Join us for this year’s virtual Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians from the comfort of your office or home.
Therapeutics Initiative faculty and internationally renowned guest, Dr. John Mandrola, will review best evidence for therapeutic issues important to primary care and specialty medicine.
WHEN: Saturday, October 17th 2020 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time PDT [UTC -7: convert to your local time]
TARGET AUDIENCE: Family physicians, specialists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, residents & students
COURSE FORMAT: Half-day of plenary talks highlighted by interactive Q&A time
ACCREDITATION: 3.75 Mainpro+ / 3.75 MOC Section 1
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
8:45 Keynote: Legacy prescriptions for cardiovascular risk reduction (ASA, BB, ACEI, statins): what we know (and don’t know) about lifelong
therapy | Dr. John Mandrola
9:50 Informed questions and careful observation will increase your sensitivity to adverse drug effects and help protect your patients | Dr. Tom Perry
10:15 Stretch Break
10:30 We need to talk about tramadol | Dr. Jessica Otte
11:00 Bupropion: the basis for it’s approval | Dr. Cait O’Sullivan
11:30 A safety net with several holes: Oseltamivir for influenza prophylaxis| Dr. Aaron Tejani
12:00 Summarize Key Messages from the program & Closing Remarks | Dr. Aaron Tejani
12:30 Conference Ends
Keynote Speaker: John Mandrola, MD, F.A.C.C. Cardiac electrophysiologist, Louiseville, KY.
John Mandrola practices cardiac electrophysiology in Louisville KY. He writes and podcasts for the online medical news site, Medscape. In the last few years, he has participated in numerous academic collaborations. In 2019, he co-authored 19 peer-reviewed articles. His research topics range widely, from electrophysiology to outcomes and meta-research. His hobbies include running, cycling, hiking and reading.
John has been an extremely popular and lively faculty member on previous visits to TI courses in Vancouver and Kimberley, BC.
Thomas L. Perry, MD, FRCPC. Co-Chair, Education Working Group, UBC TI; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of AP&T, UBC
Tom teaches clinical pharmacology and internal medicine to UBC medical students and continuing professional development for doctors, pharmacists, NPs, nurses, or anyone else interested. His outpatient practice focuses on pharmacological treatment of chronic pain and high blood pressure and reduction of pointless or dangerous polypharmacy. He encourages use of videography to teach and learn about drugs and pathophysiology. Since Covid-19 he has been adapting to online education using Zoom – enlivened by use of patient videos.
Cait O’Sullivan, PharmD. Pharmacist, Education and Drug Assessment Working Groups, UBC TI
Cait O’Sullivan has a clinical pharmacy background in acute general medicine, long-term care, and community practice. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick (Honours, Medical Anthropology), a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University, and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Washington. Cait has a research interest in the drug approval process and clinical practice guideline methodology.
Jessica Otte, MD, CCFP. Educational Outreach & Family Practice Liaison, UBC TI;Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC
Dr. Jessica Otte is a family physician in Nanaimo, BC. She has always been passionate about helping patients find the right health care according to the evidence and their needs and values, and she practices this daily with a focus on care of the elderly and palliative care. Dr Otte is deeply engaged in sharing this approach through continuing medical education, policy and medical leadership work, an active social media presence (@LessIsMoreMed), and teaching family practice residents.
Aaron M. Tejani, BSc.(Pharm), PharmD. Researcher and Educator, Education and Drug Assessment Working Group, UBC TI
Aaron is a researcher/educator with the Therapeutics Initiative, a clinical assistant professor with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of British Columbia), and Medication use evaluation pharmacist with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Vancouver, BC).