DRUGS, DINOS & DINNER (“3D”)
BRINGING BEST EVIDENCE TO CLINICIANS
When: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Where: Dinosaur Discovery Gallery, Tumbler Ridge, BC
- Tom Perry, MD (general internist / clinical pharmacologist)
- Aaron Tejani, PharmD (Fraser Health & Vancouver Coastal Health drug evaluation)
Audience: physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, students.
This program will be accredited for 4 hours of study credits with UBC CPD.
- Deprescribing and polypharmacy reduction (cases illustrated by patient videos).
- Inhalers for COPD – what is the evidence for combination products?
- Drug choices and BP targets in hypertension.
- Statins: should we use targets? Who benefits? Recognizing statin myopathy.
- Tour of Dinosaur Discovery Gallery & collections of the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre with palaeontologists Dr McCrea & Dr Buckley.
- Buffet dinner
- Type 2 Diabetes – what do we really know about drug therapy now?
- Antidepressants – do they work for depression?
- Surrogate markers – can we move beyond them?
- Short video clips of medication side effects
- Cyclobenzaprine – a curious story of a drug that may have no good role.
- A lantern tour to the Wolverine River dinosaur footprint site (1 km return)
For those staying overnight in Tumbler Ridge, activities on Thursday May 11th include:
- 0600 hours: pool opens for swimmers (free entry thanks to District of Tumbler Ridge).
- 0800-1030 hours: guided tour to the Cabin Pool dinosaur track site (4 km return) hosted by the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation.
- 0700-1100 hours: trail work bee (optional) – medical residents and delegates support the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark in removing deadfall from the trails.
Participants will be given an information package on the “Health and Well-being in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark” project.
Please RSVP directly to Dr Charles Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-242-4251 in order for catering arrangements to be accurate.