Best Evidence for Clinicians: Annual UBC Therapeutics Initiative Course
WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – full day course 08:00 – 18:00
WHERE: Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, BC [map]
Join us for this popular conference designed to provide physicians, pharmacists, and other health professionals with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy.
Although primarily aimed at prescribers (MD’s, NP’s) and pharmacists, this course will appeal to any health professional who wants to learn and think about the scientific evidence behind what we should or should not be doing with prescription drugs.
Lots of interaction: discussion periods following lectures, and case-based, small group workshops.
Note that this conference is not supported by industry funding.
Comments from previous years:
- “Excellent, thought-provoking, evidence-based content.”
- “Unbiased speakers who strongly believe in practicing evidence-based medicine.”
- “Promotes critical thinking and provides powerful messages that will stick with me.”
- “Probing questions make you examine your beliefs and how you practice.”
- “The only conference that I have been to that helps me to critically question results of clinical trials and guideline recommendations.”
- “Probably the most relevant and well-presented talks of any medical conference I’ve been to.”
Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits and CCCEP credits will be available.
- Dr. Dee Mangin (McMaster University)
- Prof. Kay Dickersin (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- Dr. Tino Piscione (CMPA)
- Dr. Tom Perry
- Dr. Rita McCracken
- Dr. Aaron Tejani
- Dr. Cait O’Sullivan
- Dr. Jim Wright
- Dr. Malcolm Maclure
- Polypharmacy, de-prescribing and rational prescribing in mental health and substance use (for children, youth, adults & seniors)
- Understanding clinical trials: Unveiling the “real” evidence
- Dangers of Benzos, SSRIs and anti-psychotics in children
- ADHD in Youth
- Medical legal issues related to clinical decisions diverging from clinical practice guidelines or de-prescribing
- Risk of dementia with anti-cholinergic drugs
- Optimal use of risk calculators (what determines effective and non-effective risk calculators)
- De-prescribing in real time in the office setting
- How well do Shingles vaccines work?
- Successful de-prescribing in residential care
- …and much more