Primary Care Providers Day

October 29, 2016
Shaw Centre
Ottawa, ON


8:00 a.m.

So many antihyperglycemics... How to choose?

Alice Y.Y Cheng, MD, FRCPC 

Key learning objectives:

  • List the pros and cons of the non-injectable antihyperglycemic therapies for type 2 diabetes.
  • Utilize the update to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines to help with making that selection in certain patients.
  • Describe the cardiovascular effects of non-injectable antihyperglycemic therapies.

9:00 a.m.

New and novel insulins on the therapeutic horizon and their role in clinical practice

Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC

Key learning objectives:

  • Learn about insulins that have recently become available in Canada and their role in clinical practice.
  • Discover the difference between generic drugs and biosimilar insulins.
  • Become aware of insulins that are on the therapeutic horizon.
10:00 a.m. Nutrition break
10:30 a.m.

Diabetes and driving / hypoglycemia

Jean-Francois Yale MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the effects of hypoglycemia on driving abilities.
  • Assess private and commercial drivers with diabetes for licensing.
  • Teach individuals with diabetes strategies to avoid hypoglycemia while driving.
11:30 a.m.

Management of the Diabetic Foot in the Primary Care Setting: From theory to practice

Martin Hayles M.Sc. (Podiatry), D.Pod.M., Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

Key learning objectives:

  • Summarize demographic and epidemiological data surrounding foot complications in patients with diabetes.
  • Review the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines on foot care
  • Integrate and utilize the techniques discussed in order to implement foot care guidelines within daily practice in a Primary care setting.
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall

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* CFPC is currently reviewing for accreditation.