46 presentations,
23 evenings,
14 Disciplines

September 14th, 2017 at 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Message from the Associate Dean

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Office of Continuing Professional Development, I invite you to join us for the 2017-2018 Thursday Evening Learning Series (TELS) as well as our online program, the Wednesday E-Learning Series (WELS). Through the concerted efforts of our dynamic scientific committee and guest faculty, supported by our dedicated administrative staff, we have created a year-long program whose aim to serve the educational needs of family physicians, other specialists, and allied health care professionals. Through our varied and stimulating content, including 46 lectures within 14 different disciplines, we seek to fulfil our mission of supporting physicians in caring for the diverse patient populations in Quebec's practice environment.

Our courses are designed to fit the learner. For individuals who prefer in-person learning, the TELS course can be attended in person at the McIntyre Building on Thursday evenings. For those who favour the convenience and flexibility of a webinar, TELS can also be viewed live online via our website. The WELS course is accessed exclusively online on Wednesdays at the lunch hour. In an era of rapidly changing medical knowledge, where continuing professional development is crucial for the maintenance of competence and mandatory of licensure, both courses meet the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As such, participants may claim Mainpro + or MOC Section 1 credits. I invite you to consult the documents attached or our website for more information.

Whether you are at home, at the office, or on campus, we look forward to your participation. Please register today!

Best regards,

Leonora Lalla, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University


Leonora Lalla, MD (Chair)
Patrick Ergina, MD,
Joyce Fung, PhD
Ronald Ludman, MD
Rosalba Perrotta, MD
Mohan Radhakrishna, MD
Joe Schwarcz, PhD


Martin Bitzan, MD
Andrey Cybulsky, MD
José Morais, MD
Christian Pineau, MD
Dalius Briedis, MD
Jesse Papenburg, MD
Christine McCusker, MD
Jennifer Fitzpatrick M.Sc.
Tewfik Said, MD

About the Program


This program offer participants the opportunity to:

  • maintain and enhance their competence in a wide variety of family and general practice subjects.
  • acquire knowledge of new investigations, management strategies and therapies
  • develop practical office-based screening and disease prevention strategies.


This serie meet the accreditation criteria of:

  • the College of Family Physicians of Canada for Mainpro+® credit(s).
  • the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as an accredited group learning activity (Section 1) defined by the Maintenance of Certification.
  • Le Conseil Québécois de développement professionnel continu des médecins (CQDPCM): 2016 Code of Ethics for parties involved in Continuing Medical Education


Speakers are mandated to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject. All CPD educational programs are developed by a Scientific Committee and McGill Guest Faculty. All decisions about the programs’ content and presenters are made exclusively by the Scientific Committee. These activities are independent of any commercial influence.




  1. An additional fee of $45 will be charged for registration on onsite.
  2. Discount will apply to registrations received or postmarked before August 31, 2017.
  3. Regular fees will apply to registrations received or postmarked after August 31, 2017.
  4. McGill Faculty-McGill ID mandatory; Residents-letter from Chief of staff; Nurse and Other Health Care Professionals-proof required. If proof is not submitted, your registration will be cancelled and cancellation fees will apply.
  5. ** Registrants from the 67th Family Refresher Course receive a 30% discount if registering for TELS Fall and Winter sessions (proof of attendance required), cannot be combined with other discount.


Update to follow / Mise à jour à suivre


    • Make cheque payable to: McGill University.
    • Credit card payments are only available online at: http://cme.mcgill.ca.
    • No cash payments permitted.

    • A $30 (+ taxes) fee will be charged for all additional certificates
    • A $10 (+ taxes) fee will be charged for additional copies of tax receipt

    • An administration fee of $75 will be retained on ALL cancellations.
    • McGill CPD reserves the right to change presentations without notice.
    • For schedule changes, archived presentations and more, visit our website at http://cme.mcgill.ca.


All presentations are delivered in English. Questions may be asked in either English or French.

Dates and Time
September 14 to November 23, 2017
January 11 to March 29, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. 1st presentation
7:25 p.m. Refreshment break
7:35 p.m. 2nd presentation
8:30 p.m. End of evening

C. Martin Amphitheatre, 6th floor
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
McGill University

1200 Pine Avenue W., or
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montreal, QC, Canada

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Thu, Sep 14, 2017
18:30 Adolescent Medicine
Trans Health 101: Medical Considerations
Dr. Annie Sbrocchi and Dr. Andrew Bui-Nguyen
19:26 Adolescent Medicine
Trans Health 101: Approach and Sensitivity
Mr. Tynan Jarrett
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
18:30 Anesthesiology
A Child is Not a Small Adult: Pain Therapy in Children
Dr. Pablo Ingelmo
19:30 Anesthesiology
Early Detection and Intervention for Substance Misuse
Thomas G. Brown PhD
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
18:30 Cyberdependence and other Behavioural Addictions
Magali Dufour PhD
19:30 The Conundrum of Designer Drugs: Buyer Beware
Joe Schwarcz PhD
Thu, Oct 5, 2017
18:30 Gastroenterology
19:30 Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dr. Michael Tamilia
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
18:30 Gastroenterology
GERD and PPI: Use in the Long Term
Dr. Alan Barkun
19:30 Endocrinology and Metabolism
Growth and Puberty: When to Worry
Dr. Constantin Polychronakos
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
18:30 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Throat Cancer and HPV
Dr. Nader Sadeghi
19:30 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer Survivors: Guidelines for Family Physicians
Dr. Nader Sadeghi and Dr. Keith Richardson
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
18:30 Hematology
Update on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dr. Pierre Laneuville
19:30 Hematology
Targeted Gene Therapy in Cancer
Dr. Jaroslav Prchal
Thu, Nov 2, 2017
18:30 Anesthesiology
Not a conventional prescription: What is the non pharmacological arsenal of therapies when it comes to the best pain management?
Dr. Irina Kudrina and Dr. Marie-Josée Rivard
19:30 Anesthesiology
Managing Pain in the Emergency Room: Useful Tips That You Can Apply Elsewhere Too!
Dr. Mitchell Shulman
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
18:30 Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Management of Perimenopausal Women
Dr. Elsa Quiros
19:30 Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Chronic Vaginitis
Dr. Marc Steben
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
18:30 Gastroenterology
Bariatric Surgery: What A Family Physician Should Know
Dr. Michael Tsoukas
19:30 Gastroenterology
Smoking Cessation
Dr. Sean Gilman and Siobhan Carney, RN
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
18:30 Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: What You Really Need to Know
Dr. Oscar Kasner
19:30 Ophthalmology
Silent and Not So Silent Blinders: What Not to Miss
Dr. Mark Gans
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
18:30 Hematology
Interpretation of the CBC
Dr. Margaret Warner
19:30 Hematology
Pediatric Cancers
Dr. Sharon Abish
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
18:30 Endocrinology and Metabolism
PCOS and Obesity in Children
Dr. Laurent Legault
19:30 Respirology (Adult or Pediatric)
Thu, Jan 25, 2018
18:30 Fad Diets and the Dangers of Weight Cycling
Robin Glance P.Dt.
19:30 Diets as Medical Therapy: A Practical Guide
Katia Seizer P.Dt.
Thu, Feb 1, 2018
18:30 Gastroenterology
Gluten: From Intolerance to Celiac and Everything in Between
Dr. Terry Sigman, MDCM, FRCP(C)
19:30 Gastroenterology
Anorectal Problems in Family Practice
Dr. Barry Stein
Thu, Feb 8, 2018
18:30 Ophthalmology
Truth and Lies Behind the Ophthalmic Exam, Part 1
Dr. Leonard A. Levin
19:30 Ophthalmology
Truth and Lies Behind the Ophthalmic Exam, Part 2
Dr. Christian El-Hadad
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
18:30 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Vertigo: Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Tamara Mijovic
19:30 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Approach to Thyroid Nodules: New Guidelines
Dr. Nader Sadeghi and Dr. Keith Richardson (FRCSC)
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
18:30 Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Medical Management of Fibroids
Dr. Fady W. Mansour
19:30 Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Abnormal PAP Test and Screening Guidelines
Dr. Xing Zeng
Thu, Mar 1, 2018
18:30 Hematology
19:30 Hematology
Hypercoagulable States
Dr. Susan Solymoss
Thu, Mar 8, 2018
18:30 Evidence Informed Practices: Resources You Didn't Know Existed
Mr. Martin Morris
19:30 One Person’s Evidence is Another Person’s Drivel
Joe Schwarcz, PhD
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
18:30 Anesthesiology
When to Refer Patients to Tertiary Pain Clinics?
Dr. Yoram Shir
19:30 Occupational Medicine
Occupational Health: Disability Management and Return to Work
Dr. Avram David Whiteman
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
18:30 Respirology (Adult or Pediatric)
What's New in Lung Cancer Treatment
Dr. Linda Ofiara
19:30 Respirology (Adult or Pediatric)
Approach to Asthma in Children
Dr. Christine McCusker
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
18:30 Occupational Medicine
Occupational Asthma
Dr. Peter Rohan
19:30 Motivational Interviewing with Concurrent Disorders, and it's Implementation in Diverse Clinical Settings
Dr. Florence Chanut

All presentations are delivered in English. Questions may be asked in either English or French.

Registration form for payment by cheque

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