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Family Medicine Lecture Series - March 2023

Dates: Friday, March 10, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 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

Updates on Hepatitis C for Primary Care

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, March 10, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Peter Daley MD, FRCPC, DTM&H
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize and diagnose HCV.
  • Discuss current therapies available for treatment and management of HCV.
  • Discuss current updates and trends of HCV in NL and Canada.

An Approach to Chronic Pain Management

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, March 17, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Paul Woolfrey
Learning Objectives
  • Summarize the prevalence, cost and impact of chronic pain.
  • Define acute and chronic pain.
  • Recognize the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain.
  • Assess and diagnose chronic pain.
  • Recall non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment and management.

Diagnosis and Management of COPD

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, March 24, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Aiden Brazil MD
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize and diagnose COPD
  • Describe how to effectively escalate COPD therapy
  • Describe strategies that will optimize patient management and reduce exacerbations

Colorectal Cancer and the Family Physician: Exploring the Clinical Pathway from Specimen Submission to Prognosis

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, March 31, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Reid
Learning Objectives
  • Explain common lower gastrointestinal tract pathology and clinical implications.
  • Discuss optimal specimen submission and follow up.
  • Interpret cancer summaries and predict typical prognosis based on findings.

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.