CFPC Correspondence to the Honourable Mr. Michael Wilson
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is embarking on a selection process for a new President and Chair of the Governing Council, in February 2017. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) sent the attached correspondence to CIHR, emphasizing the value of primary care research and noting the importance of including stakeholders familiar with this area of research on the selection committee. The CFPC supports and encourages family physician researchers and hopes CIHR will recognize the value of their contributions.
Other advocacy related to family medicine and primary care research recently undertaken includes a visit by a CFPC senior leadership team to the federal health ministry and members of Parliament from various parties.
The Section of Researchers Council is currently evaluating the process and impact of our Section of Researchers Blueprint.
The Section of Researchers’ (SOR’s) Blueprint for Family Medicine Research Success
Highlights of the Section of Researchers’ Spring 2014 Council Meeting
The Section of Researchers’ Council oversees the business of the SOR. The Council activities include advocating for and supporting family medicine research in Canada, developing and implementing the SOR’s Blueprint for Family Medicine Research Success, and monitoring the progress of the SOR’s activities. The SOR Council holds two face-to-face meetings each year. Read the Highlights of the SOR’s Spring 2014 Council Meeting.
CFPC Members Awarded CIHR-PHAC Applied Public Health Awards
Congratulations to Dr Wendy Norman and Dr Janet Smylie, both of whom have been awarded Applied Public Health Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Dr Norman and Dr Smylie are both active members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Family Medicine Research Awards
The Section of Researchers, with the support of the CFPC and the CFPC’s Research and Education Foundation, promotes the development of new knowledge and recognizes outstanding contributions to family medicine research through numerous honours and awards.
CFPC 2014 Research Awards
Contact the Section of Researchers Chair.