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Family Medicine Lecture Series - February

Dates: Friday, February 11, 2022 - Friday, March 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

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, February 11, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • Describe diagnosis of hypertension in pregnancy
  • Describe diagnosis of related disorders in pregnancy including preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome
  • Describe management of hypertension and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Presenter: Dr. Joshua Gould, MD, MSc, MMath, FRCPC

An Approach to Persistent Concussion Symptoms

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, February 18, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • Define concussion and persistent concussion symptoms
  • Identify common signs and symptoms
  • Identify red flags that warrant further investigation
  • Summarize current evidence for treatment
Presenter: Dr. Paula Barker MD, FRCPC

Approach to Chronic Cough

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, February 25, 2022

Learning Objectives
  • Formulate an approach to assessing chronic cough
  • Formulate an approach to managing the most common causes of chronic cough
Presenter: Dr. Aiden Brazil, MD, BSc

Palliative Approach to Care - Some Things We've Learned

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

Learning Objectives
  • Explore some common palliative management challenges and tips for approach
  • Explain some simple strategies to help with symptom management (common and commonly overlooked)
  • Explain some strategies to improve goals of care and advance care planning discussions
Presenter: Dr. Kate Lafferty, MD, FCFP; Michelle King, RN

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.