Therapeutics Initiative: Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians

Therapeutics Initiative: Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians


Target Audience:

Family physicians, specialists, pharmacists, nurses/nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, residents & students

Course Format: Oct 4 (0800-1645): Evidence Appraisal Workshop: Using Evidence in Clinical Practice: enhancing your skills and understanding. Oct 5 (0800-1630): Main conference with plenary sessions and break-out options.
Oct 4: UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
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Oct 5: Vancouver General Hospital
899 W 12th Avenue
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This conference will mark the 25th year anniversary of the Therapeutics Initiative, founded in 1994!
Therapeutics Initiative faculty and internationally renowned guests will review best evidence for therapeutic issues important to primary care and specialty medicine.

NEW THIS YEAR! Evidence Appraisal Workshop *CURRENTLY FULL*

Please contact to be placed on the waitlist

Using Evidence in Clinical Practice: Enhancing Your Skills and Understanding
FRI, Oct 4  | UBC Robson Square
7.0 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 credits
Limited to 50 seats!


Join the conversation #TIEvidence


Fri, Oct 4: Evidence Appraisal Workshop Agenda - click here to view

0800  Breakfast & Introductions
0815  What is Evidence and Why Do We Need It? | Dr. Joanna Moncrieff
0845  Hypertension: Simple Statistics from the Medical Literature   | Dr. Rita McCracken
0945  COPD: Detecting Clinical Trial Chicanery | Drs. Cait O'Sullivan, Rita McCracken, & Jessica Otte
1045  Refreshment Break
1100  P Values, Confidence Intervals, and Likelihood Ratios: Understanding and Application to Medical Decision Making  | Dr. Colin Dormuth
1145  Lunch
1245  Confidently Reading a Meta-Analysis And Systematic Review | Drs. Lorri Puil & Aaron M Tejani
1345  Break-out Sessions
          Option 1 - Pain: If A Drug Will Help Your Patient, How Soon Will You Know? | Dr. Tom Perry
          Option 2 - Diabetes: Dealing With Drug Advertisements in Your Practice | Alan Cassels
1430  Refreshment Break
1445  Diabetes and Osteoporosis: Don't Love Your Numbers (A Guide to Interpreting Surrogate Markers) | All Faculty
1530  Navigating Guidelines and Up To Date | All Faculty
1630  Wrap-Up Activity | All Faculty
1645  Day Ends; Complete Evaluations

Sat, Oct 5: Main Conference Agenda - click here to view

0800  Breakfast & Registration
0830  Welcome and Introductions  | Drs. Tom Perry & Aaron M Tejani
0845  Keynote: What Psychiatric Drugs Really Do and How to Use Them Rationally!  | Dr. Joanna Moncrieff 
0935  Prescriber Know Thyself: The Utility of Personalized Prescribing Feedback | Dr. Rita McCracken
1000  Question and Answer Session
1015  Activity & Refreshment Break 
1030  Break-out Sessions (3 options)
          Option 1: Cannabis: A Drug By Any Other Name | Dr. James McCormack
          Option 2: The Next Generation of Practical Deprescribing | Drs. Rita McCracken & Tom Perry
          Option 3: Issues in the Drug Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and ADHD | Dr. Joanna Moncrieff
1120  Keynote: Drug Treatment for Biploar Disorder and Psychosis  | Dr. Joanna Moncrieff
1210  Is There Evidence for Starting or Continuing Statins in People Over 70? | Dr. Jim Wright
1240  Lunch
1340  Vitamin D: How Much Should I Take?  | Dr. Cait O'Sullivan
1405  Everyone Poops: Here's What to Do When They Don't | Dr. Jessica Otte
1430  Target Shooting For A1c and LDL: Aim for the Bull's Eye but Miss the Point | Dr. Aaron M Tejani
1455  Question and Answer 
1515  Activity and Refreshment Break
1530  Expectations & Realities: Can We Directly Apply the Evidence for Topical Analgesics? | Dr. Jamie Falk
1600  Wrap-up Group Activity | All Faculty & Participants
1630  Conference Ends; Complete Evaluations


Early bird registration: Mon. Aug 5, 2019 | Add to calendar +

Save $10 by registering online! By Aug 5 Aug 6 - Sep 29 After Sep 29
Physicians, Pharmacists, NPs $309 $359 $389
Allied Health $199 $229 $249
Residents/Students* $59 $69 $69

* Limited subsidized registration fees available to students. Please contact to apply.

Evidence Appraisal Workshop (Fri, Oct 4)

  By Aug 5 After Aug 5
Registering with Main Conference $50 $75
Registering for Evidence Appraisal
Workshop Only
$75 $100
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