Resources and CPD from Other Providers

Upcoming Events

Essential Strategies for Chronic Pain Management

November 29 & 30, 2021

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Providers and patients consistently agree that chronic pain is one of the most challenging issues they face. Messages are conflicting and evidence is difficult to interpret. We welcome you to register for this two, half day course using a virtual delivery, which will provide an overview of the key issues and an opportunity for small group interaction to formulate a plan for your most troubling challenges.

Once you are registered, you will gain access to our online modules that need to be completed in advance, along with your feedback on a pre-course needs assessment that will outline your learning objectives.  The modules include:

· Psychosocial Factors in Chronic Pain (3 modules)

· Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain: How to Teach Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT) Skills (2 modules)

· Neuroscience of Chronic Pain:  Explaining Pain to Patients (1 module)

· Rehabilitation for Chronic/Persistent Pain (7 modules)

· Medical Management of Pain (2 modules)

On both course days (November 29 and 30th from 0800-1200hMST), members of the Calgary Pain Program multidisciplinary team will share the evidence that informs current guidelines for chronic pain management, and discuss practical considerations.  Using case presentations in a small group session will also encourage participants to share common practice challenges with a course facilitator to create practical treatment plans.

We welcome all healthcare providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, kinesiologists and pain researchers.

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

· explain the pathophysiology of chronic pain to a patient

· formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for chronic pain (including medications and interventions)

· implement a basic strategy for functional rehabilitation

· incorporate psychological treatment strategies, including cognitive behavioral therapy-informed tools, in a chronic pain treatment plan.

Registration is $175.00(CAD) for all attendees.  This course is accredited for Mainpro+ Group Learning – 37.5 credits as well as for RSCPC (Day 1 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment – 7.25 hours, Day 2 MOC Section 1 – 5.5 hours) if all course obligations are met.

Further questions, please contact: Sylvia Vespa Sylvia.Vespa@albertahealthservices.ca

Enhanced Surgical Skills & Obstetrical Surgical Skills

January 19-22, 2022

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Offered by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada

  1. About

    (Formally known as Toward Optimized Practice or TOP)

    ACTT helps Alberta physicians and the teams with whom they work implement evidence-based practices to enhance the care of their patients. Through a variety of tools and services offered to assist physicians and healthcare professionals, ACTT works with both PCN and non-PCN physicians as well as community-based specialists to implement specific, measurable and evidence-based changes.

  2. Resources

    COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians

    Primary Care Explained

    Stepwise Approach to Delivering Care for Primary and Specialty Care Clinics

  1. About

    The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is the provincial Chapter for the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and was established more than 65 years ago. The ACFP is a member-based, not-for-profit organization representing more than 5,200 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students across Alberta.

  2. Resources

    ACFP Conferences

    Online Resources

    CPD Outreach

    Mainpro+

    CPD Calendar of Events

  1. About

    Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to nearly 4.4 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.

  2. Resources

    Knowledge Resource Service

    Physician Learning

    Vascular Risk Reduction Resources

    Cancer Guidelines

    Opioids

    Opioid Dependency Program

    Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Course

    PACES Training: Provincial Addiction Curricula & Experiential Skills Training

  1. About

    CAME’s mission is to promote, advance and recognize excellence across the continuum of medical education in Canada.

  2. Resources

    Events

  1. About

    The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is a not-for-profit association, incorporated by an Act of Parliament. Founded in 1901, the CMPA emerged from a need for physicians to work together to support their physician colleagues.

    The CMPA’s tag line, Empowering Better Healthcare, underscores their enduring commitment to assist members in reducing their medical-legal risk and to contribute to improvements in the safety of care.

  2. Resources

    Self-directed e-learning activities

    Education Hub

  1. About

    CanREACH (the Canadian Research and Education for the Advancement of Child Health) is an award-winning program that develops primary care providers skills and abilities in pediatric mental health. With a vision of healthy futures for children, adolescents and families, the mission of CanREACH is to transform health care systems by educating and empowering primary care providers in creating and sustaining practices changes congruent with up-to-date evidence-based information in child mental health. 

  2. Patient-centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Program

    1. Three Day Workshop - a dynamic and interactive three day (15 hours) course that uses a combination of intensive face-to-face teaching and hands-on practice

    2. Six Months Bi-weekly Calls - Ongoing case-based program using distance learning methods.

    Course Objectives

    Participants learn to

    • Identify and differentiate among paediatric mental health concerns
      • Childhood depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, aggression and psychosis
    • Effectively manage psychopharmacology
      • Selecting, initiating and tapering medication, monitoring change, and identifying and minimizing side effects
    • Create and implement treatment plans
      • Mobilizing existing resources and natural and professional supports

    Please see the brochure for upcoming session dates, daily content and more information about this conference. 

    Contact

    For Edmonton sessions, please contact:
    Ph: 780-938-4638,  Canreach.Edmonton@ahs.ca

    For Calgary sessions, please contact:
    Ph: 403-955-1104 CanREACH@ahs.ca

  3. Resources

    CanREACH One Pager

    CanREACH Recruitment Letter

  1. About

    Healthy Minds Healthy Children offers a variety of resources and services to support and build capacity in primary care in the area of child and adolescent mental health.

  2. Resources

    Consultation (in-office, telephone, video conference/telehealth) to primary care physicians and clinicians

    Case or theme-based in-servicing or presentations on selected topics

    Internet-based professional development modules in children’s mental health

    Practitioners’ Desk Reference to aid in efficient identification and management of children’s mental health concerns

    Information prescriptions on various topics in children’s mental health that practitioners can provide to their patients and clients

  1. About

    Evidence-based, trusted, and accredited online CME in a number of therapeutic areas; hosted by Professional Development & Conferencing Services, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

  2. Resources

    Courses

  1. About

    The Physician Learning Program (PLP) works with physicians and their clinical teams to help them advance their practice, and with those who know that there will always be room for improvement and are willing to champion positive change. Together, we will make impactful change that will benefit health care providers and Albertans.

  2. Resources

    Projects

    Tools

     

  1. About

    Funded and supported by the provincial government for over two decades, the Alberta's Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) works with practising and prospective rural physicians and allied health professionals, as well as Alberta's rural communities to ensure every Albertan has access to timely and reliable health care services.

  2. Resources

    Continuing Professional Development

    Post-Secondary Health Professions Students

    Services for Rural Alberta Communities 

  1. About

    The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. Founded in 1992, the SRPC’s mission is championing rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy and research.

  2. Resources

    Events

  1. About

    The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry serves the public good through excellence in medical and health professions' education, research and patient care. They build partnerships essential to a high-performing academic health sciences centre.

  2. Resources

    Lifelong Learning

  1. About

    W21C is a research and innovation initiative based in the University of Calgary and the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. W21C offers a diverse selection of courses providing learners with practice skills to further high-quality research and innovation in healthcare.

  2. Resources

    Research

    Services

    Education