Chair Announcements in January 2021

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2021

Important announcements

Please complete this survey from the Ontario Primary Care COVID-19 Action Council to indicate your willingness and capacity to support both Phase 1 COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes, and the longer-term vaccination strategy. Read more in "Mobilizing Family Physicians for Vaccination in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes – and Beyond" from the OCFP.

  • Join us at the DFM Virtual Forum on Wednesday, January 20 from 7:00pm-8:00pm (add to calendar) for important updates on the strategic plan and an introduction of the new University of Ottawa and Institut du Savoir Montfort Chair in Family Medicine.
  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds are on Thursday, January 28 at 8am. Featuring Dr. Yoram Singer (visiting scholar), Dr. Parisa Rezaiefar, Dr. Yara Abou-Hamde (PGY2) and Dr. Farah Naz (PGY2). View the poster.
  • Become a DFM mentor - You are all already informal mentors to many colleagues and learners. We are collecting a list of possible formal mentors to support DFM members. You are not making a firm commitment by completing this survey - just expressing interest. Thank you!
  • The DFM Research Community of Practice (CoP) is a newly established group of DFM faculty members, residents and staff who share interests in family medicine, want to engage in collective learning, and collaborate on projects, grant applications, knowledge-sharing and creation, and much more! The next meeting is February 4 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Please contact Dr. Maddie Venables, / (613) 562-6262 ext. 2936 for more information.
  • Peer Support Pilot Program for TOH Medical Staff. To participate contact (residents) or (faculty).Questions? Contact / 613-738-8400 ext. 81799.
  • I encourage you to participate in uOttawa's Wellness Week from January 18 to 22.
  • Faculty members, please complete the Faculty of Medicine diversity survey by January 12.
  • Check out our DFM swag! Place an order with your team to reduce shipping costs. All proceeds benefit Minwaashin Lodge.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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.
  • he 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 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 Town Hall with uOttawa President Jacques Frémont 1:30 pm - 3:00 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 TBD

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