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  • Brandon Primary Care Fall Conference 2019Nov 9, 20198:30 am - 4:45 pm


Brandon Regional Health Centre - Nurses Residence Lecture Theatre

150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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The Prairie Mountain Health Region is again collaborating with U of M CPD Medicine to offer two popular conferences (in the Fall and Spring) designed to meet learning needs identified by primary care providers in Brandon and surrounding areas. Sessions include a wide range of timely and challenging topics relevant to physicians working in outpatient and  inpatient settings who are looking to enhance clinical competence and improve patient care.


  • Discuss the management of opioids including common street drugs with a focus on crystal methamphetamine. (medical expert)
  • Examine recent updates in stroke guidelines including reviewing the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke, reviewing acute stroke management, and applying the PMH Stroke Protocol. (Medical expert, Scholar)
  • Review current evidence for smoking cessation specifically as it applies to vaporizers and e cigarettes. (Medical Expert, Scholar)
  • Recognize and describe the presentation and management of at least 5 oncologic emergencies. (Medical Expert)
  • Identify recent advances in HIV care including pre and post exposure prophylaxis protocols. (Medical Expert, Scholar)
  • Explore best practices in LGTBQ2S care for primary care physicians and explain the role/ services provided by the Brandon Transgender Clinic. (Medical Expert, Collaborator, Health Advocate)
  • Explain provincial STBBI epidemiology and discuss STBBI outbreak response strategies and significant challenges that have been identified moving into the future. (Medical Expert, Scholar)
  • Describe strategies for preventing physician burnout and optimizing physician wellness. (Professional)



0815 – Registration

0825 – Welcome & Introduction – Corné Vlok, MBCHB, CCFP

0830 – Managing Opioids in Practice – Ginette Poulin, RD, MD, CCFP(AM), CISAM, CMCBT, PLIC

0915 – Stroke Protocol Update – Arturo Tamayo, MD

1000 – Refreshment Break

1015 – To Vape or Not to Vape – Erin Knight, MD, CCFP, ISAM

1100 – Cancer Emergencies in Office & ER – Cornie Woelk, MD, CCFP (PC), FCFP

1145 – Lunch & Visit Display Booths

1315 – Physician Wellness – Jillian Horton, MD, FRCP

1400 – STBBI Crisis: An Update – Amy Frykoda, MD, CCFP, MSc

1445 – Refreshment break

1500 – HIV update – Carine Minders, MBChB, CCFP

1545 – Managing LGBTQ2S patients – Kelby Treloar, MD, CCFP-EM

1630 – Closing Remarks

CBT Workshop – Dr. Lynda Kong, MD, FRCPC

Small Group Skills Workshop: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Primer

Date:  November 8, 2019
Time:  1700 – 1900
Location: Brandon Regional Health Centre Nurses Residence N107B

  • Explain the evidence that supports the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in primary care. (family medicine expert, scholar)
  • List the clinical conditions for which CBT is indicated. (family medicine expert)
  • Explore the CBT techniques that are useful in the primary care setting. (family medicine expert)
  • Apply the CBT techniques in a standardized patient interview based on two different clinical scenarios. (family medicine expert, communicator)


Session will be held on Friday November 8 from 1700-1900; registration is not included with the Saturday conference registration.  The last day to register for this workshop is October 29th with limited space. 



Physicians: $250

Other health professionals: $125

Residents/students: $40


Skills CBT Workshop: $200



Only paid registrants can receive credits and access speakers’ presentations post-event.

A full refund less a $35 administrative fee will be given if cancelled 14 days or more before each event date. No refund will be given past this date.




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Program Coordinator

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    Amanda Marten

    Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-789-3547
    Fax: 204-789-3911
    Email: Amanda.Marten@umanitoba.ca