Pearls for Family Practice Suite

Various Dates

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.

The 45th Pearls for Family Practice has been split up into various online events this year. 

Dates include:

Sept 23rd - Evening Webinar
Oct 28th - Evening Webinar
Nov 19 - Half-day Webinar (in the PM)
Nov 20 - Half-day Webinar (in the AM)
Dec 16th  - Evening Webinar

Contact

Course Objectives

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

  • apply current knowledge and evidence-based management for optimal patient outcomes, both in urban and in rural settings
  • facilitate the exchange of information and develop informal networks with other healthcare providers to promote effective team-based care. 
  • identify new services and clinical resources for patients
  • Identify opportunities for practice change improvements

Evening Webinars

An Approach to Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Primary Care

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (7:00 - 9:00 PM)

  • Recognise patterns of abnormal uterine bleeding within the premenopausal/ postmenopausal and post-pregnancy patients and triage appropriately to manage within the medical home
  • Use targeted history, examination and appropriate testing to confirm diagnosis and initiate treatment
  • Identify when to engage our specialty partners in the care of this patient group.
  • Summarize the new Gynaecology pathways and patient information tools now available to support family practitioners in this area of their practice

Understanding the Landscape of Concussion and Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (7:00 - 9:00 PM)

  • Describe the epidemiology of concussion and post-concussion symptoms
  • Recognize when and what to investigate for concussion and post-concussion symptoms
  • Summarize treatment of post-concussion symptoms: rehabilitation, medications and interventions
  • Employ Calgary resources when patients are not getting better

From the Bottom Up; Foot, knee, and hip, pain: An Exploration of Common MSK Concerns

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (7:00 - 9:00 PM)

  • Describe an approach to the differential diagnosis of posterior-lateral hip pain, anterior hip pain, anterior knee pain, and achilles tendon pain
  • Discuss evidence and indications for injection
  • Summarize evidence-based exercise therapy used for common diagnoses related to hip, knee, and achilles tendon pain

Half Days

45th Annual Pearls for Family Practice

November 19th - 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM

November 20th - 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • apply current knowledge and evidence-based management for optimal patient outcomes, both in urban and in rural settings
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and develop informal networks with other healthcare providers to promote effective team-based care.
  • Identify new services and clinical resources for patients
  • Identify opportunities for practice change improvements