The Refresher Course is virtual and asynchronous for 2022

Here is what’s in it for you:
  • 26 Plenary presentations
  • 40 Workshops (up to 8 in parallel)
  • Live question and answer period for each talk from Dec 5-7, 2022
  • Asynchronous on-demand recordings and option to submit questions Dec 12, 2022 - March 13, 2023


Dec 5

08:30 - Plenary 1
  • Cardiology game changers 20222
    Jacqueline Joza
  • What's up in HTN - 2022 Update
    Sheldon Tobe / Rahul Jain
  • MAID - What is your role as non MAID providers?
    David Dannenbaum
  • CHF 2021 Ggidelines update
    Nadia Gianetti
11:00 - Workshops A
  • ECG Interpretation for the FP Office
    Jacqueline Joza
  • C-CHANGE guideline update 2022 - Bringing together Canada's CV focused guidelines
    Sheldon Tobe / Rahul Jain
  • CKD and cysts: Where two worlds meet
    Irith Lebovich
  • Lipid guidelines 2021
    George Thanassoulis
  • Controversial cases in thrombosis - The clot thickens
    Carolyne Elbaz
  • Migraine toolkit 2022 update
    Robert Altman
  • Get inVulved
    Samantha Benlolo
  • Dying to help: Pearls for symptom control for the non-PC physician
    Jean Zigby
13:00 - Plenary 2
  • Common GIM consults that could be avoided
    Luc Trudeau
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Serge Mayrand
  • How to outfox Big Pharma: Providing the best diabetes therapies to our patients at a lower cost to society
    Jean-Francois Yale
  • The evolving role of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes over past 30 years
    Tina Kader
15:30 - Workshops B
  • Incidentalomas - When to be concerned?
    Luc Trudeau
  • Interactive case studies in type 2 diabetes
    Jean-Francois Yale
  • Insulin pumps 101
    Tina Kader
  • Approach to early cognitive impairment in the office
    Fadi Massoud
  • Celiac disease
    Yidan Lu
  • Demystifying pediatric abdominal pain
    Terry Sigman
  • How the pandemic has affected the mental health of adolescents and how to prepare for the longer-term consequences
    Perry Adler / Banafcheh Hejazi
  • Tough cases of lower urinary tract symptoms - latest therapeutic options
    Peter Chan

Dec 6

08:30 - Plenary 3
  • A virus we can treat: Treating Hepatitis C in the office
    Vanessa Pasztor
  • Palliative Care
    Justin Sanders
  • Before you send them home…Informed discharge - lessons from the CMPA
    Janet Nuth
  • Mending the broken heart after COVID-19 infection
    Thao Huynh
11:00 - Workshops C
  • Alcohol use disorder: Can I really help my patient?
    Vanessa Pasztor
  • Managing end stage symptoms of CHF/COPD
    Justin Sanders
  • Iffy about Mife? Improving access to medical abortion in family practice
    Samantha Cogan
  • Safe prescribing during pregnancy and breastfeeding
    Sylvia Duong
  • Down but not out: Mental health disability management in the new age
    Fiore Lalla
  • An approach to wound care - From diagnosis to dressings
    Mark Karanofsky
  • Challenging patient encounters: Communication and documentation tips
    Janet Nuth
  • Meno - Metro - Oligo: A simplified approach to abnormal uterine
    My Lan Graziani
13:00 - Plenary 4
  • Breast cancer screening in average and high risk patients in 2022
    Stephanie Wong
  • Indigenous Health
    Alex McComber
  • Vaccine Up-date 2022: will the new technologies introduced during the pandemic change the vaccine landscape?
    Brian Ward
  • Birthmarks - When should I worry?
    Fatemeh Jafarian
15:30 - Workshops D
  • Updates on breast cancer pathology and treatment
    Stephanie Wong
  • Travel vaccines: infections - including COVID - that can make a trip particularly memorable
    Brian Ward
  • Am I walking the cultural safety path as a family physican?
    Alex McComber
  • Immigrant health - Practical pearls for your practice!
    Lavanya Narasiah
  • Common ocular emergencies
    Marino Discepola
  • Hip clicks, In-toeing, Bow Legs, Knock Knees, Flat Feet – Who, (if any) should be referred?
    Thierry Benaroch
  • Caring for transgender and non-binary patients
    Rachel Bond
  • All live Sunscreens: Why, what, how?
    Fatemeh Jafarian

Dec 7

08:30 - Plenary 5
  • Are we managing menopause differently in 2022?
    Cleve Ziegler
  • Rheum for the “whole” patient: An opportunity for collaboration with primary care
    Michael Starr
  • Sports medicine pearls
    J. Scott Delaney
  • Hematuria pearls: Tell me something I don't already know
    Tiina Podymow
11:00 - Workshops E
  • Troubleshooting biologics: What the GP should know
    Michael Starr
  • Treatment resistant depression
    Daniel Zigman
  • Seeing back pain in the office
    J. Scott Delaney
  • ER Procedures for Non-ER Docs: Managing the airway, placing a chest tube, getting into the circulation
    H. Mitchell Shulman
  • COPD: Who does, and does not, benefit from triple therapy?
    Pierre Ernst
  • Counting Heffalumps: Insomnia in the elderly (a geriatrician’s POV)
    Wendy Chiu
  • End-stage renal disease: Following a patient with eGFR <25 ml/min
    Tiina Podymow
  • Community management of pediatric eating disorders
    Holly Agostino
13:00 - Plenary 6
  • Antibiotics - Shorter is better
    Trong Tien Nguyen
  • Doctor, my child snores like my husband. Is that a problem?
    Sheila Jacob
  • Pediatric appendicitis: Have we figured it out?!
    Emil Sherif
  • Right patient, right target, right time: Radiologically-guided Injections for pain management
    Mohan Radhakrishna
  • Pediatric asthma
    Christine McCusker
  • Melanoma vs. pigmented lesions (A Practical Approach)
    Beatrice Wang

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