Introduction

Internal Medicine in Primary Care

The Pearls

Saturday March 7, 2020
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 seventeenth annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Update will cover many clinically relevant topics in the ever evolving field of Internal Medicine.

Why You Should Attend

99% of responding attendees at this event in 2019 scored 4-5 (out of 5) that it would enhance their knowledge and 100% said it met their learning objectives.
“Good speakers excellent Q & A” “Loved the breakout sessions” “Nice range of talks and all including breakouts were well presented”
“Well-chosen topics, excellent speakers as always”

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 Royal College Credits

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:

• At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to reflect upon and discuss the top three medical complications of antidepressant medications.
• At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to confidently list and discuss oral antithrombotic therapies that are available for patients with established vascular disease as well as new treatments for Type 2 Diabetes.
• At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss and provide pruritus management as well as weaning a patient off steroids in a planned, proactive manner.
• At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss and approach professional behavior in medicine in a proactive and productive manner.
• At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to define, identify and confidently discuss at least three of these five conditions or situations: how to deprescribe medications in the elderly in a coordinated and proactive manner, list at least three new areas in cardiovascular risk assessment, describe the basic steps of a through pre-operative assessment, list the actions that should be taken for a patient with low platelets, and clearly describe at least two respiratory puffers along with their benefits.
• At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to identify and discuss the risks of Vaping as well as the common side effects of immunotherapy in cancer
• At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to describe when a PET scan is useful and the meaning of the results.
• At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to describe what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is and when it’s useful in patient care.