Chronic Pain

The Chronic Pain Program is a new program being offered to Family Physicians. This program’s content focuses on the Public Health Perspective and Epidemiology, Core Concepts in Pain, Approaches to Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management, Opioids, Cannabinoids, Prescribing for Special Populations, and Recognizing, and Approaches to, Opioid and Substance Use Disorders (OUD/SUD).

ATTENTION: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE NOVEMBER OFFERING OF THE CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.

A virtual offering of Chronic Pain Management will be held Wednesday, January 10th, and Wednesday, January 17th from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Please click the poster for more information.

 

Family Medicine Lecture Series

The Family Medicine Lecture Series (FMLS) delivers a weekly live, virtual lecture series to Family Physicians. The FMLS is a partnership between the Family Practice Renewal Program, the Endeavor, RE-Boot, Shalloway and Long Range Family Practice Networks, Memorial’s Office of Professional and Educational Development and Distributed Medical Education Dept., and the Regional Health Authorities. The topics have been identified by family physicians and are relevant to family medicine. This program has been highly successful and is well-attended.

 

 

Frailty

The Frailty Series is one of the most popular program offerings. The Frailty series is the collaborative effort of two Geriatricians and eight Family Physicians from across the province. This team of physicians develop and deliver content focused on care of the older adult. Topics include Dementia, Delirium, Frailty, Deprescribing, Advance Care Planning, Capacity Assessment, Falls, Elimination, Pain, Insomnia, Exercise, Osteoporosis, Substance Use Disorder – Opioids and Alcohol, Driving, Chronic Disease Management, and Nutrition.  

A virtual offering of Frailty 3 was held in September 2023. Frailty 4 is in development with offerings anticipated in 2024. Check back for more information!

MyPractice

MyPractice is a robust educational and support program for family physicians starting a new practice in the province, moving from one practice to another within the province, or transitioning from active practice to retirement. The program elements consist of online modules, Bootcamp Workshops, and a Mentor Matching Service. 

For more information, please visit the MyPractice website.

MyQ

MyQ provides family physicians with support and programming to improve clinic processes.  The program leads to improved quality of care for patients and a better work/life balance for participating physicians. This program offers support from national experts, local physicians, and MyQ practice facilitators. 

For more information, please visit the MyQ website.

Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Program is a group learning program for family physicians focusing on palliative care in the community. Topics include: Delirium, Dyspnea, Nausea and Constipation, Opioids, and Pain.

Stay tuned for information on 2024 offerings!

Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) Treatment of Addiction

The Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Addiction Program provides family physicians with key learnings on how to care for patients who are opioid dependent.

The program describes opioid dependency features, treatments, and screening information. It has been updated to include new content relating to pregnancy and opioid additions treatment and microdosing in response to physician interest and new practice guidelines.

The session takes place on Zoom over two sessions. Our next offering is Tuesday Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 9:30 pm. For more information regarding the program, please contact martha.muzychka@gmail.com

Registration is currently available for the Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Addiction Program. Please click the poster below for more information on how to register!

Gender Affirmative Care

The Gender Affirmative Care program is a new program being developed for Family Physicians. This program will have two components:

  1. Gender Diversity in Primary Care : A standalone session for Family Physicians who are interested in learning to create an inclusive practice.
  2. Gender Affirming Health Care: Content will focus on assessing, prescribing, long term follow-up.

A virtual offering of Gender Diversity in Primary Care will be held Monday, October 23rd from 6-9 PM AND repeated Wednesday, November 29th from 6-9 PM.