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Apr 26 - 27, 2019 | CME 9.00 | USD $384 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Annual Spring Dermatology Review 2019 is organized by University of British Columbia Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) and will be held from Apr 26 - 27, 2019 at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The target audience for this medical event is family physicians, dermatologists, allergists & immunologists, registered nurses, residents and students. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 9.0 Points. Conference Description: This one and a half day conference was planned with the Primary Care Physician in mind and will endeavour to provide education in dermatology focusing on practical diagnosis and management. The conference format has been very successful and will continue unchanged with a mixture of 30 minute plenary lectures and small group interactive sessions. The interactive case discussions on the last afternoon are very popular and provide participants the opportunity to share experiences and to question the experts. The conference is the result of collaboration between the UBC Department of Dermatology and Skin Science and the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. The speakers are drawn from the teaching faculty of the UBC Department of Dermatology and Community Dermatologists. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 28 - May 02, 2019 | CME 31.00 | USD $699 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting is organized by The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and will be held from Apr 28 - May 02, 2019 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Accreditation: The CME program for ARVO 2019 will be posted to the Annual Meeting website in late March 2019. The Annual Meeting typically offers over 100 CME sessions and the maximum credit amount ranges from 29 to 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Overview: Today, more and more, the research conducted in labs travels the full journey from bench to bedside. Whether you are examining the genetics of disease or the possibilities of a new technology to diagnose, treat, or even prevent an eye condition, this work often begins with a burning question that leads to more questions and answers. Those answers and more questions may journey to a patient’s bedside, for a novel treatment. Still, the treatment may lead to more questions - bringing us back to the bench with more questions. To highlight this important work and its evolving journey, ARVO 2019 will have the theme “From bench to bedside and back.” Educational objectives: After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: • Discuss the results of basic and clinical ophthalmology investigations and vision research underway, relevant to my area of interest or practice. • Describe new models and methods being used by researchers and practitioners in eye and vision science. • Cite ways in which new research data and methods may influence my research and/or practice. • Discuss prospective advancements in eye and vision research and/or practice Annual Meeting Session Types: • ARVO/Alcon Keynote Sessions • Achievement Award Lectures • Other Award Lectures • Basic/Clinical Lecture • Cross-Sectional Group Sessions • Education Courses (Preconference, Saturday) • Minisymposia • Paper Sessions • Poster Sessions • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) • Special Sessions • Symposia • Workshops ARVO/Alcon Keynote Series: The 2019 opening and closing ARVO/Alcon Keynote Lectures will provide Annual Meeting attendees a chance to dig deep into elements of the meeting theme, From Bench to Bedside and Back, to hear about how scientists are working to better understand genetics in order to address serious and devastating diseases that impact the eye and vision. Opening Keynote: Sunday, April 28, 2019 How cells export proteins and RNA - applications to the treatment of disease by Randy W. Schekman, PhD. Closing Keynote: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Models of translational science to span innovation gaps in academia by Martin Gleave, CM, MD, FRCSC, FACS Education Courses: The Courses will be held on Saturday, Apr 27, 2019. Separate registration is required for all Education Courses. Preliminary information about each course is listed below for your reference. Full-day courses 1. Artificial intelligence - from benchtop to bedside (8 am – 4:30 pm) After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to: • Define AI and related methodologies • Describe the underlying principles of AI • State examples of application of AI in research and medical technology • Summarize challenges associated with AI • Discuss the potential future of AI 2. Diabetic retinopathy: What’s new (8 am – 4:30 pm) After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to: • Recognize the molecular mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy and experimental models • Describe the role of microbiome and diagnostic studies in DR • Review the systemic factors and genetics, and major clinical trials • Manage DR patients based on an approach combining control of systemic factors, laser therapy, pharmacotherapy (anti-VEGF and steroids), and surgical therapies • Communicate updates related to novel therapies and drugs in the pipeline 3. Applying electrophysiological techniques to translational vision research (8 am – 4:30 pm) The content of this course is suitable for basic and clinician scientists who are new to the use of electrophysiological techniques. After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to: • Incorporate electrophysiological measures into their research • Discuss the cellular origins of the responses and their relation to structural and other functional measures of retinal and optic nerve function • Incorporate international standards for recording and interpreting electrophysiologic signals into translational and clinical research Half-day courses 1. Ocular immunology: Fundamentals, disease entities, and future therapeutic opportunities (8:00 am – 12:30 pm) The content of this course is suitable for basic and clinician scientists new to the study of ocular immunology. After attending this educational course, the participant will be able to: • Describe the components of the immune system and immunologic privilege as it pertains to the eye • Discuss key cellular and molecular factors driving pathology in ocular immune/inflammatory conditions • Identify current areas of research on immune modulation and future opportunities for targeted immune-based therapies 2. Statistical methods for correlated eye data (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) After attending this course, participants will be able to: • Recognize research study designs that require statistical methods for correlated eye data • Perform comparisons of groups when the two eyes of an individual are in different groups (or the same group) using simple methods that do not accommodate covariates and more complex model-based methods that do accommodate covariates • Interpret the results of statistical analyses for correlated eye data Research Grant Administrators Program: RGA Program will be held on Tuesday, April 30 is an opportunity for research grant administrators, research directors, grant financial managers, grant writers, and project and clinical trial administrators from schools, labs, institutes and societies to get together to learn, network and discuss. Who should attend? • Individuals involved in grant management or preparation for one or more Principal Investigators • Research directors • Grant financial managers • Grant writers • Project and clinical trial administrators This program assumes the participant has knowledge of basic grant administration concepts and processes. Cross-sectional Group Sessions: These Sessions will be held from, April 28 - 29, 2019. If your interests are not easily defined by just one section, consider these Cross-sectional platform sessions. Symposia: Sunday, April 28, 8 - 10am 1. Approaches to restoring vision: Where are we now? - VN will be held on 2. The potential and pitfalls of big data - CL Thursday, May 2, 8 - 10am 1. The gut-axis: emerging roles of the microbiome in ocular immunity and diseases – RC 2. The single cell revolution: Novel insights and applications for single-cell RNA sequencing in eye research - IM Workshops: Sunday, April 28, 1 - 2:30pm 1. The importance of animal research in the bench to bedside pipeline 2. Win-win collaborations between academic and industry 3. China-ARVO Networking Forum 4. Grant writing: Early career funding opportunities Monday, April 29, 1:15 - 2:45pm 1. NIH-CSR peer review workshop 2. Member-In-Training career forum: Preparing for your future career NOW! 3. Getting published: The light and dark sides… 4. VSS at ARVO – Vision after sight Tuesday, April 30, 7 - 8:30am 1. Breakfast with the experts Wednesday, May 1, 12:15 - 1:45pm 1. Overcoming the challenges of international collaboration in ocular research 2. Ethical challenges and solutions for CRISPR treatment in human eye disorders 3. ARVO/WEAVR - Scientists as entrepreneurs (or How to apply your science to business) 4. Clinician-Scientist forum: How to become a successful clinician-scientist 5. How to tell m (e) y (e) story? Why effective communication is needed now more than ever to increase research funding Thursday, May 2, 12:15 - 1:45am 1. EVER/ARVO - The breadcrumb trail in glaucoma: From biology to the patient 2. Addressing global blindness through international research collaborations – next frontier for 2020 3. Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS) workshop 4. NEI grants workshop: New NIH regulations concerning human subject and animal research
May 03 - 04, 2019 | Mainpro+ 12.50 | USD $479 | Vancouver, British Columbia
16th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) is organized by University of British Columbia Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) and will be held from May 03 - 04, 2019 at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Target Audience: Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Residents & Students Accreditation: 12.5 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits 12.5 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits Course Description: Theme: Care of the Complex Child in the Emergency Department The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development present the 16th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update for Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians. The 2-day conference highlights the latest trends in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine in urban and rural settings. Pre-Conference Course: APLS (Simulator-Mediated Advanced Pediatric Life Support) will be held on May 02, 2019 at BC Children’s Hospital (Room E6 - 6th Floor of BC Women’s Health Centre) The Provincial Simulation Center 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, Canada. The target audience for this medical event is designed to train physicians to assess and manage critically ill children during the first hour in the emergency department. Credits: This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 16.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Assessment program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 16.0 Mainpro+ credits. Course Description: Designed to train physicians to assess and manage critically ill children during the first hour in the emergency department. The aim is to help the clinician detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay. The course consists of: • Presentations: pediatric assessment, maltreatment, surgical emergencies, orthopedic trauma, and common toxins and poisons. • Simulator-mediated practical skills stations: assisted and mechanical ventilation, advanced airway, vascular access intraosseous and central, and chemical electrical cardioversion. • Case-based discussions: respiratory emergencies, shock, Central Nervous System problems, pediatric trauma, and neonatal emergencies. • New: 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines highlight.
May 04 - 07, 2019 | CME 25.00 | Vancouver, British Columbia
10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) is organized by International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) and will be held from May 04 - 07, 2019 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 10, 2019 | CME 30.00 | USD $1120 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Ultrasound Guided Emergency Medicine Procedures (UGEMP) 2019 Hands-On Course is organized by University of British Columbia Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) and will be held on May 10, 2019 at VGH Simulation Centre - Blackmore Pavillion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Target Audience: UGEMP: Emergency physicians, rural physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, intensive care physicians, anesthetists, trauma physicians, hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, residents, IMGs Accreditation 30.0 Mainpro+ (2 cr/hr) 15.0 MOC Section 3 UGEMP Course Description: UGEMP: Ultrasound Guided Emergency Medicine Procedures & SEMP: Simulation Emergency Medicine Procedures Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire and maintain bedside ultrasound skills using live human models and highly realistic simulation task trainers with the guidance of experienced faculty! The use of bedside ultrasound by clinicians to guide invasive emergency and critical care procedures has been proven to improve success and reduce complications, and is rapidly becoming established as the standard of care. UGEMP provides an opportunity to acquire and maintain the skills required to perform the following procedures using Ultrasound-guidance. Pre-Course Work: Before the course, the students will have access to web-based learning modules. These online modules will demonstrate the cognitive aspects of performing the procedure. Learners will complete this self-directed learning at their convenience, before arriving for the one-day hands-on procedure lab and human patient simulator sessions. (Half the credits are for the online modules). Human models will allow for demonstration of human surface landmarks, real-time ultrasound image generation, and human ultrasound anatomy. Ultrasoundable task-trainers that simulate the tactile feel of human tissue will allow for the repeated practice of invasive procedures without harming the human models. The instructors will demonstrate the procedure and will supervise the learners’ performance of the procedures in small groups. Formative evaluation in the form of immediate feedback provided by the instructor will help the learners to monitor their progress and guide their learning. *Save $10 by registering online* Skills Gained: • Thoracentesis • Chest tube placement, open & Seldinger techniques • Central venous line placement • Peripheral intravenous line placement • Pericardiocentesis • Abscess drainage • Subcutaneous foreign body localization & removal • Arthrocentesis • Lumbar puncture • Paracentesis
May 11 - 12, 2019 | CE 12.00 | USD $480 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Perinatal Neuroimmunology: Patterns Of Interference is organized by International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and will be held from May 11 - 12, 2019 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The target audience for this medical event is open to chiropractors and students: 5th quarter/4th trimester or higher. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 hours of CE Credits. Course Description : Updated neuroimmunology information and how to correlate this information into practice. You'll review normal and abnormal immunology, the current immunological research pertaining to the children and pregnant women and immunology concepts and controversies. Course Goal : Attendees are provided with a functional/holistic understanding of the neuroimmune system and the ability to integrate working knowledge of the neuroimmune system into clinical practice and patient education. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 13 - 16, 2019 | CME 22.00 | USD $795 | Vancouver, British Columbia
43rd Annual Internal Medicine Review for Family Physicians is organized by University of British Columbia Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) and will be held from May 13 - 16, 2019 at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The target audience for this medical event is practicing family physicians only. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 22.0 Mainpro+ Credits. Description: Each participant will have two small group sessions per day and have small ratio interaction with a specialist twice a day for 1.5 hours per session. Group sessions involve: Respirology, General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Gastroenterology. We offer additional sessions in other areas of Internal Medicine, which participants can customize based on their unique educational needs (the list of session choices is included with registration). Cardiology will be offered as a practical sessions and a few topics will be covered over the span of the course. Interspersed between the small group sessions are practical lectures aimed to help participants in everyday life as a FP. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 15 - 18, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Annual Symposium is organized by Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and will be held during May 15 - 18, 2019 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 17, 2019 | CME 28.50 | USD $475 | Vancouver, British Columbia
Optimizing Communication for Excellence Course is organized by University of British Columbia Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) and will be held on May 17, 2019 at The Arbutus Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Target Audience: Family physicians, specialists, IMGs, midwives, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, residents/students, and other healthcare providers Accreditation: 28.5 Mainpro+ (3 cr/hr) 9.5 MOC Section 3 Overview: The ability to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, and staff plays a vital role in the overall enhancement of our healthcare as both patient-centered and inter-professional communication are proven to be associated with improved outcomes. This full-day, interactive course provide tools necessary to succeed in the landscape of today’s healthcare system by using a simple 4-stage communication framework. To support ongoing learning and application, this program incorporates post-program activities, including check-in and coaching sessions following the live workshop. These activities provide opportunities to share - with trusted peers and program facilitators - insights, successes, and challenges in a safe and positive learning environment. Course Objectives: • Apply an evidence-based model to enhance communication-skills for healthcare providers. • Recognize common challenging communication patterns that can arise in healthcare-related environments and relationships. • Identify and apply the qualities of a learning conversation for the purpose of effective communication with patients and colleagues. • Practice applying a structured communication approach to clinically relevant scenarios and cases, utilizing peer and facilitator feedback. • Identify and commit to incorporating newly-honed communication skills in one’s own professional environment for the purpose of improved patient and physician/self-satisfaction.
May 23 - 25, 2019 | CME 12.75 | Vancouver, British Columbia
The 1st Annual BC Substance Use Conference: Coming Together is organized by University of British Columbia Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) and will be held from May 23 - 25, 2019 at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, allied health, residents. Accreditation: • 12.75 Mainpro+ • 12.75 MOC Section 1 Course Overview: The BC Substance Use Conference 2019 is the first annual conference hosted by the BC Centre on Substance Use, bringing together key stakeholders from around the province to discuss provincial efforts to treat and care for people with substance use disorders. This three day event will include research, education, and clinical care guidance presentations and workshops across several topics within substance use including opioid, alcohol, and cannabis use disorders. Conference Objectives: • Collaborate with key stakeholders from around the province to discuss provincial efforts to treat and care • for people with substance use disorders. • Select the appropriate pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions based on the best evidence as well as individual patient needs, circumstances, and preferences. • Provide safe and effective treatment to patients and their families throughout the induction, maintenance, and/or discontinuation process across the continuum of care for substance use disorders. • Appreciate the complexity of substance use disorders, diversity of care, and providing access to evidence-based support services. • Promote recovery, safety, wellness, and harm reduction to improve patient care and support for those with substance use disorders. • Describe new evidence-based research findings and innovative implementation models from around the province.