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Canadian Paediatric Society

Winter 2019 Course

February 22 to 24, 2019

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Hotel

Whistler, British Columbia

Overview

Designed for paediatricians, family physicians, residents and allied health professionals caring for children and youth, this CME course explores topics in allergy, cardiology, dermatology and surgery. 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.

Why should you attend?

  • Engage with leading experts in the field.
  • Network with colleagues dealing with the same challenges.
  • Leave with new approaches and tools.

Course credits

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

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

This event has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 10.5 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, 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: www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/canmeds/canmeds-framework-e.  


Program-at-a-glance

Course schedule

Friday, February 22 (3.5 study credits)

0630

Registration opens 

0630

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0715

Welcome and announcements

0725

Evaluation of suspected drug allergy
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator
Andrew O’Keefe, MD

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

  • Recognize presenting signs and symptoms of drug allergy.
  • Determine who and how to test.
  • Counsel parents and patients.

0745

Question/answer session

0755

Eczema and its variants: What’s new?
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Miriam Weinstein, MD

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

  • Manage refractory eczema (complications, triggers, infections).
  • Consider differential diagnosis in stubborn dermatitis.

0815

Question/answer session

0825

Choosing wisely (before) paediatric surgery
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Natalie Yanchar, MD

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

  • List Choosing Wisely Canada’s recommendations for investigations prior to surgery.
  • Describe rational investigations for suspected appendicitis, umbilical and/or inguinal hernias and undescended testes.

0845

Question/answer session

0855

Child athletes with cardiac concerns
CanMEDS: Medical expert, leader
Kenny Wong, MD

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

  • Identify children who need activity restrictions (e.g. scuba, weightlifting, contact sports).
  • Order appropriate cardiac screening tests for children in competitive sports.

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. 

Allergy - Case-based: Update in food allergy prevention and treatment.
Food allergy prevention (pregnancy, neonatal and role of probiotics), early introduction of allergenic solids, new guidelines in development, any new tests on the horizon, treating food allergy with oral immunotherapy.
Andrew O’Keefe, MD 

Cardiology - Case-based problems in cardiology (review cardiac murmurs with audio clips; review of electrocardiogram (ECGs), common pitfalls. (Bring your earphones).
Kenny Wong, MD

Dermatology - Scratch and win: Derm bingo.
Miriam Weinstein, MD

Surgery - Case-based surgical scenarios (interpreting abdominal X-rays, cecostomy tube (C Tube), gastrostomy tube (G-Tube).
Natalie Yanchar, MD

1730

Adjournment

Saturday, February 23 (3.5 study credits)

0630

Registration opens

0630

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0715

Welcome and announcements

0725

You’ll pull through: Current management of Hirschsprung disease
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Natalie Yanchar, MD

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

  • Suspect and manage a variety of presentations of Hirschsprung disease.
  • Determine differential diagnosis and associated disorders.

0745

Question/answer session

0755

Syncope: Getting to the heart of the matter
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Kenny Wong, MD

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

  • Utilize the 2017 paediatric syncope algorithm.
  • Stratify risk factors for children who faint.          

0815

Question/answer session

0825

Allergy testing
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator
Andrew O'Keefe, MD

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

  • Determine appropriate indications for clinical allergy testing.
  • Stratify utility and limitations of current tests.
  • Educate parents on results.

0845

Question/answer session

0855

Rash traps: Manifestations of systemic disease
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Miriam Weinstein, MD

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

  • Recognize cutaneous manifestations of serious systemic disease.
  • Initiate investigation and provide initial management/stabilization.

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 24 (3.5 study credits)

0630

Registration opens

0630

Continental breakfast, with exhibits

0715

Welcome and announcements

0725

General lecture: Managing Challenging Situations in Paediatrics:  Lessons learned from CMPA case file
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator
Tino Piscione, MD, PhD

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

  • Describe strategies to reduce the risk of diagnostic decision-making errors.
  • Discuss medical-legal risks associated with medication prescribing in paediatrics.
  • Explain an approach to sharing confidential patient health information with family members.

0815

Question/answer session

0825

Ten-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.

1010 Allergy: Food allergies in school environment, Andrew O'Keefe, MD

1020 Cardiology: Treatment strategies for supraventricular tachycardia (leave alone, meds, ablation, Kenny Wong, MD

1030 Dermatology: What’s new in therapy for hemangiomas?, Miriam Weinstein, MD

1040 Surgery: Management of pectus deformities in children: Less is more, Natalie Yanchar, MD

1050

Ask the experts (panel discussion)

1115

Closing remarks

1120

Adjournment


Faculty

Chair

Rachel Ouellette, MD, FRCPC
General consulting paediatrician, Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital; Assistant professor, Department of paediatrics, Dalhousie University faculty of medicine; Clinical assistant professor, Department of paediatrics, Memorial University faculty of medicine, Fredericton, N.B.

Faculty

General lecture

Tino Piscione, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Physician advisor, practice improvement, Safe Medical Care, The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), Ottawa, Ont.

Allergy

Andrew O’Keefe, MD, FRCPC
Allergist and clinical immunologist, St. John’s, NL.

Cardiology

Kenny Wong, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor, paediatric; Paediatric cardiologist, Division head, IWK Heart Centre, Halifax, N.S.

Dermatology

Miriam Weinstein, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor, paediatric and dermatologist, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Surgery

Natalie Yanchar, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Clinical professor, paediatric surgery, Alberta Hospital, Calgary, Alta. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Planning Committee

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.
Jackie Millette, CPS, Director, Education and Guideline Development, Ottawa, Ont.
Rachel Ouellette, MD, Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, N.B.
Chantal Pothier, CPS, Senior Conference and Events Planner, Ottawa, Ont.
Mumtaz Virji, MD, B.C. Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
Ellen Wood, IWK  Health Centre, Halifax, N.S.


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

Be sure to select your workshop preferences when you register! Workshops are case-based, interactive, and expand on their subject area. Course faculty present cases and attendees are encouraged to bring cases of their own into the discussion. While every effort is made to assign participants to their workshops of choice, seating is limited to 25 participants per workshop and assigned on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please know every workshop is set to fire code capacity. Once all seats are full, CPS staff are required to close the workshop and no additional attendees may enter until a seat becomes available. The CPS 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.

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.

Photos

The CPS takes photographs during meetings and events for organizational use, including print, electronic or other media, and the CPS website. By participating in the Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics, you permit the CPS to use your image and name for such purposes.

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.   

Tourism

Tourism Whistler provides information on various sites to visit and things to do while in Whistler. Check out their website www.whistler.com.

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

Ski lift discount coming soon!

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!


Hotel

Conference hotel

This CPS LLP course is being held at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler: A Forbes 4-Star AAA 4-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 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.

Rental equipment is available from the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Products store, conveniently located on the first floor of the Resort’s main building. Just ask the ski concierge to fine-tune equipment, book lessons, or warm your ski boots. Ski Concierge Service is at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4

View of the hotel

Book now!

  • Reservations: Phone 1-888-935-2460 or email reservations.whi@fourseasons.com. To qualify for the group rate, be sure to specify that you are attending the CPS Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course when you register.  
  • To book online, Click here. Enter 190220CPS as the corporate/promo code.
  • Special group rate: $295/night (single or double occupancy standard room) plus applicable taxes.
  • The cut-off date for reservations at the special group rate is Monday, January 21, 2019.

Why is it important to book at our designated hotel?

You play an important role in the financial viability of the LLP. Here’s how you benefit from booking at the conference hotel:

  • Conference rate starting at $295 per night + taxes.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Gas fireplace and balcony in every guest room.
  • Daily complimentary wine tasting.
  • Daily complimentary S’mores by the fire pit.
  • Heated outdoor pool, whirlpools and steam room.
  • Complimentary ski concierge service.
  • Complimentary resort shuttle service every 15 minutes.
  • Thick terry bathrobes.
  • Twice-daily housekeeping, with evening turndown service.
  • In-room safe and much more…

Guest room cancellation policy

Guest room cancellation must be received by January 20, 2019 for the deposit to be refunded. In the event such notice is not received within the time limit stated, the deposit is non-refundable. Early departures will be charged full room revenue.

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.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd
Whistler BC V0N 1B4

View of the hotel

Book now!

  • Reservations: Phone 1-800-606-8244. To qualify for the group rate, be sure to specify that you are attending the CPS Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course or group code 0219CANA_006 when you register.
  • To book online, Click here.
  • Special group rate: $429/night (single or double occupancy standard room) plus daily resort fee of $15 per room plus applicable taxes.
  • The cut-off date for reservations at the special group rate is Monday, January 21, 2019.

Check-in/Check-out

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

Free high-speed Internet access

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

SCAM ALERT!

If you are contacted by phone or e-mail regarding reduced hotel rates for the LLP course, disregard them. These contacts are fraudulent and unconnected with the CPS or the designated conference hotels. If you are contacted, please notify the CPS as soon as possible at 613-526-9397 ext. 229 or education@cps.ca.


Travel

Getting to Whistler

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

Official carriers

To make your travel arrangements for the Winter LLP, please call the carrier directly using the Travel Discount information and codes below. Reservations can be booked on-line or by calling the phone numbers listed below. When making your reservations, be sure to mention the discount numbers below or pass this information to your travel consultant to take advantage of these special conference fares.

Air Canada
Within Canada and the US 1-888-247-2262 (toll-free)
Discount code: ZMBH2W41
Please visit www.aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

Westjet
1-888-937-8538
1-888-WESTJET
Discount codes: C79DP90 (online) or WEE81 (when calling)
Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online. 5% off Econo and Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for Domestic Travel and 2% off Econo, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border between Vancouver and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including our Delta code-share partner network).

Ground transportation between the airport and Whistler

Ridebooker offers a flexible schedule based on your flight arrival time. For flights arriving between 0800-2000 hours, there is a maximum wait time guarantee of 1 hour, and for flights arriving between 2000 hours and 2300 hours, a maximum wait time of 2 hours. From the hotel to the airport, shuttles depart as early as 0230 hours and as late as 1830 hours, so there is usually a shuttle to suit your flight. Tickets can be purchased online or call 1-866-943-0516 from 0600-1130 hours and be sure to mention that you are a participant of the Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics to ensure you receive your discount. They will accommodate your ski or snowboard gear for no extra fee.

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 “LLP2019” (case sensitive). 

Car rentals

Car rental facilities are conveniently located just steps from YVR’s terminal on the ground floor of the parkade. Eight rental car companies (including Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Hertz, National, Alamo and zipcar) operate at Vancouver International Airport. Whistler is located 130 kilometers from the airport when traveling by car.


Registration

Register now!

ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 21, 2019

Register before January 21, 2019 and you can save up to $150 off your registration. Save even more by becoming a CPS member!

To change registration details...

Return to the online registration site, click on the “Modify Registration” button at the bottom of the page, and enter your email address and last name to access your registration information.

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.

Registration rates are subject to 5% GST.

By January 21After January 21
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

Cancellation for any reason must be received in writing by Monday, January 21, 2019 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.

On-site registration

Be sure to pick up your badge at the on-site registration desk, located in the Harmony Foyer.  

Hours:

  • Friday, February 22: 0630-0930 hours and 1515-1600 hours
  • Saturday, February 23: 0630-0930 hours and 1515-1600 hours
  • Sunday, February 24: 0630-0730 hours

Are you registering outside of North America? Please note that the CPS does not provide course/conference invitation letters or refund fees for registrants who cancel.

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 education@cps.ca.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors

Does your company wish to sponsor or host a symposium at this CPS Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course? Contact Marlene Murray by phone at 613-526-9397, ext. 227, or by email at sponsorship@cps.ca.

Last updated: Aug 15 2018