From July 10th, 2020 - July 17th, 2020
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Family Medicine & Pain Management
Dr. Stern is a Family Physician and the Former Chief of Staff at Halton Healthcare Services in Oakville, Ontario. Dr. Stern is the Lead Family Physician of the Argus Medical Centre Family Health Organization. He is member of Thrombosis Canada and is Co-Medical Director of Sea Courses/CME Away. Dr. Sol Stern obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1982 after obtaining a BSc and MSc at the same university. He started a family medicine practice in Oakville, Ontario in 1983 and has been practicing in Oakville ever since. Dr. Stern spends about 1/4 of his time involved in CME and has developed and collaborated on many CME workshops including the topics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic pain management. Dr. Stern has developed, reviewed and presented over 1000 CME programs over the last 25 years.
Dr. Ko is a Physiatrist and Medical Director, Fibromyalgia clinics at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SBK) and the Canadian Centre for Integrative Medicine (CCIM, Markham). He is an adjunct Lecturer, Dept. Medicine, University of Toronto (8T2 grad) and former Senior University associate professor. He was a panel committee member for the 2012 Fibromyalgia guidelines (Canadian Pain Society), the 2015 Toronto Pan Am games (sports MD) and the 2017 Provincial Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses Task Force. At CCIM, he treats chronic pain with a multidisciplinary team incorporating Functional Medicine, Cannabis-based Medicine, IMS acupuncture, biofeedback along with EMG-guided Botulinum Toxin A and Ultrasound-assisted Visco, Regenerative Medicine (PRP) injections. His pioneering work in BTX-A for OA knee and PRP prolotherapy for low back pain was featured on CTV national news. www.DrKoPRP.com. As founding director for the Canadian Society for Neurotoxins in Pain and Past-president for the Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, Dr. Ko has authored numerous peer reviewed papers and taught several hundred physicians, residents and medical students. His talks often incorporate real life experiences from mission trips (India, Kenya, Belize) with his family physician wife Dr Annie Hum and their 4 children. He has given several hundred “easy as P.I.E.” CME talks that Engage-Inform-Persuade.
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 October 8th, 2019||Book After October 8th, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$895||$1045|
Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 7-day CME program in Tuscany, Italy. Dr. Sol Stern (Family Physician from Ontario) and Dr. Gordon Ko (Physiatrist from Ontario) both graduated from the University of Toronto in 1982 and have both planned and presented together at many CME programs over the last 10 years.
Dr. Stern will review the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guidelines and have an interactive discussion with participants on how these Guidelines have affected their practices and the concerns they have about the Opioid Crisis. Dr. Stern will also update participants on the management of chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Ko will concentrate on the non-pharmacological treatment of pain. He will address the Evolution of Integrative Medicine, clinical pearls of physical examination, nutraceuticals, and the treatment of osteoarthritis. Dr. Ko will also explore functional medicine , chronic neck and back pain and fibromyalgia. He will also review the various options available for injections for pain management.
Dr. Stern and Dr. Ko are very much looking forward to seeing you in Tuscany.
|Date||Location||Notes / CME Details|
|July 10th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany||Arrival|
|July 11th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany||4:00 pm—7:00 pm|
|July 12th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany||9:00 am—5:00 pm (Lunch Included)|
|July 13th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany||12:30 pm—2:30 pm (Lunch Included)|
|July 14th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany|
|July 15th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany||7:00 am—9:30 am|
|July 16th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany|
|July 17th||Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale, Tuscany||Departure|