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JANUARY 2019

Entrada

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences has begun transitioning to a new learning management system, Entrada. This will directly impact you if you are involved with assessments/evaluations of either residents or medical students.

This system is being implemented to replace VENTIS (postgrad) and Opal (undergrad). Unlike those systems, Entrada requires all users to log in with a University of Manitoba email address. This decision was made to better meet accreditation criteria.

Until now, use of a university email address was optional within the Department of Family Medicine. It is now MANDATORY for all those affected by the transition to Entrada. Without a U of M email address, you will be unable to access the system.

Thank you to all those who have already activated their accounts. If you do not have a U of M email address, it is URGENT that you contact IST to make arrangements as soon as possible. If you had an account assigned but never used it, or if you have forgotten your password, IST can reactivate your account. To reach IST, call 204-474-8600 or email servicedesk@umanitoba.ca

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Two new appointments:
Shantou Exchange Program

Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine and Dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, is pleased to announce two new appointments in the Department of Family Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Ming-Ka Chan, B.Sc. (Psych.), MD, MHPE, FRCPC has been appointed Director, Shantou University Medical College Exchange.

Surong Zhang, MD, PhD has been appointed Family Medicine Lead, Shantou Exchange.

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Recently published

Prescribing and testing by primary care providers to assess adherence to the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations: a retrospective cohort study

Alexander Singer, MB BAO BCh, Leanne Kosowan, MSc, Alan Katz, MB ChB MSc, Kheira Jolin-Dahel, MSc MD, Karen Appel, MD, Lisa M. Lix, PhD

This article was published in CMAJ Open. Congrats to all involved!

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Survey

The University of Calgary is conducting a study aimed at understanding physician knowledge and practices for the diagnosis and management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). CTEPH is a rare complication of pulmonary embolism but which carries significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, early and appropriate diagnosis is essential. Unlike most other types of pulmonary hypertension, CTEPH is potentially curable.

Family doctors are often times at the frontline of follow-up for pulmonary embolic events and therefore we believe having them as participants in this survey is key.

Our brief, survey-based study will aim to (a) to assess the current knowledge about the diagnosis and managements of CTEPH and (b) to measure the impact of the dissemination of a new Canadian Thoracic Society guideline on physician knowledge about CTEPH diagnosis and treatment (knowledge translation).

This study has been approved by the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) at the University of Calgary (REB18-0525). The project is also officially endorsed by the Canadian Thoracic Society CTEPH Guidelines Committee.

The survey can be accessed using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cteph2018

Participation in this survey is voluntary and all data collected will be kept private and confidential by the investigators. Any questions about the study can be directed to Dr. Jason Weatherald at jcweathe@ucalgary.ca.

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Celebrate teaching excellence

Our department is large and distributed. As such, we may not always hear about the good things happening in teaching. Let us know of your own or colleagues’ successes or involvements. Contact anita.ens@umanitoba.ca

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Western Canadian One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference

Bringing together interested antimicrobial stewards from both human and animal health sectors to exchange ideas and take action.

January 22 - 24, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina
1975 Broad Street, Regina, SK S4P 1Y2

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MEDS Conference

Saturday, January 26
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Frederic Gaspard Theatre

The MEDS Conference casts a critical eye on the balance of benefit and harm of the interventions we prescribe every day. A collaboration between the Max Rady College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy, this full-day Saturday event features accomplished speakers that will entertain and sharpen your judgement as you make therapeutic decisions with your patients.

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20th Canadian Collaborative
Mental Health Care Conference

May 10-11, 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Richmond, BC

Save the date for this accredited conference focusing on advancing collaborative mental health care in primary care and community settings.

Who Should Attend? Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, consumers and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.

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