MARCH 2019


Family Medical Centre (FMC)

On March 1, 2019, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), St-Boniface Hospital and University of Manitoba’s Department of Family Medicine announced the Family Medical Centre (FMC) will be closing as of July 1, 2019. Over its four decades of operation, FMC has made significant contributions to family medicine training in this province, and we sincerely thank faculty and staff for all of their contributions, accomplishments and dedication.

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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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Mid-year summary

The Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit has shared some highlights as they enter  the second half of the year.

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Recently published

Dr. David Chudley wrote an article called “It takes a village to train a medical student,” which appeared in the February 28, 2019 issue of the Winkler Morden Voice.

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Medical students Ryan Phung (University of Manitoba), pictured here, and Nerissa Nankisoor (University College Dublin) presented work done this past summer with Dr. Alexander Singer and Dr. Elissa Abrams.

Their work used data from the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network.

The students' posters were presented at the world's largest and most prestigious allergy conference the AAAAI Annual Meeting http://annualmeeting.aaaai.org/  held this year in San Francisco.


Staff changes


Quality Improvement Practice Facilitator Lorri Zagar will leave for another position at the end of March. We appreciate her work and wish her well.



A humanities toolkit: How to teach learners using visual arts, literary texts, and film clips

March 12, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30 am | 069 Apotex

Facilitator: Dr. Allan Peterkin

There is a growing body of research that suggests that exposing health professions learners to the humanities (including literature, film, poetry, and visual arts) fosters enhanced critical reflection and empathy in provider-patient encounters.  Furthermore, such exposure celebrates the subjective and emotional facets of learning alongside more conventional scientific/evidence-based approaches.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn approaches to teaching critical reflection and close reading of texts and images

• Gain experience and ability to teach these skills

• Explore future directions for the integration of humanities competency into medical education

Please click here to register (first time users will need to complete an online profile/create an account prior to registering).

Sponsored by the Alan Klass Medical Humanities Program, The Department of Internal Medicine, and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development


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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Families in Canada conference

March 27 and 28, 2019
Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave.

The University of Manitoba is proud to be co-hosting a satellite event as part of the pan-Canadian Families in Canada Conference 2019. In collaboration with the Vanier Institute of the Family and fellow university partners across Canada, we will explore poverty and social inclusion in Manitoba through a family lens.

Service providers, policy makers/government, and academics who study, serve and support families, along with those with lived experience of poverty, will gather at this unique and inclusive series of events for two days of knowledge-sharing and catalytic conversation.

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Primary health care research day

June 17, 2019
Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB)
5793 University Ave., Dalhousie University Campus

This year's Primary Health Care Research Day is being organized by Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare (BRIC NS), Nova Scotia’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network.

Patients, students, medical residents, health care providers, faculty, researchers, knowledge users and the primary health care (PHC) research community are invited to share their finished, ongoing and upcoming research and quality improvement initiatives.  Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are being accepted.  All abstracts must be focused on primary health care and/or must highlight how the work is integrated with primary health care.  A statement about the implications of the work for policy and/or practice is encouraged.

BRIC NS is pleased to be offering our annual award for best student poster.  Full details are available on their website.

Abstracts from PIHCI projects are encouraged and will be highlighted during a “lightening round” presentation.

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