Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020

07:00 Registration (Muffins & Coffee) Chairs – James McCormack and Mike Allan  

It's true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It's a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now. – Steve Goodier

08:00 Welcome Robert Rangno
08:05 Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please – Mark Twain Mike Allan and James McCormack
09:00 Questions
09:10 Cohorts what they show and don't show Tina Korownyk
09:30 Sensitivity/specificity and why you should be sensitive to the specificness of these terms James McCormack
10:10 Questions
10:20 Refreshment Break  

The patient is the one with the disease – Samuel Shem

10:40 The perils of the lupus diagnosis Kam Shojania
11:00 Osteoarthritis evidence update Mike Allan
11:30 Questions  
11:40 Rheumatologic do's and don'ts Kam Shojania
12:00 Questions  
12:10 Lunch  

The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible – Samuel Shem

13:00 Chronic kidney disease – detection and management Allan Grill
13:20 Insomnia treatments – how not to lose sleep over them Adrienne Lindblad
13:40 Gabapentin – dose, duration and does it work Aaron Tejani
14:00 Questions  
14:20 Refreshment Break  

If a person is treated like a patient, they are apt to act like one – Frances Farmer

14:40 Can we decrease medication induced emergency admissions Corinne Hohl
15:00 What to do with an INR of 7-8 Corinne Hohl
15:20 Insulins – which ones and when? Tina Korownyk
15:40 Questions  
16:00 Adjourn  

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020

07:30 Registration (Coffee & Muffins)
Chairs – James McCormack and Mike Allan
 

Medicine is not a science; it is empiricism founded on a network of blunders – Emmet Densmore

08:30 New cardiology trials that should change practice – PART 1 Ken Gin
08:50 New cardiology trials that should change practice – PART 2 Ken Gin
09:10 Heart failure – the numbers around risks and treatments Ricky Turgeon
09:30 Questions  
09:50 Refreshment Break  

Life is choices, and they are relentless. No sooner have you made one choice than another is upon you – Atul Gawande

10:10 Erectile dysfunction – an upright look at the evidence Adrienne Lindblad
10:30 GI evidence update Mike Kolber
10:50 Questions  
11:10 How to treat diabetes using the best available evidence Mike Allan
11:30 Questions  
11:50 Lunch  

The absence of proof does not constitute the proof of absence – Rudolf Virchow

12:40 Choosing antibiotics wisely Allan Grill
13:00 Gout – a searing look at the evidence Mike Kolber
13:20 Antibiotics an overview and context James McCormack
13:40 Questions  
13:50 Context, integration and wrap-up The Gang plus the Audience
15:00 THE END