Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Terra Nova Golf Resort - Port Blandford, NL 
P. O. Box 160
Port Blandford, NL A0C 2G0

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Debbie Rideout, Administrator 
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Family Physicians 

Practising Wisely:

Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

Port Blandford, NL 

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.

Note as there are follow up activities required, these credits will be issued during the 2017-2018 Mainpro+ credit cycle which begins July 1, 2017.

Dr. Jacqueline Elliott, NL
Dr. Jennifer Young, ON

Workshop Date:  Saturday, June 3, 2017

Register NOW! Space is Limited.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program Description:

Particpants will identify opportunites on how to "practise wisely" with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources.  This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

Participants will learn how to access reliable, curated and renewable online resources for an evidence-informed practice supporting individualized patient-care.  Active learning exercises such as case studies, individual reflection and group work will help participants to build communication skills to guide their patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health.

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

*Identify opportunities for practising wisely to reduce over-screening, over-imaging, over-prescribing and over-monitoring

*Access and assess reliable online resources for evidence-informed practice and integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care decision and plans

*Communicate/build consensus with patients and their families to reduce their reliance on over medicalization


During this workshop you will be asked to visit multiple websites to access various resources. Therefore, all participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet that has the ability to connect to the internet in order to fully participate in the course.

Please note:

This program has been redeveloped from the popular Best Practices in Reducing Unnecessary Tests, Treatments and Care:  Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! Mainpro-C Workshop.  The scientific content is similar to the previous version, however, the new program has updated content and incorporates active learning techniques.


$300 plus HST

Cancellation Policy:

The NL Chapter of the College of Family Physicians reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration.  In the event of a cancellation made by the NL Chapter, a full refund will be given to the registrants.  However, the NL Chapter cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session.  Cancellations made by participants more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after the deadline.