Best Evidence for Clinicians: UBC Therapeutics Initiative course in Kimberley, BC
WHEN: Friday, January 19 – Saturday, January 20, 2018 [Add to calendar]
WHERE: Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre, 290 North Star Blvd, Kimberley BC [map]
Join us in beautiful Kimberley, BC for this popular conference designed to provide physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy.
Lectures, workshops, and an innovative “Journal Pub” format will provide reviews of best evidence for therapeutics in cardiology, diabetes, palliative care, and more.
Note that this conference is not supported by industry funding.
Comments from previous years:
- “Unbiased speakers who strongly believe in practicing evidence-based medicine.”
- “Always an excellent course!”
- “Probing questions make you examine your beliefs and how you practice.”
Earn 7.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits. CCCEP credits will also be available.
Full agenda below!
UBC Therapeutics Initiative Faculty
- Sarah Chesney, MD, CCFP. CME Director, East Kootenay Regional Hospital; Family Physician, Cranbrook (Chair)
- Cait O’Sullivan, BSc(Pharm), PharmD. Island Health Clinical Pharmacy Programs; BC Provincial Academic Detailing Service; Researcher, Drug Assessment Working Group, UBC Therapeutics Initiative (TI)
- Thomas L. Perry, MD, FRCPC. Chair, TI Education Working Group; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC
- Aaron M. Tejani, BSc(Pharm), PharmD. Co-Chair, Drug Assessment Working Group, UBC TI; Clinical Pharmacist/Drug Utilization Evaluation, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Vancouver
- James Heilman, MD, CCFP-EM. Emergency Physician, East Kootenay Regional Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine, UBC; Wikipedian
- John Mandrola, MD, FACC. Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Louisville, KY; Chief Cardiology Correspondent, medscape.com/cardiology; www.drjohnm.org
- Staci Mandrola, MD. Director, Palliative Medicine, Internist, and Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
- Rita McCracken, MD, CCFP, BComm, PhD (Candidate). Associate Head and Clinical Scholar, Dept of Family Practice, Providence Health Care; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Practice, UBC
- Moninder Vaid, MD, FRCPC, MSc. General Internist, East Kootenay Regional Hospital; Clinical Instructor, Dept of Medicine, UBC
- Describe the limits of medical scientific evidence for multiple guidelines and common practices.
- Individualize therapeutic decisions based upon patient values as well as scientific evidence.
- Simplify and reduce irrational or harmful polypharmacy to protect patient safety.
- Reconsider, with patients, whether pharmacotherapy is warranted, or which drug therapy is preferable, for specific conditions including Type 2 DM, MI, hypertension, chronic pain, and COPD.
- Assist patients in making informed decisions about long term therapy as they age and their fragility increases.
- Utilize and recommend Wikipedia as a reliable source of certain types of medical information.
- Handle difficult palliative care problems with greater confidence and professional satisfaction.
Friday, January 19
16:30 Registration Opens
17:20 Welcome Remarks | Dr. Sarah Chesney
17:30 Evidence For or Against Treatment of Type 2 DM | Dr. Cait O’Sullivan
18:15 What to Expect from Drugs For Pain | Dr. Aaron Tejani
19:00 Dinner Break (sit down dinner included)
19:45 Journal Pub: Current Controversies in Cardiology and Prevention | Dr. John Mandrola & TI Faculty
21:00 Q&A and Discussion Period
21:15 Complete evaluations; conference day ends
Saturday, January 20
08:00 Myocardial Infarction: Practice and Evidence | Dr. Moninder Vaid
08:45 Hypertension: Targets? First Choice Drugs? When to Stop Treatment? | Dr. Rita McCracken
09:15 Is Wikipedia the Future of Medical Information? | Dr. James Heilman
09:40 Cardiology: Lessons from the Last 10 Years | Dr. John Mandrola
10:10 Refreshment Break
10:25 Small Group Workshops – select 2
B: Practical Deprescribing (case-based) | Dr. Thomas L. Perry
C: What Do Combination Inhalers Achieve in COPD and Miscellaneous Evidence Issues | Drs. Aaron Tejani, John Mandrola, Rita McCracken, Cait O’Sullivan, Moninder Vaid
*For Workshops A & B above, we encourage participants to submit cases in advance for discussion to: firstname.lastname@example.org
12:45 Complete evaluations; conference ends
Free to ski!
Early bird registration ends: Mon. Dec 18, 2017 | Add to calendar Registration fees include: course materials, Jan 19 dinner, Jan 20 breakfast, refreshments
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*Proof of status required.
Special conference rates starting @ $159 CDN/night. Please quote “UBC Therapeutics Initiative” to obtain the conference rate. In order to receive the conference rate, reservations must be made by Dec 19, 2017.