Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

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Ontario College of Family Physicians 

CPD Program Assistant
416-867-9646 ext. 37

Sold Out Practising Wisely Day - November 22 - Toronto (Pre-Conference Day at the OCFP's ASA)

On November 22, 2017, join us at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto for one inspiring day devoted to helping you implement the Practising Wisely approach all while earning up to 18 Mainpro+ credits! Immerse yourself in case studies that reflect real-life scenarios and learn about evidence-based online resources that you can use in your daily practice. A lunchtime keynote speaker and engagement with over 100 like-minded primary care providers will make for a memorable day of learning.

Registration for the Practising Wisely Day waitlist is only being taken on the ASA website. Please click here to sign-up for the Practising Wisely Day waitlist on the ASA website.  Please note that signing up for the Practising Wisely Day waitlist on the ASA website does NOT require you to register for the full ASA event. Please contact us at ocfpcme@ocfp.on.ca if you have any questions.

Workshop Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Toronto (ASA)

Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 

Welcome Breakfast and Opening Remarks: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Program Description:

Participants will identify opportunities 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. Find out more at www.practisingwisely.ca 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able 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.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.

Requirements: During this workshop you will be asked to visit multiple websites to access various resources. 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. In addition, please complete the Pre-Course Activity in advance of the workshop. 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. 

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.


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