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October 16 2019

Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

    October 10, 2019

    300,000 Canadian Health Professionals Call for Urgent Action to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

      300,000 Canadian Health Professionals Call for Urgent Action to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

      October 8, 2019

      CFPC supports advocacy for Bill S-228 to protect children from marketing of unhealthy food and beverages

      Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Mr. Andrew Scheer, Mr. Jagmeet Singh, Ms. Elizabeth May, Mr.Yves-François Blanchet, Mr. Maxime Bernier.  We were very disappointed that Bill S-228, which aims to protect children by restricting the marketing of food and beverages, died on the order paper when the Senate rose in June.  S-228 had been passed by the Senate and the House of Commons and only required a concurrence vote in the Senate on two good amendments made in the house.  

        Oct. 4, 2019

        eNews October 2019: Chapter News

        false 2019-10-04 Read the latest from the Chapters: Alberta College of Family Physicians: Registration deadline October 18th Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians: Annual Conference and AMM October 25th Ontario College of Family Physicians: ASA November 28th     Alberta Co

          October 3, 2019

          Health care providers band together to advocate for investments in primary care

          Proposed $1.2B Primary Health Care Transition Fund would support the establishment of sustainable medical home model across the country Ottawa (October 3, 2019) – Today, leaders from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada gathered in Vancouver to call on federal party leaders to commit to establishing a targeted $1.2 billion Primary Health Care Transition Fund.

          September 25, 2019

          National Leading Health and Education Organizations Calling for Improved Access to Rural Health Care Close to Home as a Priority for Canada

          (September 25, 2019) Despite the universality and accessibility principles of the Canada Health Act, people who live in rural and remote communities do not have equitable access to health care services. A recent Ipsos poll commissioned by the College of Family Physicians of Canada revealed that health care is a key concern in this year’s federal election, with 50 per cent of those polled ranking it among their top three issues.*

          September 23, 2019

          The CFPC shines a spotlight on three priority topics as Canadians prepare to vote this fall

          (September, 23, 2019, Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has launched a comprehensive federal election website to help inform CFPC members and voters about the major party election platforms as they relate to health care. Recent survey results show that access to high quality health care remains a top priority for Canadians.

          September 18, 2019

          Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in Canada while it assesses NDMA; some products being recalled

          September 18, 2019  

            August 21, 2019

            In Memory of Dr. Bette Stephenson 1924–2019

            In 1929, at the age of five, Bette Stephenson decided she wanted to become a doctor. She was told that women could be nurses but not doctors—perhaps that only served as inspiration for her to prove those individuals wrong and pursue her dream. That determination remained with her throughout her 95 years and led to numerous personal and professional achievements and firsts. Dr. Bette Stephenson passed away on August 20, 2019, in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

            August 13, 2019

            The CFPC welcomes Dr. David Ponka as Director of the Besrour Centre

            On behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. David Ponka to the role of Director of the Besrour Centre as of September 4, 2019. Dr. Ponka is well known to the Besrour community and the CFPC family. He has served as the centre’s research director and is currently the Chair of the Besrour Centre Advisory Council.

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