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Canadian Paediatric Society

Winter 2018 Course

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February 2 to 4, 2018

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Hotel

Whistler, British Columbia

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Overview

Designed for paediatricians, family physicians, residents and allied health professionals caring for children and youth, this CME course explores topics in adolescent health, child and youth maltreatment, nephrology and respirology. 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. It 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.  

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) 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, 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: www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/canmeds.  


Program-at-a-glance

Course schedule

Friday, February 2 (3.5 study credits)

0630

Registration opens with continental breakfast and exhibits

0715

Welcome and announcements

0725

Marijuana: Avoiding the ‘potholes’
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Collaborator
Martin Gignac, MD

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

  • Identify the effects of marijuana on developing brain.
  • Advise on the potential complications of marijuana use.
  • Use effective strategies for counselling teens and families.
  • Appreciate the impacts of legalization on marijuana use by children and youth.     

0745

Question/answer session

0755

Sleep studies in children: When and why?
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Leader
Glenda Bendiak, MD

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

  • Determine the utility and limitations of polysomnography in children.
  • Discuss the limitations of currently available home testing.
  • Describe strategies for intervention in cases of sleep-disordered breathing.

        

0815

Question/answer session

0825

Hypertension
MEDS: Medical expert, Leader
Catherine Morgan, MD 

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

  • Properly diagnose hypertension.
  • Identify a streamlined approach to workup.
  • Manage the hypertensive child in your practice setting.

0845

Question/answer session

0855

Sexual abuse in young children
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Collaborator, Communicator
Amy Ornstein, MD

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

  • Identify the value of genital examinations, with common findings and interpretations.
  • Provide appropriate medical care to victims of sexual abuse.
  • Understand reporting obligations, documentation and forensic evidence collection. 

0915

Question/answer session

0925

Adjournment (free time until 1515 hours)

1515

Health break, with exhibits

1600

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. 

Adolescent health- A ‘pot’pourri, Martin Gignac, MD 

Child and youth maltreatment - Testifying in court: Simulated court proceedings, Amy Ornstein, MD 

Nephrology - Case-based discussion, Catherine Morgan, MD 

Respirology - Sleep disturbance in children: Case-based discussion, Glenda Bendiak, MD      

1730

Adjournment

Saturday, February 3 (3.5 study credits)

0630

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0715

Welcome and announcements

0725

Crimson tide: An update on hematuria
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Leader
Catherine Morgan, MD

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

  • Understand what to investigate and when to refer.   

0745

Question/answer session

0755

Nonpharmacological approaches to anxiety management
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Collaborator
Martin Gignac, MD

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

  • List some nonpharmacological and complementary approaches for anxious teens.
  • Help change the behaviour of teens in effective ways.
  • Access and recommend online and/or community resources.

0815

Question/answer session

0825

Update on abusive head trauma
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Collaborator
Amy Ornstein,MD

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

  • Identify abusive head injury, with differential diagnoses and approaches to investigation.
  • Discuss changing terminology.
  • Navigate the role of the medical professional, using multi-disciplinary approaches.           

0845

Question/answer session

0855

Wheezing in the under one age group
CanMEDS: Medical expert, Communicator
Glenda Bendiak, MD

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

Describe key conditions which may present as infant wheezing.

Discuss an approach to investigation for these patients.

Recognize ‘red flags’ in presentations of infant wheezing.

0915

Question/answer session

0925

Adjournment (free time until 1515 hours)

1515

Health break, with exhibits

1600

Concurrent workshops (repeated from Friday)

1730

Adjournment

Sunday, February 4 (3.75 study credits)

0630

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0715

Welcome and announcements

0725

General lecture: Media, Social Media and Pediatrics:  The Evolution of Technology for 21st Century Paediatric Patients, Parents and Physicians
Sumeet Sadana, MD

0815

Question/answer session

0825

10-minute intermission

0835

Concurrent workshops with light refreshments (repeated from Friday)

1005

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

1005 Adolescent health: What substances teens are misusing, and how much can naloxone kits help?, Martin Gignac, MD

1020 Child and youth maltreatment: Sentinal injuries, Amy Ornstein, MD

1030 Neonatology: The Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns Program (ACoRN) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP): What's new?, Ahmed Moussa, MD

1040 Respirology: Systemic absorption of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and side effects, Glenda Bendiak, MD

1050

Question/answer session

1115

Closing remarks

1120

Adjournment


Faculty

Chair

Mark Messenger, MD, FRCPC
Assisant professor, paediatrics, Dalhousie and Memorial Universities; Community, consulting paediatrician, Fredericton, N.B. 

Faculty

Sumeet Sadana, MBBS, FRCPC
Consultant paediatrician, deparment of paediatrics, Queensway Carleton Hospital; Lecturer, University of Ottawa; Community consultant paediatrician, LIfesource Medical Centre; Director, Section of paediatrics, Ontario Medical Association, Ottawa, Ont.

Adolescent health

Martin Gignac, MD, FRCPC
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal; Clinical assistant professor, department of psychiatry, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Que.

Child and youth maltreatement

Amy Ornstein, MDCM, FRCPC, FAAP, MSc
Division head, general paediatrics; Service head, Suspected Trauma and Abuse Response Team (START); Associate professor of paediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

Nephrology

Catherine Morgan, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate professor, nephrology, clinical epidemiology, department of paediatrics, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alta.

Respirology

Glenda Bendiak, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Paediatric respirologist; Clinical assistant professor, University of Calgary; Program director, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, 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 CPS has secured basic complimentary high-speed Internet service in the main meeting room and all guest rooms.

Meeting attire

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

Be scent free

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 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) and 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) apply to most goods and services in the province of British Columbia. For more information, visit: www.calculconversion.com/sales-tax-calculator-british-columbia-gst-pst.html

Time zone

British Columbia is in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. To check BC’s time from anywhere in Canada, visit: www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/pst.  


Hotel and travel

Conference hotel

This CPS LLP course is being held at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler: a Triple-A 5-diamond hotel and the perfect place to escape—and to learn!

Dramatically situated in the alpine ‘upper village’, with easy access to gorgeous slopes for skiing and snowboarding and a constellation of shops and restaurants, this luxurious hotel features a gas fireplace and balcony in every guest room, fine dining in picturesque surroundings, and a host of amenities. Enjoy panoramic views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, with their radiant snow-caps and glaciers, from the hotel’s heated outdoor pool, whirlpools, steam room or spa. The Resort offers a smoke-free stay, daily wine tasting and S’mores by the fire pit, and complimentary resort shuttle service every 15 minutes.

Rent ski equipment from Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Products, located on the first floor of the resort’s main building. The ski concierge (at the base of Blackcomb Mountain) can service equipment, book lessons or warm up your ski boots.

View of the hotel

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia  V0N 1B4

Book now!

  • Reservations: Phone 1-888-935-2460 or email reservations.whi@fourseasons.com
  • To book online, Click here. Enter CI0118CP as the corporate/promo code.
  • Special group rate: $265/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 Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • The number of guest rooms reserved for this course is limited. If they are all filled before January 5, 2018, the special group rate and room availability cannot be guaranteed. Book early to secure the best room rate!

Check-in/Check-out

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

Free high-speed Internet access

The CPS has secured complimentary standard Wi-Fi service in all guest rooms.

Parking

Overnight valet parking is available for $35/car/night + 5% GST. In-and-out privileges are included. Hourly parking for guests is $5 per car, per hour + 5% GST.

Why it is 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.

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 849YQWY1. 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 Whistler

On a clear day, Whistler is about 2½ hour’s drive from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), the main airport servicing this area.

Pacific Coach provides reliable motorcoach service from Vancouver International Airport. Look for the counter  at the foot of the escalator at International Arrivals, just past Canada Customs and Immigration. Tickets can be purchased online or call 1-800-661-1725. A discount of 15% applies to your ticket when you enter the promo code “LLP2018” (case sensitive). (SCHEDULE)

Ridebooker offers a flexible schedule based on your flight arrival time. For flights arriving between 8 am and 8 pm, there is a maximum wait time guarantee of 1 hour, and for flights arriving between 8 pm and 11 pm, a maximum wait time of 2 hours. From the hotel to the airport, shuttles depart as early as 2:30 am and as late as 6:30 pm, so there is usually a shuttle to suit your flight. Tickets can be purchased online

Enjoy Whistler: So much to see and do!

Together, Whistler and Blackcomb form the largest and most dramatic ski area in North America. Unsurpassed for skiing and snowboarding at any experience level, with a scenic network of cross-country ski trails, alpine bowls and glaciers, Whistler is the perfect backdrop for a wide range of special activities: glacier skiing, snowshoeing, eco-tours, snowmobiling, ice skating, ziplining, dogsledding, and sleigh rides. Don’t miss the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, with its stunning 360-degree views of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests. Nestled at the mountain’s foot, Whistler Village offers more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, health spas, museums, galleries, and more.

Ski lift tickets

Starting October 13, 2017, you can reserve discounted lift tickets by calling 1-800-766-0449. Tell the reservation agent that you are with the Canadian Paediatric Society. The reservation centre is open between 0900-1700 hrs PST. Note: Discounted ticket rates are only available by advance booking until January 29, 2018. There are no group discounts once you arrive on site, so be sure to book early and note the customer booking number that the reservation agent will give you. Pricing.

Climate

Whistler’s climate is variable in February, averaging between -5 and +3°C (23 to 37°F) in the valley and between -12 and -5°C (11 to 23°F) in the mountains. Dress for all weathers!


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Registration

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 are 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 January 5After January 5
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 Friday, January 5 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

Contact and other personal information obtained from your course registration form is secure. CPS staff only use such information to administer delegate lists and attendance records for Section 1 credits or to advise delegates of future CPS events and offerings. Withholding consent to use your information as described may limit our ability to serve you. To update your information or to ask a question about how we protect personal information, contact chantalp@cps.ca.   


Sponsors

This Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics Course is supported in part through an unrestricted education grant from TELUS Health.

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: Aug 18 2017