CME events: mark your calendars

The complete physician: anachronism or imperative— 2013 Education Day
Friday, September 20, 2013

Excellent physicians require in-depth biomedical skill and knowledge, but optimal patient outcomes depend on the acquisition and application of other critical attributes as well. In this era, excellent physicians are also effective communicators, collaborators, managers, health advocates and scholars. Join colleagues at the 2013 Education Day to explore these and other attributes of the complete physician in the twenty-first century. The program includes plenary sessions, case studies and interactive workshops for an all-encompassing educational experience.

Methadone prescribing workshops
Friday, October 18, 2013 – Methadone 201 workshop
Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Methadone 101/Hospitalist workshop

These workshops prepare physicians for using methadone to treat opioid dependence.

Professional Boundaries in the Physician-Patient Relationship
Friday, October 25 to Saturday, October 26, 2013

This is an interactive educational workshop on understanding and adhering to boundaries in medical practice. Discussion topics include the principles of professionalism, distinguishing between boundary crossings and boundary violations, and identifying preventive measures to help avoid violations in the physician-patient relationship.

Prescribers course
Friday, November 29, 2013

Talking to patients in realistic terms about the risks and benefits that attend the use of opioids, benzodiazepines and other potentially habituating medications can be challenging for even the most seasoned practitioner. Participants in this intensive course will learn new approaches, primarily though interview simulations in small groups, supported by sympathetic, experienced, clinical teachers.

Medical record keeping workshop
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This course is primarily directed at family/general practitioners and other physicians providing primary care. The course is delivered in an interactive format using real case examples and simulated patient encounters to demonstrate the practice of effective clinical record keeping.

Pain and Suffering Symposium
Friday, March 7–Saturday, March 8, 2014

The 27th annual Pain and Suffering Symposium is presented by the Foundation for Medical Excellence in cooperation with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. This course is designed to assist clinicians in managing the most challenging of pain patient; patients with complex chronic pain.

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