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Family Medicine Lecture Series - Dec 2022-Jan 2023

Dates: Friday, December 2, 2022 - Friday, January 27, 2023

The Family Medicine Lecture Series is delivered in partnership between the Long Range, Shalloway, RE-Boot and Endeavor Family Practice Networks (FPNs), the Family Practice Renewal Program (FPRP), the Regional Health Authorities, and the Office of Professional and Education Development (OPED) and Distributed Medical Education (DME), both with the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.

This weekly lecture series on topics relevant to family medicine is based on a needs assessment conducted by the Office of Professional and Education Development (OPED), in consultation with the Family Practice Renewal Program, the Family Practice Networks, and the Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association.

Please Note: This series will be using the GoToMeeting ( web platform for all program sessions. It is advised that the software be installed and tested prior to the start of the meeting.

Registration for this program is complimentary.


Mainpro+ Group-Learning
This one-credit-per-hour Group-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Office of Professional & Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University for up to 4 Mainpro+® credits.

Topics and Dates

Approach to Common Pediatric Referrals for the General Practitioner

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, December 2, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Samantha Woodrow Mullett
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the pertinent history and physical exam findings for three common pediatric problems – bedwetting, functional abdominal pain/constipation, and anxiety and other mental health concerns
  • Recognize which findings would warrant an urgent referral
  • Determine what if any investigations are needed
  • Apply an approach to management that may be used in lieu of, or while awaiting, pediatric or other specialty follow up

Advanced Care Planning: Person Centered End of Life Care

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, December 9, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Jody Woolfrey
Learning Objectives
  • Demonstrate how to effectively communicate with patients and families about end of life in the context of frailty
  • Describe how to advocate for palliative care for patients with severe dementia
  • Discuss the future of MAiD in the context of frailty

Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, January 20, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Erica Edison MD, PhD, FRCPC
Learning Objectives
  • Recall the basic epidemiology of depression
  • Define the diagnostic criteria of depression
  • Describe how to apply the treatment guidelines for depression
  • Discuss expectations of recovery from depression

Obesity and Diabetes: Tips and Tricks for Diagnosis and Treatment

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, January 27, 2023
Presenter: Dr. David Carroll B.Eng, MD, FRCPC, MSc(HQ)
Learning Objectives
  • Integrate evidence-based recommendations for screening and diagnosing, obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Compare and contrast the efficacy of pharmacologic treatments of people with obesity and diabetes
  • Describe appropriate management strategies, including lifestyle modifications, nutrition counseling and effective weight management including use of shared decision-making

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.