On April 1st, 2019,  Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life.  Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here.  Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.

On March 4th, 2019 Dr. John Puxty provided this in-person/webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Watch the video recording here.

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.

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.

May 6, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Krista L. Lanctot, PhD as she outlines the rational for use of cannabinoids, reviews previous literature assessing the efficacy of THC and related compounds for agitation, and presents results of the most recent trial of a cannabinoid for agitation.  Register here.

Wed. June 5th from 8:45AM to 4:00PM at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, join the Grey Bruce Geriatric Education Cooperative for this interactive learning experience to learn more about osteoporosis and frailty, fracture prevention for long-term care residents, exercise for bone health, falls & fracture prevention, medications in osteoporosis treatment, diet for optimal bone health, fracture risk scale and fracture screening and prevention program. To learn more or to register see the pdf.

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