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  • Blood Disorders Day - Full Day SymposiumMay 4, 20188:30 am - 4:00 pmThis Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 5.25 hours.

Location

UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre

Address:
University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Program Description

Presented in cooperation with the Community Oncology Program at CancerCare Manitoba, Blood Disorders Day 2018 is a full-day symposium of value to all health professionals. Each week, hematologists at CCMB receive approximately 60 outpatient referrals for consultation. Blood Disorders Day has been specifically developed to provide the most practical and relevant information on blood disorders and hematology primary care.

Target Audience

The target audience of the education program is Primary Care Providers, including family physicians, nurse practitioners, and trainees. Interdisciplinary team members such as nurses, pharmacists and educators are also a part of the target audience.

Learning Objectives

The program includes lectures, panel presentations and interactive discussions designed to provide learners with practical and relevant information on blood disorders.
The learning objectives of the program are to:
1. Develop an approach to the work up of patients with suspected blood disorders, especially those with laboratory abnormalities (e.g. anemia or other cytopenias).
2. Use clinical algorithms to inform the diagnosis, management, and optimal referral of patients with blood disorders.
3. Review up to date treatment strategies for patients with common blood disorders.

 


Agenda

  • 8:00 — Registration
    8:30 — Welcome and Introduction — Dr. Mark Kristjanson, Dr. Emily Rimmer

    8:35 — Greetings from CEO & President of CancerCare Manitoba — Dr. Sri Navaratnam

  • Session 1 / THEME: Hematology 101

    8:40 — Solving Medical Mysteries: Deducing diagnoses from clues in the CBC — Dr. Donald Houston

    9:30 — What to expect when you’re expecting: Hematologic concerns in pregnancy — Dr. Chantalle Menard, Dr. Arjuna Ponnampalam

    10:00 — Break and Exhibits

  • Session 2 / THEME: Hematological Malignancies

    10:30 — IPEP, UPEP, we all scream for SPEP! Multiple Myeloma in 2018 — Dr. Emily Rimmer

    11:00 — Investigation of Lymphadenopathy & Splenomegaly — Dr. Pamela Skrabek

    11:30 — How to differentiate myeloproliferative neoplasms from reactive causes of elevated blood counts — Dr. Catherine Moltzan

  • 12:00 — Lunch and Exhibits

    12:45 — Announcements

  • Session 3 / THEME: You Asked, We Answer
    12:50 — Plunging Platelets: Thrombocytopenia in the pediatric patient — Dr. Jayson Stoffman
    — Things to never miss in the office — Dr. Brett Houston, Dr. Leonard Minuk
    — Evidence informed strategies to prescribe iron and B12 supplements to treat or prevent anemia — Dr. Mark Kristjanson, Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
    13:50 — Challenging Cases — Chair: Dr. Leonard Minuk, Dr. Vi Dao, Dr. Donald Houston
    14:20 — Break and Concourse Exhibits

  • Session 4 / THEME: Know your NOACs
    14:50 — Don’t Skip a Beat: A refresher on anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in 2018 — Dr. Mahwash Saeed
    15:20 — Venous thromboembolism in 2018: Best evidence and best practice — Dr. Vi Dao
    15:50 — Concluding Remarks — Dr. Mark Kristjanson, Dr. Emily Rimmer

 


Registration

Physicians: $140
Other health professionals: $50
Residents/students: No charge

A note for UPCON participants: In accordance with the University of Manitoba’s Policy on Interactions with Health-Related Industries, a registration fee of at least $25.00 per credit hour must be charged to practicing physicians for attendance at accredited CPD events that receive industry support. See the full policy here. View a video explaining the policy further.

This event is available via MBTelehealth sites throughout Winnipeg and Manitoba. Please check your site for availability and reserve prior to registering.

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Credits

This event was co-developed with the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 5.25 hours.

Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.

The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).

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