March 2019 Newsletter

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    Research Opportunity – PSI Foundation grants for Healthcare Research by Community Physicians

    Community faculty who are interested in pursuing research are invited to attend Resident Project Day, held on Wednesday, June 12, and to sit in on the scholarly oral presentations showcased by our residents. The Department will host a separate information session for interested faculty over lunch, with a special guest presenter from the Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation. Community faculty interested in pursuing research are encouraged to consider a grant opportunity available through the Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Foundation.

  • decorative imageChair's Message – MyChartTM patient portal
    Your patients will soon be accessing their hospital chart and results on line. Are you ready in your practice? Be aware that MyChartTM, the patient access portal is coming to Southwestern Ontario, and will probably be more widely available later this year. MyChartTM is a patient portal through which patients will have access to results in their electronic chart. These results will include lab reports, imaging results, microbiology and pathology reports.

  • decorative imagePostgraduate Program Report
    The CFPC Accreditation visit is rapidly approaching. The Postgraduate team’s preparation for this visit is well underway. Ms. Kelsey Klages and Dr. Jamie Wickett will be presenting at the April 24 Faculty Development session. The session entitled “Keep Calm and Accredit On" will provide faculty with an understanding of the new accreditation standards and process and will review key accreditation standards that may be discussed with the accreditation team.

  • decorative imageGraduate Program Report
    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline Rebicki successfully defended her thesis on February 20, and is eligible to graduate at the Spring Convocation in June. There are also several theses defences on the horizon. Stay tuned for further details in upcoming newsletters. Applications for the MClSc and PhD programs are being accepted until April 1 (PhD) and May 1 (MClSc). We appreciate your continued support in promoting the graduate programs.

  • decorative imageCelebrating your achievements
    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Grushka, associate professor, 2019 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Clinical Teaching Award recipient.

  • decorative image Media Release: New study aims to understand team-based care for chronic disease management
    Chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are complex and require thorough care to help manage the condition. Shannon Sibbald, PhD, is leading a study to better understand integrated health care teams for chronic disease management and factors that help successful implementation.

  • decorative imageHeart and Mind Study update
    Funded by The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Heart and Mind Study aims to improve the cognitive and vascular health in hypertensive older adults with memory complaints. The interdisciplinary team from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) is looking to see if there is a difference in cognitive and vascular health outcomes after six months of either moderate continuous or high-intensity interval training on stationary bicycles.

  • decorative image Two-Eyed Seeing: The gift of multiple perspectives
    CIHR-funded research projects led by Maria Mathews, PhD, and Lloy Wylie, PhD, incorporate multiple perspectives to advance care and training for Indigenous communities. – By Emily Leighton.

  • decorative imageCaRMS Match results
    On February 26, medical students from across Canada learned their residency match results as the first iteration of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) process became available.

  • decorative image 2019 OCFP Awards Program – nominate a family doctor today!
    Know a colleague whose skill and dedication to family medicine inspires you? Help the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) recognize the vital work of family physicians across our province by nominating a colleague for a 2019 OCFP Award. The deadline for nominations is April 8.

  • decorative imageTrillium Primary Health Care Research Day
    The Call for Abstracts has opened with a deadline for submission of May 1. 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

  • decorative image Annual 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. Dr. 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 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. Registration opens on April 1.

  • decorative imageResident Graduation – Friday, June 14
    Save the date. Our resident graduation reception will be held on Friday, June 14 at the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine. Formal invitation to follow. Watch for more information and registration details.

  • decorative imageDepartment Spotlight: Maria Mathews, PhD
    Maria Mathews, PhD, has worked in rural and remote areas across Canada, and has seen firsthand the challenges associated with living in small communities, far from big health care centres. Today, you can find her in the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, a part of the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, in London, Ontario, a hub for medical excellence in the region.

  • decorative imageMarch 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 3 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for Family Medicine Grand Rounds in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine Building, Room 1150. Maria Mathews, PhD, will present, Do Canadians who study abroad make better residents than traditional international medical graduates (IMG)?

  • decorative imageTop stories from our February newsletter
    Missed the February e-newsletter? Take a moment to read the top stories: Postgraduate Program Report, Chair's Message – Opioid Use Disorder and Hepatitis C, Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series speaker announced.