Friday, 6 January, 2023,  from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM AST

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Shauna Swinimer 
Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians 


Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment


This three-credits-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+® credits.



Participants will identify opportunities on how to “practise wisely”, with a focus on ordering tests and imaging wisely, shared decision-making, avoiding over-diagnosis and over-screening for cancer, and de-prescribing using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources.

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.



 Actively participating in the workshop will help you to:

  • Identify opportunities to “practise wisely”, thereby helping to reduce over-medicalization
  • Consult reliable and up-to-date online resources
  • Critically assess clinical practice guidelines
  • Adopt evidence-based courses of action
  • Implement shared decision-making in your practice
  • Promote good stewardship



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. You must also complete all Pre-Course and Post-Course activities and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program.



Member Pricing: $450 +HST



The NSCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the NSCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the NSCFP 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 this deadline.