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Winter Session Starting
January 16, 2019 at 12:00
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Message from the Associate Dean

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Office for Continuing Professional Development, I invite you to join us for the 2018-2019 Wednesday E-Learning Series (WELS) as well as the Thursday Evening Learning Series (TELS). Through the concerted efforts of our dynamic scientific committee and guest faculty, supported by our dedicated administrative staff, we have created a program whose aim is to serve the educational needs of family physicians, other specialists, trainees, and allied health care professionals. Through our varied and stimulating content, including 71 lectures within 12 different disciplines, we seek to fulfil our mission of supporting health care providers in caring for diverse patient populations.

Our courses are designed to fit the learner. For individuals who prefer in-person learning, the TELS course can be attended in person on Thursday evenings. For those who favour the convenience and flexibility of a webinar, TELS can also be viewed live online via our website. The WELS course is accessed exclusively online on Wednesdays at the lunch hour. In an era of rapidly changing medical knowledge, where continuing professional development is crucial for the maintenance of competence and mandatory for licensure, both courses meet the accreditation/certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As such, participants may claim Mainpro+® or MOC Section 1 credits. I invite you to consult our website for more information.

Whether you are at home, at the office, or on campus, we look forward to your participation. Register today!

Best regards,

Leonora Lalla, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University


Leonora Lalla, MD (Chair)
Patrick Ergina, MD,
Joyce Fung, PhD
Ronald Ludman, MD
Rosalba Perrotta, MD
Mohan Radhakrishna, MD
Cyrus Salek, MD
Joe Schwarcz, PhD


Andrey Cybulsky, MD
Anne-Louise Lafontaine, MD
Christian Pineau, MD
Christine T. McCusker, MD
Claire LeBlanc, MD
Gabriella Gobbi, MD
Jeffrey Minuk, MD
Jennifer Fitzpatrick, MS
Jesse Papenburg, MD
John H. Burgess, MD
Karl Cernovitch, MD
Karl Weiss, MD
Lorraine Bell, MD
Lysanne Campeau, MD
Murray Baron, MD
Murray Kornbluth, MD
Peter Small, MD
Wendy Chiu, MD
William Foulkes, MD
Willis Grad, MD

About the Program


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate their competence in a wide variety of family and general practice subjects.
  • outline knowledge of new investigations, management strategies and therapies.
  • provide practical office-based screening and disease prevention strategies.


This serie meet the accreditation/certification criteria of:

  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro+®).
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (MOC).
  • Le Conseil Québécois de Développement Professionnel Continu des Médecins (CQDPCM): 2016 Code of Ethics for parties involved in Continuing Medical Education.


All CPD educational programs are developed by a Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) and McGill Guest Faculty. Speakers, moderators and SPC members are mandated to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest. All decisions about the programs’ content and presenters are made exclusively by the SPC.


  • Presentations are delivered in English. Questions may be asked in either English or French.
  • Certificates will be provided by the end of each season.



  1. An additional fee of $45 will be charged for registration on onsite.
  2. An early bird discount will apply to registrations received or postmarked before August 31, 2018.
  3. Proof of profession required: McGill Faculty-McGill ID mandatory; Residents-Permit & McGill ID mandatory; Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. If proof is not submitted, your registration will be cancelled and cancellation fees will apply.
  4. ** Registrants from the 68th Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians will receive a 30% discount. Contact CPD office for complete information.


    • Cheque payable to: McGill University.
    • Credit card payments are only available online at:
    • No cash payments permitted.
    • Tax receipts will be emailed to you upon registration

    • A $30 (+ taxes) fee will be charged for any additional certificates.
    • A $10 (+ taxes) fee will be charged for any additional copies of tax receipt.
    • An administration fee of $75 will be retained on ALL cancellations.
    • McGill CPD reserves the right to change presentations without notice.
    • For schedule changes, archived presentations and more, visit our website at


All presentations are delivered in English. Questions may be asked in either English or French.

Dates and Time
September 12 to November 29, 2018
January 16 to March 27, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wed, Jan 16, 2019
12:00 pm Psychiatry
Sleep Disorders in Children
Dr. Reut Gruber
Wed, Jan 23, 2019
12:00 pm Nephrology
Overview of Pediatric Hypertension
Dr. Lorraine Bell
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
12:00 pm Emergency Medicine
When a zebra is a zebra: rare presentations in the ER.
Dr. Mitchell Shulman
Wed, Feb 6, 2019
12:00 pm Cardiology (Adult or Pediatric)
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Dr. Michael Goldfarb
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
12:00 pm Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Limping Child – What Not To Miss
Dr. Sarah Campillo
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
12:00 pm Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Bone Anchored Hearing Aids Implants Versus Cochlear Implants: Do You Know the Difference?
Dr. Sam J. Daniel
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
12:00 pm Prostate Cancer – New Technologies for Screening and Diagnosis
Dr. Simon Tanguay
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
12:00 pm Infectious Diseases
Rational Use of Microbiological Testing
Dr. Andre Dascal
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
12:00 pm Geriatric Medicine
Nutrition in the Elderly
Dr. Jose Morais
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
12:00 pm Neurology
MS in 2019
Dr. Alexander William Saveriano
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
12:00 pm Occupational Medicine
Returning Your Patient to Work
Dr. Avram Whiteman

All presentations are delivered in English. Questions may be asked in either English or French.

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