April 2019 Newsletter

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    Government of Canada supports HockeyFIT expansion across Canada

    On Friday, April 5, Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament, announced that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will be investing up to $2.5 million over three and a half years to help expand Western University’s Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) program across the country. Hockey FIT is led by Dr. Rob Petrella.

  • decorative imageChair's Message – PMH and OHT
    It is timely that the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has released the vision document for the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) 2019. This comes at a time when, in Ontario, we are struggling to understand what the proposed Ontario Health Teams, (OHT), will look like, as the system is being reformed around us. I think we should look to the CFPC vision as the solution to the Ontario Health Team.

  • 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 staff that helped with this event, as well as to the faculty and residents that were involved in the file review and interviews... There are some exciting new changes coming July 1, 2019 to MyFM. Category 1 Enhanced Skills programs will soon have customized field notes mapped to their competencies and entrustable professional activities.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    Recruiting for the 2019-20 academic year continues. The MClSc application deadline date is May 1. We ask that you continue to promote the Graduate Programs amongst your residents and colleagues... Dr. Les Lee (Singapore) will be defending his PhD thesis titled “Measuring Multimorbidity” on June 3... Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Johnson (MClSc) and Dr. Jane Uygur (PhD) who are the recipients for the Dr. Wm. Victor Johnston Award in Family Medicine for the 2018-19 academic year.

  • decorative imageCongratulations to the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients
    As educators, researchers, innovators and leaders, the 2019 Awards of Excellence London and Windsor Campus recipients are making a difference at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Mariam Hayward, Mauricio Marin, and Drs. Samuel Appavoo, Matthew Dibartolomeo, Nicole Freeman, Sarah-Ann Hanik, David Huffman, Dema Kadri, Zeke Milkovic, Tatjana Milovic, Donald Neal, Ken Uffen, and Patricia Valcke, were all recognized with awards.

  • decorative imageSSHRC Partnership Development Grant enables researchers to investigate integrated model for effective youth sport concussion management
    A three-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant will allow Alison Doherty, PhD, (Kinesiology) and a 14-member interdisciplinary team, including Western scholars Dr. Lisa Fischer (Family Medicine) and Dr. Shannon Sibbald (Family Medicine, Health Studies, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health) to investigate "An integrated model for effective youth sport concussion management."

  • decorative imageResident Project Day – Wednesday, June 12
    Join the Department of Family Medicine for a day of scholarly oral presentations as our residents unveil their projects and commend their achievements at this year's Resident Project Day on June 12. We are still recruiting faculty judges. All presentations will be done in lightening oral format. Register today.

  • decorative imageResident Graduation – Friday, June 14
    Join us as we celebrate Resident Graduation on Friday, June 14. The Department of Family Medicine cordially invites you to a reception in honour of residents graduating between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019. Register today.

  • decorative imageAnnual Clinical Day in Family Medicine
    Join us for Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine on Wednesday, May 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton, in London, Ontario. Joshua Tepper, MD FCFP MPH MBA, Family Physician and President & CEO of North York General Hospital, will give the keynote presentation, Can this Marriage be Saved? The primary care - hospital relationship. Register today.

  • decorative imageWorld Premiere of The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen
    The world premiere of The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen will be on May 8, 2019 at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the largest Jewish film festival in the world. The documentary co-directed and co-produced by Dr. Cheryl Levitt and Dr. Barbara Lent explores how influential and inspirational Dr. Cohen has been in promoting gender issues in medical schools and the role of women doctors throughout the health sector.

  • decorative imageWalkMORE Program
    Dr. Rob Petrella and team helped develop a new walking program at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, fourth floor Medicine inpatient unit. The program is called WalkMORE and the aim is to help patients maintain activity and reduce complications due to hospitalization.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day
    The Call for Abstracts has opened with a deadline for submission of May 1, 2019. If you are interested in presenting your research at Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day, we want to hear from you. Please visit our site to see submission guidelines and to submit an abstract. The Distinguished Lecture will feature Dr. Rick Glazier as he presents, CIHR Investments to Date: What we know, what we have learned.

  • decorative imageIndigenous Health Seminar
    Join us for our Indigenous Health Seminar featuring Dr. Sarah Larkins, Professor, Health Systems Strengthening, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia. Dr. Larkins will present, Strengthening Health Systems with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Across Northern Australia: "It's Not Just What You Do But How You Do It." Formal lecture begins promptly at 9:15 a.m.

  • decorative imageAwards of Excellence - Tickets On Sale Now
    Join us as we honour the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients and recognize the outstanding talent found at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Tickets available until Thursday, May 23, 2019. Event takes place Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., at the London Convention Centre. Learn more and purchase your ticket.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Natalie Au
    Meet Natalie Au, the newest full-time staff member on the Diabetes Alliance and a rising star in the emerging field of real-world hypoglycemia research. After successfully defending her thesis, Natalie joined the Diabetes Alliance in April 2019 as a Full-time Research Assistant, dedicating her knowledge and expertise to support the Hypoglycemia Program in its effort to enhance the understanding of the real-world impact of hypoglycemia.

  • decorative imageApril 2019 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
    Join us on Wednesday, April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Family Medicine Faculty Development – Leadership Series: Keep Calm and Accredit On, in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine Building, Room 1120. Family Medicine Grand Rounds will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine Building, Room 1150.

  • decorative imageTop stories from our March newsletter
    Missed the March e-newsletter? Take a moment to read the top stories: CaRMS Match results, New study aims to understand team-based care for chronic disease management, Heart and Mind Study update.