Weekly Newsletter: January 9, 2023

Dear HFAM Colleagues,

We are back! Our usual newsletter cycle resumes for 2023 with weekly newsletters every Monday. As a reminder, if you have items you think may be relevant to share through our HFAM communication channels, please email us.

We hope you were able to enjoy moments of rest and joy the past couple of weeks and are ready to see what 2023 brings our way!

With sincerity and admiration,

Brian, Cathy, Dee, Kati, Scott, Tammy,

Your GHHN Primary Care Executive

Newsletter Highlights:

  • Educational Update

    • HFAM Rounds for January 2023

    • Past HFAM Round Presentations

  • Primary Care Survey: A Palliative Approach to Care

  • Paxlovid Treatment and Updated Prescription Form

Educational Update:

HFAM Rounds Schedule - January 2023

  • Wednesday, January 11:

    • Insomnia: Part 2

    • Presented by: Dr. Rachana Bodani

  • Wednesday, January 18:

    • Palliative Medicine: An Approach to Difficult Conversations

    • Presented by: Dr. Samantha Winemaker

  • Wednesday, January 25:

    • FAM MD Approach to Personality Disorders

    • Presented by: Dr. Jon Davine

Click here to view/download the December schedule with Zoom Link information.

Past HFAM Round Presentations:

  • Modifying Your First and Second Trimester Approach - Populations that benefit from different care (Dr. Amie Davis and Dr. Suzanne Turner) - Slide Deck

  • Insomnia - Focus on Non-Pharmalogic Approaches (Dr. Rachana Bodani) - Slide Deck

Puberty Suppression for Trans Youth

Rainbow Health Ontario is hosting an educational session on Puberty Suppression for Trans Youth in Primary Health Care. Details below:

  • Friday, February 3rd, 10AM- 2PM

  • RSVP here. Please note, the pre-requisite for all RHO courses is the RHO 2SLGBTQ Foundations course, which you can register for here. Exemptions to the Foundations course can be provided if you can demonstrate equivalent education and/or experience.

  • For questions about trans health competencies courses, please contact Sil Hernando at For technical issues registering, please contact

Primary Care Survey: A Palliative Approach to Care


This survey is being conducted by the Palliative Care Data and Quality Collaborative working group of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) geography.


The purpose of this survey is to assist and inform the Regional Palliative Care Network’s education and capacity planning that will seek to develop resources that support Primary Care Practitioners in the provision of a Palliative approach to care for their patients within the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) geography.


The survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete. All responses will be treated confidential.

Link to Survey:

We thank you for your time and participation.

If you would like to receive a copy of the summarized survey results, participate in any working group, remain informed of our work, including updates from the Ontario Palliative Care Network, please contact:

Lia Salam-White, MSc. Health Studies & Gerontology (Co-Chair of Working Group)

Manager, Decision Support


Paxlovid Treatment and Updated Prescription Form

Please see the revised eligibility criteria for Paxlovid treatment here and the updated prescription form here. The Paxlovid information has also been updated on the HFAM website.

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