Family Medicine Conference

The program for this fall’s Family Medicine Conference is as eclectic as the patients in a busy family practice.  Sign up now to secure the early bird registration and room rates.

Set for October 28 and 29 in Vancouver, the sessions are designed to provide you with information and updates that you can immediately put to use.  For the convenience of members from out of town, we’ve also added an optional Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment workshop on October 27.  (This workshop is also available on September 23).

 

Family Medicine Conference

Sessions from new and popular presenters include:

  • Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise:  The Most Common Questions Asked in Cardiology, Respirology and Adult Psychology (Dr.s Andrew Ignaszewski, Robert Levy and Emiko Moniwa)
  • Reporting Lab Results:  The Cause of, AND the Solution to, The Overdiagnosis Problem (Dr. James McCormack)
  • An Approach to Aging Skin: Recommendations and Complications (Dr. Shehla Ebrahim)
  • “You’re Getting on My Nerves…” How to Diagnose and Manage Common Entrapment Neuropathies (Dr. Kristine Chapman)
  • The Aging Eye (Dr. Heather O’Donnell)
  • Knee Pain:  What You “Knee’d to Know” (Dr. Teri Fisher)
  • Assessment and Management of Frailty in the Elderly (Dr. Ted Rosenberg)

Program and conference information can be found at:  bccfp.bc.ca/fmr-fmf/

Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

This inspiring workshop focuses on helping you to implement the Practising Wisely approach.  During the one-day session, you will identify opportunities to “practice wisely”, with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imagine, over-screening and over-monitoring, using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources.  You will also earn up to 18 Mainpro+ certified credits.

Sign up if you are interested in learning more about how to:

  • Identify opportunities to reduce “too much medicine”
  • Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources
  • Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care
  • Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization.

To find out more or register for Practising Wisely, click here.