April 2017 Newsletter

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    Resident Project Day

    Family Medicine residents will present their projects and commend their achievements on June 7 at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine (1465 Richmond Street). 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
    These days one doesn’t have to look too far in medical journals, magazines and periodicals, social media, or the internet before finding a reference to Choosing Wisely. The Choosing Wisely campaign began in the United States of America and now has spread to many countries around the world, championed by Choosing Wisely Canada. The Choosing Wisely campaign is designed to bring attention to unnecessary tests and treatments in medicine, and strives to educate physicians, other health care personnel and the public.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    Congratulations on a great CaRMS 2nd iteration match. We filled our remaining positions with many of our top ranked candidates. A sincere thank you to all of the faculty, residents and staff that helped with the file reviews and interviews...Lin Hill and Dianne Brooks, two exceptional members of our postgraduate team, have announced their retirements.

  • decorative imageCommunity News – Entering the world of research
    It is increasingly becoming known that research is important for patient care. The Department of Family Medicine would like to encourage and aid in our community faculty entering the world of research and has welcomed Ms. Lauren Siegel in the role of Clinical Faculty Research Coordinator.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Erin Shellington (PhD Candidate with Dr. Robert Petrella) on being awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR) Travel Award to attend the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado; May 30 – June 3, 2017. Erin will present a poster on the Mind Fun Research Study: Feasibility of Square-stepping Exercise to Improve Mobility and Cognition in Long-term Care and Retirement Living.

  • decorative imageNew Funding Announcement – Dr. Stewart Harris – PATHWAYS
    Dr. Stewart B. Harris is the Principal Investigator on a new grant sponsored by Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR) titled Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits (PATHWAYS).

  • decorative image Successful Seminar on the ‘Periodic Health Visit: They’re Complicated!’
    The interactive seminar hosted by the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health was well attended by department clinicians and other faculty members. Attendees posed insightful questions, provided their clinical expertise and perspectives concerning Periodic Health Visits, and provided guidance regarding next steps for this research.

  • decorative image Choosing Wisely in Southwestern Ontario - May 12, 2017
    SWAHN Presents: Choosing Wisely in Southwestern Ontario: A Knowledge Exchange Forum on May 12 at Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building Auditorium. For more information, contact Catherine Joyes, and to register, visit the SWAHN website. RSVP deadline April 28.

  • decorative image Schulich Medicine Education Conference
    Join faculty from London, Windsor and across Southwestern Ontario on Friday, May 5 at the Four Points by Sheraton London to discuss and collaborate on taking CBME from theory to practice in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

  • decorative image Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine
    The 26th Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine will take place on May 10 at the Four Points by Sheraton London. Dr. Jose Silveira, Medical Director, Mental Health & Addiction Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care Toronto, will deliver the keynote presentation: Managing Uncertainty: A Novel Approach to Undifferentiated Mental Disorders.

  • decorative image Congratulations to the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. It is with great pride that we recognize and honour their achievements. Congratulations Dr. Rochelle Dworkin, Dr. Daniel Leger, and Dr. Moira Stewart.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day
    Abstract submission and registration are now open. Join us on Wednesday, May 31 for Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Toronto. Abstract Deadline: May 1. Registration Deadline: May 19.

  • decorative imageResident Graduation
    Join us as we celebrate Resident Graduation on Friday, June 16. This reception honours residents graduating between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. The celebration will be held at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine and will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. RSVP deadline June 8.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Dr. Rochelle Dworkin
    For Dr. Rochelle Dworkin, the most enjoyable part of teaching is seeing the practice of medicine through the learner’s eyes. At the beginning of her career she was recruited to Hanover to do a six-month locum and nearly thirty years later, she is still practicing in the same town and has embraced the depth and breadth of being a rural generalist physician. Dr. Dworkin has been honoured with a Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty in Distributed Sites and will receive her award at the celebration dinner on May 24.

  • decorative imageApril 2017 Research and Publications
    The Department of Family Medicine 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 the Schulich Medicine Education Conference on May 5 and Resident Project Day on June 7. Save the date for Resident Graduation on June 16 and the 40th Anniversary of the MClSc Program in Family Medicine on September 22-23.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our March newsletter
    CaRMS match, Dr. Robert Petrella – Real Life Research Team, and Resident Spotlight - Dr. Carolyn Adams.