2013 Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Obstetrical Medicine
Is this Preeclampsia?

Michelle Hladunewich

Venous Thromboembolism
Managing Patients with Acute DVT/PE: Warfarin? NOACs?
Treatment of DVT/PE in Special Populations
Diagnosis and Management of the Post-thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)
Duration of Anticoagulation after DVT/PE: How long? Which drugs?
Managing Problems in Patients with DVT/PE on NOACs

Benjamin Bell
Marc Carrier
Susan Kahn
John Neary
James Douketis

GIM Research Summit

Anita Palepu
Bill Ghali
Louise Pilote

Opening Plenary
Driving System Performance at the System Level
Driving System Performance at the Hospital Level

Chaim Bell
Alan Forster

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cardiology CARE in Acute Coronary Syndromes

David Fitchett

Lots of Talk About Quality, Now Let’s Focus on Efficiency

Wendy Levinson

Transfusion Medicine Update

Yulia Lin

Global Health: A Curriculum for Internal Medicine Training Programs

Tim O'Shea and Christian Kraeker

Dementia: A Practical Approach for the General Internist

Samir Sinha

Viral Hepatitis: What the Generalist Wants to Know

Hemant Shah

Medical Imaging for the Internist

Nasir Jaffer

Choosing Wisely Canada Update

Christine Soong and Brian Wong

Management of Diabetic Foot and Skin Infections

David McNeely

Top Five Papers in the Past Year Relevant to GIM

Steven Shadowitz

Friday, October 4, 2013


Short Snappers: Advances in Cardiac CT
Short Snappers: Interventional Procedures for Valvular Heart Disease

Narinder Paul
Mark Hansen

Clinical Research and the General Internist

Finlay McAlister

Best Practices in Medical Education: How to Maximize Bedside Teaching in our Busy World
Peer Observing Peer Teaching Tool

Vijay Daniels

Thinking Critically about Diabetes Management Using a Quality Lens

Rene Wong

Perioperative Medicine

Howard Abrams and Duminda Wijeysundera

Palliative Care, the Quality Agenda, and Everything that Lies Between

James Downar

Clostridium difficile Infection

Susy Hota

Seizure Management

Liesly Lee


Louise Perlin

Update on Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines

Catherine Yu

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Patient-oriented research: Why it matters to me... and you

François Lamontagne

Closing Remarks


Direct Observation and Feedback in the Clinical Setting

Parveen Wasi and Ian Mazzetti

Patient Handovers

Adina Weinerman and Andrew Smaggus

Personalized Medicine in GIM

Richard Kim

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Hillary Steinhart

Stroke: Update in Prognosis and Management

Moira Kapral

Chronic Kidney Disease Management

Alireza Zahirieh

We gratefully
of our scientific
by educational
grants from:

Platinum Sponsors:
Novo Nordisk

Gold Sponsors:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pzifer

Thank you to ASTRAZENECA for their support of The CSIM Osler Awards.

Thank you to MEDUNIK for their support of The Osler Lecture.

Thank you to MERCK for their support of the SIA/NIA.