Choosing Wisely Talks (71)

  • Clearing the Air on Asthma and COPD: When Undertesting Leads to Overdiagnosis

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    8 Jun 2022

    12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

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    Join Choosing Wisely Talks on June 8 at 12 p.m. ET to learn about the barriers to pulmonary function testing and how clinicians and patients can be supported to avoid over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

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  • Five Recommendations for Using Labs Wisely During Global Blood Tube and Other Resource Shortages

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    24 Feb 2022

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Join Choosing Wisely Talks on February 24 at 12 p.m. to learn more about the urgent need to use lab resources wisely.

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  • Curbing Unnecessary CT Scans for Concussions

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    13 Apr 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Join Choosing Wisely Talks on April 13 at 12 p.m. ET to learn practical tips for managing concussions in adult and pediatric populations.

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  • Understanding the Impact of Screening Backlogs

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    9 Mar 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    On March 9 at 12 p.m. ET Choosing Wisely Talks will explore the impact of screening delays in primary care. Experts will discuss the implications of the screening backlogs, as well as practical ways to move forward.

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  • Managing Dementia Without Antipsychotics

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    9 Feb 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Choosing Wisely Talks on February 9 at 12 p.m. ET will feature Dr. Jennifer Watt, Geriatrician and Clinician-Scientist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Watt will discuss non-medication interventions for treating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and provide practical advice on deprescribing.

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  • Managing Scarce Hospital Resources During Omicron

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    13 Jan 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    On January 13 at 12 p.m. ET, Choosing Wisely Talks will host a special panel discussion on reducing low-value tests and activities during the Omicron wave. Experts will discuss a number of practical ideas that could be implemented immediately to help preserve healthcare resources for patients who really need them. 

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  • Communicating About What Matters Most: Encouraging Serious Illness Conversations

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    12 Jan 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Choosing Wisely Talks on January 12 at 12 p.m. ET will explore the rationale for integrating serious illness conversations in practice as well as common challenges to doing so. Dr. Justin Sanders, a member of the team that created the Serious Illness Conversation Guide, will discuss evidence-based strategies on how to communicate about what matters most.

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  • Using Electronic Medical Records to Choose Wisely: Push, Pull, Nudge

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    1 Dec 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Choosing Wisely Talks on December 1 at 12 p.m. ET will explore efforts to work with EMR vendors to embed antibiotic stewardship tools into their digital workflows. Dr. Darren Larsen, family physician and expert in digital health, will share how leveraging EMRs can not only help improve patient care, but also help change clinician behaviour.

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  • Navigating Colds, Flu, and Kids This Respiratory Season

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    17 Nov 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    On November 17 at 12 p.m. ET, Choosing Wisely Talks will provide practical advice about managing symptoms of respiratory tract infections and avoiding unnecessary antibiotic use in children. Expert speakers will provide perspectives from the primary care office and emergency department with case studies and practical tools.

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  • Are We Using Antibiotics Wisely in Primary Care in the Era of COVID-19?

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    6 Oct 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    On October 6 at 12 p.m. ET, Choosing Wisely Talks will reflect on what we’ve learned about antibiotics and over-prescribing, a long-standing issue of global significance. How has antibiotic prescribing changed with the management of COVID-19 and shift to virtual care? And what challenges do we need to consider this upcoming respiratory season?

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