Chair Announcements in February 2021

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021

Important announcements

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 / 613-899-2576.

The deadline for the DFM Academic and Leadership Support Fund is March 1.

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.
  • 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.

Upcoming deadlines

Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
FEB 2 Quoi de neuf en vidéoconférence ? Dernières découvertes et autres trucs technologiques with Dr. Jean Roy 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FEB 4 Medical Bytes Webinar: A practical approach to managing RTIs in the era of COVID-19 with Dr. Peter Kuling 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
FEB 5 8e édition du Colloque francophone de médecine Bal de neige 7:45 am - 3:15 pm
FEB 11 Préceptorat 101 - Le préceptorat et la télésupervision with Dr. Lyne Pitre and Dr. Jean Roy 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
FEB 11

Psychological First Aid with the CMA

Measure seven times, cut once: Implementation research to achieve health-related SDGs

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FEB 11 Town Hall with uOttawa President Jacques Frémont 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
FEB 12 Préceptorat 102 - Le questionnement et la télésupervision en lune de miel ! with Dr. Lyne Pitre and Dr. Jean Roy 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
FEB 18 Medical Bytes Webinar: Supporting child/youth mental health during COVID 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
FEB 19 Changing the way we work: Long COVID, vaccines, and more — insights from the UK 8:00 am - 9:00 am
FEB 19 Cyber harassment - Protecting yourself and others 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FEB 23 Matinée du savoir - Le TOP 10 : palmarès d'articles

8:00 am - 9:00 am

FEB 24 Le sujet du jour - dépendances en 2021 : opiacés et alcool 7:00 pm - 8:00pm
FEB 25 Family Medicine Grand Rounds 8:00 am - 9:00 am
FEB 27 OCFP Family Medicine Summit (day 2) 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
MAR 3 Virtual hands-on workshop: let's create videos to support teaching and learning 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MAR 4 Medical Bytes Webinar: Alcohol use during COVID and its mental health implications with Dr. Melanie WIllows 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MAR 5 Adaptation au mode télésupervision! 8:00 am - 9:00 am
MAR 25 Family Medicine Grand Rounds 8:00 am - 9:00 am
MAR 26 Meridith Marks Day 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
MAR 31 Home-schooling in PGME and UGME during the COVID19 Era 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
APR 15-16 Champlain Centre for Health Care Ethics symposium 8:55 am - 1:00 pm
APR 15-16 Journées Montfort 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
APR 22-23 70th Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians 7:55 am - 4:25 pm
APR 29 Seven Tips for Young Educators 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MAY 20 2021 Update in Dermatology 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Funding opportunities

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 /

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 /

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 /

Are you looking for funding for an innovative idea? Visit our funding opportunities webpage for more information and for a list of funding opportunities.

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