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44th Annual Pearls for Family Practice

Date and time   7:00am, October 7 - 4:30pm, October 10, 2019. MDT.
Location MacEwan Conference & Event Centre

Course Description:

This program provides an update and review focused on pragmatic, evidence-informed pearls pertinent for practice in primary care. Topics covered include a wide variety of the diagnoses typically seen in both urban and rural settings.

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 settings with access to specialists and in rural settings where services and resources may be limited.
  • facilitate the exchange of information and develop informal networks with other healthcare providers.
  • identify new services and clinical resources for patients.
  • identify opportunities for practice change improvement and effective team-based care.

Who Should Attend

Family Physicians, Residents and Trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and all members of the patient medical home care team.

Innovation in Dental Sedation Target Controlled Infusion Symposium

Symposium Description:

Procedural sedation is a common pharmacological approach to managing psychological anxiety and physical pain associated with dental and medical procedures including surgery. The most frequently used method of intravenous drug administration worldwide is the titrated intermittent bolus technique of a benzodiazepine sedative and an opioid analgesic, and is considered the current Standard of Care (SoC). Scientific research and international best clinical practices has demonstrated an alternative: Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) pump technology.

The Alberta Dental Society of Anesthesiology has developed a timely and important symposium on Innovation in Procedural Sedation. We have brought together a number of internationally recognized experts to discuss the benefits of Target Controlled Infusions for procedural sedation, and other important areas relevant to procedural sedation:

  • TARGET CONTROLLED INFUSION SEDATION - Providing the answers for improved, safer procedural sedation

  • MODERN PROCEDURAL SEDATION - Advances in safety, predictability, and patient monitoring

  • STRENGTHEN YOUR SEDATION TEAM - Education, competency training, and gain the skill set for the future

  • TRAINING AND GOVERNANCE - For today’s challenging environment

    This Symposium provides a unique opportunity in Canada to gain further insight and knowledge about Target Controlled Infusions and worldwide best practices in intravenous sedation.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this Symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the benefits of stable, steady-state drug concentrations during sedation and the importance of Target Controlled Infusion pump technology to achieve this goal.

  2. Explain essential pharmacological principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics that underpin Target Controlled Infusions, including appropriate drug concentrations and synergistic effects when used in combination.

  3. Describe essential aspects of drug titration to achieve safe levels of procedural sedation for hospital and non-hospital clinical environments.

  4. Explain physiological and technical considerations for advanced monitoring in areas such as brain function, ventilation and oxygenation during sedation.

  5. Appreciate the value of a team approach to sedation that enhances patient safety while minimising risk.

  6. Learn from international best practices in procedural sedation including: education and competency training, regulatory governance, practice audit, and introducing innovation into your clinical practice.

  7. Understand new advances in oxygenation/ventilation including indications, benefits and limitations during procedural sedation.


Early bird: $400

After Sept 1: $450


September 13 & 14, 2019


Saturday – 08:00 – 12:00
Friday – 08:00 – 16:45


Edmonton Convention Centre Salon 4, 9797 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, ABT5J 1N9

2019 Simulation Summit at the Forks: Diversity becomes Mainstream

The Simulation Summit is a unique and practical, interprofessional medical simulation education conference, which attracts hundreds of international simulation educators, researchers, health care professionals and other individuals engaged in the field of simulation.

Through networking and both formal and informal learning opportunities, the goal of the Royal College Simulation Summit is to provide a venue for novice and seasoned simulation educators to share ideas, explore cutting edge research and accelerate best practices in simulation-based education for health professionals.

2019 Simulation Summit objectives include:

  • Promote best practices in simulation-based health education (SBHE);
  • Equip participants with the tools to integrate interprofessional SBHE in their context;
  • Explore the diverse learner groups for which diverse simulation modalities can be used. 
Date November 6 -9, 2019
Location RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg375 York Avenue  Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3 Canada

Contemporary Topics in Early Antenatal Care: A Practical Course for Providers

This interactive online course has been created for family doctors involved in any level of obstetrical care.

Five modules cover a range of practical topics including aneuploidy screening, early bleeding management, management of hypertension, and thyroid disease.

This online one credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to seven Mainpro+ credits.

Early registrants are eligible for a free copy of Healthy Beginnings (5th edition) by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. 

Course content was developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada in partnership with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and input was received from the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses and the Canadian Association of Midwives.

Event details

Price Free
Date Available until April 2020
Time 24/7