Sailing August 17th, 2020 - August 28th, 2020
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Family Medicine & Vaccines
Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, holding the rank of Assistant Professor. She is the current President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, linking female physicians, students and residents throughout the country and serves on McGill’s Medical School Advisory Board as well as on the board of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. In November 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Ontario named Dr Brown “Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto”. Click here to read more about Dr. Brown!
Dr. Harriet MacMillan is a psychiatrist and pediatrician conducting family violence research. She is a Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Pediatrics at McMaster University, with associate membership in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact. She holds the Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry. MacMillan’s research focuses on the epidemiology of violence against children and women and approaches to prevention. She has led randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of approaches to preventing child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. MacMillan works closely with organizations such as the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization. From 1993 to 2004, MacMillan was the founding director of the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital. CAAP is a multidisciplinary program committed to reducing the burden of suffering associated with family violence. MacMillan continues to see patients as an active staff member of CAAP and provides consultations to child protection agencies.
The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project has created pan-Canadian, evidence based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence. VEGA developed these resources with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada in collaboration with 22 national organizations. VEGA focuses on three main types of family violence: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and children’s exposure to intimate partner violence.
VEGA has developed an online platform of education resources comprised of learning modules (e.g., care pathways, scripts, how-to videos), interactive educational scenarios and a Handbook. These will equip healthcare and social service providers (including students) in addressing the needs of those who may have experienced family violence. These resources are based on a series of systematic reviews summarizing the scientific evidence. VEGA is led by Dr. Harriet MacMillan, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, and of Pediatrics at McMaster University, in collaboration with a team of clinicians, researchers and other stakeholders.
Participants will be introduced to these educational modules and interact to learn effective ways to address family violence in their respective clinical settings.
Dr. Azad achieved the academic rank of full professor in 2011 for her scholarship as a clinician teacher and researcher. As a geriatrician in full clinical practice, she is an innovative academic physician focusing on advancing women’s health services, leading integrated gender health curriculum development, fostering women’s career advancement, and promoting gender equity. Click here to read more about Dr. Azad!
This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.
|Conference Tuition||Book Before November 14th, 2019||Book After November 14th, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$895||$1045|
The North American Meeting of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA)
Hosted By The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC)
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|August 17th||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||5:00 PM|
|August 18th||Catania, Sicily||1:00 PM||9:00 PM||8:00 AM—11:30 AM|
|August 19th||Valletta, Malta||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|August 20th||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—3:00 PM|
|August 21st||Santorini, Greece||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|August 22nd||Athens (Piraeus), Greece||6:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|August 23rd||Mykonos, Greece||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|August 24th||Nauplion, Greece||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|August 25th||Katakolon, Greece||9:00 AM||7:00 PM||8:00 AM—9:00 AM|
|August 26th||At Sea||8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 pm—3:15 pm|
|August 27th||Naples, Italy||7:00 AM||6:30 PM|
|August 28th||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||5:00 AM|