Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 1:30pm  to 7:00pm
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Residence & Conference Centre: Conference Room 
99 Conestoga College Blvd.
Kitchener, ON N2P 2N5

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Ontario College of Family Physicians 

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416-867-9646 ext. 19


Best Practices in Reducing Unnecessary Tests, Treatments and Care: Don't Just Do Something - Stand There!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - Kitchener

Continuing Medical Education - Mainpro-C Workshop

FACILITATOR: Dr. Frank Martino (Read bio) and Dr. Jobin Varughese (Read bio)

Registration: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Light refreshments and dinner will be provided.

Program Description:

In an interactive workshop setting, participants will explore best practices guidelines and evidence that either supports or refutes many common practices that are part of our workday. Through case-based examples we will review the evidence that may or may not support the use of various tests, screening tools and treatments, helping the clinician to utilize resources appropriately. Attend and discover what you may be ordering or prescribing that may have no support in the scientific literature. In the words of Spike Lee, “Time to do the right thing.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider whether it’s time to stop prescribing certain classes of drugs
  • Understand when it is appropriate to order x-rays
  • Determine whether to order blood panels at annual health examinations
  • Feel confident in appropriate screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer

FEE: $355.00 (HST included)

Please note that on-site registration will not be permitted.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is accredited for 5.0 CFPC Mainpro-C Credits.

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 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.