Clinical Live-Stream Webinars
Our live-stream webinar series is a source of high-quality continuing professional development events on topics that are relevant to family practice in Canada.
These one credit-per-hour group learning activities have been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to one Mainpro+® certified credit per live webinar.
Upcoming topics in this series are:
Soins de fin de vie dans la démence
(Webinar in French)
Date: November 16, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Presenter: Dr. Marcel Arcand
Chronic Pain Management
Date: November 17, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Presenters: Dr. Mike Allan, Samantha Moe, and Joey Ton
Are the webinars eligible for Mainpro+® credits?
Most of the live one-hour webinars are Group Learning programs and have been certified by the CFPC for one Mainpro+ credit.
The CFPC has not formally reviewed the recorded versions of the webinars; however, they are eligible for non-certified credits in the Self-Learning category. Mainpro+ participants may also earn additional certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise at Linking Learning exercise.
How do I claim Mainpro+ credits for joining the live webinar?To claim your Mainpro+ credit, please complete the registration form/survey provided in the chat stream on of the live webinar.
Once you have completed the survey, the CFPC will enter your credit directly into your Mainpro+ account.
Where can I find the recorded webinars?The recorded webinars are available at vimeo.com/album/5685262.
Do I need a Google or YouTube account to chat?For live webinars that are broadcast on YouTube, you need to be logged in to your Google or YouTube account to post comments in the chat window. You can watch the webinar without logging in.
How may I pose a question in the live webinar if I don’t have a Google account?Embedded in the webinar are opportunities to ask questions using Poll Everywhere. Instructions for logging in to Poll Everywhere are provided in the chat window.
How do I access Poll Everywhere?
We use Poll Everywhere in our live sessions to support interactivity and receive questions during the presentation. You can participate by going to pollev.com/ppsgeneric122.
Poll Everywhere does not work with the recorded sessions.
How do I access a live stream?Click on the YouTube link provided with each webinar description under the Upcoming webinars tab at the top of this page to find the live stream.
Where can I find additional help?For more information please email [email protected].
The CFPC Clinical Live-Stream Webinars series is a source of high-quality continuing professional development (CPD) events on topics that are relevant to family practice in Canada. Recordings of these sessions are available for those who were unable to participate in the live events.
Unless otherwise specified, sessions are available in English only.
Le cancer du sein en première ligne
(Webinar in French)
Date: October 27, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Gen Chaput
A Practical Approach to Managing RTIs in the Era of COVD-19 and Virtual Care
How can we continue to use antibiotics wisely in primary care?
Date: October 22, 2020
Presenters: Dr. Jerome Leis, Dr. Allan Grill
Access to the presentation
Emerging COVID-19 Issues: Preparing for a second wave
Date: October 6, 2020
Presenters: Dr. Meena Dawar, Dr. Monika Dutt, and Dr. Jennifer Young
Demystifying Breast Cancer
Top Articles in Canadian Family Physician
Date: September 15, 2020
Presenters: Dr. Mike Allan and Dr. Nick Pimlott
Chronic Kidney Disease—Tips for the busy family physician
Date: August 25, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Allan Grill
Facebook link: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/299986188117121/
YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v4GOgc6sMc
The COIVD-19 Pivot: An opportunity to re-evaluate high value care and clinical preventive services
Date: June 18, 2020
Presenters: Dr. Tina Korownyk, Dr. Guylène Thériault, and Dr. Kimberly Wintemute
The COIVD-19 Pivot: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic
Date: June 4, 2020
Host: Dr. Jeff Sisler
Presenters: Dr. Nadia Alam, Dr. Shirley Schipper, and Dr. Katherine Stringer
Principles for the Re-introduction of Deferred Services
Recommendations for Regional Health Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Outpatient Care, Primary Care, and Home and Community Care
The COVID-19 Pivot: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic
Date: May 28, 2020
Host: Dr. Janice Harvey
Presenters: Dr. Jane Philpott, Dr. Genevieve Bois, and Dr. Jeff Turnbull
The COVID-19 Pivot: Clinical approaches to the global pandemic from an international panel
Date: May 21, 2020
Host: Dr. David Ponka
Presenters: Dr. William Goldberg, Dr. Elena Klusova, and Dr. Nisanth Menon
The COVID-19 Pivot: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic
(Webinar in French)
Date: May 14, 2020
Host: Dr. Francine Lemire
Presenters: Dr. Julia Chabot and Dr. Elise Boulanger
Rapid COVID-19 Evidence Reviews with the PEER Team
Date: May 12, 2020
Presenters: The PEER Team
Notes: rebroadcast; hosted by the Alberta College of Family Physicians
The COVID-19 Pivot: Rapid evidence reviews with the PEER team
Date: May 7, 2020
Host: Dr. Michael Allan
Presenters: Dr. Christina Korownyk, Dr. Mike Kolber, Dr. James McCormack, Dr. Adrienne Lindblad, and Dr. Nic Dugre
Bottom Line Summaries – PEER Talk
The COVID-19 Pivot: Acute management in the emergency department and ongoing hospital care
Date: April 30, 2020
Host: Dr. Victor Ng
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Arcand, Dr. Ryan Luther, and Dr. Katie Wiskar
The Covid-19 Pivot: Optimizing Care of the Elderly and Long-term Care Residents during the Pandemic
Date: April 23, 2020
Host: Dr. Allan Grill
Presenters: Dr. Althea Hayden (family physician and Medical Health Officer, British Columbia), Dr. Elise Levinoff (geriatrician/internist and consultant at CHSLD Jewish Eldercare Centre, Quebec), and Dr. Andrea Moser (family physician at Baycrest Geriatric Health Sciences, Ontario).
The COVID-19 Pivot: Examining public health campaigns in the pandemic battle
Date: April 16, 2020
Host: Dr. Janice Harvey
Speakers: Dr. Deena Hinshaw (Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta) and Dr. Jeff Kwong (family physician and scientist with Public Health Ontario)
Le virage COVID-19 : Adapter la pratique de médecine de famille aux soins virtuels
(Webinar in French)
Date: April 15, 2020
Host: Dr. Francine Lemire
Speakers: Dr. Mark Dermer
The COVID-19 Pivot: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness
Date: April 9, 2020
Host: Dr. Allan Grill
Speakers: Dr. Jared Bullard and Dr. Naheed Dosani
The COVID-19 Pivot: Protecting Patients and Physicians During the Pandemic
Date: April 2, 2020
Host: Dr. Mike Allan
Speakers: Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Jennifer Young
Resources and References – One Pager
The COVID-19 Pivot: Adapting family practice to virtual care
Host: Dr. Jeff Sisler
Speakers: Dr. Mark Dermer and Dr. John Pawlovich
To watch a recording of this webinar please use the link below.
This BMJ infographic and article is a quick guide to assessing patients by video or voice call: www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1182/infographic
Telephone and Virtual Care Fee Codes
COVID-19 is uppermost on all our minds, and family doctors are doing their best to provide virtual care to patients where possible. For some physicians virtual care involves telephone visits, while for others it may include video visits, secure email and chat options, and electronic access to reports. Two of Canada’s family physician leaders in virtual care, Dr. Mark Dermer (Ontario) and Dr. John Pawlovich (British Columbia), participated in our webinar and discussion with Dr. Jeff Sisler of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
The discussion addressed the challenges this pivot to virtual care presents, with a focus on how family physicians need to think and act differently in this context.
Courageous Conversations: Shining a light on racism in medical education
Date: July 22, 2020
Host: Dr. Ivy Oandasan
Presenters: Drs. Aimée-Angélique Bouka, Sarah Funnell, and Amy Tan
Join us for a panel discussion featuring various perspectives on how family medicine teachers, preceptors, and educational leaders can talk about and address racism in medical education.
- Identify ways to begin a conversation about racism in medical education
- Share practical strategies to address microaggression, bias, and racism in your teaching setting
- Consider opportunities for being an ally or upstander in your teaching practice
Dr. Sarah Funnell is Co-chair of the CFPC’s Indigenous Health Committee and the Director of Indigenous Health in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University.
Dr. Amy Tan is a past co-chair of the CFPC’s Undergraduate Education Committee and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Ivy Oandasan is the CFPC’s Director of Education and a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Highlights of 2019: Review of Recent Publications and New Medication
(Webinar in French)
Date: June 11, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Nicolas Dugré, Pharmacien
Facebook : www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/623073665218960/
YouTube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgd4HU02eH0
Presentation slides (only available in French)
Layered Learning: Integrating learners into your clinical practice
Date: June 2, 2020
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Graves and Dr. Lyn Power
Link to webinar: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2woNwQMtaWM
Webinar Tip Sheet
Whether you are an early-career or experienced family medicine preceptor or teacher, successfully applying a layered learning approach to your practice can be a daunting task, particularly in a virtual care setting. This educational model—which has residents and students overlap—is commonly used in clinical practices. In this webinar we will explore various layered learning scenarios and provide essential tips to help you integrate layered learners into any setting.
- Identifying challenges and benefits associated with hosting multi-level learners in a clinical setting
- Overcoming barriers to working with multi-level learners in a clinical setting
- Incorporating teaching techniques that are useful in clinical settings with multi-level learners
Please note: This webinar will stream in English only, with slides available in both English and French. Questions may be submitted (and will be answered) in both languages.
- Dr. Lisa Graves, a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
- Dr. Lyn Power, an assistant professor and the Undergraduate Program Director in the Discipline of Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Top Research Studies of 2019
Date: March 17, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Mike Allan, Director of Programs and Practice Support, the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Task Force Round-Up 2020: Preventive Screening for Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer and Thyroid Dysfunction
Physician Health, Well-Being, and Burnout
Medical Abortion in Office Practice
Date: December 17, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Sheila Dunn
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/380022744
Join us on December 17th for our live-stream webinar, "Medical Abortion in Office Practice." Dr Sheila Dunn, co-author of the Canadian Medical Abortion Guidelines, will review patient assessment for medical abortion and the role of mifepristone and misoprostol. This practical webinar will highlight key issues in patient counselling and follow up and provide practical suggestions for integrating medical abortion care into office practice.
Using Antibiotics Wisely – A Family Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Campaign
Date: November 26, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Allan Grill
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/375691349
Join us on November 26th for our live-stream webinar: “Using antibiotics wisely – a family medicine antimicrobial stewardship campaign.” Antibiotic overuse is recognized as a contributor to antibiotic resistance and a pressing concern in the primary care setting. Family physicians can play a key role to influence practice change. In 2018, the CFPC collaborated with Choosing Wisely Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign. This practical webinar will focus on point-of-care tools for family physicians to engage in a dialogue with patients to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use for URTIs.
Serving It Up: Ingredients for effective feedback
Date: November 19, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Vina Broderick and Dr. Lyne Ménard
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/374179098
Whether you are an early-career or experienced preceptor or teacher, providing family medicine-specific feedback beyond the CanMEDS-FM Medical Expert Role can be challenging. It involves considering the practice setting and effective tools and resources to make the feedback practical, and establishing a professional rapport with your learner. This webinar will feature various scenarios and strategies to :
- Describe principles of effective learner-centred feedback
- Outline how to apply those principles to family medicine
- Prepare learners to receive feedback
- Facilitate learners’ use of feedback for improvement
Please note: This webinar will stream in English only, with slides available in both French and English. Questions may be submitted (and will be answered) in both English and French.
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Faculty Development Education Committee will host this webinar:
- Dr. Vina Broderick, assistant professor, Discipline of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Dr. Lyne Ménard, assistant director for Faculty Affairs, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, University of Montreal
Considerations for Medication Management in Older Adults with Multimorbidity
Date: October 15, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Rae Petrucha and Ms. Julia Bareham
Link to Webinar: https://vimeo.com/366489351/825932c0d1
Join us on October 15th to discuss medication prescribing considerations for older adults. Dr. Rae Petrucha and Ms. Julia Bareham will discuss optimizing medication use in the presence of polypharmacy and multimorbidity in the primary care setting. This is a practical webinar that discusses patient cases with a focus on sedatives, antihypertensives, and anticholinergics, and highlights RxFiles Academic Detailing resources that can inform your practice.
Top 10 Articles From Canadian Family Physician
Date: September 24, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Mike Allan and Dr. Nicholas Pimlott
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/362044945
Join us on September 24th for a review of the 10 most impactful articles of 2018 from Canadian Family Physician (CFP). CFP is a peer-reviewed medical journal and the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Mike Allan and Dr. Nicholas Pimlott will discuss the articles and field your questions. Gain practical clinical pearls on a wide range of topics including infant sleep, the ketogenic diet, chronic kidney disease, and deprescribing antipsychotic medications.
Top 10 Articles from Self Learning™
Date: July 4, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Mike Allan and Samantha Moe, PharmD
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/346143527
Join us on July 4th for a review of the top 10 articles from the CFPC’s Self Learning™ Program for 2017. Self Learning is a continuing professional development program that provides family physicians with leading-edge information curated from more than 100 peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Mike Allan and Samantha Moe will review the articles that family physicians deemed most relevant and highlight the bottom-line messages you can use in your office right away.
Managing opioid use disorder in primary care
Date: June 5, 2019
Presenters: Dr. Tina Korownyk and Dr. Jessica Kirkwood
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/340411895
Supplementary slides: An Office Base Induction of Buprenorphine/Naloxone using PEER Guideline
Supplementary video: https://vimeo.com/cfpcmedia/review/340645534/652637008c
This talk focuses on a practical approach to the simplified guidelines for opioid use disorder (OUD) that PEER is developing. PEER is an evidence-based medicine organization in Canada that seeks to improve patient care through evidence synthesis and knowledge translation. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the best available evidence on OUD management in primary care
Describe methods used to identify patients with OUD
Compare and contrast available treatments for OUD
Initiate opioid agonist treatment in a primary care setting
Provide ongoing treatment in a primary care setting for patients prescribed opioid agonists
Dr. Tina Korownyk is a family physician, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, and leads PEER. Dr. Jessica Kirkwood is a family physician at the Boyle McCauley Health Centre in Edmonton and focuses her efforts on marginalized patients who struggle with addictions, mental illness, and homelessness.
Your Day With a Learner: Let’s talk tips
Date: May 28, 2019
Presenters: Drs. Lyne Ménard, and Allyn Walsh
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/338852415/32e70bf105
Are you a new—or not so new—clinical preceptor who would like to make your teaching pop? In this webinar we will discuss some basic tips for teaching in your office. We will address and elaborate on the Clinical Coach task of the Clinical Preceptor domain in the Fundamental Teaching Activities Framework. You will be able to recognize important aspects of orienting a learner to your practice, describe three key elements when establishing learning objectives with them, and review effective components of a feedback conversation.
Members of the CFPC’s Faculty Development Education Committee will host this webinar:
Dr. Lyne Ménard, assistant director for Faculty Affairs, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, University of Montreal
Dr. Allyn Walsh, professor emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
Please note: This presentation is available in English, with slides available in both French and English.
Contemporary Topics in Early Antenatal Care: A practical course for providers
Date: May 23, 2019
Presenter: Dr. Bill Ehman
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/337536309
This CFPC live-stream webinar will bring you up to date on best practices in antenatal care. Providing comprehensive care in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is standard for many family doctors, but small volumes of patients may limit our comfort with this important area. Dr. Bill Ehman, chair of the CFPC’s Maternity and Newborn Care Program Committee, will cover topics such as screening for aneuploidy, estimating due date, and understanding the roles of ASA and vaginal progesterone in pregnancy.
Dr. Ehman co-chaired the Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) program (a collaboration between the CFPC and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada) from 2002 to 2005 and is a consultant for Perinatal Services BC.
MAID and Palliative Care: Questions and answers for family physicians
Date: April 23, 2019
Presenters: Dr. David Henderson and Dr. Jeff Myers, with host Dr. Nick Pimlott
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/album/5685262/video/331789176
The presenters will discuss the intersection of medical assistance in dying (MAID) and palliative care in the context of family practice. Shared goals and differences, along with areas in need of improvement, will be explored during the webinar. Dr. David Henderson is the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Senior Medical Director for Integrated Palliative Care and the chair of the Palliative Care Program Committee at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Dr. Jeff Myers is a palliative medicine physician and the Medical Director for the Bridgepoint Palliative Care Unit at the Sinai Health System in Toronto. Dr. Nick Pimlott is the Scientific Editor of Canadian Family Physician, a peer-reviewed medical journal and the official publication of the CFPC. He is also a family physician at Women’s College Hospital and a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Is Depression Management Getting You Down?
Date: March 19, 2019
Presenter: Dr. Mike Allan, Director of Program and Practice Supports, CFPC
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/album/5685262/video/325194111
Depression is one of the most common conditions managed in primary care. Dr. Mike Allan will cover the 10 evidence-based issues highly relevant to management of depression including a discussion on available medications and how long medications take to work, severity of depression and how it could impact patient outcomes, length of treatment, use of non-medication treatment methods and much more.
The Role of Medical Cannabinoids in Treating Patients
Date: February v25, 2019
Moderator: Dr. Michael Allan
Debaters: Dr. Mel Kahan and Dr. Mark Ware
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/album/5685262/video/319532996
Please note: This session is not eligible for Mainpro+ credits.
Top 10 Take-Home Points for Advance Care Planning
Date: February 19, 2019
Presenter: Dr. Allan Grill
Link to webinar: https://vimeo.com/album/5685262/video/311502823
The CFPC has not formally reviewed the recorded versions of the webinars; however, they are eligible for non-certified credits in the Self-Learning category. Mainpro+ participants may also earn certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise at: Linking Learning exercise.
For more information please email [email protected].