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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 Bugden & Jamie Falk
1005 Forget What You Have Learned? A Memorable Dementia Update – Tina Korownyk
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
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
1325 STRETCH BREAK
1335 3 hot speakers, 3 hot topics – Karin Ens, Cody Magnusson, Sarah Blelloch
1355 COVID-19 interventions: Facts, Lessons & Predictions – Jamie Falk & Glen Drobot
1430 Closing remarks
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
Other Health Professional: $60.00
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.