Headship announcement

Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and Dr. Perry Gray, Provincial Lead, Medical Specialist Services & CMO, Shared Health are very pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. José François as Head, Department of Family Medicine and Provincial Specialty Lead, Family Medicine effective December 1, 2018 for a five-year term.

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Staff changes

Welcome back

As of Monday, February 4, Collette Thiessen is back from maternity leave and has resumed her role as Program Assistant, Enhanced Skills Programs. Welcome back!


With the return of Collette Thiessen, Jana Mudra has now completed her term covering Collette's position for the Enhanced Skills Programs. Best wishes for the future and thank you for all your work!

Beginning February 11, Cory Marquart will replace Ann Marie Aldighieri as Education Program Administrator for the Family Medicine – Enhanced Skills – Emergency Medicine program.

Shalene Rochon will be leaving her position as Finance and Administrative Officer as of February 28, 2019 for another opportunity as Business Manager – Anesthesia/Pathology/Radiology. We wish her all the best in her new position.



A friendly reminder... Entrada requires all users to log in with a University of Manitoba email address. Without a U of M email address, you will be unable to access the system.

Thank you to all those who have already activated their accounts. If you do not have a U of M email address, it is URGENT that you contact IST to make arrangements as soon as possible.

If you had an account assigned but never used it, or if you have forgotten your password, IST can reactivate your account. To reach IST, call 204-474-8600 or email servicedesk@umanitoba.ca

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In the news

Dr. Scott Kish and second-year family medicine resident Dr. Danielle Paradis had the opportunity to speak with  Premier Brian Pallister at a tour of the Parkland site. The visit was covered in the Dauphin Herald.

Dr. Neil Craton was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press following the publication of his new book, Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a Doctor Learned at a Homeless Shelter.


New grants

MCHP researchers received CIHR grants:

Understanding cancer burden and outcomes for Canadians living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. PI: Alyson Mahar

Health, Well-Being, and Disease-Birth to Adulthood in Manitoba. PIs: Leslie Roos and Marni Brownell


Recent publications

Singer A, Kosowan L, Katz A, Jolin-Dahel K, Appel K, Lix L. Prescribing and testing by primary care providers to assess adherence to the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations: a retrospective cohort Study. CMAJ Open. 2018; 6(4):E603-E610. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180053

Kosowan L, Wener P, Holmqvist M, Gonzalez M, Halas G, Rothney J, Katz A. Physical Activity Promotion in Manitoba: Strengths, Needs and Moving Forward. SAGE Open Medicine. 2019;7:1-10. Doi:10.1177/2050312118822910

Elissa M. Abrams, Alexander G.Singer, Lianne Soller, Edmond S.Chan. Knowledge gaps and barriers to early peanut introduction among allergists, pediatricians, and family physicians



The Department of Radiology is conducting a survey to assess family physicians and residents’ familiarity with the ACR (American College of Radiology) Appropriateness Criteria® and examine their views on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in family practice.

This survey is FIPPA compliant and the results will be used to educate physicians about the utility of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, and possible impact of artificial intelligence on the future family practice.

The survey questionnaire consists of 28 questions and will approximately take 3-4 minutes.

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Geriatric oncology day

March 15, 2019 | 0800-1600
Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building

With the population aging, the cancer burden among older adults is growing rapidly. Older patients with cancer have unique needs, and establishing a community of practice among all Manitoba clinicians who treat older patients with cancer will increasingly become an important component of care. Topics include immunotherapy, symptom management and deprescribing, psychosocial aspects of cancer and case management.

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Manitoba Psychiatric Association
Spring Scientific Conference

Mark your calendars - May 5 and 6. More information coming soon!