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  • The MEDS ConferenceJan 30, 20219:00 am - 2:30 pmThis Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits. ID-193763


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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This event is only available via livestream.

The link to connect will be emailed to registered participants 24-48 hours prior to the event.


The MEDS Conference is a powerful educational event that casts a critical eye on the balance of benefit and harm of the interventions we prescribe every day. A collaboration between the Max Rady College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Memorial University School of Pharmacy.  This event is free of industry support.
It features accomplished speakers that will entertain and sharpen your judgement as you make therapeutic decisions with your patients.


  • Recognize the strengths and limitations of the medical evidence and clinical practice guidelines for various common health conditions.
  • Explore key examples from the past and present to highlight set-backs, advancements, and shifts in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the current management of acute and 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.


This is an inter-professional conference targeting all specialist disciplines, physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, medical and pharmacy students, and other health professionals.


0830        Check In

0900        Welcome & Introduction

0915        Taking the BM out of EBM (an evidence year in review)  – Shawn & Jamie

1005        Forget What You Have Learned? A Memorable Dementia Update  –  Tina Korownyk

1025        Q&A

1040        STRETCH BREAK

1050        Approach to IBS: The good, the bad, and the uncertain  – Karen Toews & Grace Frankel

1120        New drugs for Heart Failure management: Where do they fit in?  – Ricky Turgeon

1140        Q&A

1200        LUNCH and EXHIBITOR HALL

1230       How Did This Crappy Drug Get Approved? Easier Than You Think! – Vinay Prasad

1250       Patently Absurd: The Mirage of Drug Pricing in Canada – Shawn Bugden

1310       Q&A

1325       STRETCH BREAK

1335        3 hot speakers, 3 hot topics

1355       COVID-19 interventions: Facts, Lessons & Predictions – Jamie Falk & Glen Drobot

1415        Q&A

1430        Closing remarks

Study Credits

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits.

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba recognizes learning activities that have been accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro+). Pharmacists can claim 4.5 continuing medical education programs as accredited learning by selecting the appropriate accrediting body in the member’s online Professional Development Log.


Early Bird Registration Fees

Register before January 16 and save!

Physician Early Bird: $100.00
Pharmacists Early Bird: $50.00
Other Health Professional Early Bird: $50.00
Resident Early Bird: $25.00
Student Early Bird: $15.00

Registration Fees after January 16

Physician: $120.00
Pharmacist: $60.00
Other Health Professional: $60.00
Resident: $30.00
Student: $20.00

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