Professional Development

Calgary Zone Primary Care Accredited Eating Disorder CME – February 7  January 8, 2019

Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Workshop – Accredited Group Learning Feb. 8 or 9  January 2, 2019

For all family physicians and clinic teams, after this free workshop, you can immediately apply the following in your practice:

  • Identify patients with, or at risk of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Engage in a conversation with your patients about OUD and treatment options
  • Initiate Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) like buprenorphine/naloxone (and know what to do if/when it goes wrong)
  • Prepare for and respond to relapse

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43rd Annual Family Practice Review and Update Course: Pearls for Practice - Accredited Group Learning Nov. 19 - 22  October 4, 2018

This program provides an updated focus on information pearls pertinent to practice in primary care. Topics covered include a wide variety of the diagnoses typically seen in both urban and rural settings.

learning objectives

  • Apply current knowledge and evidence-based management for optimal patient outcomes, both in urban settings with access to specialists and in rural settings where services and resources may be limited
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and develop informal networks with other healthcare providers
  • Identify new services and clinical resources for patients

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Optimizing Treatment and Management of Obesity - Accredited Learning Program  August 27, 2018

Obesity Canada has launched Optimizing Treatment and Management of Obesity (OPTiMO), a free accredited continuing medical education program, where physicians will:

  • Enhance knowledge on the topic of obesity management
  • Apply counselling strategies and increase your confidence in patient communication and disease assessment
  • Use the educational counselling tool with patients to overcome barriers when discussing obesity and weight management

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Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment - Accredited Group Learning Sept. 15  August 16, 2018

This initiative of the Ontario College of Family Physicians aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization. The hands-on, interactive program is comprised of four modules, each with a different area of focus.

learning objectives

  • Identify opportunities to reduce “too much medicine”
  • Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources
  • Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care
  • Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization

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