May 2017 Newsletter

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    Resident Graduation

    Join us as we celebrate Resident Graduation on Friday, June 16. The Department of Family Medicine cordially invites you to a reception in honour of residents graduating between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. Reserve tickets today.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    As I write this month's Chair's Message, the Patient’s First Act (2016) is in the early stages of implementation. Within this act is the transfer of the Community Care Access Centre to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and the LHIN assuming responsibility for primary care organization and oversight. This is a great opportunity for better organization and integration of health care for all Ontarians.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    Starting in July, field notes will align with the program competencies and entrustable professional activities... In preparation for the start of the new academic year, please take a moment to review the program policies... Resident Project Day will take place on June 7. We are still looking for faculty to judge the oral presentations and posters on this day.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    The MClSc and PhD Program courses have drawn to an end after a very successful 2016-17 academic year... Planning for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the MClSc continues. A call for abstracts has gone out, as has the formal invitation to the celebration. We invite all alumni and teachers to visit the Anniversary website for more information.

  • decorative imageCommunity News
    Thank you for attending the 2017 Schulich Medicine Education Conference. We hope you enjoyed the day and had an opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues. Several workshop presentations are now available online. Please enjoy a photo gallery from the event.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Drs. Freeman and Stewart (co-Principal Investigators), Copeland, Jordan, Leger, and Hons (co-Investigators) are recipients of a two-year grant from Physicians Services Incorporated (PSI) for their project: Symptoms and Relevant Outcomes: SMART.

  • decorative image In the media: Study finds street racers more likely to crash
    Western family medicine professor Evelyn Vingilis co-authors study that finds street racers more likely to crash than other motorists. via London Free Press.

  • decorative imageIn the media: Dr. Adam Sirek one of 17 Canadian astronaut finalists
    Windsor faculty member, Dr. Adam Sirek has been selected as one of 17 finalists in the race to become Canada's next astronaut. via CBC.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine retirements
    The Department of Family Medicine said goodbye to Dianne Brooks and Lin Hill, two exceptional members of our postgraduate team, as they announced their retirements in the last few months.

  • decorative imageDr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker announced
    Mark your calendars for the third annual Dr. Ian McWhinney lecture on September 20. We are pleased to announce Dr. Larry Green, Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Colorado School of Medicine as the 2017 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker.

  • decorative imageCommitment to the Community: Dr. Evelyn Vingilis - Inspiring young girls through STEM
    The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is inspiring young girls across Canada to join science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Evelyn Vingilis and her then nine-year-old daughter Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko ... via Schulich Communications.

  • 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. Purchase tickets today.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day – May 31
    Learn about ongoing primary health care research through presentations and posters and participate in skill-building workshops led by experienced, Ontario-based primary health care researchers. Registration Deadline: May 19.

  • decorative imageResident Project Day – June 7
    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. Resident Project Day is a full-day event. Lunch is included for those who have registered and have indicated "yes" to attending lunch on the registration form.

  • decorative imageSee the Line Returns August 16
    Learn the latest in concussion research. Hear from world-class medical experts, health care advocates and professional athletes at the full day CME or afternoon Community Symposium that will educate you on sport related brain injury evaluation and treatment.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: John Berger
    The department is pleased to welcome John Berger in the role of Post-Graduate Coordinator, Scheduling and Recruitment. John graduated from Western University with a degree in Psychology and English Literature.

  • decorative imageMay 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 Resident Project Day on June 7 and Resident Graduation on June 16. Save the date for the Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 20 and the 40th Anniversary of the MClSc Program in Family Medicine on September 22-23.

  • decorative imageTop Stories from our April newsletter
    Congratulations to the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients, April 2017 Research and Publications, and Department Spotlight: Dr. Rochelle Dworkin.