Canada - CFPC annual conference

November, 2012

The College of Family Physicians of Canada was pleased to co-host FMF 2012 with the Ontario College of Family Physicians, and the CFPC’s Section of Teachers and Section of Researchers on November 15-17 at the Metro Toronto Conference Centre.  Attendance hit an all-time record of 5221 including exhibitors - over 60% are physicians. (4185 registrants excluding exhibitors).

 In addition to popular teaching, research and clinical CME sessions, FMF 2012 delegates enjoyed the following new features, introduced at FMF 2012:
  • FMF App (including full program, scheduling option and CME credit entry/speaker evaluation)
  • FMF Registrant Social Networking option – available to all FMF registrants
  • Mainpro-Lounge – area for delegates to ask questions of CME staff re: programs and credit entry
  • Expanded College Square

WONCA North America region President, Daniel J Ostergaard MD, received honorary membership of the CFPC and is seen here with WONCA Executive member-at-large and soon-to-be CFPC CEO, Dr Francine Lemire.

Early reports indicate that delegates were extremely satisfied with the wider selection of clinical sessions this year – most popular topics continue to be dermatology, cardiology, respiratory topics and child health/maternity care.  Hands-on demonstration theatre sessions continue to be very popular, especially with students and residents.