CSIM Annual Meeting 2017


Toronto ON CSIM Annual Meeting 2017
in collaboration with the ACP Ontario Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting
November 1-4, 2017
Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9



Certificate of Attendance

Presentation Slides and Evaluation Forms

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Perioperative Medicine (evaluation form)

Obstetric Medicine (evaluation form)

Healthcare QI Workshop (evaluation form)

Critical Care Update – Dr. Shelly Dev and Dr. Natalie Wong (evaluation form)

The North American Opioid Crisis – Dr. David Juurlink (evaluation form)


Choosing Wisely: From an Idea to an International Movement – Dr. Wendy Levinson (evaluation form)

Short Snappers: Emergent Evidence in Thrombosis Management – Dr. Benjamin Bell, Dr. Jean-Philippe Galanaud, Dr. William Geerts (evaluation form)

CSIM Research and Quality Improvement Oral Presentation Competition (evaluation form)

Research Presentations

  1. The Impact of Diabetes on Cost and Frequency of Hospital Admissions: Data from the General Medicine Inpatient (GEMINI) Cohort Study – Jin (Hyoungjin) Choi, University of Toronto
  2. Access to Naloxone in Canada: A National Survey of Community Pharmacies – Alex Cressman, University of Toronto
  3. Prevalence and Determinants of Anemia in Refugees Resettled to Canada – Marta Davidson, University of Calgary
  4. DREAMS: Does Routine Echocardiography Affect Management of Stroke? – Nicola Goldberg, University of Toronto
  5. Follow-up of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules on Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography – Lezlie Markell, University of Toronto
  6. SGLT-2 Inhibitors and the Risk of Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – Robert Puckrin, University of Toronto
  7. Defibrillator Design and Usability May Be Impeding Timely Defibrillation – Marc Reeson, University of Ottawa
  8. Understanding the Impact of Physicians on Hospital Length-of-stay Using a Novel Application of Intra-class Correlation Coefficients – Zahra Sohani, University of Toronto

Quality Improvement Presentations

  1. Improving Long-Term Care Transfer Reports to the Emergency Department – Stephanie Gottheil, Western University
  2. Improving Communication at Hospital Discharge: A Resident Driven Quality Improvement Initiative – Matthew Mittelstadt, University of Saskatchewan


Top Five Papers – Dr. Amol Verma and Dr. Kieran Quinn (evaluation form)
Click here to listen to a recording of this session, released as an episode of The Rounds Table podcast; click here to listen to part 2 of this session.

Senior and New Investigator Award Presentations (evaluation form)

Choosing Wisely Canada – Dr. Cara Tannenbaum and Dr. John Abrahamson (evaluation form)

Ted Giles Clinical Vignettes (evaluation form)


  1. Paroxysmal Severe Symptomatic Hypertension and Hypotension: A Case Report Adrian Chikwanha, University of Calgary
  2. Sickly Cough: A Case of Non-Resolving Pneumonia in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease – Eric Coomes, University of Toronto
  3. Keep Calm and PLEX on Michela Febbraro, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  4. Is a Storm Coming? Howard Gerson, McGill University
  5. Transplantation Opens the Floodgates – Karen Geukers, McMaster University
  6. Progressive Quadriplegia in a 24-Year-Old Woman: A Case to Highlight Canadian Challenges in the Management of Rare Disease – Noor Jawaid, University of Toronto
  7. The Cutaneous Flush: A Rare Entity Wasim Mansoor, University of Toronto
  8. A Case of Disappearing Diabetes Gavin Mazzetti, McMaster University
  9. When the Prostate is the Root of All Evil – Dr Steven Palanchuck, Université de Sherbrooke
  10. Recurrent, Refractory Cardiac Ischemia Dr. Shannon Ruzycki, University of Calgary


Understanding Diagnostic Error: A Primer for the General Internist – Dr. Janice Kwan (evaluation form)

Faculty Research Showcase – Dr. Shail Rawal and Dr. Terence Tang (evaluation form)

Stroke School for Internists: Developing Competency in Hyperacute Stroke Management – Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal and Dr. Albert Jin – Part 1 | Part 2 (evaluation form)

Maintenance of Certification

The 2017 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. 25% of each session will be dedicated to Q&A and interactivity. 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 2017”, for 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.


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