September 2015 Newsletter

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    Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series

    Each fall the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, will host the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture in memory of the founding Chair of the Department and one of the leading thinkers in the discipline of Family Medicine. The inaugural lecture will take place on September 23, 2015.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    Welcome back from your summer break. I am pleased to bring you a high-level description of the recommendations arising from the Deloitte commissioned Governance and Financial review of the Department of Family Medicine.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    The new academic year is off to a great start and our PG program has some exciting new innovations that have been implemented.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    This September marks the 38th year of the MClSc Graduate Program. Our MClSc/Phd students from across the globe will join us on-site from September 14 - 25, 2015. This year we have four MClSc students joining the program and two PhD students.

  • decorative imageIn the news: See the Line
    Dr. Lisa Fischer talks about improvements in treating concussion in sport.

  • decorative imageIn the news: Warmth of community and strong mentorship credited for graduate staying and working in Clinton
    Dr. Irram Sumar, a graduate of our family medicine residency program, is taking over for Dr. Hay, a retiring physician in Clinton. Dr. Sumar first came to Clinton in 2011 as a resident and completed part of her training with the Clinton Family Health Team. After graduating in 2013, she decided that Clinton was the place to start her career.

  • decorative imageJoin us for a special guest presentation by Dr. Ryuki Kassai
    Dr. Ryuki Kassai was establishing a teaching clinic in Fukushima, Japan, when the Tsunami struck. Join him as he presents,"Family Medicine in Japan: A Journey with Dr. Ian McWhinney” at 11:00 a.m. on September 23 in Room 1120 in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.

  • decorative imageCentre for Studies in Family Medicine's Research Day
    As part of the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series you are invited to join the CSFM in celebrating our department's research initiatives and sharing ideas concerning future activities and collaborations on September 24 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Room 1150 of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.

  • decorative imageWestern family medicine faculty recognized as part of CFPC 's Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada
    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) honours the Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada, including members of Western's department of family medicine.

  • decorative imageDr. Robert Petrella completes term as the Beryl & Richard Ivey Research Chair
    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to support Dr. Petrella in his new research position in aging, mobility and chronic disease prevention created jointly by the Department, Western and Lawson Health Research Institute.

  • decorative imageDr. George Kim set to receive 2015 Alumni of Distinction award
    The Schulich community will toast Dr. George Kim and fellow recipients of the Alumni of Distinction Awards, who have all made a tremendous impact on the lives of people in Canada and around the world, at the annual Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Homecoming Dean's Gala on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

  • decorative imageMeet the new Family Medicine Interest Group executive
    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is excited for the beginning of another academic year and the opportunity to organize various events to foster exposure to family medicine in the undergraduate medical experience.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine Research Incubator
    Hockey Fit aims to motivate sports fans to get into shape and live healthier lifestyles. Join Dr. Petrella and his team at the next Family Medicine Research Incubator on October 21 at 9:30 a.m. to hear more about this exciting new project.

  • decorative imageDr. Eric Wong Appointed Director, Certification and Examinations, Academic Family Medicine by the College of Family Physicians
    The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Eric Wong on his appointment by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Dr. Wong will join the College in the position of Director, Certification and Examinations, Academic Family Medicine effective September 21, 2015.

  • decorative imagePGY3 program in office based procedures
    The Department is looking to develop a new office-based procedural medicine PGY3 program in Family Medicine-Enhanced Skills. We are looking for preceptors who are engaged and willing to take on residents. The program will target family physicians who wish to increase their proficiency in office based procedures.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Carmen Nadal
    Dr. Carmen Nadal recently completed the Department of Family Medicine’s Master of Clinical Science program and graduated from Western at the Spring Convocation on June 11, 2015. While in London to celebrate her achievement, she sat down with us to talk about her experience in the program.

  • decorative imageEvents
    Registration for the Illuminating Collaborative Care conference is now open. The 43rd NAPCRG Annual Meeting is taking place October 24-28, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.

  • decorative imageSeptember 2015 Research and Publications
    The Department of Family Medicine at Western University is at the forefront of research in primary health care. Among the areas of focus for research are patient-centered care, clinical practice guidelines, health promotion, population health, care of the elderly, health services and information technology.