. View the program. Register now. Early bird rates are available until March 1. Contact: 613-761-4480 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Ordre des francophones d’Amérique recognizes men and women from different backgrounds who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the French language in America, or who have supported the growth of the French life on the American continent. Read more. Deadline: April 9. Contact: 418 643-2740 / email@example.com.
- CIHR Health Research Training Platform. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-954-1968. Deadline: April 21.
The CMA Foundation and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) have come together to support family physicians in their efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result is the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program (Co-RIG). Read the Phase II Request for Proposal. Deadline: February 16. Submit a proposal. Contact: 1-800-387-6197 / FAFM@cfpc.ca.
The DFM Academic and Leadership Support Fund is intended to recognize and support physicians who are involved in the training of our Family Medicine residents and medical students by providing them with an opportunity to further their continued education and/or enhance their leadership skills in as much as it relates to their academic role within the Department. Read more. Deadline: March 1. Contact: 613-899-2576 / email@example.com.
The CFI Innovation Fund makes financial contributions to Canada’s universities and research hospitals to increase their capability to carry out high-quality research. Please submit completed expression of interest packages to the Faculty of Medicine Research Office by April 12 at 5 pm. Following review, the Research Office will submit all Faculty of Medicine applications directly to the University. Contact: 613-562-5800 ext. 8116 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for funding for an innovative idea? Visit our funding opportunities webpage for more information and for a list of funding opportunities.