Family Medicine residents will present their projects and commend their achievements on June 8, 2016 at The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Join us for a day of oral presentations and research posters, as we celebrate the success of our resident projects and bring our distributed teaching sites together.
Chair's Message Are family physicians ready for their patients who request physician-assisted death (PAD)? There are patients who are suffering and who wish to die at home. They are likely to seek medical assistance from those physicians they know and trust, their family doctor. They are waiting for the right to do this... I ask again, are we ready?
Postgraduate Program Report CaRMS 2nd iteration interviews took place on March 16th. A sincere thank you to all of the faculty, residents and staff that helped with the file review and interviews. There were many excellent candidates and I am very happy to report that we have filled all remaining positions.
Community News Originally from Sudbury, Dr. Evan Lilly is currently completing a family medicine residency in our Rural Regional Petrolia Program. The first physician in his family, Dr. Lilly enjoys the variety that comes with practicing family medicine in a smaller community.
2nd annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker announced We are pleased to announce Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at the University of Montreal, as this year's Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker. The 2016 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture will take place on September 21, 2016.
Update – Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Dr. Margaret Steele led our April Faculty Development session on April 13, discussing the Revised Conditions of Appointment for Clinical Faculty. The presentation is archived on our Livestream channel and available for viewing. Access the Revised Conditions of Appointment for Clinical Faculty document and Dr. Steele's PowerPoint presentation here...
Western Email System Change Coming - How will it impact you? Western University has announced the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform to a new cloud-based system. This next phase includes moving the Western email accounts (i.e. those ending in @uwo.ca) of all faculty and staff in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. This change will likely impact you...
Centre for Studies in Family Medicine Research Incubator Join the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine for their upcoming Research Incubator on April 20, 2016. Professor Kate Hunt, Gender and Health at Glasgow University, will discuss perspectives from Football Fans in Training and other case studies. Professor Hunt is a collaborator with Dr. Rob Petrella on the Hockey FIT study.
Mini LEAP Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) is an educational program designed to update your ability to care for people with advanced illness and high symptom burden. Join us for one of two workshops, April 27 or May 18, 2016, at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Register Today.
Research Discussion of the Periodic Health Visit The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and The Master of Public Health Program invite you to attend a research discussion of the Periodic Health Visit on May 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Rm 2005, WCPHFM. Your clinical reflections and research suggestions on data analysed to date will assist us in determining next steps...
Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine The 25th Anniversary Edition of Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Four Points by Sheraton. Dr. Peter Lin, Director of Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Centre, will present the keynote: Who Killed Mr. Smith? (An Exploration of Everyday Health Threats to Our Patients.)
Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day - June 1, 2016 Please join us for the Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day on June 1, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference is hosted by the INSPIRE-PHC Research Program (Dr. Moira Stewart, lead). Registration deadline: May 20, 2016. Abstract submission deadline: May 2, 2016.
Department Spotlight: Sheila Porter, RN After more than 15 years of working as a clinical trials coordinator with Dr. Stewart Harris and the diabetes team, Sheila Porter, RN, is retiring at the end of April. “It’s nice to finish my general nursing career on this high note..."
April 2016 Research and Publications The department of family medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, 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.
Events Mark your calendars for Family Medicine Grand Rounds on May 4, 2016 and the Family Medicine Graduation Reception on June 17, 2016. Save the date for the second annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 21, 2016.