CPD

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

Since Dr. Simpson’s retirement at the end of June 2016, Dr. Raedler has been serving as the CPD-Director for the Department of Psychiatry.  Please join us in thanking Dr. Steve Simpson for many years of outstanding contributions as CPD-Director.  Trang Pham took over from Roxanne Evans as CPD Coordinator in November 2016.  Due to administrative changes Anne Enders assumed the role as CPD-Coordinator in September 2017.  Please also join us in thanking Roxanne Evans and Trang Phan for their service as CPD Coordinator.

The Department of Psychiatry of the Cumming School of Medicine offers a variety of CPD-activities.  Most of these CPD-activities are multidisciplinary in nature and are attended by different professional groups, including psychiatrists, other physicians, scientists, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, occupational and recreational therapists as well as trainees.

The multi-disciplinary CPD-Committee of the Department of Psychiatry of the Cumming School of Medicine currently consists to 27 members.  The CPD-Committee coordinates all CPD-activities through our department.  Please let us know if you are interested in joining our team as we are always looking for new members.

We appreciate your ongoing support of our CPD-activities.  Please keep in mind that our CPD-activities are only viable if they are attended by a sufficient number of participants.  We are grateful for the financial support through our Department of Psychiatry.  Without this support many of our activities would not be possible.

Grand Rounds


Schedule

Our weekly Grand Rounds are held every Tuesday from 1200 – 1300 in room G500 at Foothills Medical Centre.  Grand Rounds are video-conferenced to 17 sites, including all Calgary hospitals and many urban and rural outpatient centres.  Please let us know if you wish to add an additional site to the video-conference of Grand Rounds.

Since spring 2018 we have been offering access to our weekly Grand Rounds through Adobe Connect.  This allows individuals to participate in Grand Rounds from anywhere on their computers or cell-phones.  Please use this link to set up the connection through Adobe Connect: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/grandrounds/

Our goal is to make Grand Rounds easily accessible.

CME Credits

On November 30, 2017 we received renewed confirmation of Grand Rounds Accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians.  Thanks to this accreditation we continue to be able to provide Section 1 CME-credits for Grand Rounds.  Physicians who wish to claim CME-credits for attending Grand Rounds need to submit an electronic evaluation.  Please contact Dr. Raedler or Anne Enders if you are not receiving the email-link for this evaluation.

Extras

We occasionally offer Grand Rounds that are supported by the pharmaceutical industry.  While we cover the honorarium for these Grand Rounds, we take advantage of national and international speakers who are brought to Calgary by the pharmaceutical industry.  The CPD-Committee composed a set of guidelines that apply to all Grand Rounds presenters that are supported by the pharmaceutical industry.  These guidelines maintain our high standards for Grand Rounds and will ensure that we remain in compliance with the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Grand Rounds presentations cover a variety of different topics that are of interest to the different members of the department.  In addition, we also offer updates on research activities through the Mathison Centre, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, the Strategic Clinical Networks as well as the Psychopharmacology Research Unit (PRU).  We are always looking for suggestions for speakers or topics for Grand Rounds.  Please forward all suggestions to Dr. Raedler, Anne Enders or any member of the CPD-Committee.

Staying Up to Date

The Grand Rounds schedule is updated weekly via email.  Please contact Anne Enders if you wish to be included in our Grand Rounds email distribution list.  The Grand Rounds schedule, as well as all information on all CPD activities are on the Department of Psychiatry - Events Calendar.  We also post learning objectives, an abstract of the presentation, as well as biographic information on the speakers on the departmental website Events calendar.  We appreciate your help in informing us of all upcoming activities.


Other Educational Activities

In addition to departmental Grand Rounds some clinical sites offer their own Grand Rounds.  Our department is also involved in day-long updates in different areas including Mood Day, Psychosis Day, Women’s Health Day, Addiction Day, Geriatrics Day, Psychotherapy Day and Forensics Day.  Every year, our department offers the Psychiatry Online Literature Review Course (POLRC), an online journal club that is attended by both urban and rural psychiatrists.  In 2018 we had 45 attendees for this program.  Further information on the POLRC as well as other CME-activities through the University of Calgary, is available through the Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development of the Cumming School of Medicine (https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/cme/courses/course-calendar)

 

Psychiatry Quarterly Updates

In 2019 we will be starting a new format of educational activities, the ‘Psychiatry Quarterly Updates’. ‘Psychiatry Quarterly Updates’ are two – to three hour sessions that focus on a single topic.  Our inaugural session was held on March 8, 2019 from 1 pm - 4 pm and it focused on Alcohol Use Disorder.  On June 7, 2019 we will hold another ‘Psychiatry Quarterly Updates’ with a focus on Psychosis.  Additional events will focus on anxiety disorders and PTSD and will be held in the fall of 2019.  We are planning to offer Section 3 CME-credits for these events.

Key Contacts

CPD Director:
Dr. Thomas Raedler
Email: thomas.raedler@ahs.ca

 

CPD Coordinator:
Anne Enders
Email: margaret.enders@ucalgary.ca

 

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry
1403 - 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
Tel: (403) 944-1272
Fax: (403) 944-8340