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Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

APPROACH TO TREATMENT OF EPISODIC AND CHRONIC MIGRAINE

  1. To propose evidence-informed strategies for treating patients with episodic migraine
  2. To propose evidence-informed strategies for treating patients with chronic migraine
  3. To discuss 'red flags' and other indicators of secondary headaches
Stuart Lubarsky MD, MHPE,
Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

THE CONUNDRUM OF BISPHENOL A AND OTHER ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

Endocrine disruptors are a hot topic and are widely debated in academic circles but the question of giving advice to the public about consumer items is an open one. It is important to examine the controversies involved and the accumulated data in order to be able to come to an appropriate risk benefit evaluation.

Objectives
  1. Understand what is meant by "endocrine disruptor"
  2. Become familiar with where bisphenol A and phthalates are encountered
  3. Evaluate the risk-benefit ratio of substances used to replace common endocrine disruptors
Dr. Joe Schwarcz Ph.D. Chemistry
Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

TECTOR LECTURE: CHANGES IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN OUR LIFETIME AND FUTURE AREAS (EPIGENETIC/ IN UTERO, ETC.)

Diabetes has evolved immensely in past 20 years. Type 2 diabetes 20 years ago only had two classes of medications. We now have 7 classes and each one affecting the different pathophysiology of diabetes. names like ddp4 inhibitors; slglt2 inhibitors;glp 1 agonist are now common medications to treat diabetes. We are evolving to meds that get to goal without the hypoglycemia and weight gain of the older medications. Insulin therapy for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes has changed equally;. going from 2 insulins now to may different types of insulins which improve diabetes control and more recently the pump is becoming more common for insulin treated patients. Technology is moving at a fast pace with new sensors;newer patchpumps; and linking of sensor reading to pump activity. unfortunately diabetes is still on the rise along with obesity epidemic. some theoires include epigenetics and having gestational diabebetes in pregnancy may be producing permanent changes in fetus ; putting the next generation at earlier rates of diabetes and obesity.

Objectives
  1. Understanding the changing role of oral agents in treatment of diabetes.
  2. Understand the newer insulins in treating type 2 and type 1 diabetes.
  3. Update knowledge of newer technology including pumps and sensors and where they fit in.
  4. Understand the epigenetics of diabetes and what can we do to prevent this
Dr. Tina Kader
Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

ALLERGY UPDATE: PRACTICES AND PITFALLS

Allergies occur in 20-30% of individuals. Understanding common causes of urticaria, allergy prevention strategies and new management options will enab;e the primary care physician to provide options to a large patient population.

Objectives
  • Discuss the differential Diagnosis of acute urticaria in children and adults
  • Discuss new practices for allergy prevention
  • Highlight New treatments for seasonal allergies
  • Food allergy desensitization
Dr. Christine McCusker
Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

ACNE AND NEW CONTROVERSIES IN TREATMENT

  • Understand the causes of acne
  • Identify the different types of acne
  • Select a treatment for each type
  • Educate patients about acne
Gratton David, MD, FRCP(c)
acne, Cause, treatment, patient information
Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

WHAT IS NEW IN PAIN MANAGEMENT: CARE AND CAUTION

Diet, opioid, Regulated medical marijuana, history
Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Diet, opioid, Regulated medical marijuana, history
Nov 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

INTERVENTIONAL PAIN TREATMENT: TO BLOCK OR NOT TO BLOCK

A description of basic principles of interventional pain practice including indications, contraindications, goals of treatment, procedures and precautions.

Objectives
  1. Learn the indications and contraindications to perform blocks for pain management
  2. Identify the best candidate to be referred to an interventional pain centre
  3. Know the techniques more commonly offered at interventional pain centres.
Jordi Perez, MD, PhD
Nov 24, 2015
Feb 16, 2016

UPDATE IN CONTRACEPTION 2015:WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S REALLY NEW

  1. To re-familiarize the contraceptive benefits of hormonal contraception
  2. To better understand the contemporary controversies regarding risks of hormonal contraception
  3. Understanding overall safety and non contraceptive benefits of hormonal contraception
  4. Awareness of the benefits of LARC's
Cleve Ziegler, MD, FRCSC
birth control, effectiveness, Recommendations,
Nov 24, 2015
Feb 15, 2016

THYROID UPDATE: SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PREGNANCY

Unlike congential hypothyroidism, where adverse neonatal events are related to primary thyroidal failure in the fetus, we will explore the role maternal hypothyroidism on fetal development. Epidemiologic studies have reported that even mild degress of hypothyroidism in pregnant women are related to adverse fetal outcomes. We will discuss the role of screening women for hypothryoidism, and the managemnt of women with abnormal thyroid profiles.

Objectives
  1. Fetal dependence on maternal thyroidal function.
  2. Review the adverse fetal outcomes of mild maternal hypothyroidism
  3. Management of thyroid abnormalities among pregnant women
Michael Tamilia, BSc, MD, FRCP(C)
Nov 24, 2015
Feb 15, 2016

MENISCAL INJURIES OF THE KNEE: WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

  • Review history and physical exam findings suggestive of a meniscal injury
  • Review the treatment of a medial Vs Lateral meniscal tears
  • Review the indications for meniscal repair Vs meniscectomy
    J. Scott Delaney, MDCM, FRCP(C), FACEP
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