PEER North Conference
Thursday Sept. 22, 2022
18:30 - 21:30 - Evidence Based Medicine Workshop: Excellent or Excrement: Guide to Sorting Out Research Claims
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn to confidently review clinical papers, and understand key evidence-based medicine principles. Focusing on randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews, participants will learn how to understand meta-analyzed results as well as methods of quickly appraising articles for quality and usability. Mathematical concepts such as relative and absolute risks, and numbers needed to treat, will be explained and practiced. Finally, tips for efficiently navigating medical literature will be discussed.
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20:00 - Break / Refreshment
Friday Sept. 23, 2022
07:30 - Breakfast / Registration
09:00 - Medicine Walk, Frame Lake Trail
- Strengthen Personal and Staff Capacity for Cultural Safety
Build and enhance personal and staff capacity to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors to provide appropriate and equitable care rooted in culturally safe practices.
- Honour Traditional Knowledge and Healing Approaches in Care
Understand and incorporate ways in which traditional knowledge and healing approaches can respectfully be incorporated alongside existing health and social services programs and services.
- Improve Client and Community Experience
Improve the client and community experience through culturally safe and relationship-based care, which puts the needs of clients and their families first.
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Welcome & Introductions
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13:20 - The Diabetes Gamble: Chasing the Ace (A1C), an update in diabetes management
- Discuss first line approach with oral hypoglycemic medications that are supported by evidence.
- Compare the importance or unimportance of A1C lowering, based on patient risk factors.
- Summarize how diabetes management might differ in Indigenous populations.
13:40 - Caring From a Distance: Evidence for safe and effective virtual care
- Discuss the evidence of benefit of virtual visits as compared to in person care, relating to both patient and provider.
- Discuss tips to maximize virtual patient encounters.
- Highlight potential pitfalls associated with virtual care and how to avoid them..
14:00 - Last Call! Treatment options for alcohol use disorder
- Discuss the available pharmacologic options for managing alcohol use disorder and alcohol withdrawal in primary care.
- Summarize the evidence behind available treatment options for alcohol use disorder in primary care.
- Describe the available evidence for screening, acute withdrawal management and ongoing treatment of alcohol use disorder.
14:20 - Q & A
14:40 - Break / Refreshment
15:00 - Avoiding a “Miss” in Miscarriage Management
15:20 - Small Adults They are Not - An update in pediatrics
- Discuss five key clinically relevant papers related to general pediatrics.
- Provide an update (if required) of the evidence on scheduling of pediatric vaccines.
15:40 - Q & A
18:30 - Dinner Social: BBQ & Boats
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Saturday Sept. 24, 2022
08:40 - Big Save at the Local Health Center! ER updates for the North
- Describe recent clinically relevant practice reaffirming or practice changing articles relating to ER care which could include but are not limited to: TXA in the emergency department, ketamine for agitated patients, hypertensive emergencies, or other commonly seen conditions.
- Discuss potential diagnostic tips that may aid in safe discharge from the emergency department.
- Explain potential therapies that may improve the efficiency of medication delivery (e.g., less frequent oral vs intravenous)
09:00 - Frosty Frosty Iloprosty: Assessment and treatment of frostbite
- Discuss the evidence and practical experience related to improving patient-oriented outcomes in frostbite care including re-warming, medications, and other treatments
- List tips on assessing the acutely frostbitten patient.
- Describe the prognostic factors in frostbite outcomes.
09:20 - Q & A
09:40 - Fractured! Trauma travel Northern style
- Discuss three key recommendations for transferring patients with a traumatic MSK injury.
- Identify mobilization pearls for common fractures seen in the north.
10:00 - Once You Pass the Breaking Point: Tips and Tricks for Fracture Management
- Discuss broad immobilization principles for fracture management.
- Discuss potential immobilization risks and complications including CRPS and compartment syndrome.
- Review best practice of fracture follow up.
10:20 - Q & A
10:40 - Break / Refreshment
11:00 - Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
- Identify red flags for eating disorders.
- Identify resources to help parents and patients manage eating disorders.
- Describe conditions associated with eating disorders.
11:20 - Pay Attention! Another Speaker is Talking
- Describe patient decision aids that are commonly used for ADHD and their overall validity and in certain populations (e.g., Indigenous peoples).
- Compare the relative effectiveness and potential adverse events of available treatment options for ADHD.
- Identify goals of ADHD treatment.
11:40 - Q & A
12:00 - Lunch
12:20 - KEYNOTE: CMA President
13:10 - Reducing the Pain of Chronic Pain
- Describe available online resources to assist in shared decision making related to chronic pain.
- Discuss challenges that arise from the treatment of chronic pain (e.g., drug misuse and dependence).
13:30 - OATrageously Rewarding - Treating opiod use disorder in primary care
- Summarize the best available evidence for opioid use disorder management in the context of primary care.
- Identify community resources for healthcare providers providing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) including resources in the North.
- Describe initiation of OAT within a primary care setting.
13:50 - Q & A
14:10 - Break/Refreshment
14:30 - The Ins and Outs of Gastrointestinal Health: Update for primary care
- Discuss new evidence pertaining to GI conditions or treatments, including but not limited to: GERD, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, or colorectal cancer screening.
- Describe diagnostic clues related to GI conditions commonly seen in primary care.
14:50 - Share and Share Alike - Great patient centred decision aids
- Identify key decision aids which assist primary care clinicians in providing patient-informed shared decision making.
- Describe patient decision aids, specific to Northern Medicine, that may be useful in clinical practice.
15:10 - Q & A
15:30 - Closing Remarks
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