OCFP Continuing Professional Development Programs

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Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention

Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention

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Program Description:

Do you want to improve your confidence in screening, diagnosing, and optimizing care for patients with osteoporosis, including those with moderate risk? Through small-group discussions and case analysis, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention addresses key issues – including osteoporosis-related fractures, secondary causes and current care gaps – and examines pharmacological treatment options, opportunities for non-pharmacological treatment, and drug holidays.

Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the current care gap in osteoporosis fracture care including barriers and facilitators of quality care
  • Recognize and describe the impact of osteoporotic fracture
  • Apply a selective evidence-based approach to bone mineral density testing
  • Assess and apply pharmacology and non-pharmacology strategies for patients at high risk of fractures
  • Describe risks and benefits of treatment options to support shared decision making with patients and provide patients with guidance about osteoporosis management by linking them with resources for self-management


Requirements

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


FEE: $50.00 plus HST

This program has received funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.


CREDITS

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 7.0 Mainpro+ credits.

Please note that this program has been redeveloped from the Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls program. The scientific content is similar to the previous version, however, the new program has updated content and incorporates more active learning.


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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Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

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Program Description:

Participants will identify opportunities on how to "practise wisely", with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

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 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify opportunities and develop strategies to reduce over-medicalization.
  • Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources for evidence-informed practice. 
  • Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care decisions and plans. 
  • Communicate and build consensus with patients.
  • Critically assess appropriateness of clinical practice guidelines.
  • 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 bring a laptop or tablet that has the ability to connect to the internet in order to fully participate in the course. 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.


FEE: $600.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This 3-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 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.

Visit the Practising Wisely website to learn more about the program or sign-up for the Practising Wisely e-News Bulletin to receive tools and resources supporting evidence-informed, shared decisions. 


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Pediatric Preventive Care: Sex, drugs and so much more! Evidence-Based Guidance for Practice

Pediatric Preventive Care: Sex, drugs and so much more! Evidence-Based Guidance for Practice

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Program Description:

Are you confident your approach to preventive care for younger patients reflects the best evidence and current state of practice?

Pediatric Preventive Care builds on the evidence-based Greig Health Record – endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society – to offer current resources, recommendations and guidelines to apply in practice.

From obesity and concussions in school-aged children, to substance abuse, STIs and depression screening in adolescents, this highly interactive Group Learning workshop incorporates case-based scenarios, individual reflection and group work, and brings to life common pediatric and adolescent health challenges seen in family practice.


Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • 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-Course and Post-Course activities and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program. 


FEE: $600.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18.0 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:

Taking a targeted history and performing an organized, efficient physical examination are critical components of correctly diagnosing joint injury and managing musculoskeletal conditions. Health practitioners can be faced with a variety of presentations each day in their practices. Keeping on top of the most current and advanced diagnostic techniques is critical to positive patient outcomes and timely recovery. Don’t miss out on this hands-on comprehensive Group Learning program, which will bring your diagnostic skills to the current state of practice. Assessments covered include shoulder, back, hip, knee and ankle.


Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Use patient-centered interviewing skills to effectively gather relevant biomedical and psychosocial information regarding the mechanism of the relevant injury
  • Perform an organized and efficient physical exam of the major joints of the musculoskeletal system to identify and differentiate between the various mechanisms of common musculoskeletal injuries
  • Interpret the findings from common physical tests to determine the optimal management plan incorporating medical approaches and referrals to the most appropriate interdisciplinary health professionals
  • Discuss an approach to the management of common musculoskeletal conditions seen in practice using communications skills and strategies that help patients and their families make informed decisions regarding their health

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. 


FEE: $700.00 plus HST

CREDITS

This 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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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 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe 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. 
  • Select strategies to safely and confidently manage diagnostically uncertain mood disorders pending diagnostic clarification regardless of whether the latter takes months or years. 
  • Apply advanced strategies to selecting biological, psychological, physical and social interventions organized in a stepped care model. 
  • Describe how to safely manage mood disorders in pregnancy, the elderly and patients with comorbid alcohol and drug use. 
  • Safely manage patients with comorbid mood disorders and common chronic medical conditions. 


FEE: $700.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This 3-credit-per- hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21 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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Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls

Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls

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Program Description:

This program on Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls provides an up to date approach to osteoporosis and falls with the latest information on the current care gap in treatment of osteoporosis in Ontario. The recently published Long-Term Care Guidelines for Osteoporosis is also included in the program as well as an emphasis on the moderate risk patient which is our most challenging patient to treat in primary care. The assessment of individuals who should and can have a drug holiday will also be covered. In addition, participants will also be introduced to an Osteoporosis assessment tool that can be used to facilitate screening and monitoring of patients at risk for or diagnosed with Osteoporosis. The tool is available for download for PS Suite EMRs (OSCAR in development) and as a standalone PDF.


Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Review and describe the current care gap in osteoporosis fracture care and identify barriers and facilitators
  • Recognize the impact of osteoporotic fracture
  • Assess and apply management strategies and treatment plan for patients at high risk of fracture


Requirements

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


FEE: $50.00 plus HST

This program has received funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.


CREDITS

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6.0 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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Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

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Program Description:

Participants will identify opportunities on how to "practise wisely", with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

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 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify opportunities to reduce "too much medicine"
  • Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources
  • Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care
  • Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization


Requirements

During this workshop you will be asked to visit multiple websites to access various resources. Therefore, all participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet that has the ability to connect to the internet in order to fully participate in the course. 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.


FEE: $600.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 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.

Visit the Practising Wisely website to learn more about the program or sign-up for the Practising Wisely e-News Bulletin to receive tools and resources supporting evidence-informed, shared decisions. 


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Treating Poverty

Treating Poverty

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Program Description:

Treating Poverty is a CFPC certified Group Learning workshop for family doctors and other members of the healthcare team. Poverty represents a significant and reversible risk factor for poor health. This practical, active learning workshop supports the development of relevant clinical skills, a deeper understanding of the federal and provincial income security systems, and other related resources. 

This program is open to family physicians and allied healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and others who work closely with those living in poverty.


Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Intervene in Poverty using the Poverty Tool.
  • Guide patients to relevant income benefit programs and critically assess income benefit programs that require physician input.
  • Build and empower a practice team to address poverty and social determinants of health.
  • Advocate for patients living in poverty.


Requirements

During this workshop you will be asked to visit multiple websites to access various resources. Therefore, all participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet that has the ability to connect to the internet in order to fully participate in the course. 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.


FEE: $450.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This 3 credit per hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 13.5 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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Primer in Adolescent Addiction Medicine

Primer in Adolescent Addiction Medicine

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Program Description:

For your adolescent and young adult patients who use alcohol and drugs, the most appropriate interventions, treatments and referral pathways must take into account the risk levels associated with the patient’s substance use. This program offers practical screening tools and methods, and helps develop skills for the complexities of this care within a comprehensive primary care practice. 


Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and incorporate into practice screening tools for adolescent and youth alcohol and substance use.
  • Provide brief interventions for addressing low and higher risk alcohol and drug use
  • Identify and translate into practice pharmacotherapy interventions appropriate to primary care.
  • Identify treatment and referral pathways for youth with alcohol and drug use issues


Requirements

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


FEE: $300.00 plus HST


CREDITS

This 3 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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Sharing Tools for Excellence in Practice (STEP) Portal

Sharing Tools for Excellence in Practice (STEP) Portal

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Program Description:

The inaugural STEP conference from the Ontario College of Family Physicians brings together clinical leaders to share the latest findings and deliver relevant, evidence-based pearls to apply in practice.

STEP is focused only on the clinical areas identified by family physicians as challenging:

Cardiology | Dermatology | Mental Health | Musculoskeletal Health | Pain and Palliative Care.

Learning Objectives 

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • To share relevant and evidence-based clinical pearls and guidelines for implementation in practice.
  • To increase knowledge and implement positive change and best practices in the delivery of care.


CREDITS

This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 6.0 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. 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Attendees with accessibility needs should contact ocfpasa@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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The inaugural STEP conference from the Ontario College of Family Physicians brings together clinical leaders to share the latest findings and deliver relevant, evidence-based pearls to apply in practice.

STEP is focused only on the clinical areas identified by family physicians as challenging:
Cardiology | Dermatology | Mental Health | Musculoskeletal Health | Pain and Palliative Care.

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