Monday, May 29, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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La Nouvelle Scène (Bistro Marcil Lavallée)
333 King Edward Ave
Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5

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Ontario College of Family Physicians 

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Sold Out! Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment - Ottawa

Workshop Date: Monday, May 29, 2017

FACILITATORS: Dr. Peter Kuling (Read bio

Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A light 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.

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

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 2017-18 Mainpro+ credit cycle which begins July 1, 2017.

Requirements: 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.

FEE: $600 plus HST

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.