Practising Wisely

Practising Wisely Day

On November 22, 2017, join us at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto for one inspiring day devoted to helping you implement the Practising Wisely approach all while earning up to 18 Mainpro+ credits! Immerse yourself in case studies that reflect real-life scenarios and learn about evidence-based online resources that you can use in your daily practice. A lunchtime keynote speaker and engagement with over 100 like-minded primary care providers will make for a memorable day of learning.

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About the Course

Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment is a suite of new continuing professional development opportunities for primary care providers.

Participants will identify opportunities to "practise wisely", with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

The program centres on case studies and incorporates individual reflection and group work. It helps participants to build communication skills to guide their patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health.

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

• Identify opportunities to reduce “too much medicine”
• Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources
• Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care
• Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization.

The workshop is structured in a modular format and is offered in 2 options:
  • A half-day case-based small-group workshop (Module 1 and one of Modules 2, 3 or 4)
  • A full-day, deep-dive into all 4 modules
You can learn more about the modules below.

Upcoming Workshops


Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference
Aug 20/17 - Québec City
Aug 20/17 - Québec City (French)
CFPC's Family Medicine Forum
Nov 10/17 - Montréal
Nov 11/17 - Montréal (French)
OCFP's 55th Annual ASA
Nov 22/17 - Toronto


Would you like to host a session? Take a look at the contact information for the representatives close to your region. We'd love to hear from you!
Module One
We examine the harms and drivers of too much medicine and introduce a four-step approach to applying evidence to patient care with a focus on low back pain and ovarian cysts.
Module Two
Reliable, renewing online resources are put to work to support practice change. Cases centering on proton pump inhibitors and statins for primary prevention are the focus.
Module Three
Cancer screening is the topic here as participants differentiate risks and integrate relevant evidence into individual patient-care supported by shared decision-making.
Module 4
Evolving the annual physical exam to become a periodic health review personalized for each patient is a key element of this module. Poly pharmacy in the elderly and over-monitoring for diabetes are addressed as well.