Associated Medical Services (AMS), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Research and Education Foundation (REF) have a longstanding relationship dating back to 1996. The collaborations of nearly twenty years have resulted in research and educational grants allowing academic and community-based family doctors to carry out projects that meet the ever-changing needs of their patients and communities.
Patients’ Medical Home Grants and Symposia
2016 is the first year of a new collaboration between the organizations awarding three grants per year. Caring and compassion are fundamental attributes that the CFPC wants to recognize and promote within PMH practices. This grant will support health care providers and/or an interdisciplinary team in undertaking a project aimed at optimizing caring and compassion, which are central to the vision of the Patient’s Medical Home. As well in 2016, an annual educational session on compassionate care, Patient’s Medical Home Symposia, will be established. The mutual goal of the organizations is to preserve compassionate care in a digital age. Learn more here.
The Mimi Divinsky Awards and the Family Medicine History and Narrative Project
Held at the Family Medicine Forum, bears witness to the physician-patient relationship and the power of humanity in care delivery. It teaches how stories can help family physicians communicate their values and beliefs to students, residents and colleagues. Award-winning stories are translated and published in Canadian Family Physician. They also appear on the CFPC website.
Janus CPD Research Grants
AMS is pleased to be a supporter of the Janus Research Grants, which support academic and community-based family physician CFPC members to carry out research projects. Additional information about the grants can be found here.
2016 Research Grant Recipients
Janus Research Grants Senior (up to $10,000)
Henry Yu-Hin Siu, MD, CCFP, Hamilton, ON
Developing a Single Patient Open-Label Trial Tapering Algorithm for Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care – A Feasibility Study
Sonya Lee, MD, CCFP, Calgary, AB
Chaperone Use in Family Medicine: Patients’ Perspective and Attitudes
Blaise Clakson, MD, CCFP, Toronto, ON
Coordinated Care Planning on the East Toronto Health Link: A Qualitative Study of Patients’ and Caregivers’ Experiences
Janus Research Training Level 1 Grants (up to $1,500)
Sarah Lesperance, MD, CCFP, Iqluit, Nunavat
Resilience Coping Strategies Among Rural Generalists: A Qualitative Study
Janus CPD Grants (up to $5,000)
Avaleen Vopicka, MD, CCFP, London, ON
Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program at CAMH
Colin Newman, MD, CCFP, Annapolis Royal, NS
Victoria Hospice Palliative Care: Medical Intensive Course
Jill Lawless, MD CCFP, Halifax, NS
MSK Connect – Three Weekend Musculoskeletal Medicine Certification Course
Claire-Louise McGregor, MD, CCFP, Sarnia, ON
Diploma in Practical Dermatology