Non-PCN Events

CME: Transgender Health For Primary Care Providers  November 7, 2019

Join us for a CME-accredited night of education and discussion about the care of transgender and gender diverse individuals on December 2.

This event is targeted at family doctors who would like to start prescribing hormones for their transgender patients. Appetizers and one alcoholic beverage will be provided.

The University of Calgary Medical Students for Gender and Sexual Diversity are hosting this event in conjunction with Skipping Stone Foundation.

Tickets by Donation (suggested donation of $15)

Learning Objectives

  • Provide physicians with the knowledge necessary to interact with trans patients in a respectful and validating way
  • Provide physicians with information on prescribing guidelines for hormone therapy management
  • Educate physicians on the resources available and referral processes for trans patients in Calgary navigating healthcare
  • Be able to provide trans and gender diverse individuals positive and affirming opportunities surrounding gender identity in health care settings
  • Improve the ability to provide trans competent care in Calgary
  • Address the determinants of health that impact trans individuals

When: December 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling (607 11 Ave SW)

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/transgender-health-for-primary-care-providers-tickets-80509689649

Speakers

Skipping Stone Foundation
Skipping Stone Foundation is a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization that connects trans and gender diverse youth, adults and families with comprehensive low barrier access to the supports. Skipping Stone will be inviting members of the trans community to speak on our panel.

Dr. Ted Jablonski
Born, raised and trained in Winnipeg, Dr. Ted Jablonski is an award-winning family physician based in Calgary. He has taught and practiced family medicine in rural Manitoba, Northern Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario before moving to Alberta. Dr. Jablonski is the medical director of Jablonski Health and Skipping Stone Foundation doing consultant work in sexual and transgender medicine for southern Alberta for over a decade. He received an Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2013 and was awarded Outstanding Family Physician of the Year by the University of Calgary Department of Family Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Joe Raiche
Dr. Joe Raiche is a psychiatrist working with both transgender adult and youth populations at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) and Alberta Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of Alberta. His main clinical focus is in providing psychiatric care for trans and gender non-conforming individuals who require support during their social and physical transition, as well as connection with hormones and gender-affirming surgeries. He also shares his time at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic at FMC, where his interest in human sexuality and perinatal mental health completes an enjoyable and rewarding outpatient practice.

Mindful Practice Workshop for Physicians – November 15   October 18, 2019

Mindfulness is one of the few evidence-based strategies for cultivating personal resilience in medicine, but how do you deploy it? In this workshop, Dr. Jillian Horton will introduce participants to the core components of Mindful Practice, a JAMA published, internationally renowned experiential program that helps physicians incorporate mindfulness into their clinical work, through meditation and deep listening exercises.

This workshop is available in person at the University of Calgary and is open to practicing physicians.

Click here for details and to register.

Patients First, But What Next? Inciting Useful Dialogue Around Civility – November 14  October 18, 2019

Incivility in the workplace is often a symptom of a problem with culture, but when we set out to "change culture” it’s hard to know where to start. This talk will focus on interpersonal and behavioural challenges that are specific to medical environments and help you to create a first-steps roadmap applicable to your own clinical setting.

This talk is available province-wide via webinar and in person at the University of Calgary.  It is open to medical students, residents and practicing physicians.

Click here for details and to register.

Clinical Implications of Treatment Inertia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes – October 21  October 9, 2019

Kickstart: How to use exercise as medicine  October 7, 2019

Join Dr. Sameena Khan for four free Educational sessions highlighting the benefits of physical activity in healthy living, and in the prevention and treatment of illness and chronic disease.

Gain insights into exercise and nutrition as medicine; learn how it can be fun, simple and feel so good!

Program dates

Monday, October 7 @ 6 p.m.
Goal Setting: Why get active?

Monday, October, 21 @ 6 p.m.
Cardiovascular Health: Getting to the heart of it

Monday, October 28 @ 6 p.m.
Balance and Core Strength: Getting to the core of it

Monday, November 4 @ 6 p.m.
Mental Strength and Flexibility: Getting the most out of it

Click here for details and to register

Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference – February 2020  October 4, 2019

The 29th Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference presents “Pediatric Infectious Disease For Every Day Practice”, February 14-16 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Click here for details and to register.

CanREACH CME: Screen and manage child mental health problems in your primary care practice  September 27, 2019

CanREACH offers training to primary care providers in effective and evidence-based mental health assessment and intervention to help transform practices, increase productivity, and improve work satisfaction. CanREACH is proud to offer the REACH Institute’s Patient Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Program. This continuing medical education course focuses on proven assessment, engagement, and treatment planning including safe and effective use of pediatric psychopharmacology.

Click here for details and to register

CADTH Webinar: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain - October 16  August 29, 2019

'Man Running' screening by Well Doc Alberta  August 20, 2019

Well Doc Alberta and the Cumming School of Medicine Health Humanities Community of Practice present "Man Running: A film by Gary Burns" on Thursday, September 19, at the U of C Foothills Campus.

In the film, a physician runs an exhausting 24-hour, 100-mile ultra-marathon through mountainous landscape as he avoids and reflects on a high stakes medical decision. Watch the trailer.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion around health humanities to support a deeper understanding of being human, mental illness, addiction and the stresses of the medical profession.

Panelists are Janet de Groot MD, Tom Rosenal MD, Valerie Taylor MD, Jane Lemaire MD, and Terrie Brandon MD.

This event is for physicians, residents, and medical students.

Go to the event page for details and to register.

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care program  July 22, 2019

Primary Care Providers consistently report that the single area they lacked training in medical school is mental health, in particular, pediatric mental health.

CanREACH offers education and training services to transform health systems by empowering primary care providers like yourself to know and use the most effective evidence based methods for identifying and treating pediatric mental health conditions.

Updating a Clinic Privacy Impact Assessment Seminar  July 10, 2019

Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Team is pleased to offer two Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Update seminars to help you determine when you need to prepare a revised PIA and how to get it done.

There are two in-person sessions available in Calgary (please register for only one option) and both will be held at the Alberta Medical Association’s office: suite 310, 611 Meredith Road, N.E.

This seminar is intended for:

  • Custodians under the Health Information Act (HIA) and those who work for them with a privacy or information security responsibility
  • Those who have completed the PIA process at least once and have a PIA that was accepted by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)

Participants will learn:

  • Background on PIAs under the Health Information Act and the PIA submission review and update process
  • Understand the benefits of reviewing and updating your PIAs
  • PIA update threshold: Know when to update your PIA (including when it’s not necessary)
  • How to get it done: Following the standard OIPC PIA format, participants will learn what to consider in updating their PIA
  • PIA update pitfalls and tips

Instructor, Brian Hamilton, MPA, CISSP, CISA, Senior Consultant, Privacy and Security to Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Services Team will lead this seminar.  Brian has 18 years’ experience writing and reviewing PIAs on behalf of custodians and as a regulator with the OIPC.

Register for the Wednesday, August 14, seminar from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Register for the Thursday, August 15, seminar from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

A Polo Match for Mental Health – July 20  June 6, 2019

The Figure 8 Group is hosting A Polo Match for Mental Health in support of the new Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The event will take place at the Calgary Polo Club on Saturday, July 20.

Click here view the invitation.

Registration now open for the 53rd Annual Mackid Symposium  June 4, 2019

Please join us on Thursday, September 26, at the 53rd Annual Mackid Symposium.  

Who: Family Physicians, Specialist Physicians, and all other healthcare providers. Multidisciplinary team members, medical office assistants and other team members would benefit from attending our trade show. To register your team members for the lunch and trade show at no cost, please email Sarah Dimitrou

What: Annual CME for Family Physicians, highlighting Calgary Zone programs and services via our trade show, and the annual Family Physician of the Year and Specialist Physician of the Year award presentations.

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019,  from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Best Western – Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 – 33 Street NE, Calgary

How much: $50 until June 30, $75 after July 1.

Visit our website to secure your spot today!

Understanding Dementia and Brain Health presentation  May 30, 2019

Logistics

  • Date: Wednesday, June 5
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Kerby Centre Gym

This introductory session will cover a number of important topics, including:

  • Types of dementia
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Dementia-related research
  • Reducing your risk

Attendance to this event is free. Registration is not required.

Atopic Dermatitis: Why it is important to treat – June 5  May 15, 2019

AMA Section of Chronic Pain Town Hall Meeting – May 31  May 9, 2019

Please join us on Friday, May 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the AMA Section of Chronic Pain Town Hall Meeting.

objectives

Address the gaps in Chronic Pain Management across the province, address the issues and focus on finding solutions.

Logistics

  • Date: Friday, May 31
  • Time: 11.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • Location: Sandman Hotel in Red Deer (2818 Gaetz Ave.)

Registration

Please RSVP directly to Dr. Majeed prior to Friday, May 24.

Webinar: Updating a Clinic Privacy Impact Assessment   April 29, 2019

Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Team is pleased to offer a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update webinar (two-part series) to help you determine when you need to prepare a revised PIA and how to get it done. Each session is one hour.

  • Part 1: Noon on Wednesday, May 1
  • Part 2: Noon on Wednesday, May 15

This seminar is intended for:

  • Custodians under the Health Information Act (HIA) and those who work for them with a privacy or information security responsibility
  • Those who have completed the PIA process at least once and have a PIA that was accepted by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)

Participants will learn the following:

  • Background on PIAs under the Health Information Act and the PIA submission review and update process
  • Understand the benefits of reviewing and updating your PIAs
  • PIA update threshold: Know when to update your PIA (including when it’s not necessary)
  • How to get it done: Following the standard OIPC PIA format, participants will learn what to consider in updating their PIA
  • PIA update pitfalls and tips

Instructor Brian Hamilton, MPA, CISSP, CISA, Senior Consultant, Privacy and Security to Alberta Health’s eHealth Support Services Team, will lead this webinar. Brian has 18 years of experience writing and reviewing PIAs, both on behalf of custodians and as a regulator with the OIPC.

Click here to register 

AHS Chronic Pain Symposia: Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and MAID in Patients with Chronic Pain  April 25, 2019

Please join us on Thursday, June 20, from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. for our Chronic Pain Symposia focusing on Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and MAID in Patients with Chronic Pain.

This symposium aims to provide healthcare professionals with an evidence-based overview of mental health issues associated with suicidality in patients with chronic pain, as well as practical strategies that can be used by healthcare workers on the front lines.

Course objectives

At the end of this symposium, learners will be familiar with:

  • Mental health factors associated with suicide risk in patients with chronic pain
  • Trauma-informed strategies for speaking with clients who are suicidal
  • The difference between suicide and medical assistance in dying (MAID)
  • Consideration of ethical dilemmas when working with suicidal patients who have pain
  • Resources and appropriate referral criteria for clients who have expressed that they are suicidal

Who should attend

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, allied health professionals and other front-line staff.

Registration

Please register online.

Logistics

This educational opportunity will occur at the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, located at 1820 Richmond Road SW, in the fourth floor solarium.

  • Registration: noon – 12:30 p.m.
  • Symposium: 12:30 – 4:15 p.m.

A confirmation email will be sent in advance of our symposium with additional information.

On behalf of the Pain Symposium Committee, thank you for your registration and we look forward to seeing you!

Promoting Adult Vaccine Uptake – May 21  April 23, 2019

Talking About Dementia – May 8  April 4, 2019