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Pasqua Hospital Continuing Education Conference 2009
Infectious Disease:
Are you doing the right thing?
Delta Regina Hotel
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan
January 16 & 17, 2009
Guest Faculty
Sarah Forgie, ED, BSc, MD, BMEDSc, FRCPC Stuart Rosser, MD, FRCPC, MPH
Associate Professor Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Disease Division of Infectious Disease
University of Alberta University of Alberta
Presented by:
Division of Continuing Professional Learning
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Course Description
We live in a world fraught with infectious diseases - some of which are emerging for the first time, others re-emerging after
being close to eradication. On a daily basis, family physicians are faced with decision-making about optimal diagnoses
and treatment of infectious diseases. Are your treatment choices contributing toward the problem or the solution with
regard to antimicrobial resistance? Are you applying the latest evidence to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious
diseases? Are you doing the right thing?
The aim of this conference is to identify and convey specific strategies regarding common infectious diseases. The
presentations will provide evidence-based diagnostic and treatment recommendations utilizing case study formats,
interactive discussions and knowledge translation workshops with peer-to-peer best practice sharing.
At the completion of the conference, you will know “the right thing to do” with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of
infectious diseases. The vast array of diagnostic and treatment options will be narrowed to the optimal choices based on
evidence and best practice.
Target Audience
This informative conference was designed for family physicians, specialists and pharmacists as well as other health care
professionals.
Program
Friday, January 16, 2009
Chairperson: Dr. Luis Salgado De León
Trentino Room, Delta Regina Hotel
0730 Registration and Breakfast
0820 Welcome & Opening Remarks
0830 The Big Picture: Issues in Infectious Disease ...........................................................................Dr. Sarah Forgie
Participants will be able to review the infectious disease issues of our time, identify new threats, recognize the
effects of travel on infectious disease transmission, and identify re-emerging eradicated diseases.
0915 The Saskatchewan Picture .....................................................................................................Dr. Maurice Hennink
In light of infectious diseases of significance in Saskatchewan, participants will explore the implications of
diseases in both urban and rural settings; participants will also be able to identify the role of the general
practitioner in prevention, diagnosis, case management, reporting and referral processes.
0945 Questions and Discussion ............................................................................................... Dr. Forgie & Dr. Hennink
1000 Nutrition Break and Displays
1015 Travel & Disease ............................................................................................................................ Dr. Tania Diener
Participants will be able to explain the importance of a thorough individualized risk assessment and promote
health and prevention of disease or other adverse health outcomes through risk management during a pre-travel
health consult.
1045 Just Say No! Appropriate Use of Antibiotics .............................................................................Dr. Sarah Forgie
Participants will be able to determine appropriate use of antibiotics and formulate appropriate responses for
persistent patients seeking antibiotic prescriptions including otitis media as an example.
1115 Questions and Discussion ..................................................................................................Dr. Diener & Dr. Forgie
1130 Buffet Working Lunch
Please collect your meal and return to the plenary session room for an informative working lunch. Your dynamic
speaker will keep you entertained throughout your meal while providing valuable information. This allows for
even more study credits in the program.
1200 Infection Control in Your Office ..................................................................................................Ms Gail Cherwaty
Do you ever inadvertently stick your pen in your mouth? Lick your finger to turn the pages of a chart? Are your
practices preventing the spread of disease within your office? At the end of this session participants will be able
to recognize areas in their practice where improvements might be needed to prevent the spread of infectious
disease in the office.
1300 Knowledge Translation Workshops
These workshops will help develop “best-practice guidelines” for infectious disease issues commonly
encountered in practice. The facilitator will present case studies and discuss the latest evidence for treatment of
those diseases. A general practitioner facilitator will ensure discussion and information remains relevant to
typical office visits.
In all four workshops, participants will be able to determine how to make an accurate diagnosis, identify
suspected organisms, and describe when and how to choose an appropriate antibiotic including for those patients
with true allergies to penicillin as well as identify measures necessary to prevent antibiotic resistance.
1. Urinary Tract Infections................................................................. Dr. Linda Sulz & Dr. Luis Salgado De León
2. Cellulitis .............................................................. Dr. Kumudhini Karunakaran & Dr. Barbara Konstantynowicz
3. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections ........................................................Dr. Lenny Pillay & Dr. Otto Schussler
4. Community-acquired Pneumonia ......................................................... Dr. Valda Chijide & Dr. James Coucill
1430 Nutrition Break and Displays
1445 Vaccines & Vaccine-preventable Illnesses .................................................................................. Dr. Tania Diener
In the past 50 years, immunization has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention and is
regarded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as one of the ten great public health achievements during
the 1900s. At the end of this session participants will be able to describe the impact vaccines have on the
incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, evaluate immunization in Saskatchewan (and Canada) and describe
the important role all health care workers play in keeping vaccine-preventable diseases at bay.
1515 Patients Declare an Allergy to Penicillin – Now What?? ...............................................................Dr. Linda Sulz
Participants will be able to identify patients who have true Beta-lactam allergies and provide alternatives for
treatment.
1545 Antibiotic Resistance ...................................................................................................................Dr. Stuart Rosser
Participants will be able to describe the scope of the problem of antimicrobial resistance in Canada as well as
the impact of prescriber practices on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance; identify a range of drug-resistant
bacterial pathogens and associated clinical presentations that are likely to be encountered in practice; and apply
processes to minimize the evolution and spread of resistance.
1630 Rare Cases - Piercings Gone Wrong ...........................................................................................Dr. Valda Chijide
Participants will be able to describe conditions resulting from piercings, tattoos, or similar activities that can lead
to the spread of infectious disease.
1700 Questions and Discussion ...............................................................Dr. Diener, Dr. Sulz, Dr. Rosser & Dr. Chijide
1715 Adjourn
1800 Government House Dinner
Please join us for a social evening at beautiful, historic Government House. Take this time to relax, enjoy a
delicious dinner and network with colleagues. Return-trip transportation will be provided from the Delta Hotel.
Take advantage of this opportunity to informally connect with your peers in one of Saskatchewan’s oldest heritage
buildings. Please reserve your seat at time of registration.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Chairperson: Dr. Luis Salgado De León
Trentino Room, Delta Regina Hotel
0730 Breakfast
0830 HIV & the Family Physician ..........................................................................................................Dr. Stuart Rosser
Participants will be able to evaluate current recommendations for the integration of HIV testing and counselling
into primary care; describe the natural history of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, and
recognize the basic treatment options that are available, with an appreciation for the common drug side effects
and drug-drug interactions, as well as recognize several important non-infectious complications of HIV infection
and its treatment.
0915 C-difficile ......................................................................................................................Dr. Kumudhini Karunakaran
Participants will be able to determine appropriate general management of C-difficile, recurrent C-difficile, and
identify methods for infection control and prevention.
0930 Hepatitis C .................................................................................................................................Dr. James McHattie
Participants will be able to determine when to refer a patient and describe the process to follow before referral.
They will also be able to describe treatment of Hepatitis C and explain the process for maintenance blood work.
1000 Pediatric Case Studies ........................................................................................................ Dr. Abdulhafid Essalah
Participants will be able to identify common organisms associated with UTIs, explain why pediatric UTI symptoms
and treatments are different from adult cases and formulate processes for investigation, prophylactic treatment,
and follow-up.
1030 Questions & Discussion ................................................Dr. Rosser, Dr. Karunakaran, Dr. McHattie & Dr. Essalah
1045 Nutrition Break & Displays
1100 Global Climate Change & Infectious Disease ............................................................................Dr. Stuart Rosser
Participants will be able to identify global factors and their impact on the general practitioner, as well as describe
how changes in climate and urbanization have impacted the frequency and distribution of vector and waterborne
infectious diseases. Further, they will become aware of infectious diseases previously restricted to returning
travelers that may, as the result of further climate change, become endemic in western Canada.
1200 Questions & Discussion ..............................................................................................................Dr. Stuart Rosser
1220 Closing Remarks
1230 Adjourn
Study Credits
As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation
of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Professional Learning, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, has
approved this education program for:
• 11.5 MAINPRO-M1 credits on behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Saskatchewan College. Reciprocal
recognition is provided by the American Medical Association for the Physician’s Recognition Award, and by the American
Academy of Family Physicians.
• This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
This program has been approved by Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists (CPDP) for a total of
11.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
SMA Education Bank: Up to $3000.00 of fees for recognized CME activities can be recovered each year by Saskatchewan
physicians from the CME Fund, which is managed by the Saskatchewan Medical Association.
General Information
TELEPHONE: While the conference is in session, you may be reached by calling (306)525-5255.
Messages will be forwarded.
ACCOMMODATION: A block of rooms has been booked at:
Delta Regina Hotel, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK
Call (306) 525-5255 prior to December 16, 2008 to make reservations.
The conference rate is $125.00 plus taxes and fees for Delta Double and Premier King
Rooms. After the cut-off date, the Delta will continue to accept reservations subject to
availability, at regular room rates.
PARKING: Parking is available for the conference at the Delta Parkade located east across the street
from the hotel.
PLANNING COMMITTEE: M. Hennink, K. Karunakaran, B. MacDonald, J. McHattie, S. Norton, W. Oberholzer,
L. Salgado De León, L. Sulz
The Division of Continuing Professional Learning, College of Medicine gratefully
acknowledges the valuable contributions of the planning committee members. Without the
generous donations of their time, talent and expertise this program would not be possible.
DECLARATION OF In keeping with accreditation guidelines, speakers will be required to disclose to the
POTENTIAL CONFLICT audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest, relating not only to the subject matter of
OF INTEREST: this program but also to any other medical topic.
Saskatchewan Faculty
Academic appointments listed are with the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Gail Cherwaty Abdulhafid Essalah P. Lenny Pillay
Patient & Staff Safety Manager Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Lecturer
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Department of Pediatrics Department of Surgery
Otolaryngologist, RQHR
Valda Chijide Maurice Hennink
Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Luis Salgado De León
Department of Medicine Department of Medicine Family Physician, RQHR
Infectious Disease Specialist, RQHR Deputy Medical Health Officer, RQHR
Otto Schussler
James Coucill Kumudhini Karunakaran Family Physician, RQHR
Medical Consultant Clinical Assistant Professor
Saskatchewan Health Department of Medicine Linda Sulz
Infectious Disease Specialist, RQHR Manager
Tania Diener Clinical Pharmacy Practice &
Clinical Lecturer Barbara Konstantynowicz Education, RQHR
Department of Family Medicine Family Physician, RQHR
Medical Health Officer
Population & Public Health, RQHR James McHattie
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Gastroenterologist, RQHR
Acknowledgements
Unrestricted educational grants from the following are gratefully acknowledged:
SILVER
Bayer HealthCare Merck Frosst Canada Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline Pfizer Canada Inc.
Janssen-Ortho Inc. Schering Plough Canada Inc.
Registration
Infectious Disease: Are you doing the right thing?
January 16 & 17, 2009
Physicians: Full Course Before Jan 5 ........... $350.00 q Dr. q Mr. q Mrs. q Miss q Ms
Jan 5 & after ........... $400.00
Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners & Other (Last Name) (First Name)
Health Professionals:
Full Course Before Jan 5 ........... $240.00
Jan 5 & after ........... $290.00 (Address)
Residents/Students (Medical, Pharmacy, Nursing):
Full Course ................................. $75.00 (City) (Prov.) (Postal Code)
Government House Dinner (guests welcome)
________ @ $40.00 each Total
(Phone Number) (Fax Number)
Total $
(e-mail)
Your confirmation letter will be e-mailed to the above address
Fees may be pro-rated for partial attendance.
NOTE: q Family Physician
Registration will not be processed until q Specialist (specify)
payment has been received. q Medical Resident q Medical Student
q Pharmacist q Nurse Practitioner
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Please return this page to:
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Authorized Signature
Knowledge Translation Workshops
Knowledge Translation Workshops 90 minutes in duration will be offered at 1300 on Friday. Please indicate your 1st and
2nd choices to ensure allocation to groups of your choice.
Knowledge Translation Workshops
1. Urinary Tract Infections - L. Sulz & L. Salgado De León ........................................................................ q
2. Cellulitis - K. Karunakaran & B. Konstantynowicz .................................................................................. q
3. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections - P.L. Pillay & O. Schussler ............................................................. q
4. Community-acquired Pneumonia - V. Chijide & J. Coucill...................................................................... q
Refund Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by January 8, 2009, and will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee ($20.00 fee for residents). Refunds will
not be considered on or after January 9, 2009.
University of Saskatchewan Division of Continuing Professional Learning reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient registration or
circumstances beyond our control. This course may be cancelled twenty (20) days prior to the course date. Each registrant will be notified by telephone,
with written notification and a full refund following. Continuing Professional Learning is not responsible for any other costs including, but not limited to,
airline or hotel penalties.


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