Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine

The 29th Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 16 has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. The event is presented by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care London and the Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

The 2021 date is yet to be determined.


View our 2020 Program Information Brochure for full details. Presentations are linked below.


2020 Annual Clinical Day:

Early Bird Breakfast Session:

On the Hot Seat: Menopause 2020
Presented by Dr. Erin Lovett, Gynecologist, London Health Sciences Centre
The Early Bird Breakfast Session is sponsored by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine.

Opening Remarks by Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Dr. Nelson Chan & Dr. Jeffrey Price (8:20 a.m.)

Morning Plenary Sessions:

Maximizing function following mild traumatic brain injury
Presented by Dr. Heather MacKenzie, Physiatrist,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Parkwood Institute
Bridging the gap between Dentistry and Family Medicine
Presented by Dr. Andy Shih, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Komoka Family Dentistry
Vaping: Health Concerns and Youth Use
Presented by Dr. Christopher Mackie, Medical Officer of Health & CEO, Middlesex-London Health Unit

James McSherry Memorial Lecture (10:30 a.m.):

Part One:  The Etiology of Obesity

Part Two:  Intermittent Fasting

Presented by Dr. Jason Fung, Nephrologist, Toronto, Ontario

World-leading expert on Intermittent Fasting.

Afternoon Small Group Sessions (1:30 & 2:450 p.m.):

Session 1A & 2A: Clinical Pearls in Pediatrics for Family Physicians: An interactive panel discussion
Presented by Dr. Tom Lacroix, Pediatrician, Dr. Loretta Seevaratnam, Family Physician, Dr. Amita Misir, Pediatrician
Session 1B & 2B: Clinical Pearls in Geriatrics for Family Physicians: An interactive panel discussion
Presented by Dr. Jennie Wells, Geriatrician, Dr. Chris Brymer, Geriatrician, Dr. Deborah Norrie, Family Physician
Session 1C & 2C: The Family Medicine Game Show: Test Your Knowledge
Presented by Dr. Daniel Leger, Family Physician
Session 1D & 2D: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) in the Primary Care Office
Presented by Dr. Alexander Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit


*** 25% participant interaction will be included in each session ***

The learning objectives for the day include:

  1. To provide an update on a variety of common problems and emerging issues in Family Practice.
  2. To provide a forum where participants can bring questions for discussion reflecting the challenges they face in their individual practices.
  3. To provide an opportunity for group discussion of primary care topics in the small group sessions .


*** Wi-fi Access will be available at the Conference Centre so bring your laptop if you wish to download clinical presentations on-site. ***

Time has been allotted for participants to complete evaluations at the end of the day.




Course Materials: in the interest of being eco-friendly, following the event, everyone will be able to view the presentations on the Department of Family Medicine website at and at

Organizing Committee

Dr. Nelson Chan, Co-Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Price, Co-Chair, Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Dr. Scott McKay, Dr. Nancy Behme, Dr. Sharon Koivu, Dr. Richard Pawliszyn, Dr. Ada Gu, Dr. Fei Fei Shao, Dr. Andrei Dobrin, Dr. Ramsha Khan, Louise Trapp, RN, Sheena Blasing, Program Coordinator

Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship

The Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. It is intended to defray a worthy family physician's expenses in completing a personal program of professional development for the duration of three or more working days. The program may include activities that are primarily education or research in nature.

For full program details, please see the following documents:

1. Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship in Family Medicine: Memorandum
2. Dr. Keith Johnston Scholarship in Family Medicine: Terms and Conditions

Application deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020

For more information, or any questions regarding Annual Clinical Day, don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Sheena Blasing.

Sheena Blasing
Program Coordinator
Annual Clinical Day in Family Medicine
Citywide Department of Family Medicine
University Hospital, Room C10-005
P.O. Box 5339, Station B
London, Ontario
N6A 5A5
t.:(519) 685 8500 x. 64884
f.:  (519) 646 6270