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Canadian Paediatric Society

Fall 2018 Course

October 19 to 21, 2018

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Banff, Alberta

Overview

Designed for paediatricians, family physicians, residents and allied health professionals caring for children and youth, this CME course explores topics in gastroenterology, genetics, infectious diseases and rheumatology. Each course combines lectures, interactive seminars, ‘hot topic’ discussions, hands-on cased-based workshops and question-and-answer sessions. Learners engage with faculty to solve problems encountered in everyday practice.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Bring new skills to the diagnosis and management of paediatric disorders,

  • Integrate new knowledge into their practice setting,

  • Share new knowledge with peers and colleagues.

 


Course credits

Earn Section 3 credits by completing a written self-assessment program based on this course. Information will be provided to registrants after the course.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

This event has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 10.75 credit hours as 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.

College of Family Physicians of Canada Members

CFPC members may claim up to 50 certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities. The maximum does not apply to CFPC affiliate members.

AMA PRA Category 1 credits™

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on converting credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

European CME credits

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada and 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) to be eligible for ECMEC®

CanMEDS roles

CanMEDS is an initiative to improve patient care by defining the competencies needed for medical education and practice. One or more of seven key roles—Medical Expert (the central role), Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar and Professional—are assigned to frame each learning segment.

A summary of the CanMEDS roles can be found on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website: http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/canmeds-e.  


Program-at-a-glance

Course schedule

Friday, October 19 (3.5 study credits)

0730

Registration opens 

0730

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0800

Welcome and announcements

0810

Consequences of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in children
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Valérie Marchand, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the indications for PPI use (e.g., Choosing Wisely).
  • Describe the important risks of PPIs.

0830

Question/answer session

0840

New frontiers in diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Leader
Sylvia Stockler, MD, PhD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the latest investigations for genetic disorders.
  • Select appropriate investigations (e.g., what and when, biochemical test panels, next generation sequencing, Choosing Wisely).
  • Describe innovative approaches for treating genetic disorders.

0900

Question/answer session

0910

The impact of immunizations on serious bacterial infections (SBIs) in children
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Joan Robinson, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize current trends in SBIs in infants and children in Canada and the U.S.
  • Correlate prevalence of illness with new and updated vaccine schedules.
  • Know how this information should change what investigations to order and what antibiotics to start in children with suspected SBIs.      

0930

Question/answer session

0940

Current juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) treatment modalities
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Mercedes Chan, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Outline a step-wise approach to treatment of patients with JIA, including NSAIDs, DMARDs, biologics and steroids, with relevant outcomes,
  • Describe the clinical implications of having patients on biologic and immune-suppressing therapy (e.g., vaccinations, surgery, adrenal suppression).
  • Describe non-pharmaceutical therapies, such as physio, occupational therapy and exercise.

1000

Question/answer session

1010

Health break, with exhibits

1030

Concurrent workshops

Workshops are case-based, interactive and practice-oriented. Course faculty present clinical cases and attendees are encouraged to bring cases of their own into discussion. 

Gastroenterology - Current management of common gastrointestinal problems: What to do, when to refer?, Valérie Marchand, MD

Genetics - Case-based with pictures, Sylvia Stockler, MD, PhD

Infectious diseases - Case-based problems from the plenary talks, Joan Robinson, MD

Rheumatology - Let’s rock the joint: The rheumatology physical exam, Mercedes Chan, MD

1200

Adjourn

Saturday, October 20 (3.5 study credits)

0730

Registration opens

0730

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0800

Welcome and announcements

0810

Antimicrobial stewardship:  Pick the right drug for the bug
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Joan Robinson, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Refine strategies for choice of appropriate antibiotics for common infections in inpatients and outpatients.
  • Develop an approach to choice of antibiotics in children who have been labelled “allergic” to penicillin or other antibiotics.           

0830

Question/answer session

0840

Update on Kawasaki disease
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Mercedes Chan, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss diagnosis of atypical cases and complications of Kawasaki disease.
  • Apply the new treatment guidelines.          

0900

Question/answer session

0910

Irritable bowel syndrome: Don't cramp my style
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Valérie Marchand, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of diet in IBS.
  • Describe the role of probiotics in IBS.

0930

Question/answer session

0940

Current investigations for a child with intellectual disability
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Sylvia Stockler, MD, PhD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify treatable intellectual disabilities.
  • Recognize and assess the most commonly missed genetic syndromes (top 3).      

1000

Question/answer session

1010

Health break, with exhibits

1030

Concurrent workshops (repeated from Friday)

1200

Adjournment

Sunday, October 21 (3.75 study credits)

0730

Registration opens

0730

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0800

Welcome and announcements

0810

General lecture: New innovations in gene therapy
Ronald Cohn, MD

0900

Question/answer session

0910

Ten-minute intermission

0920

Concurrent workshops with refreshments
(repeated from Friday)

1050

“Hot topics” panel
Course faculty will give a 10-minute “quick hit” presentation highlighting recent developments in their area.

1055 Gastroenterology: H. Pylori, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), safety of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, Valérie Marchand, MD

1105 Genetics: Expensive drugs for rare diseases, a bottomless pit?, Sylvia Stockler, MD, PhD

1115 Infectious diseases: Probiotics and antibiotic use, Joan Robinson, MD

1125 Rheumatology: The epidemiology of Lyme disease (new guidelines), Mercedes Chan, MD

1135

Question/answer session

1155

Closing remarks

1200

Adjournment


Faculty

Chair

Chloë Joynt, MD, FRCPC
Neonatologist, facility section head, David Schiff NICU, Paediatric postgraduate subspecialty education director; Associate professor, department of paediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.

Faculty

Gastroenterelogy

Valérie Marchand, MD, FRCPC
Assistant professor of paediatrics, University of Montreal; Paediatric gastroenterologist, Sainte-Justine UHC, Montreal, Que.

Genetics

Ronald Cohn, MD, FRCPC, FACMG 
Paediatrician-in-chief, department of paediatrics, the Hospital for Sick Children; Chair, department of paediatrics; Professor of paediatrics and molecular genetics, University of Toronto; Senior scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Sylvia Stockler, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCPC
Professor and head, division of biochemical diseases, department of paediatrics, University of British Columbia; Investigator, B.C. Children’s Hospital program director, Vancouver, B.C.

Infectious diseases

Joan Robinson, MD, FRCPC
Divisional director, paediatric infectious diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.

Rheumatology

Mercedes Chan, MD, MBBS, MHPE, FRCPC
Assistant professor, paediatric rheumatology, assistant adjunct professor, community engagement, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Planning Committee

Mark Feldman, MD, (Chair), Hospital for Sick Children and St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, Ont.
Chantal Gagné, MD, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais, Cantley, Que.
Chloë Joynt, MD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.
Jane Liddle, Community/Consulting paediatrics, University of Ottawa, Nepean, Ont.
Mark Messenger, MD, Fredericton Medical Center, Fredericton, N.B.
Rachel Ouellette, MD, Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, N.B.
Mumtaz Virji, MD, B.C. Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
Jackie Millette, CPS, Director, Education, Committees and Sections, Ottawa, Ont.
Chantal Pothier, CPS, Senior Conference and Events Planner, Ottawa, Ont.


General information

Wear your badge

ID badges are required for admission to all teaching sessions. Be sure to pick up your badge at the on-site registration desk when you arrive.

Certificate of attendance

An email providing a certificate of attendance will be sent to all participants following the course.

Concurrent workshops

Every effort is made to assign participants to their workshops of first choice, but seating is limited and assigned on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The CPS also reserves the right to cancel workshops with insufficient registration.

Free high-speed Internet access

The Fairmont Banff Springs offers in-room complimentary high-speed basic Internet service for Fairmont President Club members.

What to wear

Dress is business casual. Room temperatures can fluctuate, so wear a sweater or layered clothing.

What not to wear

Not everyone is comfortable near cologne or perfume. Please refrain from wearing scented products.

PowerPoint presentations

Slide presentations are available for participants to download and print one week before the course start date. NO PAPER HANDOUTS will be available on site.

Special needs

The CPS tries to ensure that all educational events are fully accessible. If you have special needs or requests, contact Chantal Pothier before the course at 613-526-9397, ext. 229, or bring them to the attention of registration desk staff on site. 

Taxation

A GST of 5% applies to most goods and services in the province of Alberta. For more information, visit: www.calculconversion.com/sales-tax-calculator-hst-gst.html.   

Time zone

Alberta is in the Mountain Standard Time (MST) zone. To check Alberta’s time from anywhere in Canada, visit: www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/canada/alberta.   


Hotel and travel

Conference hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is one of the world’s most iconic mountain resorts. Built for luxury in the19th century as one of the first grand railway hotels, this “castle in the Rockies” is also a heritage site: a jewel in the crown of Banff National Park. Experience the unforgettable Willow Stream, Canada’s premier hotel spa. You can enjoy a cocktail or sushi, or slowly soak in an outdoor pool with a stunning mountain view. Be sure not to miss an old-fashioned afternoon tea or the fun of fondue at Waldhaus. Explore all the beautiful boutiques that are just downstairs.

View of the hotel

Just a short stroll from this wonderful hotel is the charming town of Banff. Explore the galleries and museums, and indulge yourself with upscale shopping and fine dining at unique restaurants. You can also “take the waters” at Banff Upper Hot Springs, visit breathtaking Banff Lake Louise, take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, or amble along the ridge-top boardwalk. The views are stunning, everywhere you look!

What else might you do in Banff?

Have a lovely meal in Rockies summit restaurant, visit pristine glaciers, explore the wondrous network of hiking trails, saddle up for a guided adventure on horseback, join an animal-spotting safari at dusk, cruise on the river and much, much more…

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
405 Spray Ave
Banff, Alberta T1L 1J4

Book now!

  • Reservations: 1-800-441-1414. 
  • To book online, click here.  
  • Special group rate: $229/night (single or double occupancy standard room) plus applicable taxes. To qualify, be sure to specify that you are attending the CPS Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course when you register. The cut-off date for reservations at the special group rate is Monday, September 17, 2018.
  • The number of guest rooms reserved for this course is limited. If they are all filled before September 17, 2018, the special group rate and room availability cannot be guaranteed. Book early to secure the best room rate!
  • Considering a longer stay? The special conference room rate applies 3 days before and 3 days after the CPS LLP course dates!

Why is it important to book at our designated hotel?

Making your reservation at the designated course hotel helps keep registration fees lower and entitles you to special room rates not offered elsewhere. CPS course organizers make every effort to secure the lowest possible group rates as part of an overall package that includes meeting rooms and services.

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in time is 1600 hours. Check-out time is 1100 hours.

Free high-speed Internet access

The Fairmont Banff Springs offers in-room complimentary high-speed basic Internet service for Fairmont President Club members.

Parking

Current parking charges are $3 per hour for day-time parking, $25 per day for overnight self-parking and $39 per day for overnight valet parking. These rates are subject to change without notice.

Travel

By air

Air Canada is the official airline of this CPS Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course.

Visit www.aircanada.com to book online or contact your travel agent to take advantage of discounted fares. The CPS promotion code is 2F8VZZP1. Travelling with Air Canada and making sure our promotion code appears on your ticket entitles you to valuable Aeroplan points and savings. No discount applies to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Ground transportation between the airport and Banff

Banff is 128 kms from Calgary International Airport, and the Banff Airporter provides reliable shuttle service to your hotel. They are located between exit doors 5 and 6 at area B on the main arrivals level (refer to map). Tickets can be purchased online or call 1-888-449-2901. Mention you are attending the CPS conference: a discount of 15% will be offered toward your ticket once you enter the promo code LLP2018 (case sensitive) on the final payment page.

Climate

Banff’s climate can be variable in October, averaging about 8-10°C (46-50°F). Bring comfortable walking shoes and dress for all weathers!


Registration

Online registration (coming soon)

Full registration

Paying the full registration fee covers admission to all educational sessions, breakfasts and health breaks scheduled for this course unless otherwise indicated. Food and beverages for registrants only.

One-day registration

Paying a one-day registration fee covers admission to all activities for that day. When registering, be sure to specify which day you’ll attend.

By September 17After September 17
CPS members
Physicians $645$800
Emeritus*$400$500
Nurses, allied health professionals$375$425
Residents/students$200$275
Life members**no chargeno charge
Non-members
Physicians$845$995
Nurses, allied health professionals$450$550
Residents/students$275$350
Corporate/government/other$825$825
One-day registration$325$385

*A CPS member for 20 years and aged 65 and over
**As designated by the CPS Board of Directors

Refunds/cancellation policy

Any cancellation must be received in writing by Monday, September 17, 2018 to generate a refund, and a $100 administrative charge will be deducted. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this date. Registration fees are not transferrable to another attendee or meeting..

Personal information

Personal registration information is used for administrative purposes such as delegate lists, attendance records and planning future CPS events and offerings. All personal information is safeguarded and can be updated or accessed at any time by making a request to the CPS. Withholding consent to use this information may limit our ability to serve you. If you have questions about our collection or use of registration information, please contact chantalp@cps.ca.


Sponsors

If your company wishes to sponsor or host a symposium at this Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course, contact Marlene Murray at 613-526-9397, ext. 227, or by email at sponsorship@cps.ca.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Last updated: Sep 7 2017