CSIM Annual Meeting in 2015

October 14-17, 2015 at the Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, PEI

· Program


· Certificate of Attendance

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for a maximum of 29.75 credit hours. 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”, for 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Program subject to change.

Presentation Slides

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GIM Skills – 1. Pulmonary Function Testing – Dr. Meredith Chiasson, Halifax
GIM Skills – 2. Level 3 Sleep Study Utilization and Interpretation – Dr. Nicole Drost, Summerside
GIM Skills – 3. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring – Dr. Raj Padwal, Edmonton
GIM Skills – 6. Device Troubleshooting – Dr. Ratika Parkash, Halifax
GIM Skills – 7. Endocrine Testing – Dr. Alice Cheng, Toronto
GIM Skills – 8. Practical Approach to Bone Marrows – Dr. Mary‐Margaret Keating, Halifax
1. Obstetrical Medicine – Dr. Evelyn Rey, Montréal; Dr. Michèle Mahone, Montréal; Dr. Florence Weber, North York Slides 1, Slides 2, Slides 3, Slides 4, Slides 5
2. Perioperative Update: Dr. Amal Bessissow, Montréal; Dr. Emmanuelle Duceppe, Hamilton; Dr. Mathieu Touchette, Sherbrooke
4. Three Things Not to Miss in Nephrology – Dr. Bruce Jones, Charlottetown Respirology – Dr. Meredith Chiasson, Halifax Endocrinology – Dr. Mary Cath MacSween, Moncton
Top 5 Papers by Canadian General Internists in the Past Year – Dr. Finlay McAlister, Edmonton

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Top Five Papers – Dr. Stephen Hwang, Toronto
W01. Evaluation and Managementof Pituitary Failure – Dr. Ali Imran, Halifax
W02. Insulin Pumping for the Generalist – Dr. Mary Cath MacSween, Moncton
W03. Critical EKG Patterns that are Hard to Remember – Dr. John Sapp, Halifax
W07. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Maritime 2015 Options – Dr. Marc Pelletier, Saint John
W08. Thromboprophylaxis for Placental Complications: Perspectives in 2015 – Dr. Nadine Sauvé, Sherbrooke
W09. Nuclear Medicine of the 21st Century : See Beyond Borders – Dr. Khun Visith Keu, Laval
GIM Faculty Research ShowcaseDeveloping and Evaluating the Rounds Table – Dr. Amol Verma, Toronto
The Beauty and Boundaries of Research – Dr. David Sackett SIA Winner, Dr. Stephen Hwang, Toronto
SHORT SNAPPERSFragility Index: Beyond the P Value – Dr. PJ Devereaux, Hamilton Catheter Ablation for AF – Dr. John Sapp, Halifax TAVI: The Real Deal? – Dr. Marc Pelletier, Saint John Periprocedural Management of Direct Oral Anticoagulants – Dr. Mary‐Margaret Keating, Halifax
CSIM / CAPM Research / QI Presentations Impact and Predictors of Urinalysis Ordering Among General Medicine Patients – Penny Yin, University of Toronto

Friday, October 16, 2015

Don’t Drop the Baton: Improving Handover Communication from the CMPA’s Perspective – Dr. Janet Nuth, Ottawa
SHORT SNAPPERS Childhood Trauma and Adult Illnesses – Dr. Steve Workman, Halifax Malaria: Significance of Parasite Burden – Dr. Greg German, Charlottetown Hepatitis C: Eradication of a Disease? – Dr. Gordon Dow, Moncton
The Changing Landscape of GIM Training in Canada Dr. Amy Hendricks, Yellowknife; Dr. Sharon Card, Saskatoon; Dr. Rodrigo Cavalcanti, Toronto
W15. CMPA‐Think Before You Click: Medicolegal Risks with Social Media – Dr. Janet Nuth, Ottawa
W18. Antibiotic Stewardship: A Successful Community Hospital Venture – Dr. Greg German, Charlottetown
W19. Newgizmolizumab – An Internists Guide to Using Biologics – Dr. Volodko Bakowsky, Charlottetown
ACP Governor’s Lecture: Medicine as a Profession and the Concept of Professionalism: A Brief History – Dr. Jock Murray, Halifax

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Choosing Wisely Update, Slides 2 Dr. Todd Lee, Montreal; Dr. Emily Gibson McDonald, Montreal; Dr. Jerome Leis, Toronto
SHORT SNAPPERSManagement of Bleeding in the AnticoagulatedPatient – Dr. Elizabeth Zed, Saint John Five Things NOT to Miss on the Neurological Assessment – Dr. Gordon Gubitz, Halifax Thrombolysis of “Submassive” Pulmonary Embolism – Dr. Elizabeth Zed, Saint John
 Ted Giles Clinical Vignettes Blame it on the hormones – Vincent Larouche, McGill University Health CentreA case of polymicrobial bacteremia – Jean‐Frederic Leblanc, McGill University


The Canadian Society of Internal Medicine gratefully acknowledges support of its 2015 annual meeting from its Gold Sponsors: BMS Pfizer sponsor       novo nordisk conference sponsor

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