The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

Oct 7-8th 2019, 8:00AM-4:00PM EST. This series will include formal didactic sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk. Afternoons will include integrated case-based sessions ocused on the formal didactic session topics with additional discussions on elder abuse, pain, nutrition and driving. For more information and registration click here.

Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound sessions will be starting in June 2019. This program provides continuing education / continuous professional development credits and provides participants an opportunity to learn from each other, acquire knowledge, skills, increase competency and build a strong community of practice. Participants become part of a supportive community of practice and an inter-professional team. Wound and skin care issues include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure injuries (ulcers), venous leg ulcers and common dermatological issues related to wounds e.g. hidradenitis suppurativa. To learn more or to register click here.

June 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  Join this Beyond the Break webcast presentation featuring Dr. Raymond Fung and Dr. Sandra Kim as they review the role of sex steroids in bone physiology; speculate about the effects of transgender hormone therapy on bone health and review recent data on bone health in transgender people. To learn more click here

June 4, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join Meaghan Kemp for this Gerimedrisk presentation. Objectives include to understand trazodone's unique pharmacokinetic profile; to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of trazodone use in various clinical settings; to review considerations for use of trazodone in older adults. Register here.

June 19, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm at Queen's School of Nursing, 92 Barrie St. Kingston. This workshops aim is to develop and refine physical assessment skills for both a beginning examiner and a more seasoned nurse, with a specific focus on palliative care. Enhancing physical assessment skills assists with early identification, management of symptoms and effective communication within the care team. To learn more click here.

Tuesday May 7th, 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Peter Cordell for this free webinar presentation. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand lithium pharmacology and pertinent considerations in older adults
  • Appreciate the evidence base of lithium use in older adults with a bipolar disorder
  • Given this understanding and appreciation, should you offer lithium to older adults with bipolar disorder

To register click here.

Friday May 24th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Patrick Jung as he reviews the most current guidelines on hypertension management from Hypertension Canada. An update on more recent evidence on the relationship between hypertension management and cognitive impairment risk found in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) will be shared. Cases will be discussed to emphasize unique considerations in the management of blood pressure in older adults. Register here.

Nov 7-10, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston. This small group learning program and preceptorship is for Family Physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Jenny DeBruyn by phone 613-533-6000 x78395 or email debruynj@queensu.ca

Friday May 31, 2019 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre this 1 day course provides practical clinical management of geriatric pateints. This program is designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utlize to improve the quality of life of their patients. To learn more or to register click here.

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