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TBMS Summer School 2017 Program Now Available

The Summer School program for 2017 is now available – FINAL TBMS Summer School 2017 program (Updated Sept 6th).

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 Registration/ Full Breakfast/ Viewing of Exhibits

8:40-8:45 Welcome/Opening Remarks

8:45-9:50 Plenary: A Survey of Medical Images

Kaarlo Hinkkala, MD, FRCPC, (Internal Medicine and Nephrology), Assistant professor, NOSM
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will review current medical imaging; explore issues regarding medical cases and evaluate clinical correlation of images. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

9:50-10:55 Plenary: Early Intervention in Psychosis: Current evidence and tips for the clinician

Chiachen Cheng, MD, F RCP(C), MPH
Child & Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor, Northern School of Medicine
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Par ticipants will gain knowledge of ear ly psychosis inter vention; explor e how to assess for psychosis in adolescents, intervention options and approaches; gain familiarity with research and evaluation conducted in early psychosis intervention within Northern Ontario, rural and Indigenous context. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

10:55-11:15 Refreshment Break/ Viewing of Exhibits

11:15-12:05 Partnered Efforts for Safe Opioid Prescribing

Darren Larsen, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer
Ontario MD, Toronto, ON

Opioid prescribing is currently a very hot topic in Canada. New guidelines about safe handling of chronic pain with opioids have recently been released that highlight risk in the face of the 9.1 million prescriptions written for Ontarians every year. Yet physicians do not know where to turn to ask for help with difficult situations in chronic pain management. Through partnered efforts using data, practice reports, facilitation and education we are poised to make a real difference in safety and appropriateness in Ontario. This session will highlight what these are, how to access them, and how a clinician’s own EMR data may be used to identify practice areas that they might focus on.

12:05- 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:50 Plenary: Hepatitis C Update: It’s still in your practice and it’s curable

Iris Greenwald, MD, CCFP, MRO (AARO), D,ABAM, CCSAM
Medical Review Officer, Addiction Treatment Physician, Methadone Program Peer Assessor, Medical Investigator,
Inquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee (ICRC)
Toronto, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will be able to describe the effects and complications of HCV, identify and screen individuals at risk for HCV; adopt appropriate evaluation and referral processes for patients with HCV; be able to recognize that a cure exists for HCV. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

1:50 – 2:55 Plenary: A Family Medicine Approach to the Assessment of Capacity in your Practice

Adam Moir, MD, CCF P(EM)
Dingwell Medical Clinic
Dryden, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will be able to recognize clinical situations that will warrant informal or
formal capacity assessments; become familiarized with formal capacity tools and will be able to utilize shared
decision making when assessing capacity in their patients. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

2:55 – 3:10 Refreshment Break/ Viewing of Exhibits

3:10 – 4:15 Plenary: MAiD: A Year in Review in Northern Ontario

Andrew Turner, MD, F RCS(c), Associate Professor
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Thunder Bay, ON
Margaret Woods, MD, CCF P, F CF P
Chief of Department of General and Family Medicine, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre,
Associate Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will become more familiar with the MAiD legislation and the referral process; be provided with an opportunity for engagement with the local MAiD team; explore experiences of MAiD in Thunder Bay, lessons learned, and challenges moving forward. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

8:00-9:00 Registration/ Full Breakfast/ Viewing of Exhibits

9:00 – 10:15 Plenary: Do I Really Need a Hysterectomy for my Uterine Fibroids?

Anatoly Shuster, MD
General & Vascular Interventional Radiologist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will review and explore the clinical presentation and pathophysiology of leiomyomas; gain knowledge of the medical management of symptomatic uterine fibroids using Ulipristal Acetate (Fibristal); discuss and identify minimally invasive interventi  ons (Endovascular Bilateral Uterine Arterial Embolization and MR High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in the management of fibroids). Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment Break/ Viewing of Exhibits

10:30 – 12:00 Plenary: Opioid Use for Chronic Non-cancer Pain: The Big Picture

Henry Chapeskie, MD, BSc, CCF P, F CF P, CAME
Adjunct Professor, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, Family Physician
Thorndale, ON
Mark Dubè, MD, CCF P(EM,PC), F CF P, CISAM, HMDC
Associate Professor Clinical Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Sudbury, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will under stand the social and historical context of opioids, and lack of evidence for using opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain; will review narcotic-induced neurotoxicity and hyperalgesia, as well as the controversial role of marketing techniques in the use of opioids; the participant will gain confidence in an evidence-based rationale for the reduction/cessation of opioids in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

12:45 – 2:00 Concurrent Session 1A: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Review & update on treatment modalities

Hazem Elmansy, MD, MSc, F RCSC
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of how to diagnose and tr eat men with BPH; explore how to evaluate and effectively manage acute urinary retention; examine the use of the holmium laser for BPH. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

12:45 – 2:00 Concurrent Session 1B: Using Twitter to keep current and communicate with your millennial learners

Adam Moir, MD, CCF P(EM)
Dingwell Medical Clinic
Dryden, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will engage in a demonstration of basic Twitter principles and disseminate medical education information using hashtag #meded; identify, search and access medical education content using Twitter. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

2:00 – 3:10 Plenary: Sugars in Health and Disease

Kalyan Raman, MD
Golf Links Community Clinic
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will explore the Biochemistry of sugar s in healthy humans; identify the role of sugars in maintaining disease in Gastro-intestinal disorders and metabolic disorders; discuss prevention and management of disorders related to Mono, di and Polysaccharides. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

3:10 – 3:25 Refreshment Break/ Viewing of Exhibits

3:25 – 4:30 Concurrent 2A: Best Evidence Exchange Roadshow: Diabetes Update, Weight loss and Obesity Update

Eli Orrantia, MD, MSc, CCF P, F CF P, Marathon Family Health Team
Angela Heitzman, R.Ph., Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Courtney Penk, R.Ph., Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Learning objectives: Participants will acquire an understanding of the evidence for the efficacy of the lates diabetes medication classes; become knowledgeable in the evidence base for the variety of approaches to weight loss; acquire an understanding of the evidence for the use of weight loss medications. Throughout the presentation attendees will be engaged through an exchange of questions and answers exploring and clarifying the information being shared.

3:25 – 4:30 Concurrent 2B: Time to toss the feedback sandwich? How to provide critical feedback that helps learners grow

James Goertzen, MD, MCISc, CCF P, F CF P
Professor of Family Medicine, NOSM, Assistant Dean of CEPD
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Describe limits of physician self-assessment skills and rationale for critical feedback to
improve performance; Demonstrate the role of the growth mindset in optimizing the feedback dialogue; Employ
multiple strategies for giving and receiving critical feedback. This session will incorporate interactivity through the
use of video, reflective exercises, group discussion, and completion of a self-assessment feedback quiz.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

8:00 – 9:00 Registration/ Full Breakfast/ Viewing of Exhibits

9:00 – 10:00 Plenary: FIT

William Harris, MD, F RCSC, MPH
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will discuss the principles of color rectal cancer screening, and the risks/benefits of different approaches; explore the challenges and benefits of implementing FIT screening; gain an understanding of how FIT screening will impact colonoscopy resource utilization. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

10:00 – 11:05 Plenary: Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency

Mary Elizabeth MacDonald, MD, PhD, FRCSC, RPVI
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will gain recognition of common presentations of peripheral arterial insufficiency; review vascular testing options and indications for intervention. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

11:05 – 11:20 Refreshment Break

11:20 – 12:25 “John Augustine Lecture”: Lejeune’s Legacy: The contested history of the discovery of Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)

David Wright, D. Philo (Oxford)
Canada Research Chair in the History of Health Policy, McGill University
Toronto, ON

Learning objectives: Participants will; expand their knowledge of the history of modern medicine, including the impact of scientific discovery related to Down Syndrome on medicine, social values, ethics, and disability law; describe and assess relevant research methods in the history of medicine; discuss perspectives on issues related to practice and relevant public debates. Questions and answers, case studies and polls will be used to incorporate interactivity of participants.

12:25 Closing Remarks

Evening Event

President’s Gala Ball (Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre)

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner

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Spring School and annual General Meeting cancelled

Dear Colleagues and Members of the Thunder Bay Medical Society,

Due to inclement weather conditions and cancellations of flights, the CME committee has voted to cancel the Spring School tomorrow. Four of the speakers were unable to fly in.

In view of ongoing adverse weather and unsafe driving conditions, the Thunder Bay  Medical Society Executive has in addition also voted to cancel the Annual General Meeting ( which was to follow the Spring School tomorrow at the Old Fort).

We regret any inconvenience caused due to cancellation of these events tomorrow. We will attempt to reschedule the Spring school and the Annual General Meeting and will notify you shortly.

Warmest regards and best wishes

Dr Madhu Azad

President Thunder Bay Medical Society

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2017 TBMS Annual General Meeting – Update

Date: Apr 28, 2017
Venue: McGillivray’s Landing, The Old Fort, Thunder Bay
Start time: 5.00pm

There will be a Cash Bar at the Venue.
Buffet dinner has been arranged for attending members.
Please RSVP latest by 24th Of Apr 2017

Agenda:

  • Welcoming Remarks-Dr M. Azad
  • CEO’s Address to Medical Society-Mr J. Bartkowiak
  • OMA Update-Dr B. Jacobson
  • Dinner 6.00-6.30pm
  • CPSO Update-Dr A. Turner
  • Treasurer’s report-Dr T. Trochimchuk
  • Executive nominations and election

 At the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Thunder Bay Medical Society (TBMS) at 5:00 pm on April 28th, 2017 at The Old Fort, McGillvray’s Room, Thunder Bay, Ontario, there will be an election for positions on the executive of the TBMS as well as delegates to OMA council.

Please forward nominations in advance to Dr. Madhu Azad by phone or email (Cell 355 3178, madhuazad@icloud.com) or bring your nomination forward at the meeting.

Attendance at the AGM will be your opportunity to vote.

Currently, the nominees are:

  • Dr. Bryanne Minty for Treasurer,
  • Dr. Madhu Azad for Past President,
  • Dr. M. Sylvaggio for President,
  • Dr. T. Trochimchuk for Vice President, and
  • Dr. T. Valente for Secretary.

There are currently no nominees for the Member at Large position.

Historically, delegates to council have been selected from the TBMS executive. In the current OMA governance structure, Delegates and Alternates to Council are elected at the District level.  However, District 10 governance system allows TBMS to elect its preferred Delegates and Alternates to Council to be presented to the District Nominating Committee.   If you have an interest in being on the TBMS executive or being it’s preferred Delegate or Alternate to Council, please contact us as above.

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Summer School 2016 Friday lunch menu

Friday Sept 16, 2016

BROADWAY DELI (for exhibitors & physicians)

  • Chef’s Soup of the Day from Valhalla’s Kettles
  • Romaine Lettuce with Parmesan, Bacon Bits, Croutons and Caesar Dressing
  • Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad
  • Pasta Salad with Bell Peppers, Onions, Cheese and Green Peas
  • Thin Sliced Turkey with Cranberry Mayo, Havarti Cheese and Lettuce on Marble Rye
  • Shaved Pastrami, Swiss Cheese and Thousand Island Dressing on Pumpernickel Rye
  • In-House Smoked Salmon layered on Cream Cheese with Red Onions and Capers on Multigrain Bagel
  • Salami, Mortadella and Provolone with Pesto, Lettuce and Sliced Tomatoes on Ciabatta
  • New York Cheesecake Squares
  • Freshly Brewed Seattle’s Best Coffee and a Selection of Teas
  • DeCaffeinated Coffee
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OMA Dinner 2016 menu

Thursday Sept 15, 2016

Freshly baked rolls & butter
Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Thunder Oak Spicy Havarti Spears
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Asparagus, Tomato and Blue Cheese with Raspberry Vinaigrette
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Blackberry & Pomegranate Sorbet
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Spicy Maple Turkey Breast with Savoury Pan sauce served with Fresh Green Beans, Heirloom Carrots, Grilled Cherry Tomatoes and Pumpkin Gnocchi
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Maple Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake
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Coffee and Tea