The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the College of Family Physicians is a provincial, voluntary, not-for-profit organization whose mandate includes undergraduate, post-graduate education, the continuing professional development of family physicians and the maintenance of high standards of medical care and education in family practice.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter is the voice of family medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador and represents more than 710 family physicians who provide patient care for remote, rural, suburban, urban and inner city communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
The building and maintenance of high standards of practice, the continuing professional development of our members and improved access to high quality family medicine services for all residents of Newfoundland are at the heart of our organization.
Dr. Nicole Stockley
Autumn is always an exciting time for the NL College. Our Annual Family Medicine Conference (formerly the ASA) was held in Gander on October 13th and 14th. We welcomed new board members, Dr. Elhamy Samak and Dr. Megan Hayes, who join our team as Members at Large, and Dr. Sonny Collis, who is our new President-Elect. We also said a big thank you to Dr. Dave Thomas, our outgoing Past-President, and Dr. Perry Osbourne, our outgoing Member at Large. Achievements in Family Medicine in Newfoundland & Labrador were recognized at our Celebration of Family Medicine, with special acknowledgement of our 2018 Family Physician of the Year, Dr. Norah Duggan!
Coming up, we will be heading to Toronto for the 2018 Family Medicine Forum. During the week, the NL College will participate in the Chapter Elected Leaders meeting, Chapter Symposium, CFPC President’s Installation, Annual Meeting of Members, CFPC Board and Partner Organization meeting, Awards Gala, Convocation, and many other events. We will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall, and we are always happy when our members visit. Hope to see many of you there!