Introduction

Infectious Diseases Update

Hot Topics & What’s New

Friday & Saturday November 8 & 9, 2019
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia

This conference would be applicable to Family Medicine, Sub-Specialists, Hospitalists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and other interested health care providers.

Introduction

This year’s very popular twenty second annual Infectious Diseases Update will cover many hot and clinically relevant topics in the ever evolving field of Infectious Diseases.

Why You Should Attend

95% of responding attendees at this event in 2018 scored 4-5 that it would enhance their knowledge and 100% said it met their learning objectives.
“Very, very valuable conference thank you”, “I learn from each and every talk”, “This conference had a lot of “meat” in the talks”

Accreditation Statement

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 12.50 Mainpro+ credits.

Please Note: We will not be applying for Royal College (Specialists)credits this year.

Objectives

As a result of attending this program, the participant will be able to apply current knowledge to treat a wide range of Infectious Diseases.

Throughout the conference participants will be able to:
Network with expert speakers, and fellow colleagues to discuss and resolve some of their infectious diseases related questions.

Upon completion of the conference participants will be able to:
• Identify and Discuss Climate Changes and its Effect on Infectious Diseases in Canada as well as New Microbiology Diagnostics of Respiratory and GI Infections.
• Describe and Interpret Antibiotic Update for Busy Clinicians as well as How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections
• Describe and Discuss What’s New in STI’s from Diagnostics to Treatment as well as Common Oral Antibiotics & Drug Interactions
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of four of the following topics: Antibiotic Duration for Common Outpatients Infections, Red Flags When Assessing Wounds, Infectious Causes of Abnormal Liver Enzymes, Differentiating Cellulitis from Necrotizing Fasciitis, Pushing the Boundaries when Managing Infections as an Outpatient, Hot Topics in Infectious Disease Emergencies in 2020, Antibiotic Stewardship: When to Stop Antibiotic Therapy in the Hospital Setting and Common Oral Antibiotics & Drug Interactions
• List and discuss what’s new in Vaccines, what to do When Pets & Wild Animals Attack and Emerging Infectious Risks From International Pet Rescue
• Recommend appropriate investigations and treatments for Infections of the Gut: From C Diff to Parasites and Measles: How to Recognize and Diagnosis
• Identify and discuss the Red Flags in Hand Infections and What’s New in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
• Discuss How to Approach the Vaccine Hesitant Patient as well as the Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Infections in IVDU Patients