Professional Development

Posted Thursday September 26, 2019

Posted By: Jeffery Satchwill

Category: General

One Week left to OPH Family Physician Update : Register for Oct 3rd Accredited Event

Join Ottawa Public Health for a 2nd annual accredited CME Family Physician Update on October 3rd, 2019, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa. Cost is only $45. Buffet dinner is included.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 3 Mainpro+ credits.

Register and view full program here.

Includes 3 sessions of one hour each:

  • Latent TB infection in Ottawa: update on treatment options with Dr. Peter Jessamine, Medical Microbiologist & Infectious Disease consultant, The Ottawa Hospital & EORLA and Dr. Robin Taylor,Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
  • Tick Talk – Lyme disease in Ottawa with Dr. Anne Pham-Huy, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, CHEO Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa & Dr. Trevor Arnason,Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
  • Getting PrEPared – prescribing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis with Dr. Paul Macpherson, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa

Overall Learning Objectives

By the end of the educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess and manage latent TB infection in a primary care practice;
  • Prescribe and monitor HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP);
  • Explain the current state of Lyme disease in Ottawa and describe prevention approaches; and
  • Encourage greater collaboration between Ottawa family physicians and Ottawa Public Health where our mandates/duties intersect.

Syphilis Management: A Review for Primary Care

In light of increasing rates of infectious syphilis in Ottawa of over 400% in the past five years, Ottawa Public Health and the University of Ottawa School of Nursing are offering a clinical update on syphilis in adults. This event will incorporate a review of syphilis based on our recent publication in the British Medical Journal, as well as a review of syphilis laboratory results using an evidence-based tool to provide tangible clinical guidance for your practice.

This event is free-of-charge and dinner is included. It is open to all physicians, residents, nurses, and nurse practitioners in the city. This event is not accredited.

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. Registration; 6:30 p.m. presentation
Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Nepean, ON


Lauren Orser RN MScN
Patrick O’Byrne RN-EC PhD

RSVP by October 9th, 2019 to Lauren at:

This is an English-only event.

CHEO 44th Annual Pediatric Refresher Conference: Panel Discussion on Vaccine Hesitancy Nov. 1-2, 2019

The 44th Annual Pediatric Refresher Conference taking place Nov. 1st & 2nd at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre provides an opportunity for health care providers to meet and learn from the University of Ottawa and CHEO’s Pediatric experts. Through large group lectures, small group case-based seminars and quick “practice changers”, participants discuss and apply new knowledge and skills and determine specific changes for their practice setting.

Immunization Panel Discussion

This year’s conference highlights an Immunization Panel Discussion around vaccine hesitancy and the role of media and public health in immunization strategies.


  • Dr. Noni MacDonald (Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases)
  • Dr. Trevor Arnason (Public Health)
  • Carly Weeks (Journalist, Globe and Mail)

For more information and a full listing of the two-day program including plenary and workshop sessions, please visit .

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