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Grief Medicine: Giving Space for Acknowledging Life’s Losses 

Coping with undesired change and loss can be difficult. Join your colleagues to consider and discuss strategies for recognizing and responding to grief and loss, and to learn about support for yourself and your patients.

Supporting Patients Amid an Opioid Epidemic

The ongoing opioid crisis has only gotten worse during the pandemic. Join your fellow family doctors to discuss strategies for managing opioid use by patients, unique issues facing practitioners, and hear about alternatives to regularly prescribed opioids.

Helping Patients Manage Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctor. Yet without effective intervention it can become a chronic condition.

Even short appointments can help with substance use disorders

Family doctors are often the first medical professional that patients turn to when seeking help for a substance use disorder. But there is rarely enough time in a single appointment to provide in-depth counselling.

Helpful strategies to address mental health in children

Assessing a child with a potential mental health issue can be a complex process. Overlapping conditions and misinformation can complicate diagnosis and treatment.

Heal the pain, comfort the patient: Navigating through the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuropathic pain

Do you know how to differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain? Join us as we breakdown the two and identify warning signs to look out for in a pain condition. Discuss treatment options with your fellow family doctors and learn how self-management, mindfulness and meditation can take a patient from a life of pain to one of possibility.

Addressing overwhelm: How to set boundaries and prioritize self over practice

Increased patient expectations and an overwhelming workload are two factors that have contributed to the heightened burnout rate in family medicine.Join your fellow physicians to discuss how self-compassion and setting boundaries can help you take better care of yourself, your peers and your patients.

Addressing the realities of disability and the practice of medicine

Family doctors routinely treat patients with disabilities, but the medical profession often stigmatizes physicians living with disabilities themselves.

Life Beyond Trauma: A discussion on PTSD and Trauma-Informed Care

Nearly one in ten Canadians* is believed to have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, but the condition is often missed by doctors. It can be difficult to treat other issues if underlying trauma is not addressed, leading to a frustrating experience for both patient and provider.

Mindful Medicine: Adapting and learning to cope with uncertainty

Although uncertainty is a common element of patient care, as doctors, we feel better when we think we have all the answers. Join your colleagues for a discussion about how to manage patients who have a complex diagnosis and share tips on time-management, resources for referrals and strategies to help manage our own feelings.

Helpful approaches to eating disorders

Family doctors are often the first contact patients may have with the health care system and a missed diagnosis could lead to comorbidities. Join our session to learn tips to recognize and address a potential eating disorder with a patient.

Navigating Stressful Interactions with Patients and Other Providers

Do you find yourself experiencing stressful interactions with patients, other physicians or allied health providers? These conversations in the workplace can leave us feeling isolated and burned out. Join our session as we share personal experiences in navigating stressful interactions, provide insights into what we’ve learned and tips for managing these situations, including how to navigate maintaining or leaving provider-patient relationships.