April 2016 Newsletter

  • decorative image

    Resident Project Day - Registration now open

    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.

  • decorative imageChair'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?

  • decorative imagePostgraduate 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.

  • decorative imageCommunity 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.

  • decorative image2nd 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.

  • decorative imagePrescribing physical activity can go a long way in preventing chronic disease
    Dr. Jane Thornton, former Olympian, world rowing champion, and family medicine resident in London, Ontario, spoke with The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on seniors care and physical activity... via DemandaPlan.ca.

  • decorative image In the news: Dr. Kathyrn Bailey promotes benefits of obstetrics training to medical residents
    Dr. Kathryn Bailey is teaching medical residents that obstetrics can be an important part of family medicine... via Chatham Daily News.

  • decorative imageUpdate – 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...

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements - Windsor Awards of Excellence recipients
    Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Windsor Awards of Excellence. Award winners were celebrated April 12 at the Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor.

  • decorative imageCongratulations Dr. Eric Wong - Awards of Excellence recipient
    We are pleased to announce Dr. Eric Wong as a 2016 Awards of Excellence recipient. Dr. Wong has been recognized with a Schulich Excellence in Education Award for Undergraduate Education, receiving one of two Schulich Educator Awards.

  • decorative imageFORGE AHEAD research program gains momentum with 11 partnering communities across Canada
    The TransFORmation of IndiGEnous PrimAry HEAlthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD) Research Program’s reach is expanding as 11 diverse First Nations communities progress with their community-driven diabetes quality improvement (QI) initiatives.

  • decorative image Local family physician prescribes preventative health care to address diabetes epidemic
    Dr. Lori Teeple, community faculty, has turned her team at Bluewater Area Family Health Team into a preventative health care practice, hoping to reduce the overall incidence of obesity and diabetes in the region - via Tristan Joseph.

  • decorative imageWestern 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...

  • decorative imageNew Nomenclature for Schulich Medicine Distributed Education and Windsor Campus
    As part of the School's Distributed Education strategic planning work, new nomenclature has been established for the School's Distributed Education program and the Windsor Campus. There are new guidelines to assist you in your work. A video outlining the changes has also been developed.

  • decorative imageMcWhinney’s Textbook of Family Medicine, Fourth Edition
    Dr. Tom Freeman edited the fourth edition of the McWhinney’s Textbook of Family Medicine. Oxford University Press has it available to order online. Use promo code AMPROMD9 at check out and save 30%.

  • decorative imageCentre 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.

  • decorative imageMini 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.

  • decorative imageResearch 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...

  • decorative imageAnnual 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.)

  • decorative imageTrillium 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.

  • decorative imageDepartment 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..."

  • decorative imageApril 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.

  • decorative imageEvents
    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.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our March newsletter
    Community News, Postgraduate Program Report, LEAP Core Mini Workshops.