UPCOMING: [Jun 27] TI Journal Pub at the Bent Mast

UPCOMING: [Jun 27] TI Journal Pub at the Bent Mast

TI Journal Pub at the Bent Mast in Victoria


Visiting pharmacist Aaron M Tejani and Family Physician Dr. Jessica Otte will present and guide discussion. Aaron’s interests include critical appraisal of biomedical literature, knowledge translation activities and research. Dr Jessica Otte, CCFP, FCFP. @LessIsMoreMed. Family medicine, health policy. Champion of patient goals, evidence-based medicine, sustainable health.


Aaron M Tejani’s presentation will provide prescribers/clinicians with tools/evidence summaries to aid with the optimal prescribing and/or deprescribing of drugs such as gabapentin, pregabalin, cyclobenzaprine, and duloxetine when used for chronic pain. The presentation will include answers to common questions such as:

  • What is a reasonable starting dose?
  • What is the likelihood of benefit?
  • How long before I know the drug is “working”?
  • Are higher doses likely to lead to better pain control? Is there a ceiling dose?
  • How likely is harm? What are the common harms?
  • Are these drugs associated with prescribing cascades?
  • What are some ways to deprescribe these drugs, when appropriate?

Dr. Jessica Otte will present based on popular demand – attendees will be asked to choose their own clinical adventure!

Come learn about clinical topics that are rapidly evolving, have a drink, and meet your colleagues in a collegial, relaxed setting.

DATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 pm PDT

WHERE: Upstairs at The Bent Mast at 512 Simcoe St, Victoria, BC, V8V 1L8 [map]

REGISTRATION: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OOKruRDggoMrP0

CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 2.0Those who register, attend and complete the evaluation will receive their certificate. Family physicians who register for Portrait Online may receive up to 5.0 CPD self reflection credits through the CFPC member site by reflecting on their own personalized Portrait. 

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