Congratulations to Moira Stewart, PhD, recipient of the 2017 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research from the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Stewart, renowned for her work in primary care, is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
Chair's Message At the recent Family Medicine Forum (FMF) the Family Medicine Professional Profile was officially introduced and championed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). This document was designed to be a clear definition of Family Medicine for those external to the discipline, and to provide a picture of what can be expected from the discipline and its practitioners.
Postgraduate Program Report The CPFC has just released a set of objectives for the assessment of competence in intrapartum and perinatal care. The PG team will be using these to reflect on our curriculum design and assessment strategies... The CaRMS recruitment weekend is rapidly approaching. This exciting time of year gives us the opportunity to showcase our enthusiasm and demonstrate to applicants why this is a great training program...
Graduate Program Report Our congratulations to Drs. Sofian Al-Samak and Isabel Correia who graduated on October 25 at the 2017 Western University Convocation... A number of interested MClSc prospects stopped by our booth at the Family Medicine Forum... Several of our alumni/current students were presented with awards at the FMF Awards Gala, and were well represented at The Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education day...
Community News On November 8, Emily Leighton, Crystal Mackay, and Michelle Stubnya, facilitated a faculty development session on Social Media as part of the Department of Family Medicine's faculty development series. The session discussed extending the reach of your research and engaging with a wider audience through social media. Participants were introduced to the various social media platforms, tips and best practices. Watch Now.
Celebrating our Achievement: Erin Shellington, PhD Erin Shellington, a PhD student in Kinesiology, under the supervision of Dr. Rob Petrella, successfully defended her PhD thesis on November 6. Her thesis is entitled: "The feasibility of Square-stepping exercise as a universal intervention for older adults with chronic disease to improve cognitive and physical function."
Hockey Fans In Training supports Movember Movember supported our pilot research project, Hockey Fans In Training, which helped male sports fans of two OHL hockey teams lose weight and improve their lifestyle. Now it’s our turn to give back. Join our team as we raise money and awareness for men's health with Movember, one mo at a time.
R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives: Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance In the second installment of R.E.A.L. Life Perspectives, we follow faculty member Dr. Miriam Mann and Family Medicine resident Dr. Alicia Cundall during an overnight shift in the Emergency Department at Stratford General Hospital, one of four Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) sites.
Meet our resident leaders Drs. Matthew DiBartolomeo, Janina Mailloux and Saif Zahir are the 2017/2018 Family Medicine chief residents. They serve as an important resource to the Department and resident body, as well as mentors, leaders, and advocates for the Program.
TUTOR-PHC application deadline fast approaching Attention clinicians and researchers in Primary Health Care – The December 1st deadline to apply to TUTOR-PHC is almost here. The one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers since 2003.
2017 Annual Carol Buck Lecture and Graduate Scholarship with Dr. Stewart Harris Dr. Stewart Harris, CM, MD, MPH, FCFP, FACPM, Professor, CDA Chair in Diabetes Management, Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, will present the 2017 Annual Carol Buck Lecture and Graduate Scholarship: “Diabetes and the Sweetness of Life” on Friday, November 17, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in DSB 1002.
North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 45th Annual Meeting NAPCRG's 45th Annual Meeting will be held November 16 - 21 in Montreal PQ. Many researchers, students and clinicians from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and Department of Family Medicine will be making oral presentations and poster presentations during the conference. A schedule of these presentations is available.
Department Spotlight: Dr. Donna Manca Dr. Donna Manca is the Director of the Research Program in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She chose to pursue a Master in Clinical Science in Family Medicine to learn about the patient centred method developed in the 1980s, and how she could improve care to patients. She also wanted to develop skills in evaluating primary care and research. "I grew and learned a great deal during my time at Western..."
November 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.
Events Mark your calendars for the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting on November 17-21, and the Ontario College of Family Physicians 2017 Annual Scientific Assembly on November 23-24.