REGISTER: 50th Annual Post Grad. Review in Family Medicine (Vancouver)

Interested in updating your core family practice knowledge?

Want to hear about the Choosing Wisely campaign, or some 'next steps' if you're already an expert? 

I'll be speaking at The University of British Columbia (UBC) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 50th Annual Post-Graduate review in Family Medicine. I was asked to speak about the Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign and it's an exciting opportunity to share my passion for this and other initiatives within the movement towards appropriateness in care.

As some of the audience may already be familiar with the campaign and using it regularly, I will also offer some "next steps" ideas for these keeners.

My talk, "Choosing Wisely (& Beyond): Starting Conversations Around Unnecessary Tests and Procedures " is at 11:05 on Tuesday, February 25th. To see slides/handouts from my previous talks or to see scheduled upcoming talks, go to the MEDIA/TALKS section of the site.

The Post Graduate Review is a pretty high-yield, practical sort of CME event and knowing some of this year's speakers, I can say I'm really looking forward to talks on Palliative Care, Interesting Cases in Rheumatology, Counselling Anti-Vaccine Parents, Weight Loss in Obesity, and many more! [Sadly I'll miss some of them as my partner's vacation starts on the 26th and we'll be off adventuring, but when it comes to vacation, more is more ;) ]

 

Hope to see you there! (See the brochure and registration form or register online)

Plans for Less is More

After the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference, I took almost a month off, which we spent tootling around Iceland in a LandRover and enjoying the food and culture of Brussels, Brugge, and Paris.

Back home now, I am also back into the swing of things. It is full speed ahead! In brief:

  • Today, Dr James McCormack (@medmyths) and I will be presenting to the UBC Medicine students in their Doctor, Patient, and Society (DPAS) 420 class on Less is More in Medicine
     
  • I'll be doing various talks on this subject for the Family Medicine Forum (Nov 15, Quebec), Vancouver General Hospital Family Practice Rounds (Dec 9, Vancouver), the UBC CPD Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine (Feb 25, Vancouver), and the Rural and Remote Medicine conference (Apr 10, Montreal)
     
  • To the website, I've added a Media section, which will list any news articles or talks related to the site, and a Declaration section, detailing no conflicts of interest. Many other updates are needed!
     
  • I have tones of notes from the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference and will try to summarize some of the themes in a following blog post, and update portions of the website accordingly (like the People section - lots of great names to add)

There's so much being written on this subject right now, it is hard to keep up. As busy as it makes me, it is a good problem to have.