The CTFPHC Newsletter Issue 25

The CTFPHC Newsletter Issue 25

Online Conferences

Visit our virtual conference booths this fall for the newest decision tools, practice resources, to make guideline suggestions and more.

Family Medicine Forum – November 4 – 7, 2020


Médecins francophones du Canada, 29 et 30 octobre 2020



Join our team!

Two positions are open for new Task Force members as current member terms are ending.

If you are a physician or health care professional with expertise in disease prevention, methods and/or guideline production, please consider applying.

Strong consideration will be given to people with scholarly leadership in their areas of expertise. Background in family practice is an asset.

Deadline is October 31, 2020.

Find out more.

New Public Panel Seeks Members

Please share with your networks!

We are seeking 10-12 members of the public from across Canada for the Task Force Public Advisors Network (TF-PAN) to inform clinical practice guidelines and ensure that views of patients and the public are included.

The role involves:

  • Giving opinions on screening for different health topics and diseases
  • Providing feedback on Task Force tools like fact sheets, infographics and brochures for patients
  • Sharing guidelines and tools

COVID-19 Webinars

  • Roland Grad participated in Choosing Wisely’s Weekly Virtual Gatherings During COVID-19 | Re-opening, Warily: Re-Thinking Clinical Practice in a Time of Physical Distancing

  • Task Force members Drs. Christina Korownyk and Guylène Thériault and colleagues delivered a webinar, The COVID-19 Pivot: An opportunity to re-evaluate high value care and clinical preventive services, for Canadian Family Physician.


Congratulations Guylène!

Congratulations to Dr. Theriault who was recently named Director of Pedagogy at the new Outaouais McGill campus.





Related Reading

The guideline on screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease inCMAJ was #6 on the list of most read articles in the journal in July.

New Interns

Did you know the Task Force offers internships? We welcome 3 new interns who will work on future guidelines, gaining experience and contributing their own ideas and perspectives to guideline development.



Welcome to Dr. Keith Todd, a family doctor at the Herzl Clinic of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal and an Assistant Professor at McGill University, who will intern with Dr. Roland Grad. Prior to his medical training, Keith completed a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience. He has taken on key roles in education and leadership in Family Medicine at McGill.






Dr. Anthony Train is an academic family physician at Queen’s University Department of Family Medicine where leads his department’s quality improvement education for residents. Previously, he led Alberta’s Choosing Wisely Efforts in primary care. Anthony holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and is a PhD student in Health Quality. His research interests are in patient safety. He will intern with Dr. Nav Persaud.






Dr. Richard Henry is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University where he is working with cohort-based trial models in scleroderma and in trans health. He holds an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies and a PhD in Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.










Lignes directrices du Groupe d’étude maintenant disponibles en français

  • Près de 20 documents de recommandation sont maintenant disponibles en français. Ils portent notamment sur le dépistage du cancer colorectal, du cancer du poumon, du cancer de la prostate ainsi que d’autres maladies chroniques.



Upcoming Guidelines

Guideline Topics

What topics interest you? Submit ideas for preventive health guideline topics.


Trainees and early career professionals

The Task Force Internship Program offers mentored training opportunities to Canadian health care trainees and early career professionals.Learn more.




Patients and Public Engagement

Patients and members of the public can help identify important harms and benefits of preventive health care, and give feedback on guideline communication tools.Interested? Email Compensation is provided.





Clinical Prevention Leaders Network promotes the use of clinical practice guidelines through local educational outreach and peer-to-peer learning. Interested in joining the network? Visit CPL Network webpage.Healthcare Practitioner Tool Usability Testing – Clinicians can provide feedback on content, layout, navigation and look of guideline decision tools. Interested? Email


The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care is composed of experts who develop evidence-based recommendations for clinical preventive health services delivered by primary care practitioners. The Task Force is supported by the Global Health and Guidelines Division of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Evidence Review and Synthesis Centres from the University of Ottawa and the University of Alberta, and the Knowledge Translation Team from St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto.



Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care