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]
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
- Register by August 20 to enjoy reduced “Early Registration” rates: physicians $299; pharmacists $249; allied health professionals $159
- Save $10 by registering online
- Special discounted rate ($59) for residents/students
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 small group case-based workshops that facilitate skill building for individual practitioners and for people working in interdisciplinary teams.
Note that this conference is not supported by industry funding.
Comments from previous years:
- “Wonderful speakers and first rate talks. Particularly enjoyed the honesty and scientific data about the drugs and the therapeutics.”
- “Probably the most relevant and well presented presentations of any medical conference I’ve been to.”
- “Practical pearls on evidence , guidelines and practice.”
7.25 MOC Section 1 Mainpro+ credits and CCCEP credits will be available.
- Kay Dickersin (Director, Division of Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- Dee Mangin (Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University; Professor and Director of Research, University of Otago, NZ)
- Carrie Murphy (Nurse Practitioner, Murrayville Family Practice, Langley, BC)
- Tino Piscione (Physician Advisor, Safe Medical Care, CMPA)
- Malcolm Maclure (Chair, Quality Prescribing Working Group, UBC TI; UBC Academic Chair in Patient Safety, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC)
- Rita McCracken (Education Working Group, TI; Family Physician, Researcher and Education, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC)
- Cait O’Sullivan (PharmD. Pharmacist, Education and Drug Assessment Working Groups, UBC TI)
- Jessica Otte (Educational Outreach Coordinator & Family Practice Liaison, UBC TI; Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Practice, UBC)
- Thomas L Perry (Chair, Education Working Group, UBC TI; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC)
- Aaron M Tejani (PharmD. Researcher and Educator, Education and Drug Assessment Working Group, UBC TI)
- James M Wright (Managing Director, UBC TI; Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Hypertension Group; Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC)
- 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
- Evidence update for treatments for hypertension
- De-prescribing in real time in the office setting
- How well do Shingles vaccines work?
- Successful de-prescribing in residential care
- …and much more