The Department of Family Medicine invites you to the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 18, 2019, in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.

David-Bio-Head-Shot.jpgWe are pleased to announce Dr. David Loxterkamp, a family physician and author who lives and works in Belfast, Maine, as the 2019 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker.

The title of Dr. Loxterkamp's lecture is Outside the Lines – The added value of the generalist physician.

David Loxterkamp grew up in a small farming community in the upper Midwest. His dad was a general practitioner, his mother a nurse. He attended Rolfe (Iowa) High school, Creighton University, the University of Iowa, and the York (Pennsylvania) Hospital Family Medicine Residency. While earning a Master's degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Chicago, David met his wife, Lindsay. They moved to Belfast, Maine in 1984, where they raised their two children, Clare and John.

David practiced full-spectrum family medicine for 28 years. He now teaches in a nearby family medicine residency program. In 1990, in response to a growing number of his patients with AIDS, he took a year-long sabbatical to train in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2004, in response to an exploding opioid crisis in his community, he organized a primary care recovery program that now cares for over 100 patients in group-based medication-assisted treatment. Throughout his career, he has found comfort and perspective in telling the story of family medicine through personal essays, two books, television documentaries, and magazine articles. More important than telling the story has been the privilege of living it– in the same community, the same practice, the same house. And inviting medical students and residents to experience it first-hand. 

Dr. Loxterkamp is an avid vegetable gardener, long-distance runner, local history buff, and member of an a cappella men's singing group. He enjoys traveling with his family.

Opening remarks and the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory reception.

The lecture series has been established in memory of Dr. McWhinney, the founding chair of the Department of Family Medicine and one of the leading thinkers in the discipline of Family Medicine. 

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed.

The Department celebrated the legacy of Dr. Ian McWhinney with our fifth annual lecture series on September 18. Dr. David Loxterkamp delivered the keynote presentation, "Outside the Lines – The added value of the generalist physician," to a room of residents, faculty, researchers and community physicians. An archived recording of the session is available on our livestream channel.


Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) - Research Hour – 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Family Practice: Transitions and Change. What does the future hold?

Presenters and Topics:

  • Dr. Melad Marbeen, MClSc student:  ‘Focused Practice and Enhanced Skills Training in Family Medicine’

  • Dr. Eric Wong, Associate Professor and Faculty Development Director:  ‘Influencing Scope of Practice - A Teacher's Insights’

  • Dr. Jeff Sisler, Executive Director of Professional Development and Practice Support, College of Family Physicians of Canada: ‘Reflections from CFPC’

 Facilitator:  Dr. Amanda Terry, Associate Professor, Interim Co-Director, CSFM

Opening Remarks and Annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture – 2:30-4:00 p.m.

  • Dr. David Loxterkamp Outside the Lines – The added value of the generalist physician

Celebratory Reception – 4:00 p.m.

Both the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture and the CSFM Research Hour will be available via Livestream for those unable to attend in person.