FMF 2017: Canada’s largest family medicine conference comes to Montréal
Since its founding in 1954 as Canada’s national certifying body for the practice of family medicine, the College of Family Physicians of Canada has grown into a major medical professional organization with over 35,000 members across the country. Responsible for setting the standards for education, certification and training as well as spearheading advocacy within the realm of family medicine, the CFPC’s annual calendar culminates with the annual Family Medicine Forum (FMF).
The FMF 2017 will see more than 5,000 attendees gather in the Palais des congrès de Montréal to discuss the latest and greatest in medical research, exchange ideas and partake in educational sessions from November 8-11. As Canada’s largest annual conference for family physicians, the FMF is a yearly opportunity for the nation’s medical practitioners to gather for a varied program that’s both educational and celebratory.
More than just a conference
The FMF kicks off with the Family medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day on November 8th. Using scanned attendance cards, all sessions count towards future certification and training requirements, marking FMF as an event truly dedicated to palpable results. Three days later, the convocation ceremony on November 11th commemorates and certifies the newest members of the CFPC (itself the responsible body for accrediting postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools), proving just how important a role the FMF plays in the careers and development of Canada’s family doctors.
FMF 2017 also coincides with Canada’s 14th annual Family Doctor Week, and attendees are invited to participate in Canada’s first Walk with the Docs, a fundraising walkathon dedicated to the global advancement of family medicine. An initiative of the CFPC’s Besrour Centre, the streets of Montréal will fill with Canada’s family doctors in aim of raising awareness and funds to improve quality and accessibility to family medicine internationally.
Montréal, medical city
Both inside the conference halls and walking the city streets, the FMF 2017 will both interact and intertwine with the city of Montréal itself. And as a centre of medical research and development, Montréal makes for a perfect host city. The four major universities and groundbreaking achievements in areas such as Oncology and Cancer research, Neuroscience, and Cardiology, mark Montréal as an important presence in the international medical community.
Event: FMF: Family Medicine Forum 2017
Dates: November 8-11, 2017
Organized by: The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
Attendees expected: 5000
Venue: Palais de congrès de Montréal
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