ECHO SESSIONS: FRIDAYS FROM 12:00-1:30PM

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 52.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Didactic Curriculum for 2020
*the agenda is subject to change without notice

Date Didactic Topic Presenter(s)
Gaining the diagnosis
10 Jan 2020 Approach to the patient with peripheral joint pain Amanda Steiman
17 Jan 2020 Expanding Your Differential Diagnosis Amanda Steiman
24 Jan 2020 Skin Manifestations in Rheumatic Disease Guest speaker
31 Jan 2020 No Session
7 Feb 2020 Imaging and Ultrasound: What, When, Where, Why Claire Bombardier
14 Feb 2020 No Session
21 Feb 2020 Screening and monitoring of rheumatic diseases Anne Cymet
28 Feb 2020 No Session
6 Mar 2020 Lab Testing: When to order or when not to order Amanda Steiman
13 Mar 2020 Evaluating the Positive ANA Amanda Steiman
20 Mar 2020 Approach to the Patient with Back Pain Claire Bombardier
Pharmacology
27 Mar 2020 Methotrexate, Conventional Disease Modifying Agents Carolyn Whiskin
3 Apr 2020 Biologic Disease Modifying Agents Carolyn Whiskin
10 Apr 2020 No Session
17 Apr 2020 Making sense of Rheumatology Medications Carolyn Whiskin
24 Apr 2020 Making Sense of Topicals Carolyn Whiskin
1 May 2020 How to overcome cost barrier of medications Carolyn Whiskin
Non-Pharmacology
8 May 2020 Non-Pharm Strategies: Modalities Mandy McGlynn
15 May 2020 No session
22 May 2020 Non-Pharm Strategies: Exercise Mandy McGlynn
29 May 2020 Non-Pharm Strategies: Braces and splints Mandy McGlynn
5 Jun 2020 Role of a chiropractor Guest speaker
Rheumatic diseases
12 Jun 2020 Osteoporosis Guest speaker
19 Jun 2020 Osteoarthritis Guest speaker
26 Jun 2020 When Everything Hurts: Fibromyalgia? Claire Bombardier
3 Jul 2020 No Session
10 Jul 2020 Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)/ Giant-cell arthritis GCA) Claire Bombardier
17 Jul 2020 ANCA-associated vasculitis or connective tissue disease Claire Bombardier
24 Jul 2020 Rheumatoid arthritis Guest speaker
31 Jul 2020 No Session
7 Aug 2020 Axial – Spondyloarthropathies Laura Passalent
14 Aug 2020 Peri-axial – Spondyloarthropathies Laura Passalent
21 Aug 2020 No Session
28 Aug 2020 No Session
4 Sep 2020 No Session
11 Sep 2020 Psoriatic arthritis Amanda Steiman
18 Sep 2020 Gout & CPPD Amanda Steiman
25 Sep 2020 Lupus Amanda Steiman
2 Oct 2020 Scleroderma | Systemic sclerosis Guest speaker
9 Oct 2020 No Session
Management
16 Oct 2020 Emergencies in Rheumatology Amanda Steiman
23 Oct 2020 Pain Management Guest speaker
30 Oct 2020 Common regional MSK disorders – Lower Guest speaker
6 Nov 2020 No Session
13 Nov 2020 Common regional MSK disorders – Upper Guest speaker
20 Nov 2020 Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy Amanda Steiman
27 Nov 2020 Referring to a specialist: When, whom, what and how Guest speaker