23 presentations, 14 Disciplines

September 20th, 2017 at 12:00

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 Wednesday E-Learning Series (WELS) as well as our blended program, the Thursday Evening Learning Series (TELS). 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 24 lectures within 15 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 20 to December 6, 2017
January 1 to March 28, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017
12:00 Aging and Anti-Aging Products
Joe Schwarcz PhD
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
12:00 Neurology
Functional Neurological Disorders
Dr. Jessica Kovitz-Lensch
Wed, Oct 4, 2017
12:00 Gastroenterology
Biologics and Immunosuppressive Therapies in IBD:  A Primer
Dr. Waqqas Afif
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
12:00 Opioid Crisis:  2017 Update
Kathryn Gill PhD
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
12:00 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Nader Sadeghi
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
12:00 There's an App for That!
Ms. Francesca Frati
Wed, Nov 1, 2017
12:00 Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Wed, Nov 8, 2017
12:00 Ophthalmology
Diabetic Retinopathy: Ophthalmic Surrogates
Dr. David E. Lederer
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
12:00 Medical Oncology
Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Nicole Ezer
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
12:00 Anesthesiology
Cannabis and the Family Physician: What Do I Need to Know? 
Dr. Mark A. Ware
Wed, Dec 6, 2017
12:00 Endocrinology and Metabolism
Unusual Forms of Diabetes
Dr. Constantin Polychronakos Ph.D.
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
12:00 Hematology
The Impact of HPV Vaccination on Cervical Cancer Screening Practices
Dr. Eduardo L. Franco
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
12:00 Endocrinology and Metabolism
Can My Patient Ever Stop Insulin?
Dr. Tina Kader
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
12:00 Anesthesiology
Opioids for pain management: The good, the bad and the ugly
Dr. Jordi Perez
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
12:00 Gastroenterology
Pediatric GI Pearls for Primary Care Practitioners
Dr. Sylviane Forget
Wed, Feb 7, 2018
12:00 Endocrinology and Metabolism
Get your patients moving!
Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
12:00 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Otitis Media
Dr. Tamara Mijovic
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
12:00 Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Urinary Stress Incontinence
Dr. Maryse Larouche
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
12:00 Hematology
Alternative Therapies in Cancer Care – Marijuana and Beyond
Dr. Antonio Vigano
Wed, Mar 7, 2018
12:00 Hematology
Cautious Use of NOACs
Dr. Margaret Warner
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
12:00 Ophthalmology
Northern Ophthalmology at McGill
Dr. Susan Lindley
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
12:00 Respirology (Adult or Pediatric)
Adult Asthma Update
Dr. Pierre Ernst
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
12:00 Occupational Medicine
Common Occupations and Their Associated Health Risks
Joe Schwarcz, PhD

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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