WorkSafeBC & NAOEM Joint Conference for Community Physicians

WorkSafeBC & NAOEM Joint Conference for Community Physicians

Agenda and now available!

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, occupational physicians, specialty physicians, physiotherapists, psychiatrists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, residents & students

Course Format: Virtual conference
  • Dec 5, 2020
Conference starts 0815 PST

Online from Vancouver BC

Overview

Join us online in December for a joint meeting between WorkSafeBC and the Northwest Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 

                                           

 

Agenda

Fri Dec 4 click to expand

Not Just a Prescription Pad, Drs. Launette Rieb & Peter Rothfels
6:00 - 8:30, including Q&A
Up to 2.5 MainPro+/MOC Section 1
Registration is free, but you must register to attend with your conference registration

The session will enable participants to:

  • Incorporate the standards of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (licensing body for all BC physicians) for the safe prescribing of opioids into clinical practice
  • Apply key principles for tapering of opioids and initiating substitution and exit strategies
  • List the risks and benefits of non-opioid treatment modalities for chronic non-cancer pain and gain confidence in their recommendation
  • Identify community and regional resources and supports, including WorkSafeBC programs
  • Develop confidence in engaging patients in the difficult conversations related to tapering opioids, exiting opioids, and/or refusing to prescribe opioids
  • Screen and identify co-existing substance use disorders, mood disorders and sleep disturbances

Sat Dec 5 click to expand

8:15    Welcome & Opening Remarks | Drs. Rich Wagoner & Peter Rothfels
8:30    The Psychology of Pandemics | Dr. Steven Taylor
9:00    COVID-19 Lessons Learned/Occupational Risks: A BC Perspective | Dr. Reka Gustafson
9:20    COVID-19 Lessons Learned/Occupational Risks: A Washington Perspective | Drs. Louis Lim & Ann Tu
9:40    Panel Discussion: COVID-19 Lessons Learned | Above speakers PLUS: Mr. Gord Harkness
10:10  Stretch Break 
10:20  From Pain to Distress: Reaction or Protection? The Neurobiological Continuity of Pain & Depression | Dr. Mark Sullivan
11:20  Cannabis Regulation & the Workplace | Mr. Michael Litchfield
12:05  Lunch Break 
12:45  Breakout Sessions
            A.   Concussion & Post-Concussion Syndrome | Dr. Noah Silverberg
            B.   To Work or Not to Work...That is the Question | Drs. Brian Ng & Holly Workman
            C.   Orthopaedics Upper Extremity: A Telehealth Approach | Dr. Rod French (wrist) & Dr. Fay Leung (shoulder)
            D.   Orthopaedics Lower Extremity | Dr. Kevin Wing (foot/ankle) & speaker TBC (knee)
            E.   Chronic Pain: What to Do & What Not to Do | Drs. Mark Sullivan & John Loeser
1:30  Travel to next workshop
1:40  Breakout Sessions
            F.    Physician Health (more details to follow) | Dr. Mark Sherman
            G.   To Work or Not to Work...That is the Question | Drs. Brian Ng & Holly Workman
            H.   Orthopaedics Upper Extremity: A Telehealth Approach | Dr. Rod French (wrist) & Dr. Fay Leung (shoulder)
             I.    Orthopaedics Lower Extremity | Dr. Kevin Wing (foot/ankle) & speaker TBC (knee)
             J.    Sedative Hypnotics in the Workplace | Dr. Nickie Matthew
2:25  Travel to next workshop
2:35  Breakout Sessions
           K.   Concussion & Post-Concussion Syndrome | Dr. Noah Silverberg
           L.   Occupational Cancers | Dr. Sami Youakim
           M.   Occupational Medicine Primer | Dr. Nicholas Reul
           N.    Physician Health (more details to follow) | Dr. Mark Sherman
           O.   Sedative Hypnotics in the Workplace | Dr. Nickie Matthew
3:20    Travel back to main session
3:30    It's Not Fair! Why Perceived Justice Matters for Your Patient and How to Make it Better | Dr. Renee-Louise Franche
4:15    Closing Remarks & Completion of Evaluations | Drs. Rich Wagoner & Peter Rothfels
4:30    Conference Ends

Skills Gained

  • Enhance practice in treating patients with work-related injury and disease through acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes 
  • Develop skills in interacting with patients with workplace physical and/or mental health injury and disease,
  • Apply these learned principles to other patients in practice

Cost

Early bird registration: Wed. Nov 4, 2020 | Add to calendar +

Includes: all registration materials, access to the virtual conference platform and the post-event recording.

Does NOT include the Dec 4 'Not A Prescription Pad' evening webinar.
Registration is complimentary for this session but you must sign up to attend with your conference registration.  
 

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners by Nov 4: $179
Physicians & Nurse Practitioners after Nov 4: $199

WorksafeBC Salaried Medical Advisors: No charge
Residents & Students: No charge

*NAOEM Members should register under the 'Physicians & Nurse Practitioners' category

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