General Practitioners & Dermatology Symposium on Skin Cancer – BARBADOS

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February 17 – 23, 2018

General Practitioners & Dermatology Symposium on Skin Cancer


Section 2 Conferences and Workshops Unaccredited Course 1/2 Credit per hour

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, Physicians and Health Care professional should be able to identify:

  • The types and clinical presentations of Non Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC) and Melanoma
  • Have a better understanding of the varied therapeutic options available for these types of cancers
  • Have a better understanding of what the received pathology and other reports mean with regards to the varied tumors

Section 2 Conferences and Workshops Unaccredited Course 1/2 Credit per hour

Monday February 19, 2018

8AM to Noon

Tuesday February 20, 2018

8AM to Noon


Dr. Louis Weatherhead, B.Sc. (Hons), MBBS, DABD, FRCPC

Dr. Weatherhead is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, 1978. He pursued a residency in Dermatology at the University of Ottawa and received his Dermatology specialty certification from the American Board of Dermatology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1983. He started his practice in 1984 and was the consultant dermatologist at the Cancer Centre of the Ottawa General Hospital, a position held today. He pursued additional training in surgical dermatology at The University of California, San Diego and until 2015 was the director of Surgical Dermatology at the University of Ottawa. His practice is limited to premalignant and malignant skin disease and surgical dermatology, including laser and cosmetic dermatology. He has published several scholarly articles and his current research interests are in malignant melanoma especially regarding metastatic disease in node negative patients. Current research is in the use of gene expression profiling in the prognosis of node negative melanoma patients. He holds a joint appointment at The University of Ottawa As an Associate Professor in the divisions of Dermatology and Medical Oncology. He is a past president of the Canadian Dermatology Association

Sandals Royal Barbados

Experience the royal treatment at Sandals Royal Barbados, the all-new, all-suite resort in the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area. Featuring Sandals signature accommodations including the
magnificent Skypool Suites, Swim-up Suites, and Millionaire Suites, world-class international cuisine at five restaurants, a 15,000-sq.-ft. spa, and innovative bar and pool designs, this 222 all-suite
resort is the latest jewel in the Sandals crown. Stunning ocean views, Butler Elite service and exclusive exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Barbados define the new Luxury Included®
experience and every suite features a private Tranquility Soaking Tub for two.


Package includes:

  • Return airfare from Toronto
  • Private group transfers to/from resort
  • 1 week luxurious all-inclusive accommodation
  • All meals and premium brand drinks
  • Wide range of sports and activities with instruction and equipment, including water skiing, scuba diving (resort certification required for non-certified divers)
  • No tipping policy, all gratuities included
  • And much more

Check out the brochure for Sandals Royal Barbados!



All the rates are in Canadian Dollars, including return airfare from Toronto and taxes.  The rates below are for single occupancy:

Run of the House room $5640
Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Suite Available on Request
Beachfront Penthouse Club Suite Available on Request
Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite Available on Request

An additional person in the room is $1940 extra.

Cancellation Policy and Schedule:

At time of booking a deposit is required $300 per person
From deposit to Nov 16, 2017 50% non-refundable
From Nov 17, 2017 to Dec 18, 2017 75% non-refundable
From Dec 19, 2017 to departure 100% non-refundable

Cancellations must be sent in writing to CME Travel.

Advances in the Practice of Medicine in the Last 40 Years – GRENADA

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Advances in the Practice of Medicine in the Last 40 Years

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. George’s University School of Medicine

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

March 25 – April 1, 2017

For more information, please refer to St. George’s University Alumni Association.

This program has been accredited by Hackensack University Medical Center, and supported by St. George’s University.

There will be a total of 16 credits awarded.

Monday 3/27/17

07:30 – 08:00 Breakfast Buffet

08:15 – 09:00 Building a Medical School Around Social Needs – Dr. G. Richard Olds

  • What are the determinants of where doctors practice?
  • How would you design a medical school to get a higher percentage of its graduates going into specialties that society needs?
  • How could SGU position itself in the future to better address the US health needs?

09:00 – 09:45 Update on Sepsis: Where are we in 2017 – Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Define Sepsis and its impact on our society.
  • Identify major areas of sepsis treatment.
  • Discuss three recent large trials about early goal-directed therapy.
  • Where do we go from here?

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Opioid Abuse: What it Means to Medicine – Dr. Bruce Bonanno

  • Learn how the recent spike in Opioid abuse came about.
  • Learn where the problems of Opioid abuse exist.
  • Learn what health care providers can do to help with the problem

10:45 – 11:30 Palliative Care Talk and Substance Abuse Treatment – Dr. Rebecca Smith

Tuesday 3/28/17

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements

08:15 – 09:00 Zika: What it means to you – Dr. Dolland Noel

09:00 – 09:45 Pathogenesis of the Zika Virus in the Fetus – Dr. Frances McGill

  • Describe the current knowledge of the Zika Virus.
  • Describe fetal surveillance in the Zika positive pregnant woman.
  • Identify interventions to decrease transmission of infection to women of child-bearing age.

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Revenge of the Rain Forest – Dr. G. Richard Olds

  • Understand the dynamics required for a virus to make the species jump to man.
  • What was the “weak link” in our public health system that resulted in the US monkey pox outbreak?
  • What were appropriate and inappropriate responses by the US to the West African Ebola out-break?

10:45 – 11:30 Acute Management of Headaches in the Emergency Department: Past, Present and Future – Dr. Joseph Feldman

  • Define primary headache type.
  • How patients were treated in the past.
  • How patients “should be” treated presently.
  • How patients should be treated in the future.

Wednesday 3/29/17

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements

08:15 – 09:00 Apneic Oxygenation: What is it? – Dr. Molly Mallone

  • What is Apneic Oxygenation and how is it being used in today’s Emergency Departments?
  • Discussion on our prospective randomized control trial that is currently enrolling patients at Hackensack University Medical Center.
  • The FELLOW Trial: What does it mean for Apneic Oxygenation in the ED and our study?

09:00 – 09:45 Excluding the Diagnosis of DVT/PE: The Workup of Low and Intermediate Risk Patient with VTE – Dr. Joseph Feldman

  • To describe how to effectively and efficiently exclude the diagnosis of DVT/PE in low to intermediate risk patients.
  • Why a sensitive d-dimer assay in conjunction with a clinical prediction rule is a cost efficient, safe strategy to incorporate in your clinical practice.
  • To discuss the workup of low risk DVT/PE and how it has become part of the new world order of Ed public reporting.

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Therapeutic Hypothermia and Fever Control: Can We Prevent More Injury? – Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Provide a historical background on the use of hypothermia in critical illness.
  • Discuss the science behind therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Understand the role of therapeutic hypothermia in clinical conditions.
  • Evaluate what therapeutic hypothermia can do for lung injury patients.

10:45 – 11:30 Cardiogenic Shock – Are we Winning the Battle? – Dr. Daniel Herr

  • Understand the history of treatment.
  • Understand what works for CV shock and what does not.
  • Learn about new therapies

Thursday 3/30/17

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements

08:15 – 09:00 Interventional Pulmonology: When to Involve? – Dr. J. Francis Turner

09:00 – 09:45 Nutrition Education for the Practicing Physician – Dr. Jack Pasquale

  • Provide a basic overview of how nutrition is important in patient care.
  • Show how to use nutrition as a preventive measure in health outcomes.
  • Help educate patients on what they can do to improve their nutrition status.
  • Allow the practicing physician to be able to provide reliable nutrition recommendations.

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Dr. Raymond Osbourne

  • Discuss the different levels of government structure and how it will determine where someone is incarcerated.
  • Discuss the unusual uses of medications in prisons and by prisoners giving an insight into how they can be used in the community.
  • Discuss the handling of emergency type complaints (such as Chest Pain) in prison.

10:45 – 11:30 Radiology’s Role in Improving Patient Outcomes for the Primary Care and Emergency Physicians – Dr. Randy Becker

  • Discuss imaging services available and what are most appropriate and available to the referring clinician.
  • Discuss teaching points and pitfalls in failure to diagnose.
  • Suggest next appropriate imaging and non-imaging steps for the clinician.
  • Discuss the most appropriate exam to order when time is of the essence as well as when bloodwork is needed.

Dr. G. Richard Olds

Dr. Nirav Shah

Dr. Bruce Bonanno

Dr. Rebecca Smith

Dr. Dolland Noel

Dr. Frances McGill

Dr. Joseph Feldman

Dr. Molly Mallone

Dr. Daniel Herr

Dr. J. Francis Turner

Dr. Jack Pasquale

Dr. Raymond Osbourne

Dr. Randy Becker

Radisson Grenada Beach Resort

Located on Spice Island, the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort offers the complete Caribbean experience with beachfront rooms, a rejuvenating spa, a dive shop and four island-themed restaurants on site. Relax on your private balcony before exploring the enchanting Grand Anse Beach, just steps away. With a bus station just outside and Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) about six kilometres away, getting around the island is simple.

To get a special room rate from the Radisson, please email . They will be able to help you further for the special conference room rates!



For land only the rate is $375USD per person per night based on double occupancy


Conference registration includes one entry to the Welcome Buffet                     $600USD
and one entry to the Closing Ceremony

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before February 15th):                                             $500USD



(Membership Records Will be Checked)

Laser Therapy: A Paradigm in Veterinary Practice – GRENADA

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April 22 – 23, 2017

Laser Therapy: A Paradigm in Veterinary Practice

Sandals La Source Grenada



Veterinary Medical Professionals can earn 10 Race approved credits


Topics covered:

After participating in this activity, Physicians and Health Care professional should be able to:

  • Digital Thermal Imaging
  • Fundamental Information on Laser Therapy
  • Understanding Depth of Penetration
  • Mechanism of Action in the Reduction of Pain
  • Mechanism of Action at the Cellular Level
  • Mechanism of Action in the Reduction of Inflammation
  • Current Research
  • Therapeutic Application Techniques


Registration fee:

Early bird special: $100USD

Regular fee:            $150USD

Veterinary Medical Professionals can earn 10 Race approved credits

Saturday April 22 8:30AM to 3:00PM

Sunday April 23  8:30am to 3:00pm

Dr. Ron Riegel, DVM, FASLMS, VMLSO


Hotel rate includes:

  • Private transfers from the airport to the hotel and return
  • Luxurious all inclusive accommodation
  • All hotel gratuities and taxes
  • Unlimited premium brand alcohol
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Anytime snacks
  • Wide range of sports and activities with instruction and equipment
  • And much more

Land only rate is $350 USD per person per night based on double occupancy.

Non-Clinical Careers for Canadian Physicians – TORONTO

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Have you ever wondered what else you can do with your skills and experience as a physician?  Do you feel like your clinical career has hit a plateau, but you still have more to offer?  Would you like to see other doctors, like yourself, who have found exciting new ways to expand their careers?  Do you feel ready to find out what lies beyond clinical medicine?

Find exciting opportunities for you to leverage your skills and experience as a physician to develop a career beyond clinical medicine.  At this conference you will learn about over 50 non-clinical careers, meet with recruiters looking for doctors just like you and meet with hundreds of other physicians.

Keynote Speaker:

Dave Williams, MD


With a passion for healthcare and risk management, prior to entering the Canadian Space Agency’s program, Dr. Dave Williams worked as an emergency room doctor and later as director of emergency services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Formerly the director for the McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics, where he led a team dedicated to developing innovative technologies to assist the development of local and remote patient care. In July 2011 Williams became President and Chief Executive Officer of Southlake Regional Health Centre. In June 2012 Williams was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame.

Dave Williams joined an exclusive club when he blasted into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, and again on Shuttle Endeavour where he walked out into the great beyond. Having also lived and worked in the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory, he became Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut.

Williams is one of the NASA space program’s most accomplished astronauts, setting records in spacewalking. The veteran of two space shuttle missions has logged more than 687 hours in space, including three spacewalks, the highest number of spacewalks ever performed in a single mission. His work with NASA also continued on the ground when the space agency appointed him as director of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate, making Williams the first non-American to hold a senior management position.