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Jul 31 - Aug 04, 2019 | Calgary, Alberta
27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics / 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics is organized by American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) and will be held from Jul 31 - Aug 04, 2019 at Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Topics: Thursday, August 1st • Model-based prediction of metabolic cost in human locomotion • Multi-scale modeling to evaluate musculoskeletal loading during locomotion and its role in degenerative joint disease • Mentorship Matters – A tribute to Jean Landa Pytel • Running Injuries • Enhancing dance performance with biomechanics: A model for movement training and STEAM education. • Running footwear compliance: mechanics, energetics and performance • Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis: Role of muscle on joint loading in OA structural and symptomatic processes • Breakthroughs in Dynamic Simulations of Human Movement • Using Musculoskeletal Modelling in Comparative Biomechanics • Applied Shoulder Biomechanics: An International Shoulder Group Symposium Friday, August 2nd • Challenges and resolutions in human motion monitoring with wearables • Refreshing Perspectives on Assistive Technology • Motor Control in Biomechanics • Impact of Obesity on Joints: Body Mass, Biology or Both? • Personalized surgery for the human knee and ankle joints • "In the wild" application of wearable tech for sport: opportunities and obstacles • Combined Musculoskeletal and Finite-Element Modeling • Wearable Sensors in Biomechanics Research: Moving the Laboratory Outdoors • Reflections from Past Career Awardees of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB/SCB) • Concussion – Mechanisms, prevention, and opportunities for technology Saturday, August 3rd • Integrating multi-scale approaches to tendon biomechanics • Comparative biomechanics across organizational scales (tissues to whole body dynamics) • Trajectory optimization for human motion • Methods in Spinal Biomechanics • Eccentric contractions • In vivo musculoskeletal mechanics and properties • Career Evolution: Reflections from CSB Young Investigators • ASB Teaching Symposium • Hand & Wrist Biomechanics International Symposium • IMU based methods for mobility assessment in real-world condition Sunday, August 4th • Quantitative image-based biomechanics • Behavioural Energetics: how energy minimization determines how you move • Exoskeletons and Prostheses • Frontiers in X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology • Orthopaedic Biomechanics: Integrating pathomechanical knowledge into clinical practice • Run Like a Woman: The Biomechanics of Female Runners • Non-invasive neuromuscular stimulation: principles and applications • Clinical Applications in Orthopaedics and Osseointegrated Prosthesis for Rehabilitative Medical Research in Korea • Total Joint Arthroplasty: No more Limits? Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 04 - 09, 2019 | CME 25.00 | USD $1195 | Banff, Alberta
UCSF Imaging Update in the Canadian Rockies is organized by The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Office of Continuing Medical Education and will be held from Aug 04 - 09, 2019 at Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Credits: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The total credits are inclusive of 8.0 in CT, 7.5 in MRI, 2.25 in Ultrasound, 4.0 in Breast Imaging, and 1.5 in PET Self-Assessment (SAM) Credits This course will off er 24.5 Self-Assessment credits (pending approval and subject to change): 4.0 in Breast, 4.0 in Abdomen-Pelvis, 4.0 in Musculoskeletal, 4.0 in Neuro and 8.5 in Thoracic. Course Outline: This course is a diverse review designed for the practicing radiologist, with an emphasis on practical approaches for reading real-life cases in the daily clinical setting. Lectures focus on common diagnostic issues utilizing radiography, CT, MRI and Ultrasound as applied to abdominal, breast, thoracic, neuro and musculoskeletal imaging. Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to: • Differentiate between common and uncommon appearances of lung cancer on CT and PET/CT; • Recommend the use of cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation of ovarian cysts, the acute abdomen, and endometrial and cervical cancers; • Identify the diagnostic challenges in utilizing ultrasound in the evaluation of abdominal abnormalities; • Develop a practical approach to evaluating spine abnormalities on CT and MRI; • Recognize important pitfalls in the interpretation of MR brachial plexus imaging; • Describe current issues in breast imaging, including evaluation of the male breast, cysts and the role of breast MRI.
Aug 05 - 09, 2019 | CME 20.00 | Banff, Alberta
Clinical Topics in Anesthesia is organized by Northwest Anesthesia Seminars (NWAS) and will be held from Aug 05 - 09, 2019 at The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada. The target audience for this medical event is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Description: Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional: • Possess the scientific background for clinical practice • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it • Maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care • Manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides • Serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals • Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner Conference Objectives: • Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions. • Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs. • Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 08 - 10, 2019 | Banff, Alberta
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) 44th Annual Meeting is organized by American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) and will be held from Aug 08 - 10, 2019 at Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Conference Sessions: • Innovations & Controversies In Implant Dentistry • Interdisciplinary Therapy • Restorative Dentistry • Surgery, Prosthodontics, & Implantology Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 18, 2019 | CME 16.00 | USD $1095 | Banff, Alberta
Internal Medicine for Primary Care: Endo/Nephro/Ortho/Vasc is organized by Medical Education Resources (MER) and will be held from Aug 15 - 18, 2019 at Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Accreditation Physician Accreditation Medical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABIM MOC Recognition Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (part II) MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. American Academy of Family Physicians This Live activity, Internal Medicine for Primary Care, with a beginning date of August 15, 2019 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. American Osteopathic Association These programs are approved for 16 hours in Category 2-A by the American Osteopathic Association. American College of Emergency Physicians This program is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 16 hours of ACEP Category I credit. Canadian Physicians The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for activities which offer Prescribed credit. CFPC members who complete these conferences may claim the equivalent number of MainproM1 credits. American Academy of Physician Assistants AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 16 hours of Category I credit for completing this program. Nursing Accreditation Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides 16 contact hours of continuing nursing education. This activity is designated for 6.5 ANCC pharmacotherapeutic contact hours. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board recognizes and accepts continuing education (CE) contact hours from activities approved by AMA, ACCME, ANCC, AANP, AAFP and AACN. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for 16 contact hours. Pharmacy Accreditation Medical Education Resources (MER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MER designates this continuing education activity for 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Target Audience This program is targeted to office-based primary care providers and other health professionals with updates in primary care medicine Learning Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to: • Describe the anatomy and function of the major joints including shoulder, hand, ankle and knee joints • Describe how and when to utilize joint aspiration and injection for the shoulder, knee and other major joints • List steps to diagnose and treat bone disease and its cardiovascular consequences in CKD • Identify herbal preparations with the potential to cause nephrotoxicity • Describe treatment options for hematuria and glomerulonephritis • Diagnose and tailor treatment strategies for Type 2 diabetes • Review the diagnostic criteria and therapeutic approaches to osteoporosis and other calcium-related disorders • Discuss current diagnostic and treatment approaches to thyroid disorders • Define the spectrum of maladies included in peripheral vascular disease • Describe the evaluation and treatment of venous thrombosis • Discuss the presentation and interventional treatment of stroke patients as well as the swelling and ulcers of dysvascular limbs Learning Outcome To provide updates in primary care medicine to office-based providers Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 14, 2019 | USD $275 | Calgary, Alberta
Running Sport Medicine Conference is organized by Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) / Academie canadienne de medecine du sport et de l'exercice (ACMSE) and will be held on Sep 14, 2019 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Course Objectives Targeted at the physician or sport medicine health care professional, this one day clinical workshop will cover all aspects of running performance. At the end of the workshop, the learner will be able to: • Broaden evaluation skills to include specific issues related to endurance runners • Incorporate evidence based treatment strategies in the management of the injured runner • Understand running biomechanics as it applies to efficient running form and the effect of footwear • Understand and learn how to evaluate muscle imbalances common in injured endurance runners Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 19, 2019 | Calgary, Alberta
Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity Workshop is organized by University of Calgary - Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development and will be held on Sep 19, 2019 at WinSport, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Who Should Attend: Family Physicians, Geriatricians, Psychiatrists, Internists and other interested specialists Description: There are complex and predictable clinical, ethical and legal implications when assessing decision-making capacity. This session will help the primary care provider navigate the process related to the Alberta Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship, Personal Directives and Enduring Power of Attorney Acts. This interactive workshop is designed for physicians and will include small group work and presentations. Upon completion of a pre- and post-course questionnaire, Family Physicians will be eligible to claim Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Specialists will be able to claim MOC Section 1 credits. Objectives: At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to: • acquire knowledge of the guiding principles in assessment of capacity • appraise a Capacity Assessment process • explore an interdisciplinary approach to Capacity Assessment • review Capacity Assessment worksheets used in this process • apply the above information in assessment of capacity through case examples Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
2019 Geriatrics Update: Clinical Pearls is organized by University of Calgary - Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development and will be held on Sep 20, 2019 at WinSport, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Associated Pre-Course Assessment of Decision-making Capacity Workshop September 19, 2019 Who Should Attend: Primary Care Physicians. Others with an interest in caring for the older adult are welcomed. Description: This course focuses on clinical pearls for practice. A blend of short snappers, case-based interactive workshops and panel discussions share latest knowledge and best practice for managing challenging health issues in older adults, across the continuum of care. Objectives: At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to: • diagnose, manage and advise on cognitive impairment throughout its course, including dementia and its complications • use current evidence to manage common syndromes in older adults across the care spectrum • address gender and vulnerability issues in the older adult across the spectrum of care Course Highlights: tools and techniques for diagnosing, managing and referring the patient with cognitive impairment – from MCI to dementia • recognizing when to act on bacteriuria • managing chronic pain in the community • integrating sex differences into clinical practice • developing an approach to the frail and the vulnerable older adult • fitness to drive – who and how to assess, where to refer and what resources to offer Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available
Sep 30, 2019 | Mainpro+ 69.00 | Calgary, Alberta
Essential Strategies for Chronic Pain Management is organized by University of Calgary - Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development and will be held on Sep 30, 2019 at Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Who Should Attend: All Healthcare Providers including Physicians, Physician's Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nutritionists, Kinesiologists and Pain Researchers Credits: Mainpro+ Group Learning – 69.0 credits Day 1 – 24.0 credits Day 2 and Day 3 – 45.0 credits Day 1 MOC Section 3 – 28.5 credits Day 2 and Day 3 MOC Section 2 – 30.0 credits Description: Family physicians are responsible for the majority of the management of chronic pain. Day one of this course will be held in a classroom setting to provide an overview of key issues in chronic pain. Days two and three will be arranged as observership days, in conjunction with the Course Coordinator at the Chronic Pain Centre, and will provide a clinical preceptorship that responds to the needs of the individual learner. Objectives: • Gain sufficient knowledge of the physiological, anatomical and psychological mechanisms of pain to be able to explain it in plain language to patients • Know how to assess the biological, psychological and socio-economic aspects of pain • Acquire some useful tips for managing patients with chronic pain in a primary care setting; including communication skills, medication management and basic counselling skills • Become aware of the resources available in the community to support patients with chronic pain • Practice interviewing, physical examination and treatment skills. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 07 - 10, 2019 | Calgary, Alberta
44th Annual Pearls for Family Practice Conference is organized by University of Calgary - Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development and will be held from Oct 07 - 10, 2019 at MacEwan Student Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Who Should Attend: Family Physicians, Residents and Trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and all members of the patient medical home care team. Course Overview: This program provides an update and review focused on pragmatic, evidence-informed pearls pertinent for practice in primary care. Topics covered include a wide variety of the diagnoses typically seen in both urban and rural settings. Course Objectives: At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to: • Apply current knowledge and evidence-based management for optimal patient outcomes, both in urban settings with access to specialists and in rural settings where services and resources may be limited • Facilitate the exchange of information and develop informal networks with other healthcare providers • Identify new services and clinical resources for patients • Identify opportunities for practice change improvement and effective team-based care Course Goals: • Deliver focused workshops on topics like leadership, course development, and accreditation. • Address curricular and pedagogical challenges within health informatics education across the spectrum of education settings, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate level education, and professional roles. • Exchange best practices in informatics research and education to support the professional growth of academic informatics professionals and the students they educate. • Prepare students for their future professional roles, whether those roles are in academics, clinical practice, government, or industry. • Network with peers facing similar challenges and strengthen your relationships in the academic informatics community. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.