Department of Family & Community Medicine

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May 1 – 4, 2019

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May 3, 2019
All day

A Conference on Clinical Care and Health System Navigation for Primary Care Providers Serving Refugee Newcomers Co-hosted by the Department of Family & Community Medicine & Women’s College Hospital.



At the end of this workshop participants will be able to

May 7, 2019

Powerful Presence with Mila Naimark, President of Clockwork Talk

May 8 – 11, 2019
All day

Pri-Med Canada in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) delivering 3 full days of Continuing Medical Education for all primary care clinicians. 

There are also industry symposia sessions during the conference plus a full day of pre-conference symposia sessions. The low registration fee gives delegate's access to over 75 CME/CE hours over four days plus the large exhibit area showcasing over 200 healthcare, educational and pharmaceutical companies. 

May 9, 2019

The Jim Ruderman Lecture on Leadership and Innovation will be held annually in honour of Dr. Ruderman (1950-2015), a much-loved and respected leader who served as Chief of Staff (2006-2013) and Family Physician in Chief (1992-2014) during his career at Women’s College Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Ruderman was a valued faculty member (1981-2015) with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr.

May 15 – 18, 2019

‘Medical generalists –bringing forward a brighter future’ is the official theme of this conference. Generalist discipline is the most important but least appreciated discipline in many regions across the globe. Evidence of the health-promoting influence of primary care has been accumulating ever since researchers have been able to distinguish primary care from other aspects of the health services delivery system and main players of primary care are the generalists.

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May 16, 2019

Keynote Presentation: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Dr. Ross Upshur presenting The Frailty and Vulnerability Evaluation Score (FAVES) and some random thoughts about future research possibilities at the intersection of population health and family medicine.

Workshop: 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Sheryl Spithoff presenting Ensuring equitable access to your research findings: Sci-Hub, self-archiving and Plan S.

May 21 – 23, 2019
All day

Conference Theme: "Cancer Inequities at Home and Abroad in the Age of Migration: Roles for Primary Care"

The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI) is a multidisciplinary network for researchers in primary cancer care and related areas. The goal of Ca-PRI is to promote greater international collaboration in primary care and cancer research. Ca-PRI welcomes researchers from all disciplines.

Conference, Research
May 21, 2019

Pearls and Pitfalls in Leadership - From Suburban Family Practice to CMA Presidency

Jun 5, 2019

By the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Advocacy Group.

Keynote Speakers:

Katie Hayes, PhD Candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Courtney Howard, Emergency Physician and President, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)

Deborah McGregor, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University


Jun 5 – 8, 2019

Welcome message from Prof Shabir Moosa- WONCA Africa region president

Are you interested in people-centred primary care and care about the plight of the people of Africa, as the truly committed family physician you are? Well, Uganda will be hosting the WONCA Africa Conference on 6-8th June 2019 in Kampala, Uganda with the theme “People-centred Primary Care”. We are very excited as it is the first WONCA Africa Conference to be held in East Africa and we want you to show solidarity with our colleagues in this part of Africa by being there. 

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Jun 7, 2019

The Power of Kindness: A Personal and Professional Search
These rounds are sponsored by the University of Toronto Departments of: Family and Community Medicine; Psychiatry, Division of Psychotherapies, Health Humanities, and Education Scholarship (PHES);  the Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and The Program In Health, Arts and Humanities. This will be followed by a book signing of "The Power of Kindness".

Jun 17 – 21, 2019
All day

Enhance your natural leadership abilities to teach excellence in Interprofessional Education (IPE), helping to build an IPE community of leaders in healthcare!

In Canada and abroad, government and healthcare sectors have placed importance on developing a curriculum to change the way health professionals are educated and trained.

Jun 26 – 29, 2019

The main theme of our conference is “General practice - the Human Side of Medicine“. We believe that family doctors have to work on human and personal lifelong relations with their patients. More open relationshiphelps family doctors to increase the quality of prevention and care. To take care of our patients is more than just to diagnose them and to treat them. It also means tailoring the diagnostic process and treatment to the needs of our patients, avoiding overdiagnosing and overtreatment.

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Sep 19, 2019
Oct 11 – 15, 2019

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Nov 16, 2019
All day

Join us this fall for the 2nd Toronto International Conference on Quality in Primary Care on Saturday, November 16, 2019 as we welcome colleagues from around the world for a 1-day conference focused on improving health equity in primary care.

The conference aims to bring together healthcare professionals who share a concern and passion for improving equity in primary care and will provide an opportunity for networking, sharing, and dialogue.

Nov 22 – 24, 2019

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