Learning objectives

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Overall Program Learning Objective:
At the end of this program, participants will be equipped to:

  • Identify, integrate and employ skills needed for effective practice management

Venue: Hyatt Regency Calgary, Alberta
Date: August 4, 2018
Theme: Physicians Health and Contemporary Issues in Medical Practice

Topic 1: Evidence on Managing Neuropathic,
Osteoarthritis and Lower Back Pain: Alternatives to Opioid Therapy

Speakers: Danielle Perry, Joey Ton, Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Team, U of A
Time: 0900 – 0930
Duration: 30 minutes
By the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the limitations of the evidence for treatments of pain
  • Discuss the potential benefits and harms of different therapies
    for treating neuropathic pain, low back pain, or osteoarthritis pain
  • Describe the potential benefits and harms of non-pharmacological interventions for treating pain

Topic 2: Antipsychotic Prescribing In Elderly Patients with Dementia

Speakers: Danielle Perry, Joey Ton, Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Team, U of A
Time: 0930 – 1000
Duration: 30 minutes
By the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the potential benefits and harms of antipsychotic therapy, other pharmaceutical therapy and non-pharmacological therapy in
    treating aggressive behaviours in people with dementia
  • Identify the limitations of the evidence for treatment of aggressive behaviours in people with dementia
  • Compare and contrast the various management strategies for elderly patients living with dementia

Topic 3: Top Studies: A compilation of the most interesting and factual evidence from 2017-2018

Speakers: Danielle Perry, Joey Ton, Patients Experience Evidence Research
(PEER) Team, U of A
Time: 1010 – 1040
Duration: 30 minutes
By the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
In this session, we will review potentially practice-changing or affirming studies published in the past year. Topics will vary depending on recent studies. The presentations are case-based with questions and article reviews that focus on clinical application of the newest available information.

  • Discuss whether the current research is relevant or if it should be ignored
  • Apply relevant knowledge presented to their own practice
  • Summarize the key ‘take-aways’ from studies published in 2017

Topic 4: Update on TIA/Stroke

Speaker: Dr. Unuigboje Imoukhuede, Stroke Neurologist, U of Calgary, AB
Time: 1040 – 1110
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Describe the key points in TIA/Stroke Management

Topic 5: Physicians Health and Wellness:
Professional, Personal & Family Life – Walking the Thin Line

Speaker: Dr. Adeyemi Laosebikan, General Surgeon, Melfort, SK
Time: 1100 – 1140
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Discuss the challenge physicians face in achieving a balanced lifestyle
  • Discuss the importance a balanced lifestyle in preventing burnout
  • Discuss some of the strategies to achieve a balanced lifestyle

Topic 6: The Physician and Role in Leadership
to Effect Change

Speaker: Dr. Ruky Ugwumba, Associate professor, Family Medicine, U of
S College of Medicine
Time: 1140 – 1210
Duration: 30 minutes

  • To describe the process of transitioning from a being a community physician to making decisions that would affect all community physicians

Topic 7: Medical Marijuana

Speaker: Danielle Perry, Joey Ton, Patients Experience Evidence Research
(PEER) Team, U of A
Time: 1300 – 1330
Duration: 30 minutes

  • To summarize key evidence-based recommendations for medical cannabinoids in primary care
  • To outline key prescribing considerations and challenges for use of medical cannabinoids

Topic 8: Self-Documentary in the Emergency Department: Perspectives on Patients Recording Their Own Procedures

Speaker: Taofiq O. Oyedokun, MBChB, CCFP-EM, FCFP, Emergency Medicine,
U of Saskatchewan
Time: 1330 – 1400
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Discuss video recording and other forms of documentation in ER
  • Outline reasons for self-documentation
  • Review ethical and legal considerations
  • Discuss recommendations and policy regarding video recording

Topic 9: Breast Screening

Speaker: Dr. Jide Olubaniyi, Musculoskeletal & Emergency Radiologist,
U of Calgary, AB
Time: 1400 – 1430
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Discuss the rationale for breast screening
  • Describe the Canadian and Alberta Breast Cancer Screening Programs
  • Describe how ABCSP is implemented
  • Discuss the role of mammography and ultrasound in breast screening
  • Discuss American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Reporting And Database System (BI-RADS)

Topic 10: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance

Speaker: Dr. Oladapo Mabadeje, General Surgeon, Prince Albert, SK
Time: 1430 – 1500
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Describe the epidemiology of colorectal cancer
  • Discuss current colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines
  • Identify recommended screening modalities and associated pros and cons
  • Identify surveillance guidelines for precancerous and cancerous colonic lesions

Topic 11: Musculoskeletal Interventions and Pain Management

Speaker: Dr. Jide Olubaniyi, Musculoskeletal and Emergency Radiologist, U of Calgary, AB
Time: 1510 – 1540
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Discuss Indications/Contraindications to musculoskeletal pain management
  • Discuss Dosage, Potency and Adverse reaction of Corticosteroids
  • Discuss the various imaging modalities used for pain management (Ultrasound vs. Fluoroscopy vs. CT)
  • Pictorial review of interesting cases

Topic 12: Management of Common Anorectal Disorders

Speaker: Dr. Oladapo Mabadaje, General Surgeon, Prince Albert, SK
Time: 1510 – 1540
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Define important diagnostic criteria for common anorectal disorders.
  • Identify common anorectal disorders during physical examination.
  • Analyze the best treatment options for common anorectal disorders.
  • Identify indication for referral

Topic 13: The Health Effects of Climate Change: Is it a Convfefe?

Speaker: Dr. Itua Iriogbe, Family physician/Occupational Medicine Physician, AB
Time: 1540 – 1610
Duration: 30 minutes

At the end of the session, participants should

  • Define the scope of climate change
  • Identify the health related issues from climate change.
  • Modify behaviours and advocate for issues concerning climate change and effects on health

Topic 14: Workplace Injuries and Obesity

Speaker: Dr. Aquaeno Ekanem, Family physician, Independent Medical Examiner, AB
Time: 1540 – 1610
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Identify the potential link between workplace injuries and obesity

Topic 15: A Glimpse at Medical Practice in the Nigerian Health Sector

Speakers: Dr. Ajike Oladoyin, Dr. Montunrayo Adetola, Dr. Ruky Ugwumba
Time: 1540 – 1610
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Highlight to participants alternate practice settings outside North America for physicians and surgeons who currently practice in Canada

Topic 16: Medical Practice in Under-resourced Environments: Medical Mission to Banjul & Burkina Faso

Speaker: Dr. Oladapo Mabadeje, Dr. Emmanuel Abara
Time: 1715 – 1745
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Identify the limitation of working in under-resourced areas
  • Discuss innovative ways to adapt
  • Identify ethical and cultural considerations in managing patients in under-resourced environment
Poster Presentations (August 3, 2018)

Topic 17: The ABC of Workplace Hazards, Family physician/Occupational Medicine Physician, AB

Speaker: Dr. Itua Iriogbe
Time: 1630 – 1700
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Identify the common occupational hazards
  • Identify ways of addressing hazards in the work place

Topic 18: Venefit ClosureFast Procedure: A Community Surgery Experience

Speaker: Dr. Adeyemi Laosebikan, General Surgeon, Melfort, SK
Time: 1700 – 1730
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Describe the option of Venefit closurefast procedure in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency
  • Highlight the steps for starting the new procedure in a community surgical service.
  • Demonstrate the efficacy and good outcome of the procedure in a community surgical service.
  • Identify the steps taken in navigating the challenges of starting the procedure in a community surgical service.

Topic 19: Self-Documentary in the Emergency Department: Perspectives on Patients Recording Their Own Procedures

Speaker: Taofiq O. Oyedokun, MBChB, CCFP-EM, FCFP, Emergency Medicine, U of Saskatchewan
Time: 1730 – 1800
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Discuss video recording and other forms of documentation in ER
  • Outline reasons for self-documentation
  • Review ethical and legal considerations
  • Discuss recommendations and policy regarding video recording

Topic 20: Endocrine Disruptors, The Dirty
Dozen: What You Must Know

Speaker: Dr. Itua Iriogbe, Family physician/Occupational Medicine Physician, AB
Time: 1800 – 1830
Duration: 30 minutes

  • Identify the common sources of endocrine disruptors in the community
  • Identify ways and mechanisms to reduce contact with these chemicals
  • Identify the health effects of these chemicals