The Québec Medical Association (QMA) and the Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) are introducing the training program: Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment. This continuing professional development program has been developed by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP).
It addresses the following topics:
- Overdiagnosis and overtreatment
- Excessive medical imaging
This 6-hour group learning program has been certified for to 3-credits-per-hour. Designed for primary care providers, this program is also open to allied healthcare professionals, in French and English.
The training is offered in two formats:
- Individual registration – $600 + tax
- Group registration – group rate of $4500 + tax
For more information on the program and registration procedures, as well as the schedule, please visit pourunepratiqueeclairee.ca (in French only).
If you wish to receive notifications on future training sessions, please complete the show of interest form (in French only).
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- Identify opportunities to enhance your practice in order to reduce the negative effects of overmedicalization (for example: ineffective screening tests, excessive medical and imaging follow-up and overprescription of medications)
- Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources to build an evidence-based practice
- Integrate relevant evidence into the decision-making process with patients
- Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce overmedicalization
This group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Quebec College of Family Physicians for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.