Choosing Wisely Talks (88)

  • 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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  • 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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