Call for Nominations: CFPC/CGS Award of Distinction in Health Care of the Elderly
Overview: The CFPC/CGS Award of Distinction in Health Care of the Elderly is supported by the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CFPC) in collaboration with the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS), and recognizes contributions to quality patient-centered care of Canadian seniors. It recognizes leadership in care of a population that can be clinically challenging and where advocacy is an important part of care and is consistent with the theme of social accountability and equity.
Nomination Process: Nominees for this award must be active family physician College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members who have been in good standing for at least one (1) year. Nominees do not need to have received additional training in the care of the elderly. Membership in the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) is not a requirement. Nominees are not eligible if they have received this award in the past three (3) years. Candidates may be nominated by their peers (family physicians, general practitioners), other medical colleagues (e.g., geriatricians), non-medical colleagues (e.g., any allied health care professionals), or patients (including patients’ family members). The members of the CFPC Health Care of the Elderly Program Committee will collaborate with members of the CGS to recommend the recipient of this award to the national Honours and Awards Committee.
Deadline: March 1st, 2018Award: The award will be presented at the Awards Gala during the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2018, which will take place November 14th to 17th in Toronto, Ontario. The recipient will receive complimentary registration to FMF for the day they are receiving their award, and up to $1,500 to offset travel and other expenses related to attending FMF. The award will be recognized at national meetings of both the CFPC and the CGS. The recipient is welcome to attend these national meetings as they are able. A plaque will be presented at the CGS Annual Scientific Meeting in 2019.