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Assistance in identifying potential candidates for chair and vice chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) – CLOSED

Dear Colleague: I am writing to seek your assistance in identifying potential candidates for Chair and Vice Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) www.canadiantaskforce.ca. The CTFPHC is a well-known panel of experts ...

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New lung cancer screening guideline

View guideline Canadian Task Force launches new recommendation for high risk population OTTAWA, ON, March 7, 2016 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released a new guideline that recommends annual screening (up ...

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Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on colorectal cancer screening in adults

View guideline   Guideline recommends routine screening for asymptomatic adults between 50-74 years of age for colorectal cancer OTTAWA, ON, February 22, 2016 – The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has released its recommendations for ...

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Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults

View guideline Guideline recommends not screening asymptomatic adults (≥65 years of age) for cognitive impairment   OTTAWA, ON, November 30, 2015 – The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has released its recommendations to Canadian clinicians ...

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Task Force takes on Canada’s urgent child obesity challenge with new guidelines

View guideline Guidelines stress benefits of growth monitoring and role of family doctors in addressing current trends Ottawa, 30 March, 2015–Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) issued its latest guidelines on the ...

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Canadian Task Force tackles the complex issue of adult obesity

View guideline New guidelines emphasize the role of family doctors in addressing Canada’s most pressing health challenge Ottawa, 26 January, 2015–The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) has issued its latest guidelines on adult ...

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CTFPHC mobile app now available

The CTFPHC has created a mobile app to help physicians rapidly access CTFPHC guidelines and resources at the point of care and while on the go. The app contains guideline and recommendation summaries, knowledge translation tools, ...

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Canadian Task Force recommends against screening for prostate cancer

View guideline Task Force says harms of PSA screening outweigh the benefits Ottawa, 27 October, 2014–Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released an updated guideline on screening for prostate cancer using the prostate ...

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CTFPHC hypertension guideline published in Canadian Family Physician

View guideline The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) Recommendations on screening for high blood pressure in adults was published in Canadian Family Physician, the official journal of the College of Family Physicians of ...

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The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases updated guideline on screening for depression

View guideline CTFPHC says there is a lack of ev­i­dence on the ef­fec­tive­ness of screen­ing in adults with no ap­par­ent symp­toms of de­pres­sion Ottawa, 13 May, 2013–The Cana­dian Task Force on Pre­ven­tive Health Care (CTFPHC) today re­leased ...

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