Introduction

Internal Medicine Update in Primary Care 2019

The Pearls

Saturday March  2, 2019
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia

For Family Physicians, Internists, Sub-specialists, Hospitalists and Emergency Room Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.

Introduction

We are very pleased to present our sixteenth annual Internal Medicine Update, The Pearls conference. We will be covering many clinically relevant topics which you face every day in your practice both in hospital and office. Topics will be presented in didactic lectures as well as small group session to allow one on one interaction.

Why You Should Attend

Our evaluations showed that 98% of responding attendees at this event in 2018 reported that the conference met their personal learning objectives.

“Excellent conference” “really good choice of topics”

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 6.50  Mainpro+ credits.

Please note: this year we will not be applying for credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Specialists)

Objectives

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

As a result of attending specific presentations in this conference participants will be able to:

  • Reflect upon and discuss the evidence on how to wean chronic non-cancer patients from opioids
  • Confidently list and discuss what’s new in Trans-Catheter treatments of valve disease
  • Discuss and formulate a plan of how best to prescribe opioids during the opioid crisis in Canada.
  • Define, identify and discuss at least three of these five conditions or situations:: how to diagnosis & treat Fibromyalgia, how to manage resistant hypertension, Parkinson’s disease therapy, what’s new in inflammatory Arthritis, and new agents for the management of diabetes & obesity.
  • Confidently identify and discuss the potential toxic side effects of Cannabis use as well as the risks and complications in long term use of PPI’s
  • Reflect upon and discuss how to quickly asses and manage the chronic cough as well as the reversal of direct oral anticoagulants.