Week of March 10, 2014
An overview of upcoming CFPC activities and events.
March 10, 2014
Today's Family Medicine News Highlights
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) presented a family medicine perspective on the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the National Anti-Drug Strategy in its letter to Mr. Greg Loyst, Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate.
February 12, 2014
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is concerned with a continued lack of progress by the federal government to address priority health care issues. None of the issues flagged in the CFPC’s recent Report Card on the Role of the Federal Government in Health Care were addressed in yesterday’s federal budget.
January 29, 2014
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) was pleased to participate in today’s Symposium on Prescription Drug Abuse hosted by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse to discuss how Canada’s health care system can be enhanced by improving patient care and reducing harms associated with the misuse of prescription drugs. The program included discussion about improving prevention, treatment, enforcement, education and prescriber practices.
Dr. Marco Terwiel, an articulate and passionate advocate for family medicine, passed away on January 4, 2014 following a long battle with prostate cancer. Dr. Terwiel was president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) from 1992 to 1993. He will be sorely missed but not forgotten by his colleagues and friends in the CFPC family.
January 10, 2014
Since November 2013, the Public Health Agency of Canada has received a number of reports of flu illness among young and middle-aged adults caused by influenza H1N1 which is the dominating strain circulating this flu season. Although the number of flu cases being reported is not unusual, as in other flu seasons, authorities are reporting severe illness resulting in hospitalization, and some deaths due to H1N1.
December 17, 20113
The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s national office will closed for the holidays December 20, 2013 to January 1, 2014. The office will re-open on January 2, 2014.
June 29, 2012
In cooperation with eight national health practitioner organizations, the CFPC sent a letter to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney responding to the government’s decision to cancel supplemental health benefits for refugee claimants under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP).
The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s national office will be closed November 11, 2012. The office will re-open on November 12, 2012.