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Enhancing Your Learning Experience

The ACFP prides itself at sourcing strong learning content for its continuing professional development events and will continue to bring rich learning opportunities to our members.

Group Learning Level 2 (formerly MAINPRO®–C) Workshops

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at the RENAISSANCE EDMONTON AIRPORT HOTEL –
LEARNER’S CHOICE WORKSHOP DAY

The ACFP is pleased to present a day of workshops in Edmonton on September 26, 2016. Formerly known as Mainpro-C, these two-credit-per-hour courses are available for registration now:

ECG: The Basics Workshop, Dr. Vu Kiet Tran SOLD OUT
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon (Sign-in 7:45 a.m., includes light breakfast)
Fees: ACFP Members $525 + GST | Non-member Physicians $545 + GST | Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants $545 + GST
(Please note that on-site registration will not be permitted.)
Register now! – SOLD OUT
Enter your name onto the wait list

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
During our medical training, most of us has had at most 1 hour of training on ECG interpretation. It is not surprising most of us do not understand it well and do not know how to use it as a tool to make real-time decisions. This course is aimed at office Primary Care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who would like to understand the basics of ECG interpretation and appreciate how ECG can be used in the office setting to help make real-time clinical decisions for all sorts of
primary care presentations. Come have fun and finally understand ECGs!
Credits: This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 8 Mainpro+ credits.


ECG: Advanced Workshop
, Dr. Vu Kiet Tran SOLD OUT
1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sign-in 12:45 p.m., includes light refreshment)
Fees: ACFP Members $525 + GST | Non-member Physicians $545 + GST | Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants $545 + GST
(Please note that on-site registration will not be permitted.)
Register now! – SOLD OUT
Enter your name onto the wait list

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This ECG course is not for the beginner. You think you know ECGs? Well, you are wrong! This course will bring your ECG interpretation skills to the next level. If you practice urgent care and/or emergency medicine in a setting where you are it (the only one on-call with little cardiology back-up), then you need to take this course. Yes, this one is for you! Make urgent and critical ECG diagnoses on the spot! Make real-time decisions about fatal cardiorespiratory diseases with the aid of the simplest and least costly
tool in the ED – yes, your ECG machine! Come have fun and learn what you have been needing to know but did not know it until now.
Credits: This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 8 Mainpro+ credits.


Healthy Child Development: Infant & Toddler Nutrition
, Dr. Sudha Koppula
1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Sign-in 12:45 p.m., includes light refreshment)
Fee: ACFP Members $325 + GST | Non-members $345 + GST (Please note that on-site registration will not be permitted.)
Register now!

Credits: This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits.

For complete details download the program brochure.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 at the COAST PLAZA & CONFERENCE CENTRE HOTEL – SOLD OUT
HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT: INFANT AND TODDLER NUTRITION

The Infant and Toddler Nutrition Program has been developed and delivered by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) for the past 14 years. This workshop is being delivered by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) in collaboration with the OCFP.

PROGRAM DATES:

Calgary | September 29, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Sign in and dinner: 5:45 p.m.)
The Coast Plaza & Conference Centre | 1316 33 Street NE

Register for Calgary now! – SOLD OUT
Enter your name onto the wait list


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Current evidence supports exclusive breastfeeding as the optimal method of early infant feeding, providing multiple health benefits and disease prevention for both infants and their mothers. Families receive much of their early care in the primary care family practice setting, therefore knowledge and support from their care team is essential to help promote, protect, and support successful and continued breastfeeding.

This workshop will look at maternal nutrition and dietary intake in the prenatal period and its impact on child health outcomes. Specific guidelines including information on breastfeeding and the introduction of solids will be reviewed. Iron deficiency, other nutritional deficiencies and health impact of fortified formulas will be discussed. Healthy eating patterns, role modeling, and ways to deal with/avoid picky eating will be discussed, including NutriSTEP tool. This workshop will conclude with a look at the growing problem of childhood obesity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

    1. Assess the importance of nutrition in Healthy Child Development, from pregnancy to school age.
    2. Distinguish healthy eating patterns in children, discuss appropriate role modeling and methods to prevent and address picky eating.
    3. Work with a collaborative team to use the WHO growth curves and identify predictors of increased incident of overweight and obesity, in children.

FEES
ACFP Members $325 + GST
Non-Members $345 + GST

CREDITS
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The ACFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the ACFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the ACFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session.

Cancellations made prior to cut off dates will be refunded, less a $50.00 administration fee.

CONTACT
For information about the Infant and Toddler Nutrition workshops, please contact Lorrainne Dubois or by phone at 780-488-2395.

 

EXCELLENT OR EXCREMENT: BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SORTING OUT RESEARCH CLAIMS

This course has been developed and delivered by the Evidence-Based Medicine Team who brings you Tools for Practice and the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference.

PROGRAM DATES: TBD

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Evidence-based decision making has been described as “the systematic application of the best available evidence to the evaluation of options in clinical, management, and policy settings,” and places it on par with other key issues facing the country as it reforms health care policy and practice. Despite a desire to be better evidence-based practitioners, many family physicians and their colleagues are unable to achieve this commitment, primarily due to time constraints. Family physicians are increasingly faced with diagnosing and treating patients, and deciding on the appropriate evidence-based therapy in the setting of rapid information change and difficulties with access to valid and reliable information.

The topics were selected as an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, as requested by learners at other CPD events (such as the ACFP’s Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference) and based on needs assessments. Often referred to as “evidence-based practice,” it calls for more explicit approaches to defining the question, use of point-of-care knowledge, appreciation and use of the strength of evidence supporting choices, and better matching of the patient’s problem to an evidence-based action.

This session is designed to assist the practicing physician with managing information, recognizing valid information, and designing ways of changing practice.

FEES
Based on location of workshop.

CREDITS
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.

CONTACT
For information about Excellent or Excrement workshops, please contact Sharon Nickel or by phone at 780-488-2395.