November 28 2016

FMRQ Express - November 2016

Message from the President

Fellow Colleagues,

Here we are almost half way through 2016-2017, a year in which the number and diversity of issues continue to command appreciable attention on our behalf. To be poised to intervene in a timely manner, your representatives have, in recent months, initiated meetings with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) regarding the renewal of our collective agreement, liaised on the matter of the planning and distribution of physician resources, followed up with residents facing limited fellowship opportunities, and analysed the impact of health system reform, the effects of which continue to be felt across the network. In addition, Federation committee members have taken an active part in proceedings relating to upcoming changes to medical education, such as implementation of Competence by Design and the electronic portfolio championed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The most challenging aspect of all is that the rules continue to change along the way. Consider the case of family medicine under Bills 10 and 20. Or the situation in hemato-oncology or medical microbiology and infectiology, where the ministry is currently seeking to limit dual certification. Or the matter of the ever increasing requirements by hospital facilities for fellowships even if the latter are not affiliated with a university and despite reduced RAMQ funding of fellowship positions for physicians trained in Québec. Please note however that, as of yesterday, the double certification in the above-mentioned specialties has been confirmed in our favour, as agreed upon with all stakeholders and in the presence of the deputy minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Michel Bureau. All residents in these specialties will therefore be able to get a double certification as was the case up until now.

As you can well see, our plate remains full! Then, at the end of next year, comes the introduction of a new system of evaluation, Competence by Design, in each of anaesthesiology and ENT, a change which could completely alter postdoctoral medical training as we know it. The Federation nonetheless continues to exercise a presence in all forums and on all committees and working groups to ensure that your voice is being heard. Our involvement often enables us to apply the brakes on initiatives which could have a negative impact on our training or even prevent training from being implemented. At other times, action on our behalf affords us an opportunity to help shape the future of medicine in Québec and Canada, while apprising you of developments and soliciting your input at various stages in the change process. 

Allow me to take this occasion to wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year consistent with your expectations.

Christopher Lemieux, MD
President

NB:
Owing to a technical change in the FMRQ Express platform, the next edition will be available early in 2017.


Comprehensive accreditation visit – Université Laval

From 26 to 31 March 2017, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada and Collège des médecins du Québec will be assessing postdoctoral programs and training venues of the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval.

Upstream of this visit, the Federation will be distributing a pre-visit accreditation questionnaire to all medical residents affiliated with Université Laval beginning December 9, 2016. The information garnered will be critical for the visiting medical residents who will be accompanying college authorities on this visit. Please note that all survey results will remain strictly confidential. The ultimate aim of this exercise is to improve postdoctoral training programs.

Check your inbox and complete the survey using your dedicated link.* One visit every six years is precious little. This is your opportunity to impact and improve training offered. Be certain to take full advantage of it!

*A dedicated link will be forwarded to you via e-mail and must not, in any circumstance, be forwarded to a fellow colleague as each individual will be receiving a dedicated  link.


SYMPOSIUM – ORL À LA FERME !

The ENT team at Québec University Health Centre (CHUQ) proudly extends an invitation to the inaugural edition of ‘ORL à la Ferme’, a symposium aimed at front-line practitioners (emergency and family medicine) to be held at Hôtel Le Germain Charlevoix (formerly Hôtel La Ferme) on 20 and 21 January 2017.

This training activity will give participants eight (8) Category 1 medical professional development credits (Université Laval) and enable them to expand their knowledge of a multitude of ORL-related matters frequently encountered in clinical situations. Additionally, two practical sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to improve epistaxis and plugging techniques, and optimize peripheral vertigo assessment and treatment technique. For further details, visit our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/orlalaferme or contact us at the following address: orlalaferme@gmail.com

See you there!

**All profits from this activity will be donated to the ENT Residents Fund of Université Laval. For further details, consult the enclosed fact sheet.


University of Montreal Continuing Professional Development 2016-2017

The Continuing Professional Development Department of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal is offering new training activities in 2016-2017. To register for available activities, consult the site at www.dpcmed.umontreal.ca/events. Reduced rates are available for residents. To subscribe to the electronic mailing list, send your email address to info-dpcmed@umontreal.ca, indicating “abonnement” (“subscription”) in the subject line,* and you’re done! (* You may remove your name from the list at any time.)

You can also follow the Continuing Professional Development Department on Facebook: fr-ca.facebook.com/DPCMedUdem.

Accredited training at University of Sherbrooke for 2016-2017              

The University of Sherbrooke’s Lifelong Learning Centre (Centre de formation continue) offers several accredited training courses aimed at all medical residents. To consult programs, dates and training venues, visit www.usherbrooke.ca/CFC. Registration is carried out online, and automatically guarantees you a place.

Lifelong Learning Centre – University of Sherbrooke

Workshops/Symposiums/Resuscitation and Critical Care Courses/Specialized Courses

The University of Sherbrooke’s Lifelong Learning Centre (Centre de formation continue) offers several accredited training courses aimed at all medical residents. For more information, consult the list or call Francine Choquette at 819-821-8000 ext. 75845. www.usherbrooke.ca/cfc

Accredited training at Sainte-Justine University Health Centre this fall                      

Consult the table of training sessions offered by Sainte-Justine University Health Centre between now and the end of December. Instructors in simulation; Neo-natal Resuscitation Program (NRP); 7th International Conference on Pediatric Palliative Care; annual Canadian Conference on Sickle Cell Disease; and several others.

Continuing Professional Development – Académie CHUM

-Basic Cardiac Life Support – BCLS certification (on request)

-Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), ACLS Certification 2 days

  • December 14-15, 2016

-Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), ACLS Certification 1 day

  • December 15, 2016

-Neo-natal Resuscitation Program – NRP certification

  • November 25, 2016

Pour plus d’information, consultez notre site 

 


ALDO Quebec – Calendar for 2016

Calendar for 2016

November 22

Montreal

University of Montreal

November 23

9:30 to 12:30

Quebec City

Laval University

November 29

Montreal

McGill University (EN)

2017

 

 

January 17

Montréal

University of Montreal

January 25

Québec

Laval University

March 7

Montréal

University of Montreal

March 28

Sherbrooke

University of Sherbrooke

April 11

Montréal

McGill University (ENG)

May 9

Montréal

University of Montreal

May 16

Montréal

McGill University (ENG)

May 30

Québec

Laval University

June 20

Montréal

University of Montreal

July 4

Montréal

McGill University (ENG)

September 5

Montréal

University of Montreal

September 28

Montréal

McGill University (ENG)

October 18

Montréal

University of Montreal

October 31

Sherbrooke

University of Montreal

November 14

Québec

Laval University

November 21

Montréal

University of Montreal

December 5

Montréal

McGill University (ENG)

ALDO-Quebec training sessions run from 1 pm to 4 pm, unless indicated otherwise. The registration form is available on the Collège site, and must reach the department responsible at least one month prior to the training session in which you wish to participate, to avoid additional charges. For further information, consult the Collège des médecins du Québec site, under Students, Residents and Fellows/Examinations and ALDO.

For further information, please contact the FMRQ by phoning 514-282-0256 or 1-800-465-0215 or emailing fmrq@fmrq.qc.ca, or visit our Web site at www.fmrq.qc.ca.