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Family Medicine Lecture Series - December 2021

Dates: Friday, November 26, 2021 - Friday, December 17, 2021

The Family Medicine Lecture Series is a partnership between the Long Range, Shalloway, RE-Boot and Endeavor Family Practice Networks, the Family Practice Renewal Program (FPRP), the Office of Professional & Education Development (OPED) with the Faculty of Medicine, the Regional Health Authorities, and Distributed Medical Education (DME) with the Faculty of Medicine. The partnership will see the delivery of a weekly lecture series on topics relevant to family medicine, based on a needs assessment that was conducted by the Family Practice Renewal Program.

Please note: This series of programs will be using the GoToMeeting web platform for all meetings. It is advised that the software be installed and tested prior to the start of the meeting.

Topics and Dates

Borderline Personality Disorder

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, November 26, 2021

Learning Objectives
  • Build knowledge around Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Identify alternatives on the differential
  • Distinguish Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) vs suicidal ideation (SI)
  • Acquire practical tips on managing in the ER vs Outpatient setting
  • Identify countertransfernce and maintain boundaries
Presenter: Dr. Tara Snelgrove

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, December 3, 2021

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the differences between Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Major Neurocognitive Disorder (MNCD)
  • Recognize the clinical features of the most common types of MNCD
  • Discuss assessment and diagnosis of MNCD, including Cognitive Assessment Tools
  • Discuss current treatment options for MNCD
Presenter: Dr. Christy Noftall

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, December 10, 2021

Learning Objectives
  • Explain FIGO classification for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Outline a strategy for triage and initial work up of AUB in a Generalist ObGyn community practice
  • List the diagnostic criteria for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Contrast the benefits of various AUB therapeutic options
  • Determine signs and symptoms that may identify a subset of patients with an ultimate diagnosis of Adenomyosis
Presenter: Dr. Steve Parsons


Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, December 17, 2021

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss assessment and diagnosis of adult ADHD
  • Explain the risks and benefits of stimulant therapy in patients with adult ADHD and a history of a substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Develop an increased range of strategies for therapeutic interventions for this special population
Presenter: Dr. Kris Luscombe

The Office of Professional & Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPED to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.