September 2017 Newsletter

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    Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series

    Will people have a personal physician anymore? Dr. Larry Green, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will address this question at the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 20. The lecture series was established in memory of Dr. McWhinney, credited as one of the founding fathers of Family Medicine in Canada.

  • decorative imageChair's Message
    Welcome to another academic year. I would like to take this opportunity to re-emphasize the importance of faculty development and to introduce our new program... Faculty development is the means by which you enhance your skills, knowledge and attitudes about teaching, leadership, research, quality improvement, and other facets of academia. Through faculty development you will achieve personal and professional career development.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    On behalf of the Postgraduate Program we would like to extend a warm welcome to the incoming PGY1 residents. The new academic year is off to a great start. At the beginning of the new academic year, we would like to take some time to remind you of an essential component of the program, Field Notes. Field notes can be generated by either a faculty member or resident...

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    This year we launch the 40th year of the MClSc Graduate Program. We will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary with an alumni / student reception on September 22 followed by a Symposium on Saturday, September 23 highlighting some of our exceptional Alumni speakers... Our MClSc/PhD on-site will take place September 18 - 29 on the first floor of the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine.

  • decorative imageCommunity News: Dr. Dax Biondi
    A graduate of our residency program, Dr. Dax Biondi practices in his hometown of Chatham, encompassing family medicine, emergency medicine and nursing home in his practice. He is inspired by seeing patients recover from lifestyle related illnesses including obesity and diabetes and by his great team in the emergency department.

  • decorative imageCelebrating our achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Scott McKay on receiving the Ontario College of Family Physicians 2017 Award of Excellence, Dr. Kate Bailey on receiving the Ontario College of Family Physicians Region 2 Family Physician of the Year award, and Dr. Daniel Pepe on receiving a 2017 CFPC Patient Education Grant for Family Medicine Residents for his project called "Teach and Learn."

  • decorative imageIn the news: Hockey FIT
    Dr. Rob Petrella's Hockey FIT program was featured on CTV London and CBC London Morning. His new study shows that the pilot program, which uses the fan culture around junior hockey to motivate men to exercise and eat healthy, led to significant weight loss and improvements in the health of its participants.

  • decorative imageDr. Cathy Faulds named Chief Clinical Lead in the South West LHIN
    Named as the new Chief Clinical Lead in the South West LHIN, faculty member Dr. Cathy Faulds is tasked with advancing high-quality, coordinated, patient-focused health care. In her new role she will be providing clinical leadership and strategic direction to advance engagement among partners, clinical standards implementation, patient safety and quality improvement.

  • decorative imageDr. Daniel Leger receives 2017 Team Williams Family Medicine Innovation Grant
    Dr. Daniel Leger has been selected to receive the 2017 Team Williams Family Medicine Innovation Grant for his work in founding The Family Medicine Study Guide. The Team Williams Family Medicine Innovation Grant supports family physicians and family medicine residents in the creation and development of innovative medical IT projects in family medicine.

  • decorative imageFamily Medicine Interest Group kicks off new school year
    As September and a new school year gets underway we would like to take this moment to introduce ourselves and highlight the exciting events we have planned this year with the Family Medicine Interest Group. Myself, Cece, along with Sierra and Brandon have the privilege of working together as the 2017-2018 FMIG Co-Chairs.

  • decorative imageTUTOR-PHC is now accepting applications
    TUTOR-PHC or Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

  • decorative image32nd Annual Therapeutics in Action Conference
    Save the date for the 32nd Annual Therapeutics in Action Conference presented by Pharmacy Services of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London, on Wednesday, October 25 at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre.

  • decorative image J. Allyn Taylor Symposium
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 The day includes a panel discussion and keynote lecture by the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine winner in multiple sclerosis.

  • decorative imageLeaders in Innovation Dinner
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Celebrate research advancements in multiple sclerosis. Guests will enjoy an engaging armchair discussion with Ann and Mitt Romney.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Cheryl Leystra-Lantz
    The postgraduate team would like to extend a warm welcome to Cheryl Leystra-Lantz who joined the Department in the role of Postgraduate Program Coordinator Student Relations on July 19.

  • decorative imageSeptember 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 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series on September 20 and the 40th Anniversary of the MClSc Program in Family Medicine on September 22-23. Save the date for the Lecture Series in Refugee Health – Women's Health on September 27.

  • decorative imageTop stories from our June newsletter
    Sunscreen Made Simple, Dr. Stewart Harris' team receives the Sandra Letton Quality Award, Department of Family Medicine Facebook Page.