November and December 2023

Program and Conference Highlights and CPD Scholarship News

Child Development Update November 3 – 4, 2023 | Online Learn how to translate developmental paediatric research into clinical practice. We welcome Brian Boyd PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to deliver this year’s Hawke Family Lecture: Advancing Equity for Racially Minoritized Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Facilitate a […]

New Conference Aims to Improve GI and Liver Health in Primary Care

According to the Digestive Health Foundation of Canada, close to 20 million Canadians live with a digestive disorder each year. Studies over the past two decades have also found increasing connections between digestive health and overall health (Guarner and Malagelada, The Lancet, 2003). Given the prevalence of GI and liver conditions, and the impact these […]

Interprofessional Conference Strives to Improve Health and Well-being of People with Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan

Building on the momentum and legacy of the newly revised conference in 2022, the Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference returns this year on February 8 and 9, 2023. Returning to a digital conference platform allows us to widen participation and build dialogue from coast-to-coast. Attendees will connect with health care providers, allied […]

New Child Nutrition Digital Series Offers a Practical Approach to Pediatric Nutrition

There is mounting evidence that nutrition plays an important role in the healthy growth and development of young people, and in the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity (WHO Newsroom, 2020). However, nutrition education in Canadian medical schools is limited (Collier, CMAJ, 2009). Many physicians also report feeling […]

Taking Action on Planetary Health: New Digital Certificate Program Starts February 2023

The World Health Organization has called climate change the “biggest health threat facing humanity” (WHO Newsroom, 2021) and The Lancet has identified addressing climate change the “greatest opportunity to redefine the social and environmental determinants of health” (Lancet Countdown, 2021). The connections between environment and health are clear. From air pollution and disease outbreaks to […]

Pathology Update Returns in November 2022 to Explore Genitourinary Pathology

Pathology Update returns in a digital format this year to explore the theme: Genitourinary Pathology: Practical Approaches and Emerging Issues. Join us online on November 3 and 4, 2022, as we review recently described entities and contemporary approaches to commonly encountered and diagnostically challenging areas of genitourinary pathology. In addition to learning from expert faculty […]

Narrative-Based Medicine Program Expands – New Offerings Fall 2022

We are excited to announce that the Narrative-Based Medicine Program is expanding with new offerings for Fall 2022. These offerings include: – Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy: Mindfulness Meditation in Life and Professional Practice – A two-part digital workshop that will explore different aspects of mindfulness and approaches to reflection, well-being, and resilience, being held October 22, […]

Medical Record-Keeping – Starting September 2022

Your medical records are powerful tools that support your ability to provide high quality care to your patients. They support continuity of care, allow for the assessment of care, and when needed, provide evidence of the care you provide. CPD’s Medical Record-Keeping is an interactive online program that addresses the College of Physicians and Surgeons […]

Health by Design: An Introduction to Design Thinking

Health by Design: An Introduction to Design Thinking is a new digital certificate program running from January 12 – March 9, 2023, that introduces human-centred design for healthcare. This intensive nine-week online program introduces the theory and practice of design thinking and seeks to improve participants’ creative confidence through the practical application of design thinking […]

IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement – Next Cohort Starts in September

The next IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement program will be held on September 14 & 21, 2022, in a fully digital format. This program provides participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively participate in and contribute to quality improvement projects within or across health care organizations. This digital program includes a 2.5-hour asynchronous online […]