Chair Announcements in January 2021

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Important announcements

We're hiring! We are seeking a Full-Time Academic Physician, based at the Ottawa Hospital FHT (Riverside). Contact 613-899-2576.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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 recent webinar from Compassionate Ottawa, Health, Social Services and the Community Working Together: Better Outcomes for All, featuring the DFM's Dr. Nick Busing.
  • Listen to the DFM's Dr. Michelle Anawati interviewed on Radio-Canada's Le matin du Nord (in French). Dr. Anawati discusses her work in francophone medical education, including the challenges posed by COVID-19.
  • The DFM's Dr. Peggy Kleinplatz is featured in the NY Times article, Take Back your Sex Life, which discusses her recent book, Magnificent Sex: Lessons from extraordinary lovers. The book is co-authored with Dr. A. Dana Ménard and was awarded the 2021 Society for Sex Therapy and Research Consumer Book Award. Dr. Kleinplatz will be presented with this award at the STARR Annual Meeting in April.
  • Congratulations to our 23 members who were recognized with Faculty of Medicine Awards in December. View the list of awards and recipients.
  • Dr. Claire Kendall is the new Associate Dean, Social Accountability at the Faculty of Medicine, after having served as Assistant Dean since February 2020.

COVID-19 resources

Upcoming deadlines

Upcoming Events

Date Event Time
JAN 12 CFPC: COVID vaccines update for primary care 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JAN 13 Choose Family Medicine virtual panel discussion 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
JAN 14

The Conversation Canada - learn how you can submit a story to this news platform that doubles as a research dissemination tool

To register, please email and you will be sent a meeting invitation with Teams link

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
JAN 20

DIME Rounds: "Affect, Narrative and Diagnosis in Clinical Medicine" with Dr. Leonard Bloom

ID: 924 747 6360; Password: 2YkCHQ

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JAN 20 DFM Virtual Forum and introduction of the new University of Ottawa and Institut du Savoir Montfort Chair in Family Medicine 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JAN 21 Conversations with Leaders - Health, Social Services and the Community Working Together: Better Outcomes for All with Dr. Nick Busing 10:00 am -11:15 am
JAN 21 Medical Bytes Webinar: All your questions answered on osteoporosis 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
JAN 22 Women's Health Update 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
JAN 26 La gestion des complications de la COVID-19 8:00 am - 9:00 am
JAN 27 Quoi de neuf en lipidologie? 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JAN 28 Family Medicine Grand Rounds 8:00 am - 9:00 am
JAN 30 OCFP Family Medicine Summit (day 1) 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
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 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 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 4 Medical Bytes Webinar: Alcohol use during COVID and its mental health implications with Dr. Melanie WIllows 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MAR 25 Family Medicine Grand Rounds 8:00 am - 9:00 am
MAR 26 Meridith Marks Day 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Funding opportunities

Apply now: CFPC Grants - The CFPC offers several Research Grants, CPD Grants and a Rural Innovation Grant. Deadline: February 1. Contact 1-800-387-6197 /

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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