Choosing Wisely Canada's
National Meeting - Virtual Offerings

Welcome to Choosing Wisely Canada’s 10th Anniversary National Meeting Virtual Offerings!

Welcome to Choosing Wisely Canada’s National Meeting virtual offerings! Explore our page for links to access virtual plenaries during our two-day event. The links will become active on the event date during the time of the livestream.

A Decade of Choosing Wisely Canada 

For the past ten years, Choosing Wisely Canada has been mobilizing frontline providers to make changes and curb overuse. In this conversation with co-founders, we reflect on the impact of Choosing Wisely Canada and look to the future of reducing overuse in Canadian health systems.


  • Dr. Wendy Levinson, Choosing Wisely Canada
  • Tai Huynh, Choosing Wisely Canada

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the current state of overuse in Canada and efforts to address this complex problem in health care
  • Illustrate successful examples from the past 10 years on driving change in health systems at local and national level
  • Identify future opportunities to tackle overuse in health care

Medication Appropriateness in Canada 

Medication prescribing is one of the most common activities in clinical practice. However, the issue of overuse and inappropriate prescribing poses significant challenges in health care. Expert speakers from hospitals, long-term care, and primary care settings will discuss the current landscape and future of prescribing practices in Canada.

  • Dr. Barbara Farrell, Scientist, Bruyère Research Institute
  • Dr. John Hirdes, Professor, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Emily McDonald, Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University, and Scientific Director, Canadian Medication Appropriateness and Deprescribing Network

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common drivers and barriers in medication appropriateness across primary, long-term care, and hospital sectors
  • Illustrate successful implementation examples to address common drivers of overuse
  • Discuss potential strategies to advance medication appropriateness across sectors

Choosing Wisely for Health on a Grand Scale

The limitations of Canada’s health care system have led to fragmented care, impacting population health and well-being. In this keynote, Dr. Jane Philpott will share insights and perspectives on addressing system-wide needs for improved access to care and the role of Choosing Wisely in shaping a healthier health system for the future.

Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of Medicine, Queen’s University

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify health system-wide needs and opportunities for wiser choices
  • Construct new models for improving access to primary health care
  • Formulate a transition plan to achieve better value for money in health systems

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