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Family Medicine Lecture Series - January

Dates: Friday, January 14, 2022 - Friday, February 4, 2022

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

Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, January 14, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • outline newer recommendations regarding obesity in pregnancy.
  • outline strategies to reduce the risks of obesity in pregnancy.
  • outline the diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes.
  • counsel women with diabetes around it’s obstetrical implications.
  • discuss some of the implications of COVID in pregnancy and newborn care.
Presenter: Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald, MD

Antibiotic Utilization and Self Audit

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, January 21, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • recognize tools for practice to guide antibiotic use
  • explain local resistance patterns
  • discuss IDSA and CPS guidelines on AOM, Step pharyngitis, and C DIFF
  • outline avenues for self and group practice audit
Presenter: Dr. Mike Curran, MD

Shoulder Exam

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, January 28, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • discuss common conditions of the upper extremity
  • develop an approach to examination of the upper extremity
  • explore management options for upper extremity complaints
  • explain injection techniques for the upper extremity
Presenter: Dr. Kerry Lynn Williams, MD


Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, February 4, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • comprehend epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Canada
  • describe common presentations of Active Tuberculosis infections
  • differentiate between Latent and Active Tuberculosis Infections
  • explain Diagnosis of Latent and Active Tuberculosis
  • describe treatment for Tuberculosis Infections
  • appreciate impacts of socioeconomic factors in Tuberculosis infection
Presenter: Dr. Gabe Woollam, MD CCFP FCFP FRRMS

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.