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Family Medicine Lecture Series - May 2023

Dates: Friday, May 12, 2023 - Friday, May 26, 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 3 Mainpro+® credits.

Topics and Dates

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

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, May 12, 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.

Colon Cancer Screening

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, May 19, 2023
Presenter: Dr. Jerry McGrath MD, FRCPC
Learning Objectives
  • Identify patient appropriateness for colorectal cancer screening.
  • Explore the harms and benefits of cancer screening and various testing modalities.
  • Discuss the management of patients in a screening program.
  • Generalize the future possibilities of colorectal cancer screening.

Providing Effective Feedback

Date and Time: 8:00 AM Friday, May 26, 2023
Presenters: Dr. Jinelle Ramlackhansingh Dr. Wendy Graham MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS
Learning Objectives
  • Define effective feedback, including formative and summative types.
  • Describe the use of Field Notes in Family Medicine.
  • Describe the elements of an effective feedback interaction.
  • Recognize the barriers to providing effective feedback.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies to provide effective feedback and manage learner response.

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.