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  • The MEDS Conference February 11, 2017 (Medications, Evidence & Decision Support)Feb 11, 2017 - Mar 13, 20178:30 am - 4:30 pmThis Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 6.5 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 6.5 hours. This program has been accredited for a maximum of 6.5 CEU by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. CPhM File No. 17000M.

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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Description

The MEDS Conference is a powerful new education event that casts a critical eye on the evidence of benefit of the medications we prescribe every day. A collaboration between the College of Pharmacy and the Max Rady College of Medicine, this full day Saturday event is free of industry support. It features accomplished speakers that will entertain and sharpen your judgement as you make prescribing decisions.


Speakers:

Timothy Caulfield
Professor of Health Law & Science Policy, Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Jessica Otte MD, CCFP

James Bolton MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba

Jamie Falk B.Sc. (Pharm), Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University ofManitoba; Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Family Medicine

Paul Komenda MD, FRCPC, MHA
Associate  Professor, University of Manitoba

Ryan Zarychanski MD, MSc, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Shawn Bugden B.Sc. (Pharm) M.Sc., Pharm.D. Associate  Professor, College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Harris Iacovides B.Sc., B.Sc. Pharm, M.Sc., Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Christine Leong BSc(Gen), BSc(Pharm), PharmD.
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Acknowledge the strengths and limitations of the medical evidence and clinical practice guidelines for some common health conditions.
  • Explore key examples from the past and present to highlight set-backs, advancements, and shifts in therapeutic approaches to the current management of chronic conditions.
  • Understand the responsibility of health professionals to effectively incorporate patient preference and values into therapeutic decision-making.
  • Explore practical approaches to challenging therapeutic issues using clinical evidence and clinician expertise.

 


Brochure:

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Visiting Speakers


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

CFPC | This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.

RCPSC | 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 6.5 hours.

Pharmacy | This program has been accredited  for a maximum of 6.5 CEU by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. CPhM File No. 17000M.

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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Program Coordinator

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    Lenore Chipman

    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: Lenore.Chipman@umanitoba.ca