CME on the Run! 2020-2021

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Residents and Students

Course Format: 1300-1700 | 3.5 Mainpro+ credits per session. Set of 8 talks for each session. Each presentation is 15 minutes followed by 11 minutes of Q&A time.
  • Mar 5, 2021
  • May 7, 2021
  • Jun 4, 2021
Broadcast starts: 1300 PDT

Online from Vancouver
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Our unique and award winning series of 6-half day short snapper style focused CPD now delivered online only.  We are excited to introduce our next series of lectures and incredible speakers.

Please save the dates so you don't miss these next CME on the Run sessions! Each session will only take up 3.5 hours on a Friday afternoon! 

Oct 2, 2020  | Gynecology/Urology
Nov 20, 2020 | Diagnostics/Radiology
Jan 29, 2021 | Therapeutics
Mar 5, 2021 | Ophthalmology/ENT
May 7, 2021 | Geriatrics
Jun 4, 2021 | Internal Medicine

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NOW online only!  

Joint the conversation: #COTRMed

"Excellent work as always! I used to attend these years ago as a resident, and I finally started again. I am temporarily in Australia and it was worth it getting up at 5 am on Saturday morning to follow your lectures. Thank you!"
"The whole conference was excellent. Well organized. Great topics and speakers. Good length to talks. I actually liked the live virtual set up - I could stand when back was sore, stretch ...all while still listening.  I liked that it was live, so time was set aside to do it rather than put it off. Well done"
"The virtual format is fantastic. I attended from Toronto; much cheaper than travelling"
"Great job in transition to online format"
"l LOVED doing it from home, much more convenient and efficient"
"Really enjoyed having VIRTUAL CME on the Run at home: more relaxing, less stress from commuting and reduces pollution"


**Titles are subject to change**

Oct 2, 2020 | 13:00–17:00 | Gynecology/Urology

The Vulva After Menopause: Distinguishing Atrophy vs Skin Dermatitis

  • Discuss physiological changes to the vulva after menopause
  • ​Pearls on history and exam
  • A brief approach to treatment
  • When to biopsy or refer

Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck


Update on HRT

  • Be able to specify the options currently available for managing menopausal symptoms
  • Be able to specify when, how, and for how long these options should be used
  • Be able to specific how to deal with common management issues associated with these preparations

Dr. Tim Rowe 


*Advanced Reproductive Options for Females

  • Review the SOGC recommendations on age and fertility and the importance of timely counseling
  • Review age-related decline in fertility and effects on treatment outcome
  • Outline reproductive options for the single female

Dr. Niamh Tallon

Updates on PCOS: What's New in Diagnosis and Management?

  • ​PCOS- definition, prevalence in Canada
  • Brief overview of etiology/pathophysiology
  • When to suspect it?
  • Diagnostic criteria- what has changed?
  • Management options: for non-conception vs conception purposes
  • Implications on fertility
  • Endometrial cancer risk

Dr. Jason Hitkari

Bladder Cancer: An Update on Diagnosis, Management and Post Treatment Surveillance

  • Prevalence of Bladder Cancer in Canada vs worldwide
  • Are there any screening recommendations? (vs diagnosis)
  • Who is high risk? Has this changed, updates?
  • When would you suspect pathology?
  • Diagnosis/when to refer
  • Treatment options
  • Post-treatment surveillance in primary care vs urology

Dr. Alan So


BPH—Management: Medical vs When to Call the Surgeon?

  • Overview of BPH pathophysiology
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • When is medical management indicated
  • Monotherapy vs combination therapy- any new medications?
  • Side effects to be aware of
  • PSA monitoring, frequency, interpretation etc.
  • When to refer for surgical consideration

Dr. Alan So


Testosterone Deficiency: Diagnosis and Management

  • What constitutes testosterone deficiency
  • Who is at risk for hypogonadism
  • Who you should treat and why
  • Who should you not treat
  • Treatments options and monitoring
  • When to refer

Dr. Stacy Elliott


Management Options for Erectile Dysfunction

  • Etiologies of ED
  • Overview of management approach
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medical therapy, side effects, monitoring
  • Special populations/precautions
  • Additional therapies
  • When should surgery be considered?

Dr. Ryan Flannigan 


*New topic due to unforeseen circumstances

Nov 20, 2020 | 13:00–17:00 | Diagnostics/Radiology


Technology-Enabled Patient Care: How Physicians Can Lead the Way

  • Explore how technologies such as mobile apps, wearables, desktop videoconferencing and patient portals are transforming healthcare for health professionals and patients
  • Consider physicians’ opportunities and issues in supporting technology-enabled patient care and wellness
  • Identify actions physicians can take now to incorporate technologies into their practices

Dr. Kendall Ho

Is My Heart Broken, Doc? Medical Imaging for the Heart

  • To understand how to choose a particular cardiac test
  • To understand the principles of stress testing
  • To be familiar with the use of imaging based cardiovascular risk stratification of asymptomatic patients

Dr. Graham Wong

Point-of-Care Ultrasound — Practical Applications for In-Office Use

  • To identify PoCUS applications for in office us
  • To recognize common pitfalls in PoCUS
  • To highlight differences between PoCUS and diagnostic radiology

Dr. Shane Arishenkoff

ABCD's of Dense Breast

  • To understand what breast density is, and how it is measured and reported 
  • To appreciate the significance of breast density
  • To facilitate patient discussions of breast density

Dr. Colin Mar

Navigating NASH Diagnostic Tools

  • To understand what the initial workup entails with NASH (ultrasound, fibroscan, etc.)
  • To learn about various modalities to monitor NASH progression (ultrasound, fibroscan, etc.)
  • To know when to refer to a hepatologist

Dr. Edward Tam

Back Troubles — Is Imaging for Lumbar Pain Syndromes Useful?

  • Recognize the Red Flags that warrant earlier spine imaging
  • Identify the deleterious effects of spine imaging
  • Describe the advantages/disadvantages of X-ray/CT/MRI in spine imaging

Dr. Jason Clement

COVID-19 Pandemic: Understanding the Long Term Sequelae

  • Understand the most up-to-date information about the disease and the long term sequelae

Dr. Jesse Greiner

Detecting the Smokers Time Bomb with Low Dose CT

  • To understand the current recommendations for lung cancer screening for chronic smokers in our practice. 
  • To understand the surveillance process with screening-detected lung nodules

Dr. Stephen Lam

Jan 29, 2021 | 13:00–17:00 | Therapeutics

Making Sense of Diets

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence about intermittent fasting & ketogenic diets on weight and cardiometabolic factors 
  • Recognize possible approaches when counseling patients who are planning to or trying these approaches

Dr. Tanis Fenton

Exercise is Medicine

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the evidence for exercise in the prevention and management of disease
  • Describe an approach to safely prescribing exercise
  • List community resources to support patients in starting and following an exercise program

Dr. Robert Petrella

Medical Abortion

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the work-up, medications and follow-up required for medical abortions 
    • Use evidence-based protocols for medical abortions during COVID using telemedicine.

    Dr. Ellen Wiebe

    Emerging Cancer Therapies 

    By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

      • Describe new/emerging cancer therapeutics and targets
      • Describe unusual toxicity profiles of new cancer therapeutics
      • Outline the integral role of primary care within emerging new cancer therapeutics

      Dr. Stephen Chia

      Contraception 2021

      By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

      • Use a tiered effectiveness approach for your contraceptive counselling
      • Incorporate the new contraceptive implant into your contraceptive counseling 
      • Recommend extended use of contraceptives in line with SOGC pandemic guidelines

      Dr. Emma Coffey

      Migraine Update

      By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

      • Understand how migraine is diagnosed.
      • Describe the use of emerging treatments for the treatment of migraine.

      Dr. Gordon Robinson

      Facts and Myths About Drugs Our Patients are Asking About

      By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Be able to assess the use of all treatments regardless of how much evidence they have to support their use
        • Appreciate how often new medications are better than older medications
        • Differentiate between the placebo group response and treatment response

        Dr. James McCormack

        COVID-19 Therapeutics

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Describe, based on the research to date, what are the evidence-informed therapeutic options for the management of moderate to severe COVID-19 infection

        Dr. Adam Thomas

        Mar 5, 2021 | 13:00–17:00 | Ophthalmology/ENT

        Eye Emergencies for GP's Not to Miss

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Differentiate various red eye diagnoses confidently and avoid common medico-legal pitfalls
        • Prescribe therapeutics for red eye, including antibiotics, safely according to recent evidence
        • Identify simplified red eye red flags requiring urgent referral

        Dr. Simon Moore

        Ocular Findings of Common Systemic Conditions

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Understand the ocular manifestations of common auto-immune diseases
        • Describe how to use the ophthalmoscope to visualize the macula
        • Outline the eye signs of hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus

        Dr. Briar Sexton

        Don't Let Chronic Migraine and Concussion Give You a Headache

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Understanding the difference between acute and chronic migraine
        • Describe the knowledge of common migraine rescue drugs in acute migraine
        • List the common treatments for chronic migraine

        Dr. Briar Sexton

        Management of Chronic Sinusitis

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • List the latest guidelines in the definition, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis.
        • Describe the medical management of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis and when to refer patients to the rhinologist/sinus specialist.
        • List the classification and current management strategies for Allergic Rhinitis.
        • List recent advances in the surgical and medical management of chronic sinus patients.

        Dr. Amin Javer

        "I am speechless" by Hoarseness of Voice

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Recognize hoarseness and describe an approach for a patient with hoarseness
        • Identify appropriate management options for hoarseness
        • Recognize when to expedite a referral to a specialist

        Dr. Dianne Valenzuela

        Diagnosis and Management of Oral Lesions

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Identify common oral lesions and their initial management
        • List oral lesion features suggestive of malignancy

        Dr. Eli Whitney

        The Aging Eye

        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • Create a practical “visual status” assessment list to implement in practice
        • List four different vision components and one disease that affects each
        • Distinguish closed from open-angle glaucoma and at least one drug that can affect each

        Dr. Katherine Paton


        By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

        • List the most common causes of tinnitus
        • Identify the most common treatment options for tinnitus

        Dr. Arman Abdalkhani

        May 7, 2021 | 13:00–17:00 | Geriatrics

        • Deprescribing: Declutter the Medicine Cabinet
        • Preventing Falls in Older Adults
        • Seniors and Substance Use
        • Innovative Approaches to Dementia Management
        • Cancer Screening: When Can We Stop, Doc?
        • Cognitive Testing in the Family Practice Office: Which Tools to Use?
        • COVID-19 in the Elderly: Lessons from 2020
        • The Aging Immune System & Considerations for Immunization After Age 50

        June 4, 2021 | 13:00–17:00 | Internal Medicine

        • Short and Long Term Systemic Effects of COVID-19
        • Current Role of Labs and Imaging in the Assessment of Chest Pain
        • Insulin 101: When and How to Start in Family Practice
        • A Rational Approach to Helicobacter pylori Diagnosis and Management
        • Atrial Fibrillation: Management in the Office
        • Seropositive/Seronegative Arthritis: How to Assess and Treat Those Really Achy Joints
        • The Place for Stem Cell Therapy and Plasma-Rich Protein in Current Medical Practice
        • Mast Cell Activation Disorder: The Bowel Microbiome and Other System Effects 



              Per Session All Six Sessions
            Delegates   $99 $450

            All fees are in Canadian dollars. Fees are subject to 5% GST.

            Registration includes: Access to the live virtual event, all available materials, and access to the post-event recording. 

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