Physicians' Update

Recent Articles (October 2023)

 Fall/Winter Respiratory Season: Supports from Ontario Health

  •  A noted increase in Fall rates of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations could soon be followed by arise in other respiratory illnesses and in-office visits with your patients.
  • Fall/Winter respiratory season supports from Ontario Health are available covering topics such as: RSV, Influenza, and COVID-19 Vaccination; caring for Patients with COVID-19 and Other Febrile Respiratory Infections; and more.

Fall/Winter Respiratory Season: Supports from Ontario Health

 GetaKit: An online HIV and STI testing service

  • GetaKit is an online assessment and mail-out system for sexual health services for residents of Ottawa aged 18 years and older.

  • Eligible patients receive clinically indicated sexually transmitted infection (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and prevention services based on clinical and public health guidelines.

GetaKit: An online HIV and STI testing service


CME Opportunities

CME: National Skills Day for Family Physicians, University of Ottawa

  • Friday, November 24th, 2023
  • The University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre,  725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON
  • 8 am to 5 pm
  • 22.50 Mainpro+ credits.
  • Registration | Program at a glance

Virtual CME: Ethics Symposium - Health Care System Transformation

  • November 2-3, 2023 from 9AM - 1PM, VIRTUAL (Eastern Time)
  • 7 CFPC Mainpro + Credits | 7 RCPSC Section 1 Hours
  • Registration. N.B. Registration closes November 1, 2023 at 11:59PM Eastern
  • Program at a glance.

Professional Development Opportunities and Resources

  1. Polio: What you need to know. Factsheet resource from Immunize Canada.
  2. SURE Webinar Series: Engaging Young People Who Use Drugs - Cannabis and Beyond. Canadian Public Health Association. Nov 7, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern time.
  3. Infectious Disease & Climate Change (IDCC) Virtual Forum, 8-9 November 2023, 11:00–15:45 (EST). Canadian Public Health Association.

Public Health Care Alerts for Health Care Professionals: Latest Posts


View all posts since 2017

Contact Us