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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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  • 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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  • Using Audit & Feedback to Reduce Unnecessary Lab Tests

    Series: De/Implement
    23 Feb 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Join the De/Implement webinar series on February 23 at 12 p.m. ET to hear from Dr. Jason Vanstone, Research Scientist in Stewardship and Clinical Appropriateness with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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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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  • Ontario College of Family Physicians – Family Medicine Summit 2022

    Series: Other Events
    28 Jan 2022

    Jan 28, 8:00am EST - Jan 29, 5:00pm EST

    The OCFP Family Medicine Summit (FMS) will include two days of livestream events – January 28 and 29, 2022 – with dozens of additional sessions available on demand to participants until July 31, 2022.

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  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Outpatient Antibiotic Use

    Series: De/Implement
    19 Jan 2022

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Join the De/Implement webinar series on January 19 at 12 p.m. ET to hear from Dr. Kevin Schwartz, Infectious Disease Specialist at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto and Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician at Public Health Ontario. Dr. Schwartz will describe his recent work examining the difference in outpatient antibiotic prescription usage before and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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  • Experiences from the UK of Avoiding Unnecessary Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care Using Enhanced Feedback

    Series: De/Implement
    14 Dec 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Join the De/Implement series on December 14 at 12 p.m. ET to hear from Dr. Sarah Alderson, General Practitioner in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom and Clinical Associate Professor in Primary Care at the University of Leeds. Dr. Alderson will describe an audit and feedback intervention to assist general practices across West Yorkshire with opioid prescribing known as ‘The Campaign to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (CROP).

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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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