Pearls for Family Practice Suite

Evening Sessions and Half Days - Various Dates

2021-2022 Session Information

The 46th Annual Pearls for Family Practice has been split up into various online events.

Course Overview

This program provides an update and review focused on practical, evidence-informed pearls pertinent for practice in primary care. Topics covered will enhance your management of a wide variety of conditions typically seen in both urban and rural settings.

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46th Annual Pearls for Family Practice

Don’t Miss a Beat: Updates on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction & Using Data to Close Care Gaps

June 3rd, 2022 - 9:00AM-3:00PM

At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

  • Identify strategies to reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with and without diabetes
  • Pearls for family practice from endocrinology, cardiology, and nephrology points of view
  • Understand the Physician Practice Improvement Program and how to earn credits
  • Understand how to interpret your data in your Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Panel Report
  • Introduce tools to help with your practice improvement
  • Learn to make actionable goals that can be implemented in your practice
  • Apply improvements to your practice

Credits

This program is awaiting certification

Evening Sessions

Empowering a Community-Based Approach for Eating Disorders in Youth

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Learning Objectives

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of primary care in the current landscape of eating disorders in youths
  • Explore early detection and risk stratification of eating disorders in youth through case based discussion
  • Develop an approach to ongoing management of youth with eating disorders, including understanding importance of the therapeutic relationships and medical monitoring eating disorders in youth
  • Outline current resources for patients with eating disorder, families, and community healthcare teams

Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults; ADHD and Gaming Disorders/Cyber-dependence

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Learning Objectives

After this session participants will be able to:

Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults

  • Develop a diagnostic approach for depression and anxiety in late life
  • Understand the impact of depression and anxiety on the cognitive functioning of older adults
  • Describe evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for depression and anxiety in late life

ADHD and Gaming Disorders/Cyber-dependence

  • Review the diagnosis of ADHD in adults and examine ADHD comorbidities with a focus on cyber-dependence/Gaming Disorders
  • Utilize common rating scales to help diagnose Gaming Disorders in adults with ADHD
  • Identify local and online resources to manage Gaming Disorders in the adult ADHD population

Building Confidence to Recognize and Co-Manage Parkinson’s Disease in Primary Care

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Learning Objectives

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Perform a neurological examination on a patient with Parkinsonism
  • Derive a differential diagnosis for Parkinsonism
  • Describe the referral pathway for patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Review case presentations on Parkinson’s Disease and the co-management of its progression with primary care physicians