CSIM Virtual Annual Meeting
October 14-16, 2021
Program subject to change.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET – CSIM ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING OF MEMBERS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET – TOP FIVE PAPERS – Dr. Anthony Battad, Winnipeg, MB
- Identify and summarize the findings of five papers published in 2021 that are highly relevant to internists and general internists in Canada.
- Review the strengths and limitations of the papers using the principles of evidence-based medicine.
- Recognize the implications of these papers for one’s own clinical practice.
1:15-2:15pm ET – TREATING HEART FAILURE IN 2022 – Dr. Margot David, Vancouver, BC
- Apply the new Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure guidelines.
- Incorporate novel medications for treatment of heart failure in clinical practice.
- Understand the role of atrial fibrillation rate and rhythm control in patients with heart failure.
2:45-3:45pm ET – OBESITY AND BARIATRIC MEDICINE – Dr. Ali Zentner, Vancouver, BC
- Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity and how it fits into a true disease model.
- Identify barriers to the care of patients with obesity, specifically, the dangers of weight bias in medicine.
- Discuss evidence-based treatment options for patients with obesity, both medical and surgical.
- Establish an approach to discussing weight in one’s office
4:00-5:00pm ET – SHORT SNAPPERS
1. Diabetes Update
- Review new oral and non-insulin injectable therapies and combination injectable therapies in the management of diabetes.
- Outline updates in guideline-based prevention and treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.
2. Advances in Lipidology – Dr. Glen Pearson, Edmonton, AB
- Apply the updated Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the management of dyslipidemia for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults.
- Review new lipid lowering agents and appropriate use in patients needing additional LDL lowering.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET – CSIM/ROYAL COLLEGE OSLER LECTURE: An Anchor, a Compass, and a Guiding Light – Dr. Amy Hendricks, Antigonish, NS
- Articulate an ethic of service specific to one’s own context, informed by the principle of equity and the lessons of the pandemic.
- Identify factors that promote or threaten generalism and positive medical culture – at national, provincial and departmental levels.
- Recognize and cultivate opportunities for gentleness, curiosity and joy in one’s own practice setting.
1:15-2:15pm ET – HYPERTENSION UPDATE – Dr. Raj Padwal, Edmonton, AB
- Define clear blood pressure targets for a given patient population.
- Anticipate the negative side effects of antihypertensives.
- Identify when and how to investigate for secondary hypertension.
2:45-3:45pm ET – PRESURGICAL SCREENING UPDATE AND PERIOPERATIVE CARE – Dr. Maura Marcucci, Hamilton, ON
- Apply preoperative risk stratification guidelines to patients who are complex and have multi-system needs, including frailty and cognitive impairment.
- Utilize testing resources appropriately in the preoperative and perioperative setting.
- Communicate perioperative risks to patients, families and surgical colleagues in a helpful and nuanced manner, particularly when the benefit of surgery may be outweighed by risks.
- Discuss strategies to minimize and manage postoperative morbidity in hospitalized patients.
4:00-5:00pm ET – SHORT SNAPPERS
1. COVID-19 Vaccination – Dr. Megan Devlin, London, ON
- Better understand the type of vaccines available and have real world data on their efficacy.
- Understand common vaccine side effects and their frequency.
- Advise on vaccination in pregnancy.
- Appreciated the usefulness of a third (booster) dose in special patient groups and the population at large.
2. COVID-19 Disease and Treatment – Dr. Lisa Barrett, Halifax, NS
- Apply emerging evidence to the management of patients with moderate/severe COVID-19.
- Identify special considerations about management of COVID-19 in pregnant patients.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021
10:00am-12:00pm ET – TED GILES CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Join us at the Ted Giles Clinical Vignettes competition as trainees present unusual clinical cases.
- Describe unusual presentations of common diseases and common presentations of rare diseases.
- Become familiar with the characteristics of engaging and educational case presentations.
- Quite the Pred-icament: A Curious Case of Sinus Tachycardia – Emilie Deschner, Western University
- Crisis averted – Samik Doshi, University of Toronto
- Hidden in Plain Sight – Anukul Ghimire, University of Alberta
- Snap! Crack(le)! Pop! A Case of the Weak Fragile Bones – Brian Kim, University of British Columbia
- Are you “Willing to Wait for it?” A Mystery Diagnosis that Revealed Itself 6 Months Later – Zahra Merali, Western University
- Profound Lactic Acidosis: When the Differential Has A Gap – Laurence Poirier-Blanchette, McGill University
- An Unusual Case of Non-traumatic Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage – Arifuddin Saad Mohammed, Queen’s University
- A Message In The Marrow: An Elusive Case of Bicytopenia – Clarissa Skorupski, University of Toronto
- Transverse Myelitis and Hypoxia in a Middle-aged Woman – Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, University of Ottawa
- Subacute Headaches in a Double-lung Transplant Recipient – Alison Sumner, Queen’s University
Select sessions may be recorded and available for viewing after the Meeting. Please note that any available session recordings will not be eligible for MOC accreditation.