CAPM&R 67th Annual Scientific Meeting

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Join us in Gatineau-Ottawa, May 29 - June 1, 2019
“Innovation and Competence in the Nation’s Capital: Together at Last”

Come to Ottawa-Gatineau, May 29 to June 1, 2019 for the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the CAPM&R. Examine new, emerging and controversial concepts, diagnostic strategies and management relevant to neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.  Explore the high-calibre and innovative physiatry research generated in Canada.  Integrate the relevance of Competence By Design to your independent practice, and its impact across the entire spectrum of medical education from undergraduate training to Continuing Professional Development.


“State-of-the-Art Care of the Neurologically Impaired Upper Extremity”

Did you know that nerve transfers can help treat and possibly prevent painful residual limb neuromas?  …that nerve transfers can restore finger flexion to a tetraplegic 10 years after their injury?  … that peripheral nerve stimulators can be used to treat refractory LMN neuropathic pain? … and Functional Electrical Stimulation can improve outcomes in stroke rehabilitation?  Are you a Physiatrist who evaluates upper extremity peripheral nerve injuries, manages upper extremity neuropathic pain, or wants to learn an approach to evaluating a tetraplegic for nerve transfer surgery to improve hand function?

The practice of Physiatry is rapidly changing. There is a greater focus on outpatient care, and emerging technologies have created new treatment options. The pre-conference workshop in Ottawa-Gatineau will highlight emerging therapies for treatment of the neurologically impaired upper extremity and will encompass multiple domains of Physiatry including Electrodiagnostics, Interventional, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Amputee Medicine.


"Coming to a Physiatry Subspecialty Near You! Powerful Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuromuscular Disease”

Did you know that revolutionary use of the genome is changing diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases?  Does your patient with unexplained weakness have a disease of genetic origin? People with diseases of genetic origin are living longer lives, and need Physiatrists and outpatient support more than ever before.  Are these longer lives the fullest they can be?  Can you care for people with chronic disability when the system can’t provide adequately for them?

Do you see patients with conditions which are potentially of genetic origin?  Manage patients with chronic and lifelong disability, who are nonetheless living longer lives in need of not only clinical, but community, resources? How can we continue to care most effectively for people when resources are increasingly threatened?

What do molecular pathology and physiatry have in common? Turns out, a lot! The impact of emerging trends in molecular biology and next-generation genomic sequencing will play a huge role in the identification and characterization of many conditions relevant to Physiatrists, especially neuromuscular diseases (NMD).  This session will review the impact on persons with NMD across the spectrum of care from the identification of the molecular basis and clinical characterization of NMD, emerging translational treatment options and rehabilitation models of care. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their Physiatry practice and the impact, ethics and responsibilities of extending life. 

“Physiatry Has Been Redefined: Are You Ready?

What is a Physiatrist, anyway?  Your RCPSC specialty committee is ready to tell you!  Your colleagues have determined the Entrustable Professional Activities, the new benchmark competencies for Physiatrists practicing in Canada.  Come find out what they are, and why they are relevant to the Maintenance of Certification activities of every Physiatrist.

Medicine, especially Physiatry, has evolved significantly since the days of The Flexner Report (1910), the last major change in medical education. While the medical education system isn’t broken, it needs to meet changing societal needs and to respond to emerging themes across the entire medical education spectrum from undergraduate training through to continuing professional development for practicing Physiatrists. 

Competence by Design (CBD) is the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s response to meeting the changing needs of trainees, teaching faculty, practicing Physiatrists, and the populations that we serve. Competence by Design will change medical education across all Canadian residency training programs, and will impact the Maintenance of Certification program for all physicians.

Check the website often for updates and information: http://www.capmr66.ca/

We hope to see you there!

Regards,

Scott Wiebe, LOC Chair
Paul Winston, President


The CAPM&R 67th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on May 29 - June 1 in Ottawa-Gatineau, QC. The conference will be held at Hilton Lac Leamy, situated on the shores of Leamy Lake. Hilton Lac-Leamy is interconnected to the spectacular Casino du Lac-Leamy and is only five minutes from downtown Ottawa, the nation’s capital.

The CAPM&R 67th Annual Scientific Meeting and will feature a multi-disciplinary scientific program, renowned guest speakers, an extensive two-day trade show and a great social program. It is a unique opportunity to update your skills and knowledge and to network with Healthcare professionals and students with a focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Annual General Meetings for CAPM&R and CPRDF will be held during this meeting.


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ACCREDITATION

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 20.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, healthcare practitioners participating in the QCHP CME/CPD program may record MOC Section 1 or MOC Section 3 credits as QCHP Category 1 or Category 3 credits.

Self-Assessment accreditation statement: This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on 29/05/18 and expires 05/18. Remember to visit MAINPORT ePortfolio to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Simulation-based activity accreditation statement: This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on 29/05/18 and expires 05/18. Remember to visit MAINPORT ePortfolio to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Co-development statement: This MSK Ultrasound Precourse was co-developed with the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.


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