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34th WORLD CONGRESS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (WCIM) 2018
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The 34th World Congress of Internal Medicine for 2018 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, at the International Convention Centre. All aspects of Internal Medicine will be covered during parallel sessions presented by an exciting faculty drawn from experts across the international community. The aim of the meeting is to provide an excellent academic program for the general physician but of of a standard that specialists such as Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists etc. would also benefit.

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PALLIUM CANADA ONLINE MODULE
ONGOING | ONLINE

Pallium Canada is now offering a *NEW* online module titled 'Taking Ownership' that encourages healthcare professionals to make primary-level palliative care a part of their daily work

The learning objectives are:

  • Define "palliative care" and the "palliative care approach"
  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness
  • Activate a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
  • Expand your role in providing a palliative care approach in your setting(s)

 The module outline is as follows:

  • When would a patient benefit from a palliative care approach?
  • Identifying patients early
  • Changing the culture
  • Who provides palliative care?
  • Quiz/Conclusions

To access the module CLICK HERE

About Pallium Canada:

Pallium Canada is a national organization created to improve the quality of hospice and palliative care services through the development and dissemination of peer-reviewed education, resources and clinical decision-makaing tools for interprofessional health care providers. Since 2001, Pallium Canada has been the sole national organization supporting continuing interprofessional palliative care education across Canada.

OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN: USING THE CANADIAN GUIDELINE IN YOUR PRACTICE
ONGOING | ONLINE

This teaching module explores each of the five clusters of the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, highlighting treatment recommendations through case presentations and summaries, and includes many useful tools to help manage, assess, and monitor patients using opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.

To better understand and be able to implement the recommendations in the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, after completing this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify patients with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) who may benefit from a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Discuss the decision process involved when considering a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Describe the potential risks associated with opioids such as side effects, long term medical complications and addiction.
  • Describe what a trial of opioid therapy involves.
  • List appropriate documentation for the prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy and the tools that can be used for monitoring efficacy and safety of opioids.
  • Cite examples of when opioids should be rotated, tapered or stopped.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of opioids in specific higher-risk populations.
  • Identify resources available to help you and your patients manage their CNCP.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PAIN CARE PROGRAM
ONGOING | ONLINE

Queen's University in Kingston, Canada is offering a new Graduate Diploma in Pain Care program. It is an 8 month, part-time program consisting of 4 online courses and a 1 week onsite integrated interprofessional course using simulation facilities at Queen's University. It is intended for practicing healthcare professionals with a desire to provide comprehensive pain care and/or who wish to become experts in pain within their work environment. The program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge that will enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to provide quality pain care and to develop, implement and evaluate pain-related programs.  The program is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from nursing, anesthesiology and preoperative medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, rehabilitation therapy, and psychology.

For more information:

Please visit our website OR view the webinar OR contact us at paindiploma@queensu.ca

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