Education should not be the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire” – William Butler Yeats
For over two decades we have been offering this highly interactive annual course on common and new drug therapy issues from an evidence-based perspective. The scope of information is broad, practical and often controversial, thus appealing to professionals in family practice, internal medicine and pharmacy. The format is primarily didactic but 30-50% of the available time is allocated to questions from the audience. The scope of information is broad, practical and often controversial, thus appealing to professionals in family practice, internal medicine, pharmacy and nurse practitioners. In addition, and this is always mentioned in the reviews, humour is used to facilitate the educational experience. Typically, there are around 300-325 registrants of which 2/3 are family physicians and 1/3 are pharmacists with a few nurses/nurse practitioners and specialists. In addition, we strongly encourage the attendance of trainees – residents and students – by subsidizing 20-30 each year. The course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for Mainpro M1 credits for physicians and UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development continuing education credits for pharmacists.
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- This is a highly interactive course on common and new drug therapy issues from an evidence based perspective.
- The scope of information is broad, practical and often controversial, thus appealing to professionals in family practice, internal medicine, nurse practitioners and pharmacists.
- A syllabus of take home messages is provided.
- This course does not receive subsidy sponsorship from drug industry.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Appreciate some of the strengths and limitations of the medical evidence and clinical practice guidelines when it comes to common conditions in primary care
- Understand the responsibility of health professionals to incorporate patient values into the decision making process
- To be able to incorporate the relevant evidence into shared-informed decision making for common conditions seen in primary care
To register please download and fill out the following form: Course Registration Form
For questions call: 604 685 4888
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1383 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5M9