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  • Practice Improvement Essentials Part 1 - May 10, 2019May 10, 20192:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • IUD Insertion Workshop - May 10, 2019May 10, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Saturday Lectures - May 11, 2019May 11, 20198:00 am - 4:30 pmThis 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 6.0 Mainpro+ credits. ID# 188247-002 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 6.0 hours.


Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre

Venue Phone: 1-866-355-4676

#3 Mooswa Drive East, Onanole, Manitoba, Canada, R0J 1N0

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The Prairie Mountain Health Region is again collaborating with U of M CPD Medicine to offer two popular conferences (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.

Overall Objectives


  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment for the most common wrist and hand ailments seen in a primary care setting (Family Medicine Expert)
  • Recognize abnormal uterine bleeding and discuss the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options (Family Medicine Expert)
  • Summarize the acute and chronic effects of cannabis toxicity and explain appropriate management (Family Medicine Expert)
  • Explain the clinical manifestations, recent updates in diagnostic testing and treatment of syphilis (Family Medicine Expert, Scholar)
  • Discuss syphilis outbreak response strategies and the significant challenges into the future (Health Advocate)
  • Describe the epidemiology of TB and LTBI in Manitoba, diagnoses and management steps (Family Medicine Expert, Scholar)
  • Discuss the diagnoses for ADHD in Adults and review the treatment options and supports that are currently available (Family
    Medicine Expert, Scholar)
  • Evaluate the nuances of NOACs including anticoagulation in VTE and cancer and using NOACs in renal insufficiency and obesity
    (Family Medicine Expert)
  • Explain recent practice-changing studies in clinical nephrology and discuss approaches to managing patients with kidney
    disease (Family Medicine Expert)
  • Examine current guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Management with a focus on significant changes and
    upcoming treatments (Family Medicine Expert, Scholar)
  • Identify and explain quality improvement (QI) approaches, practice-level data and research to continually improve patient care,
    efficiencies, and the work experience of health care providers ((Family Medicine Expert, Scholar, Leader)



Friday Workshops $175.00 Each

**Please Note** Each Skills Workshop is limited to 15 registrants

Registration for Skills Workshops closes April 26

Saturday (0800-1625)
Physician: $200*
Nurse/Other Health Professionals: $100*
Resident/Student: $35*
Above fees include one breakfast, one lunch and two refreshment breaks. Please note: Guest meals are not included in the registration fee.

Refund Policy:
A registration refund will be made upon written request prior to April 30, 2019. A$35 fee will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made for cancellations after April 30, 2019



Friday May 10 2019

1230-1430        IUD Insertion Workshop Alaa Awadalla 
About this workshop: Learn appropriate indication(s) for each type of IUD, including patient factors to explore  before recommending an IUD and demonstrate appropriate  IUD insertion techniques, including strategies  for managing difficult insertions. (Family Medicine Expert, Communicator)

1445-1745        Practice Improvement Essentials Part I Workshop Alex Singer

About this workshop: Practice Improvement can be challenging for family physicians given the competing demands in primary care to “improve how the work is done”. To help family physicians improve the care we provide by harnessing quality improvement (QI) methods, data readiness and to nurture a culture of curiosity the CFPC has developed the Practice Improvement Initiative (Pii). The educational component of Pii is a set of two 3-hour workshops titled “Practice Improvement Essentials” This is Part 1.


Saturday May 11 2019

0800-0825      Check In and  Breakfast
0825-0830      Welcome Introduction   Corne Vlok
0830-0910      Common Hand Conditions   Krista Paulson
0910-0950      Abnormal Uterine Bleeding   Alaa  Awadalla
0950-1030      Cannabis Toxcicity   Ginette Poulin
1030-1045      Nutrition Break 
1045-1125      Syphilis Outbreak   Pierre Plourde
1125-1205      TB Update  Pierre Plourde
1205-1315      Lunch and Visit Display Booths
1315-1355      Hematology Update & Anticoagulants   Ryan Zarychanski
1355-1435      Advances in Adult ADHD   Simon Trepel
1435-1450      Nutrition Break 
1450-1530      Updates in Nephrology for the Primary Care Provider   Sushil Ratnaparke
1530-1610      Advances in Major Depression Disorder and Anxiety Management   Keith Jenkins
1610-1625     Closing Remarks



To receive the University of Manitoba room booking rate, please use Promo Code U0M19

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Program Coordinator

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    Lauren Corrigal

    Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-480-1368
    Fax: 204-789-3911
    Email: Lauren.Corrigal@umanitoba.ca