OCFP Continuing Professional Development Programs

Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment


Program Description:

Participants will identify opportunities on how to "practice wisely", with a focus on ordering tests and imaging wisely, shared decision making, over-diagnosis, cancer screening, deprescribing using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources.  Participants will learn how to access reliable, curated, and renewable online resources for an evidence-informed practice supporting individualized patient-care. Active learning exercises such as case studies, individual reflection and group work will help participants to build communication skills to guide their patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health.

Learning Objectives 

•       Identify opportunities to practice wisely, thereby helping to reduce over-medicalization

•       Consult reliable and up-to-date online resources

•       Critically assess clinical practice guidelines

•       Adopt evidence-based courses of action

•       Implement shared decision-making within your practice

•       Promote good stewardship


Requirements

During this workshop you will be asked to visit multiple websites to access various resources. Therefore, all participants are required to have an additional laptop or tablet that has the ability to connect to the internet in order to fully participate in the course. You must also complete the Pre-Session and Post-Session activities, and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program. 


Live Online Learning Fee: $450.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This  three-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits.


CANCELLATION POLICY

The OCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the OCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the OCFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session. Cancellations made by participants more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after this deadline.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Attendees with accessibility needs should contact ocfpcme@ocfp.on.ca or call our office at 416-867-9646, or toll free in Ontario at 1-800-670-6237, extension 14, to communicate these needs.



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Child and Adolescent Health: Best Evidence for Preventive Care Module 2 - Implementing best evidence and practical solutions for adolescent health challenges

Child and Adolescent Health: Best Evidence for Preventive Care Module 2 - Implementing best evidence and practical solutions for adolescent health challenges

Program Description:

Children and adolescents pose challenges of their own in clinical practice and it’s common to face unpredictable issues from your young patients on any given day.

The Pediatric Preventive Care program provides current guidelines, best-evidence recommendations and practical strategies for caring for children and youth. The program builds on the Greig Health Record, an evidence-based tool endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society. Dr. Greig, primary author of the Greig Health Record, developed and continues to work as one of the leading facilitators of the program.

In a highly interactive agenda of enhanced learning, the program focuses on sharing your challenging cases and finding approaches that you can effectively apply in your clinic.


Learning Objectives:

After active engagement in Module 2, participants will be better able to:

  • Develop approaches to the reticent adolescent patient.
  • Describe up-to-date evidence-based preventive care recommendations for school-age children and adolescents.  
  • Identify preventive care resources and patient information to use in clinical practice.
  • Screen for mental health issues, substance use and addictions and provide appropriate screening and counselling for the sexually active adolescent.


Requirements

You must complete all pre-session and post-session activities and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program. 


Live Online Learning Fee: $175.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This three-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 9.0 Mainpro+ credits.


CANCELLATION POLICY

The OCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the OCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the OCFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session. Cancellations made by participants more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after this deadline.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Attendees with accessibility needs should contact ocfpcme@ocfp.on.ca or call our office at 416-867-9646, or toll free in Ontario at 1-800-670-6237, extension 14, to communicate these needs.






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Child and Adolescent Health: Best Evidence for Preventive Care Module 1 - Putting prevention into practice for school-age children

Child and Adolescent Health: Best Evidence for Preventive Care Module 1 - Putting prevention into practice for school-age children

Program Description:

Children and adolescents pose challenges of their own in clinical practice and it’s common to face unpredictable issues from your young patients on any given day.

The Pediatric Preventive Care program provides current guidelines, best-evidence recommendations and practical strategies for caring for children and youth. The program builds on the Greig Health Record, an evidence-based tool endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society. Dr. Greig, primary author of the Greig Health Record, developed and continues to work as one of the leading facilitators of the program.

In a highly interactive agenda of enhanced learning, the program focuses on sharing your challenging cases and finding approaches that you can effectively apply in your clinic.


Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in Module 1, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe up-to-date evidence-based preventive care recommendations for school-age children.
  • Identify preventive care resources and patient information to use in clinical practice.
  • Implement appropriate screening and counselling for the school-aged child.
  • Discuss issues of consent and confidentiality, immunization strategies and pain reduction, and vaccine hesitancy.


Requirements

You must complete all pre-session and post-session activities and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program. 


Live Online Learning Fee: $175.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This three-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 9.0 Mainpro+ credits.


CANCELLATION POLICY

The OCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the OCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the OCFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session. Cancellations made by participants more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after this deadline.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Attendees with accessibility needs should contact ocfpcme@ocfp.on.ca or call our office at 416-867-9646, or toll free in Ontario at 1-800-670-6237, extension 14, to communicate these needs.







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Mood Disorders: Comprehensive and Realistic Strategies for Primary Care Providers

Mood Disorders: Comprehensive and Realistic Strategies for Primary Care Providers

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Program Description:

For family physicians who are managing mood disorders in patients with uncertain diagnoses and/or associated comorbidities, care often poses a difficult challenge. Within the primary care setting, how can you increase your confidence in long-term assessment and management while also addressing the risks and complications that patients with these conditions may suffer? 

This program teaches practical and realistic approaches, offering participants applied strategies that build confidence and competence to deliver care over time and through the changing nature of these conditions.


Learning Objectives 

Following completion of this program, participants will be able to:

•Identify strategies for the management of patients with mood disorders over the lifespan and through the stages of severity including acute risk, functional impairment, residual symptoms relapse and recurrence. (Medical Expert, Collaborator, Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader, Professional)

•Understand how to safely and confidently manage diagnostically uncertain mood disorders pending diagnostic clarification. (Medical Expert, Health Advocate, Professional, Scholar)

•Apply biological, psychosocial, physical and social interventions organized in an evidence-based stepped care model. (Collaborator, Communicator, Health Advocate, Medical Expert, Professional)

•Demonstrate how to safely manage mood disorders in pregnancy. (Medical Expert, Professional, Scholar)

•Support patients and their caregivers in making informed decisions about their comorbid mood disorders and common chronic medical conditions (Collaborator, Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader, Professional)
Live Online Learning Fee: $450.00 plus HST


Live Online Learning Fee: $450.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This  three-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The OCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the OCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the OCFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session. Cancellations made by participants more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after this deadline.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Attendees with accessibility needs should contact ocfpcme@ocfp.on.ca or call our office at 416-867-9646, or toll free in Ontario at 1-800-670-6237, extension 14, to communicate these needs.



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MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy

MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy

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Program Description:

You face many different presentations of musculoskeletal conditions in your day-to-day practice. Build on your diagnostic skills by learning the most current techniques so that you can continue to ensure optimal care and timely recovery for your patients.

The MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy Workshop takes a systematic, hands-on approach to bring the latest musculoskeletal examination assessment skills as they apply to the major joints of the body – shoulder, back, hip, knee and ankle.

With a focus on practical learning, the program was developed and is taught by Dr. Janice Harvey, a family physician and clinical instructor who brings extensive national and international experience and is widely recognized for her expertise in sports and exercise medicine.

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

• Apply patient-centred interviewing skills to acquire information needed to understand the mechanism involved in the injury

• Identify the mechanisms that underlie common injuries of the major joints of the body by conducting an organized physical exam

• Evaluate the results of specific physical tests to design the optimal management plan, including medical and other interdisciplinary health strategies and professionals as needed

• Support patients and their families in making informed decisions about managing their health, including common musculoskeletal conditions

Requirements

All participants are required to wear loose fitting clothing because participants will practice examination techniques with each other for the practical portion of this workshop. Pants that are loose enough to pull up over the knee are appropriate. 

You must also complete all Pre-Course and Post-Course activities and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program. 


CREDITS

This  three-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits.


FEE: $700.00 plus HST


CANCELLATION POLICY

The OCFP reserves the right to cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient advance registration. In the event of a cancellation made by the OCFP, a full refund will be given to the registrants. However, the OCFP cannot accept responsibility for out-of-pocket expenses due to cancellation of a session. Cancellations made by participants more than 15 business days prior to the date of the event will be refunded, less a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be provided after this deadline.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Attendees with accessibility needs should contact ocfpcme@ocfp.on.ca or call our office at 416-867-9646, or toll free in Ontario at 1-800-670-6237, extension 14, to communicate these needs.



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Primary Care Virtual Community

Primary Care Virtual Community


The Change Foundation has convened a Primary Care Virtual Community on behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario.

 

The virtual community reflects participants who work in broadly diverse domains in primary care: Physicians, nurses, administrators (executive directors of FHT’s and CHCs), academics, quality improvement experts, and sector organizations like OCFP, and the Section of General and Family Practice, etc.

 

By bringing together those in primary care that are interested in leading in their context and supporting meaningful system change within the Ontario healthcare system, the virtual community creates a space and opportunity for participants to learn, engage and build agency to ‘lead from the edge’ and propel change.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this series beginning June 26, 2019, participants of the community will be able to:

1)      Identify the opportunities for joined up care and describe the benefits to patients, clinicians and systems.

2)      Describe the 10 High Impact Actions and ways that a collective response can inform and advance system change.

3)      Draw from the lessons learned in local, provincial and international jurisdictions on how leading from the edge and coming together as a community really matters.

4)      Develop practical solutions, test out in practice and share experiences to accelerate learning.

5)      Identify colleagues who have shared interests and opportunities for collaboration with other clinicians in primary care in Ontario.

6)      Model community development through collaborative leadership.


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