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Cannabis use guidelines: links to resources

Dear colleagues, The legalization of cannabis comes into effect today. We’d like to share some resources that may help inform your knowledge and discussions with patients on this matter. Quick links Materials from the Public Health Agency of Canada &... Continue Reading →

Data is power in medical workforce planning (but context matters, too)

Dear colleagues, Last month I attended the CMA’s inaugural Health Summit. I was quite taken with the meeting’s focus on the evolving and expanding role of data and technology in health care service and delivery. For many years, we have... Continue Reading →

Our 2018 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award recipient is…

Dear colleagues, World Humanitarian Day falls on August 19. What better time to announce this year’s recipient of the Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award? Without fail, I am impressed by the selflessness, unwavering commitment and heart for service that recipients... Continue Reading →

So, if I heard you correctly…

Dear colleagues, I hope at this point in the summer, you have all had an opportunity to relax, unwind and disconnect — if only for a short time (or at least have imminent plans to do so). I’ve been using... Continue Reading →

Introducing our strategic plan: 2018-2020

Dear colleagues, I know that you’re busy and may not have a lot of time to keep up with changes and activities at the Royal College, so let me assure you that the College is strong, committed and running well.... Continue Reading →

Are these pan-Canadian health organizations “fit for purpose”?

Dear colleagues, Are you aware of the new federal report that outlines options for reshaping and revitalizing our pan-Canadian health care organizations? With combined budgets of over $350 million in 2017 — and impacts on care areas like mental health,... Continue Reading →

Addressing complex patient care

Dear colleagues, There are some things we know: new technologies (such as artificial intelligence) are impacting the medical profession, patients and how care is delivered; scopes of practice are evolving and innovative models of collaborative care are increasingly important to... Continue Reading →

[Watch] @DeanOnCampus on why CBME is a necessary direction

Dear colleagues, We had the pleasure of welcoming our first Professor-in-Residence to the Royal College: Dr. Richard Reznick, FRCSC, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. The Professor-in-Residence is one of two new programs we are launching... Continue Reading →

Your dollars at work

Dear colleagues, I recently had an exchange with a Fellow about Royal College membership dues. At issue was where membership dollars are being spent. After several emails, a phone call and a face-to-face visit to the Fellow’s nearby office (yes,... Continue Reading →

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