CSIM Annual Meeting 2016


montreal internal medicine conference canada CSIM Annual Meeting 2016
in collaboration with the ACP Quebec Chapter and ASMIQ
October 26-29
Westin Montreal
270 Rue Saint Antoine O
Montréal, QC H2Y 0A3



· Click here to download the CSIM Meeting 2016 Program (PDF format).

The 2016 CSIM Annual Meeting is an educational event approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of Continuing Professional Development options as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As an accredited provider, CSIM has approved this program.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine has designated this live educational activity, “CSIM Annual Meeting 2016”, for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click here to download the CSIM Annual Meeting Conflict Disclosure Summary.


Presentation Slides and Evaluation Forms

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Please note that not all speakers wish to have their presentations posted online.

Presentation slides/materials/information from the CSIM Annual Meetings, and other CSIM events, are posted for information only and do not constitute medical advice.  The opinions in the slides do not necessarily reflect those of the CSIM.  The CSIM does not endorse nor guarantee the validity of any statements or information therein.  Slides may be subject to third party copyright and should not be reproduced without permission from the author.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  1. Perioperative Care (evaluation form)
    DO’s and DON’Ts: Reducing unnecessary perioperative investigations – Dr. Emmanuelle Duceppe
    Perioperative Management of Patients on Anticoagulants and of Patients with Prothrombotic States – Dr. Vicky Tagalakis
    Perioperative Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Other Vasculitides – Dr. Chantal Vallée
  2. Obstetric Medicine – Natalie Dayan, Tina Kader, Evelyne Vinet and Michèle Mahone (evaluation form)
    Doctor, I Want to be Pregnant: Preconception care in women with chronic diseases – Dr. Natalie Dayan
    Diabetes in Pregnancy: Updates in 2016 – Dr. Tina Kader
    Immunosuppressant Drugs in Pregnancy: What to know and what to use – Dr. Evelyn Vinet
    I Can’t Catch my Breath! Asthma in Pregnancy – Dr. Michèle Mahone
  3. Vascular Medicine – André Roussin (evaluation form)
    Update to Venous Thrombo-Embolism (VTE) Guidelines in 2016
    Controversies in VTE and New Horizons
  4. Critical Care Update – Germain Poirier, Marc Chassé and Claude Corbeil (evaluation form)
    Septic Shock Monitoring in 2016 – Dr. German Poirier
    Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism – Dr. Marc Chassé
    Severe ARDS and Influenza H1N1: A review of the 2015-2016 experience – Dr. Claude Corbeil

SPRINT Trial: Update in hypertension management 2016 – Ernesto Schiffrin (evaluation form)

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Not all speakers have granted permission to release their slides.

Top Five Papers – Paul Hébert (evaluation form)

W01. Refugee Health for the General Internist – Gabriel Fabreau and Lavanya Narasiah (evaluation form)
W02. Apps, Social Media and Cloud Services for the General Internist – Rahim Kachra (evaluation form)
W03. Quality Improvement: How to start? What next? What should every hospital be doing in QI in general internal medicine? – Todd Lee (evaluation form)
W04. Thrombectomy in Stroke: Where are we in 2016? – Jeanne Teitelbaum (evaluation form)
W05. Treatment of Hepatitis C: Where are we now? – Peter Ghali (evaluation form)
W06. Update on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction – Nadia Giannetti (evaluation form)
W07. Update on the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Sabrina Fallavollita (evaluation form)
W08. CMPA Medico-Legal Workshop for General Internists: How to avoid the avoidable! – Ann B. Cranney (evaluation form)
W09. Psst… Are you Falling Asleep? Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders for the General Internist – John Kimoff (evaluation form)
W10. Fungal infections for the General Internist: Case reviews and update – Don Sheppard (evaluation form)

Choosing Wisely: Moving beyond lists to implementation – Lara Cooke (evaluation form)

Short Snappers – Ronald Olivenstein, Shih Hann Su, Todd Lee and Jacques Genest (evaluation form)

CSIM / Professors of Medicine (CAPM) – Research and QI Oral Presentation Competition (evaluation form)
Research Presentations
1. Inappropriate plasma transfusion at academic hospitals: an audit and qualitative study – Irene Chen, University of Toronto
2. Assessing influenza vaccination rates in at risk hospitalized patients – Graham Duff, University of Manitoba
3. Did a financial incentive to physicians increase timely follow-up after hospital discharge: a population-based timeseries analysis – Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, University of Toronto
4. The effect of neighbourhood level crime rates on ACS incidence (The SafeHeart Study) – Adam Papini, University of Calgary
5. Inter-rater variability of jugular venous pressure assessments performed with and without ultrasound – Michael Pascas, University of Saskatchewan
6. Follow up of incidental pulmonary nodules on computed tomography pulmonary angiography – Darya Yermak,University of Toronto

Quality Improvement Presentations
1. Oxygen Titration in Acute Exacerbations of COPD in the Saskatoon Health Region – Daniel Altman, University of Saskatchewan
2. REDucing Unnecessary Coagulation Testing in the Emergency Department (REDUCED) – Michael Fralick, University of Toronto

Osler Lecture: Seeking Equanimity: Sir William Osler and Competence by Design – Sharon E. Card (evaluation form)

Friday, October 28, 2016
Not all speakers have granted permission to release their slides.

Medical Aid in Dying – Yves Robert (evaluation form)

Research and QI Exchange (evaluation form)
W11. CCS Focused Update on Atrial Fibrillation New Guidelines for 2016 – Mario Talajic (evaluation form)
W12. Palliative Care: Essential Skills for General Internists – Manuel Borod (evaluation form)
W13. Choosing the Right Agent for your Diabetic Patient: Individualizing diabetes mellitus type 2 management in light of the expanding therapies available – Kaberi Dasgupta (evaluation form)
W14. Mindfulness: How to live in the moment as a busy general internist: recognizing burnout and how to “live better” – Tom Hutchinson (evaluation form)
W15. Treatment and Monitoring of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Waqqas Afif (evaluation form)
W16. Managing the Patient with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease – Tiina Podymow (evaluation form)
W17. A Practical Approach to Desensitization and Drug Allergies for the Practising General Internist (Français) – Matthieu Picard (evaluation form)
W18. Dermatology for the General Internist: Skin as the “window” to systemic disease – Rosalie Meunier (evaluation form)
W19. Arboviridae: Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue: What we all need to know now – Joyce Pickering (evaluation form)
W20. Differentiating Movement Disorders : An approach to diagnosis of tremors and other unusual movement disorders – Anne-Louise Lafontaine (evaluation form)

GIM Roundtable: Crashing or Coasting – Transition to Independent GIM Practice – Sharon E. Card and Amy Hendricks (evaluation form)

Ted Giles Clinical Vignettes (evaluation form)
1. Backstreet Bubbles – Aurélie Chapdelaine, Université de Montréal
2. An unusual presentation of clonus – Conor Cox, McMaster University
3. Beyond the gut: Liver enzyme and electrolyte abnormalities in inflammatory bowel disease – Daniel Marinescu, University of Toronto
4. Hide and seek: case of an elusive lesion – Leslie Martin, McMaster University
5. A case of postoperative hypotension in a healthy 18-year-old – Gavin Mazzetti, McMaster University
6. What you don’t expect when you’re expecting: a gravid confusion – Shara Nauth, University of Toronto
7. A Tale of Two Effusions: Vindicating Hickam’s Dictum – Sean O’Loghlen, Queen’s University Department of Medicine
8. Delirium in a returning traveller – Shannon Ruzycki, University of Calgary
9. How five diseases became one – Moez Tajdin, McGill University
10. Paging Dr. Google: A 22 year-old man with Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, Fever, Reticulin Fibrosis, and Organomegaly – Jonathan Zipursky, University of Toronto

SIA Keynote Address: What I learned in business school: Entrepreneurship as a model for a research career in GIM – Susan Kahn (evaluation form)
NIA Keynote Address: How to get from A to B to CVD: Building a women’s heart health research program – Kara Nerenberg (evaluation form)

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Not all speakers have granted permission to release their slides.

Debate : DOAC vs “Good Old” WarfarinMaxime Lamarre-Cliché and André Roussin (evaluation form)

GIM Faculty Research Showcase – Amol Verma, Tom MacMillan and Todd Lee (evaluation form)

W21. Pre-op Evaluation of the Geriatric Patient: Frailty and other predictors of operative complications (Français) – Francine Gaba (evaluation form)
W22. Clinical Predictors and Biomarkers in Preeclampsia: What should we tell our patients? – Evelyne Rey (evaluation form)
W23. Dermatological Disorders of Pregnancy (Français) – Annabelle Cumyn (evaluation form)
W24. Competency by Design: The Royal College Approach to Competency Based Medical Education – Farhan Bhanji (evaluation form)
W25. Pleural Diseases: Approach to unknown pleural effusions – moving beyond the “Light” (Français) – Stéphane Beaudoin (evaluation form)
W26. Auto-Inflammatory Disorders: Diagnosis of FMF, cyclic fever and other rare disorders – Hugo Chapdelaine (evaluation form)
W27. Polypharmacy: Deprescribing and the General Internist – where to start, how to do it? – Emily Gibson McDonald (evaluation form)
W28. Blue Fingers and Blue Toes: Acrocyanosis syndromes (Français) – Jean Cusson (evaluation form)
W29. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: How best to estimate risk in 2016? – George Thanassoulis (evaluation form)

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The Canadian Society of Internal Medicine gratefully acknowledges support of its 2016 Annual Meeting from its Gold Sponsors: BMS Pfizer sponsor


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2016 CSIM Annual Meeting

in collaboration with ASMIQ and ACP Quebec Chapter
Westin Montreal
Montreal, QC
October 26-29, 2016

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in collaboration with ACP Ontario Chapter
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Toronto, ON
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in collaboration with ACP Western Chapters and Rocky Mountain Conference of General Internal Medicine
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Banff, AB
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