Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help clinicians and patients
engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

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2017 Choosing Wisely National Meeting Abstract Book Released

Wondering what others in the Choosing Wisely community are up to? The second annual Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting included a call for abstracts to highlight efforts from coast to coast associated with the campaign. We received over 80 abstracts showcasing leading clinicians’ work around implementation of campaign recommendations, deprescribing interventions, measurement of unnecessary care, interprofessional collaboration and innovations in medical education. The abstract book details this work and can help inspire your own projects, we thank everyone for their fantastic submissions. Check out the Abstract Book here.

Exciting opportunities to showcase your Choosing Wisely Canada work in 2017

Here are three exciting opportunities to showcase your Choosing Wisely Canada work this year:

1. The College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Medicine Forum 2017
Montreal, Quebec, November 8 – 11, 2017

Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive annual conference for family physicians. FMF focuses on providing four energizing days of practical, cutting-edge, and thought-provoking educational opportunities. It features impressive daily keynote presentations and a vast array of continuing professional development (CPD) sessions designed specifically for family physicians, researchers, and teachers.

Call for abstracts. Submission deadline is February 6, 2017.

2. Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017: Towards Responsible Global Solutions
Quebec City, August 17 – 19, 2017

Preventing Overdiagnosis brings together likeminded scientists to share opinions, ideas and solutions to the growing problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. This annual event is an ideal environment for health scientists, researchers and patient/public advocates to present ongoing research, results and ideas.

Call for abstracts. Submission deadline is February 28, 2017.

3. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International Conference on Residency Education 2017
Quebec City, October 19 – 21, 2017

International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) brings together more than 1,800 clinical educators and physicians from around the world to share ideas, challenges, innovations, and advance training. This year the Royal College has announced a new abstract submission category for ICRE. Quality improvement projects that are led by residents or take place in a clinical learning environment can be submitted for an oral or poster presentation at this year’s conference.

Call for abstracts. Submission deadline is March 3, 2017.

We encourage you to submit your work and share the calls with your communities.

Launching ARTIC Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading Webinar Series

The Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation (Joint Centres) and Choosing Wisely Canada are creating a new stream of webinars in which participating Joint Centres’ sites will share their learning experiences from implementing ARTIC Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading in both hospital and primary care based settings. The platform aims to nurture and sustain a community of practice, enabling broader spread and sustainability of the chosen Choosing Wisely priorities and initiatives at each of the centres. These webinars will provide a venue for multiple teams at different locations to exchange information, discuss their work, and learn from one another how to successfully embed the Choosing Wisely philosophy in clinical decision making. Hospital and primary care sites from across Ontario are encouraged to join.

The first hospital based webinar will be Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm ET. The one-hour session will be dedicated to discuss Choosing Wisely implementation in the Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic at North York General Hospital. The first primary care based webinar details will be released in January. 

To join the webinars please email and details which stream of webinars (hospital or primary care) you would like to participate in.

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