ABOUT THIS SERIES

These COVID at the Cabin episodes will provide an update on several aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This will include current and up-to-date information regarding the disease, as well as the exploration of other medical areas affected by the pandemic. It will address the most recent information and direction from medical organizations within Alberta.

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Episodes
Interviewee
  • Eliana Castillo MD, FRCPC, MHSc Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Clinical Knowledge Lead-Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Service
  • Verena Kuret MD Calgary Maternal Fetal Medicine Section Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Interviewer
  • Michelle Bailey MD, MSc. FRCP(C) Quality and Safety Lead, Hospital Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Assistant Dean, Physician Learning Program (PLP), Medical Director, Quality and Practice Improvement, PLP and CME and Professional Development, University of Calgary

Part 1 - COVID-19 & Pregnancy - Acute Assessment & Management

Learning objectives

  • Explain the challenges assessing pregnant patients with COVID-19 infection
  • Summarize treatment recommendations for COVID-19 infection in pregnancy

 


Part 2 - COVID-19 Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Learning objectives

  • Describe effectiveness data supporting the recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy
  • Describe safety data supporting the recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy

 


Handout
Interviewee
  • Alain Tremblay MDCM FRCPC FCCP Professor of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Interviewer
  • Kelly Burak MD MSc FRCPC Professor and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Part 1 - Inpatient Management

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the role of dexamethasone, remdesivir and tocilizumab in the management of inpatients with COVID-19
  • Describe the emerging evidence for monoclonal antibodies, full anticoagulation and prone positioning

 

 


Part 2 - Trials Update & Outpatients

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the importance of clinical trials in the management of patients with COVID-19 and what studies are ongoing in Alberta
  • Describe the evidence for monoclonal antibodies, budesonide, fluvoxamine and ivermectin in the outpatient setting

 

 


Handout
Resources
Interviewee
  • Lynora Saxinger MD FRCPC CTropMed Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Group, Alberta Health Services;
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta
Interviewer
  • Kelly Burak MD MSc FRCPC Professor and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Part 1

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the infectiousness of Delta variant and its impact on hospitalization
  • Recognize the effectiveness of vaccines against Delta variant

 

Handout

Part 2

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the potential rationale for third dose of vaccines and which populations may benefit
  • Discuss the importance of masking indoors and why this may be important even if vaccinated

 

Handout
Interviewee
  • Christine Luelo MD CCFP Medical Director for South Calgary Primary Care Network
Interviewer
  • Tina Nicholson MD MB ChB CCFP Clinical Lecturer and Medical Director, Physicians Learning Program (FP engagement), University of Calgary; Medical Lead, Cochrane Primary Care Centre (CFPCN)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the basics of post COVID -19 conditions and the Primary Care role in identification and management
  • Identify current resources and supports for clinicians and their patient population in primary care
  • Gain confidence in managing community practice as we shift into endemic phase of COVID-19

 

Handout
Resources

Interviewee
  • Oliver David MD Medical Director and Physician Member, Mosaic Primary Care Network
Interviewer
  • Tina Nicholson MD MB ChB CCFP Clinical Lecturer and Medical Director, Physicians Learning Program (FP engagement), University of Calgary; Medical Lead, Cochrane Primary Care Centre (CFPCN)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understanding how to access and navigate the HQCA COVID vaccination data panel reports
  • Understanding how these reports may facilitate outreach work and provide the basis for an AUDIT and FEEDBACK cycle on vaccination uptake within your own panel population

 

Handout
Resources

REFERENCES
Interviewee
  • Jim Kellner MD FRCPC Professor, Departments of Paediatrics; Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases; and Community Health Sciences, Member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary. Member, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute and O'Brien Institute for Public Health. Member, federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group and Co-Chair Field Studies Working Party. Member, Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization.
Interviewer
  • Kelly Burak MD MSc FRCPC Professor and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Review the efficacy and safety profile of the NVX-CoV2373 (Novavax™) vaccine
  •  Describe the efficacy of the current vaccines against variants of concern

 

Handout

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Describe the safety and immunogenicity of mixing COVID-19 vaccines
  • Contrast the benefits of mRNA vaccines versus the risks of myocarditis in children and young adults

 

Handout
Interviewee
  • Cora Constantinescu MD FRCPC Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Interviewer
  • Michelle Bailey MD, MSc. FRCP(C) Quality and Safety Lead, Hospital Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Assistant Dean, Physician Learning Program (PLP), Medical Director, Quality and Practice Improvement, PLP and CME and Professional Development, University of Calgary

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Understand some of the factors contributing to decisions to vaccinate and vaccine hesitancy.
  • Explore a practical and evidence - based approach to vaccine discussions with patients and families including those with vaccine hesitancy.

Handout

DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  • The program was developed and planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
  • This program has received no commercial support.
  • Planning Committee Disclosures are listed below.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


DELIVERY

Stand-alone vodcasts. Registration is not required.


ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

This series is NOT Mainpro+ certified or MOC accredited. When reviewing the video and handouts in this series, you will need to do extra interactivity with the materials in order for CFPC members to claim certified credits and for RCPSC members to claim higher numbers of credits per hour:

CFPC members can claim as follows:

  • Non-certified Self-Learning credits for time spent reviewing the video or materials.
  • Additional 5 Mainpro+ certified credits upon completing Linking Learning Exercise.

RCPSC members can claim hours under MOC Section 2 Self-Learning as follows:

  • Reading a journal article - 1 credit per article
  • Podcasts, audio, video - 0.5 credits per activity
  • Personal learning projects - 2.0 credits per hour

COPYRIGHT
  • The presenters have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that the use of third party material in this presentation falls under fair dealing in the Copyright Act. https://library.ucalgary.ca/copyright/
  • This material was created for those enrolled in the COVID at the Cabin and cannot be reproduced, retransmitted or copied.
  • Presenters have properly cited third party material in one of the ways outlined below.


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PLANNING COMMITTEE
Name Credentials Affiliations
Kelly Burak MD FRCPC MSc (Epid), CHAIR Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development & Physician Learning Program, University of Calgary
David Topps MB ChB CCFP Medical Director, Rural Education, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development
Douglas Woodhouse MD BScEng CCFP Medical Director, Physician Learning Program, University of Calgary
Katrina Nicholson MD ChB CCFP Medical Director - Family Medicine, Primary Care Engagement, Physician Learning Program
Heather Armson MD MCE CCFP FCFP Professor and Assistant Dean, Personalized Learning, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, University of Calgary
Michelle Bailey MSc MD FRCSC Quality and Safety Lead, Hospital Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary; Provincial Clinical Knowledge Lead- Pediatrics, Alberta Health Services
Selena Au MD FRCPC Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Care Medicine Department, University of Calgary; Intensivist, Rockyview General Hospital & South Health Campus
Joe MacGillivray BA MSc Managing Director, Physician Learning Program, University of Calgary
Elaine Chow Baker MSc MBA PMP Director, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, University of Calgary
Alanna Wall MA Program & Events Manager, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, University of Calgary
Susan Limongiello MBA Business Specialist, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, University of Calgary
Rosario Villalobos

BEd MOD MEd Education Coordinator, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, University of Calgary