First-ever virtual DFCM Conference - Recording now available

Jun 10, 2021

On June 3, 2021, over 220 faculty, alumni, residents, students, staff, and local and international friends of the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) gathered for the first-ever virtual DFCM Conference.

Every year, the DFCM Conference is an opportunity to gather, discuss and discover what’s new in family medicine. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in recognition of the critical role that family doctors are playing in the accelerating mass vaccination effort, the 2021 DFCM Conference was successfully converted to an abridged online format.

The conference featured two live plenary sessions by Dr. Ross Upshur, on what we can (hopefully) learn from this and other pandemics, as well as a global view of how the pandemic has affected primary care, and primary care research, with Dr. Karen Tu.

Thanks to the virtual format, attendees joined from across Canada, as well as international colleagues from Brazil, Cameroon, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference. For those who were unable to attend, the recording is available here.