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  • Postponed to 2021May 1, 20208:00 amThis one-credit-per-hour 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 5.5 Mainpro+ credits. ID# 192236-001 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 5.5 hours. Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.


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

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 2020 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 (Program has been postponed until 2021- date yet to be determined)

8:30 Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
8:35 Greetings from President & CEO of CancerCare Manitoba – Dr. Sri Navaratnam
Session 1 / THEME: All About Iron
8:40 Keynote: The iron-chef – Serving up high quality care in the setting of iron deficiency and iron overload – Dr. Emily Rimmer
9:30 Sickle Cell: Caring for patients in health or in crises – Dr. Don Houston
Session 2 / THEME: Bleeding & Clotting
10:25 The CAT’s out of the bag: Treating cancer associated thrombosis in the era of NOACs – Dr. Ryan Zaychanski
10:55 Mind the gap: Periprocedural bridging of anticoagulants – Dr. Brett Houston
11:10 Zebras on the prairies: TIP & Acquired Hemophilia – Dr. Chantalle Menard
11:25 Q & A
11:35 Diagnosing and treating B12 deficiency- Catherine Moltzan
12:00 A primer on red cell transfusion – Arjuna Ponnampalam
13:10 Prizes and Announcements
Session 3 / THEME: Get High,, Get Low
13:15 Nothing rhymes with Lactae Dehydrogenase: An approach to the elevated LDH – Dr. Leonard Minuk
13:45  The critical CBC: When, how, and how quickly to consult your friendly neighbourhood hematologist – Dr. Vi Dao
14:05 Ask the expert! Bring your challenging cases to discuss with a local hematologist – Moderator: Dr. Ryan Zarychanski
Session 4 / THEME: Hematologic Malignancies
15:00 Whoa that’s low! MDS & pancytopenia – Dr. Kevin Brown / Dr. Kris Paulson
15:30 The Price of Progress: An update in management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – Dr. Arvand Barghi / Dr. Versha Banerji
16:00 Concluding Remarks – Dr. Mark Kristjanson / Dr. Richard Rusk

Note: Topics and speakers may be subject to change.


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Program Coordinator

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    Karyn Iversen

    Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-789-3238
    Fax: 204-789-3911
    Email: Karyn.Iversen@umanitoba.ca