We would like to congratulate Dr. Miriam Boillat, who received the 2018 Todd McConnell Award for Outstanding Patient Care, given by the Association for Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists of St-Mary's Hospital. The award was given to Dr. Boillat on May 23rd, during the annual Hingston Dinner.
The use of single-disease clinical guidelines is not appropriate for the management of patients with multimorbidity, the occurrence of multiple chronic disease in one patient. Groupe Santé Concerto developed guidelines that can be integrated and may result in improvement of patient quality of care.
Just last month, Cristina Longo successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Treatment Considerations and Prescribing Issues for Obese Children with Asthma,” making her the first ad hoc PhD graduate of the Department of Family Medicine of McGill University. We sat down with her, as well as her long-time supervisor, Dr. Gillian Bartlett.
The weather is warmer than ever and people are now enjoying the sunny days that Montreal have to offer. Despite the temptation to lay in the sun all day, large numbers of students, residents and members of the Department of Family Medicine turned out for a week of learning and research-based conversations.
We wish to congratulate Drs. Fanny Hersson-Edery and Bertrand Lebouché on both receiving awards of the Quebec College of Family Physicians (CQMF) for their contribution to teaching and research in family medicine.
As part of the international expansion of the Family Medicine Innovations in Learning initiative (FMIL), the Department has signed a partnership with Wuhan University on April 17th. Five medical students will be participating in a 12-week online blended-learning program, focused on primary care practices.
We're in the news! Read what the Chair of the Department, Dr. Howard Bergman, has to say about the hardship of attracting family medicine students to remote areas by clicking here. *Article only available in French.
The Department of Family Medicine of McGill University wishes to thank each and every member Who contributed to the McGill24 fundraising campaign. We would like to announce that our efforts were met With tremendous results; 48 donations were made, bringing in a total of 7,915 dollars! Last year, the Department donated upwards of 3,600$. The funds were used to help support the expansion of our Faculty Development curriculum.
McGill’s Family Medicine Graduate Student Society (FMGSS) was recently recognized by the Post Graduate Student Society (PGSS) of McGill University awarded both the Post Graduate Student Association of the Year Award and the Best Academic Event Award.
In an ongoing series of articles published in American Family Physician, Dr. Roland Grad (McGill University), in collaboration with Dr.
Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields
By Jason Clement
Dr. Labib Girgis, who recently completed a Masters degree in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, is a PhD student in our department. We are pleased to announce that the Master's thesis of Dr. Girgis was awarded a prize from the Quebec Population Health Research Network which will be conferred at their annual meeting in September 2018.
We would like to congratulate Dr. Girgis on this well-deserved award!
With election season not far down the road, a conversation with Dr. Howard Bergman, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, inspired Le Devoir to invite three giants of Quebec Health Care, Claude Castonguay, Jean Rochon and Michel Clair to debate what the best course of action would be to spur non-partisan and open public debate on the future of the Quebec health care system.
Canada’s aging population and the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias pose a significant challenge for Canadian families and their caregivers, and more broadly, for the health care system.