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
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through 2019! Here are some updates on a few things we’ve been working on over the last few months.
The NL College of Family Physicians developed the “My NL Family Doctor Award” which was rolled out during celebration for Family Doctor Day in May.
Advertisements on our social media page received hundreds of comments from the public about how much they appreciate their family physicians!
Our CME Committee has finished the program for the 2019 Family Medicine Conference which will be held on September 28th & 29th in St. John’s. We are excited to have The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia as a Keynote Speaker. As well, we are welcoming Dr. Michael Allan back!
The 2019 Celebration of Family Medicine will take place ahead of the conference, on September 27th. We will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Section of Teachers, as well as the 50th anniversary of the CCFP designation. Dr. Peter Blackie will be joining us as the first CCFP recipient in our province. As well, the Awards of Excellence will be announced, and the Family Physician of the Year will be recognized. We also have a few other things up our sleeves for the evening, so I hope you can join us! Keep an eye out for the start of registration for both the Family Medicine Conference, and the Celebration of Family Medicine.