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Therapeutics Initiative logoAs we return from a hot summer to regular work and school schedules, this may help you avoid cooling off too fast. Please SUBSCRIBE for free e-alerts from the TI to receive email notification of upcoming events.


Upcoming free webinars offered this month by the TI include a Deprescribing Webinar (the fourth in our popular Deprescribing Webinar series) and the autumn resumption of our TI Methods Speaker Series. And on October 14th we present our annual Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians course – again online only. 

More details below…

Episode #4 in our BC Provincial Deprescribing Webinar

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 12:00 h Pacific Time [convert to your local time]

Clinical pharmacists from BC and Alberta will present 2 cases of complex deprescribing performed in a team environment. Participants will receive brief summaries of how the patients presented, allowing you to think about how you might have approached complex polypharmacy. There is time for the participants to ask questions, share insights and learn from each other. This is the fourth in a new series of webinars created as a platform for healthcare providers, patients, caregivers, advocates and policy makers to learn from each other about successes and challenges in deprescribing.  Learning together, we hope to build confidence and knowledge about deprescribing in BC and beyond.

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TI Methods Speaker Series: Introduction to a new risk of bias tool for network meta-analysis

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 12:00 h Pacific Time [convert to your local time]

The TI’s own Carole Lunny PhD presents an “Introduction to a new risk of bias tool for network meta-analysis“. Now a Research Associate with the University or Toronto’s Knowledge Translation Program, Carole is a leader in development of meta-analytic approaches to assess and reduce bias, and runs the monthly TI Methods Speaker Series.

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TI Annual Course 2023: Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians

Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 08:30 to 12:45 Pacific Time [convert to your local time]

Our annual course is again online only this year. This highly interactive course tackles common and new drug therapy issues from an evidence-based perspective. The scope of information is broad, practical, and often controversial, thus appealing to professionals in family practice, internal medicine, and pharmacy. This, like all TI events, does not receive any sponsorship from the device or pharmaceutical industry. The course is accredited and participants receive up to 3.5 MAINPRO+ CME credits.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Guylène Thériault MD, CCFP – a family practice physician, educator, and advocate for evidence-based healthcare, passionate about incorporating sound care and prevention in clinical practice, and a sought-after speaker covering topics like screening and overdiagnosis. Other topics such as bupropion, thyroid testing, pharmacokinetics, sedating medications, and optimal prescribing, will be presented by new and veteran faculty members at the Therapeutics Initiative:

  • Becoming An Evidence Detective (Critical Appraisal Pearls for Clinicians) | Dr. Jessica Otte, Dr. Aaron M. Tejani
  • Is Any Sleep Medication Ever a Good Idea? | Dr. Rita McCracken, Dr. Wade Thompson
  • Case Based Polypharmacy | Dr. Tom Perry
  • Using Simple Pharmacokinetics to Optimize Prescribing| Dr. Tom Perry
  • Bupropion: A Discussion of Its Efficacy and Safety | Dr. Cait O’Sullivan, Dr. Vincent Wong
  • Approach to Rational Laboratory Test Utilization | Dr. Anshula Ambasta

The course offers a mix of succinct and state of the art presentations about common pharmacotherapy issues in primary care, and 3 break-out sessions. So far, registrants are especially interested in the breakout session: “Is sleep medication ever a good idea?”.

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We hope you will join us for some of these upcoming events!  Please SUBSCRIBE for free e-alerts from the TI to receive email notification of upcoming events, and let your colleagues know about us as a respected source of unconflicted information about medications.

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