Choosing Wisely Talks (71)

  • Understanding the National Landscape of Laboratory Utilization

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    15 Sep 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    The return of Choosing Wisely Talks on September 15 at 12 p.m. ET will explore the national landscape of laboratory utilization. What's working to reduce low-value laboratory testing? And how can we align this with efforts to alleviate pressures on resource-constrained health care systems?

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  • STARS Homecoming: Inspiring the Next Generation to Choose Wisely

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    2 Jun 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

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    To wrap up the Choosing Wisely Talks series, join us on June 2 at 12 p.m. ET for STARS Homecoming. Our expert panel of faculty, resident, and student leaders will discuss the international spread of STARS, success stories, and the importance of resource stewardship in inspiring the next generation of physicians to choose wisely.

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  • Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care During the Pandemic

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    7 Apr 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Antipsychotic use has been on a steady decline in recent years due to major efforts to address behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia by other means. However, a recent study shows that prescribing rates have increased during the pandemic. Join Choosing Wisely Talks on April 7 at 12 p.m. ET to learn more about findings from this study and Canada-wide efforts to decrease inappropriate antipsychotic use.

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  • Time to Talk. Encouraging Serious Illness Conversations

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    10 Mar 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Join Choosing Wisely Talks on March 10 at 12 p.m. ET to gain insights on how clinicians and patients can engage in earlier and better conversations about future care. The webinar will feature new tools and resources developed by the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.

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  • Make It Count Twice. Implementing Choosing Wisely Recommendations and Continuing Professional Development

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    3 Feb 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    February's Choosing Wisely Talks will cover how quality improvement approaches to embed practice changes such as measuring key performance data, implementing improvement plans, and assessing impact can be used both to assess practice change and count towards CPD credits.

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  • Media and Medicine in the COVID-19 Era

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    14 Jan 2021

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked massive public interest in health information. But with today's rapid news cycle, communicating evidence-based information effectively can be a challenge. In January's Choosing Wisely Talks, we discuss how to communicate medical information clearly and effectively with the public.

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  • Medico-legal Concerns: What Gets in the Way of Choosing Wisely?

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    2 Dec 2020

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    Concerns about malpractice can drive unnecessary ordering of tests and treatments in order to be thorough and cover all clinical possibilities. How can clinicians choose wisely and still be “safe”? In December’s Choosing Wisely Talks, we’ll discuss communication approaches, tools, and strategies to address these complicated practice issues.

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  • Care Close to Home: What Rural and Remote Communities Can Teach Us About Using Health care Resources Wisely

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    4 Nov 2020

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    COVID-19 has demonstrated that providing care closer to home is long overdue. Rural and remote clinicians and patients have to make challenging prioritization decisions around where, when and why to access resources given limited capacity and medical travel considerations. In November’s Choosing Wisely Talks, we hear from experts in rural medicine on the re-organization of care for in-person and virtual visits. Experts will discuss creative approaches to optimize care outside the walls of the clinician’s office or hospitals.

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  • Choosing Wisely and Childbirth: Addressing the Challenge of Unnecessary C-Sections

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    7 Oct 2020

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    This month, we’re talking appropriateness in obstetrical care. C-sections are the most common surgery for hospitalized patients. This procedure can be lifesaving, but in many cases, it is happening when not clinically indicated. In October’s Choosing Wisely Talks, we will discuss the complex set of factors behind the overuse of C-sections as well as strategies to reduce them. Join a panel of international experts in a conversation about this important overuse problem in pregnancy and maternal care.

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  • Safeguarding the National Blood Supply: Donations, Appropriate Use, and Planning for the Future in Uncertain Times.

    Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
    9 Sep 2020

    12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST

    This month, we’re talking blood stewardship. Blood is a vital but limited resource that’s affected by donation levels at one end of the supply chain and transfusion practices at the other end. What are some strategies for ensuring that Canada’s health care system has a healthy blood supply? Join a panel of experts in a conversation about this vitally important topic.

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