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Message from our Member Interest Groups Section (MIGS) Council Chair

Dear members,

We want to thank you for your continued dedication to primary care across Canada as we navigate this new wave of the pandemic. Please remember you can access a variety of College of Family Physician of Canada™ (CPFC) resources including MiGroups to connect with other family physicians. MiGroups is the CFPC’s secure online networking and collaboration platform members can use to access information and support one another.

The 20 groups on MiGroups are open to all CFPC members, including our two newest additions: the 2SLGBTQ+ member interest group and the Physician Wellness and Resilience member interest group. To join any of the groups, please visit the CFPC members portal, register directly via TimedRight, or download the TimedRight app.

We look forward to collaborating with you on new projects and seeing you at our MIGS events this year.

Dr. Benjamin Schiff,
MIGS Council Chair

MIGS Newsletter


New Member-at-Large for MIGS Council

We extend a warm welcome Dr. Muna Chowdhury to the MIGS Council as a member-at-large. Dr. Chowdhury’s skills and experience will be a tremendous asset to this group, and we look forward to working with her.


Call for Project Applications

We are now accepting applications for MIGS project grants. MIGS members are encouraged to pursue projects in clinical and non-clinical areas of family medicine.
  • Maximum funding per application: $5,000 or in-kind support
  • Application deadline: February 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (ET)

FMF 2022 Call for Abstracts

The Family Medicine Forum (FMF) team is now accepting abstracts for the 2022 hybrid conference. MIGS members have consistently contributed to the delivery of educational content at FMF.

To submit an abstract for consideration and to view the instructions and deadlines, please visit the FMF website.

Member Interest Groups

Addiction Medicine
  • Read the Practical Approach to Substance Use Disorders for the Family Physician booklet and infographic to recognize and enhance your treatment of common substance use disorders.
  • Watch Let’s Talk About Opioids, a series of videos with resources designed to educate patients about opioids.
  • We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete our Addiction Medicine Member Interest Group survey to weigh in on what we can do to support you.
Chronic Pain
  • Simplifying Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain is a certified mini-series of webinars and podcasts covering mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and movement:
Cancer Care
  • Our new Mainpro+® certified cancer care webinar and podcast mini-series, The Spectrum of Cancer Care From a Family Physician Perspective, is now available. Visit CFPCLearn to access “Part 1: Tips for Expediting Cancer Diagnosis” and “Part 2: Cognitive and Psychosocial Impacts for Cancer Survivors.”
  • Oncology Briefs is a quarterly, evidence-based summary of key topics in cancer care that is published in Canadian Family Physician. Read the first four articles on cancer screening and diagnosis, immunotherapy, and radiotherapy.
Hospital Medicine
  • Visit CFPCLearn to watch our new Mainpro+ certified hospital medicine webinar and podcast mini-series on:
    • Exploring the diverse career paths available in hospital medicine
    • Establishing goals of care
    • Building up academic initiatives at your hospital
    • Achieving work-life balance
Maternity and Newborn Care
  • We are looking for your stories, poems, artwork, and other creative submissions to be published in the Family Medicine Obstetrics Anthology - A Collection of Birth Stories project. For more information on how to submit your story, visit
  • Deadline: March 1, 2022

Physician Wellness+ Initiative

Physician wellness and resilience is at the forefront of the CFPC’s strategic priorities. In addition to the launch of the Physician Wellness and Resilience member interest group, we will be launching a new program and other content that focuses on issues surrounding physician burnout, resiliency, and well-being.

We have partnered with the Foundation of Medical Practice Education (FMPE) to create a tailored Physician Wellness Small Group Learning Program for CFPC members. More details will be available soon.


Podcast Series

Do you want to share your expertise with your colleagues and have fun at the same time?
  • We are looking for MIGS members to participate in the PPS podcast series. Podcasts will be pre-recorded, 25 to 30 minutes in length, and will include a clinical case, discussion on a specific clinical topic, and a short question and answer segment (0.5 Mainpro+ credits/podcast).
For questions or to participate, please contact Julie Turmel, MIGS Assistant Manager.


Congratulations to the Recipients of 2021 MIGS Project Grants

Eight new projects were funded through our MIGS project grants. Watch for new practice support tools and education and training opportunities being released this year.
  • Gambling Disorder: Development of a practice guide for Canadian family physicians
    Dr. Magaly Brodeur
  • Revision of a Tool for Comprehensive Health Assessments for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Dr. Ian Casson and Dr. Karen McNeil
  • Teaching Cesarean Hysterectomy for Life Threatening PPH to Practicing ESS and OSS Rural Family Physicians
    Dr. Erich van der Linde and Dr. Stu Iglesias
  • Dementia Simplified Tool for Family Physicians
    Dr. Vladimir Khanassov
  • Hospital Medicine Webinar and Podcast Mini-Series
    Dr. Lei Ma
  • Values and Preferences Influencing Choice of Pregnancy Care Provider: A Canadian Perspective
    Dr. Milena Forte
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics Anthology – A Collection of Birth Stories
    Dr. Nisha Arora
  • Musculoskeletal Practical Examination Techniques eBook
    Dr. Constance Lebrun
We hope to see you on MiGroups, and we wish you all the best for 2022.

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