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					           Complete, accurate and legible information is required for your
                        CME credits and conference receipt.                      8th Annual

                                                                                         Valley Spring
Name: _________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________


Telephone: __________________        Fax: _______________________

Email: ______________________ ___________________________
         (for notifying you of changes and next year’s event!!)
____Family Physician ____ Specialist: __________________________

____ Other Health Professional: ______________________________
____ Student./Resident : ___________________________________
Please circle the applicable fee.
On or before May 1st
Physicians                               $125
Other Health Professionals               $50
Students/Residents                       $10
After May 1st
Physicians                                   $150                                  New Days

                                                                                          Friday & Saturday
Other Health Professionals                   $60
Students/Residents                           $15

                                                                                          May 13 & 14, 2005
Dinner Friday Evening                        $____
($20 /person –indicate amount)
MD Management —Lunch & Learn (physicians only)
Indicate attendance for meal purpose (no charge )
                                                                                        Old Orchard Inn Convention Centre
Saturday Night Party                         $____
($15 / person )                                                                              Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Total Fee:                                   $________
Payments may be made with cash or personal cheque
Debit, Visa & Mastercard available through the Finance Department at all sites
Cheques payable to: Annapolis Valley Health                                                           Presented by

Refunds:          10% admin fee before May 1st
                                                                                              Annapolis Valley Health
                  50% admin fee after May 1st                                                  Continuing Medical Education
                  No refund as of day of event
Mail or Return to:
Office of VP Medicine
Annapolis Valley Health
P.O. Box 490 Berwick, NS B0P 1E0
Partners in Education                  Partners in Education
                                            Annapolis Valley Health
                                              Hoffman La Roche
                                                Sanofi Aventis
                                                 Astra Zeneca

                                         Corporate Sponsors
                        Abbott Laboratories                    Organon
                        Fournier Pharma                        Novartis
                        MD Management                          Novo Nordisk
                        Merck Frosst                           Bristol Myers Squibb
                        Scott Slipp Nissan                     3M Pharmaceuticals
                        BioVail                                Glaxo Smith Kline
                        Medtronic                              Schering

                        In keeping with CMA Guidelines, program content and selection of speakers are
                        the responsibility of the planning committee. Support is directed towards the
                        costs of the course and not to individual speakers.
        Dear Colleague

        It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th Annual Valley Spring Refresher!
        Building on the success of previous years, a program has been designed to offer
        information on a broad scope of clinical topics from travel medicine to organ
        and tissue donation in the Annapolis Valley. In contrast to previous years, the
        event will begin on Friday morning and finish up at noon on Saturday with a
        social event to follow that evening with a band and dance in the Heritage Barn
        at the Old Orchard Inn.

        The Planning Committee has a superior faculty lined up for this year’s
        Refresher. We encourage speakers to teach using interactive case studies to
        ensure practical and clinically relevant education. Once again, we will enjoy the
        use of interactive touch pads provided by TelAV Audiovisual Solutions who will
        assist with the technical aspect of the program.

        I hope you will plan to join us for another great professional development
        opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and join us at
        the Valley Spring Refresher on May 13th and 14th, 2005.

        I look forward to meeting you there,

        Howard Wightman, MD, FRCPC
        Chair, Valley Spring Refresher 2005

                     Friday, May 13, 2005                                                                   Friday, May 13, 2005

8:30 - 10:00 am        Transplan-t-issues: Organ and Tissue Donation                   Maternal/Child Forum (continued)
                       in the Annapolis Valley
Dr. Stephen Beed, Ms. Dana McNamara-Morse, Ms. Heather MacDonald                       Pearls and Pitfalls in Valley Pediatrics. When and where to refer?
                                                                                       Dr. Pat Bolivar
Learning objectives: To recognize the importance of offering donation as a part
of quality end-of-life care. Improve skills to help identify and refer all potential   Learning objectives: Participants will gain a better understanding of
donors. Acquire an improved knowledge and skill in speaking with potential             appropriate treatments, whom to refer to a Valley Pediatrician, and whom to
donor families.                                                                        refer to the city.

Nutrition Break & Visit the Exhibits
                                                                                       3:00– 4:30 pm Cancer Considerations
10:30 - 12:00 noon Geriatric Forum                                                     “Out Damn Spot!” Skin cancer recognition and treatment
The Well Elderly: Do Preventative Strategies Apply?                                    Dr. Michael Shaffelburg
Dr. Johanna Murphy
                                                                                       Learning objectives: Participants will learn tips to help recognize skin cancers
“She was doing so well!” Sorting it out when health derails                            vs. benign lesions and the role of phototherapy in management of skin cancer.
Dr. Stephanie Connidis
                                                                                       “You’ve got a spot on your CXR” Work-up of a lung nodule
Learning objectives: To understand the role of preventative strategies for the         Dr. Richard Stern
well elderly including: Pap smears and HRT, osteoporosis prevention,
cholesterol lowering, exercise, dementia prevention. To appreciate the                 Learning objectives: Participants will learn a practical approach to expeditious
different impact of common illnesses on the elderly and to incorporate these           work-up of a Valley patient with a suspicious pulmonary nodule. Who? When?
differences in diagnosis and treatment strategies.                                     Where to refer?

Buffet Lunch and Visit the Exhibits                                                    After the Knife: The role of medical oncology in lung cancer
                                                                                       Dr. Julia Petrie
1:00 - 2:30 pm      Maternal/Child Forum
Pregnancy Prevention: What’s in and what’s out?                                        Learning objectives: Participants will appreciate the role of radiation and
Dr. Tracy Newhook                                                                      chemotherapy in treatment of patient with lung cancer in 2005 and how these
                                                                                       treatments will benefit or adversely affect your patients.
Learning objectives: Participants will gain a better understanding of the risks/
benefits of various methods of contraception including impact on bone health
and metabolism.                                                                        Reception in Fireside Room

What’s in those genes? State of the art genetic screening
Dr. Mike Vandenhof

Learning objectives: Participants will better understand genetic screening for
patients contemplating pregnancy or those already pregnant.

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              Friday, May 13, 2005 cont’d                                                        Saturday, May 14, 2005 cont’d

                                                                                     11:15 —12:00 Noon Food and Health
5:30—7:00 pm: Emerging Perspectives In Medicine
                                                                                     “Hype and Hope”
                                                                                     Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Ethics in Practice: Responding to a Patient Complaint
Dr. Francoise Baylis
                                                                                     Learning objectives: Participants will review the scientific rather than marketing
                                                                                     support for Fad diets (Atkins, Zone, South Beach, etc.), the influence of historic
Learning objectives: Participants will learn to apply an “ethical lens” during
                                                                                     nutrition practices on current population health and considerations for optimal
follow up of a patient complaint and review the components of an ethics
                                                                                     nutrition-based evidence on current scientific knowledge.
framework as well as learn how this is applied to practice and policy.

Impending Pandemic: We know it’s coming. How to prepare?
                                                                                     Save of the Day Award
Nancy Blackmore
                                                                                     Final Remarks
Learning objectives: Participants will review practice and District considerations
                                                                                     Dr. Howard Wightman
in planning for a lethal pandemic.

                                                                                     12:15 pm        Lunch & Learn with MD Managem      ent
Dinner (pre-purchase of tickets necessary)
                                                                                                           Tax Tips for Incorporated Physicians
                                                                                                                   Gordon B. Lang & Associates
                   Saturday, May 14, 2005
                                                                                     7 pm    Wrap- Up Party in the Heritage Barn at the Old Orchard Inn

8:30 - 10 am Case Studies in Emergency Medicine
Practice Pearls for Emergency Room Practitioners                                     ‘The Fabulous Fossils With Tony Quinn’ Band
Dr. Bruce McLeod, Dr. Robert Scott, Dr. Adam Clarke
                                                                                             Plan to dance ‘till dawn! Shuttle Service home to local Valley area
Learning objectives: Case studies of common but challenging Emergency Room                   compliments of Scott Slipp Nissan.
patients will be presented and diagnostic/therapeutic “pearls” reviewed.
Participants will learn an approach to common Emergency Room eye problems.
Common cardiac arrhythmias presenting to Emergency Room will be presented            * Open to all AVH health care providers and employees. Tickets must be pre-
and practical and safe approaches to treatment reviewed.                             purchased.

Nutrition Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 - 11:15 am Travel Medicine
Pre-travel preparation for my patient’s (and my) vacation
Dr. Lynne Harrigan

Learning objectives: Participants will receive an update preparing to travel
including: appropriate pre-trip immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travellers
          diarrhea and other health concerns.
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                                       Faculty                                                                    Planning Committee
Dr. Lynne Harrigan MD FRCPC                  Dr. Michael Shaffelburg, MD, FRCPC
Dept Medicine (Internist)                    Dermatologist                                 Dr. Eric Balser                          Dr. Brian MacInnis
Valley Regional Hospital                     Valley Regional Hospital                      Family Medicine                          Family Medicine
Kentville, Nova Scotia                       Kentville, Nova Scotia
                                                                                           Dr. Lois Bowden                          Dr. Barb Ross
Dana McNamara-Morse RN, BScN, MN(c)          Dr. Richard Stern, MD, FRCPC
Regional Donor Coordinator/                                                                Family Medicine                          Family Medicine
Critical Care Nurse                          Valley Regional Hospital
Valley Regional Hospital                     Kentville Nova Scotia                         Dr. Caroline Hancock                     Dr. Lynne Harrigan
Kentville, Nova Scotia                                                                     Family Medicine                          Internal Medicine
                                             Dr. Julia Petrie, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Stephen Beed                             Internist
Director, Critical Care                                                                    Ms. Debbie Mander                        Dr. Howard Wightman (Chair)
                                             Valley Regional Hospital
QEII Health Sciences Centre                                                                Nursing                                  Internal Medicine
                                             Kentville, Nova Scotia
Chair, Provincial Steering Committee
Organ and Tissue Donation                    Nancy Blackmore, CPHI(C)
                                             Community Health Protection Educator
Heather MacDonald, RN, BScN, CCN(C)
Clinical Care Nurse Specialist &
                                             Public Health Services                                                    Study Credits
                                             Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Chair Critical Care Patient/Family Council   Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
QEII Health Sciences Centre                                                                As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University Continuing Medical Education
                                             Dr. Joe Schwarcz, PhD
Dr. Tracy Newhook MD, FRCSC                                                                designates this program for 10.5 hours for MAINPRO-M1 of the College of
                                             Director, Science and Society
Obstetrician/Gynecologist                    Professor, Nutrition & Alternative Medicine   Family Physicians of Canada and Section 1 accredited group learning activity as
Valley Regional Hospital                     McGill University                             defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of
Kentville, Nova Scotia                       Montreal, Quebec                              Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Michael Vandenhof, MD, FRCSC             Dr. Bruce McLeod, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology         Head Emergency Services
Dalhousie University                         Valley Regional Hospital                                                Accommodation
Head Maternal/Fetal Medicine                 Kentville, Nova Scotia
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia                         Dr. Robert Scott, MD, FRCSC                   Rooms are being held at the Old Orchard Inn at the special conference rate of
Dr. Patricia Bolivar, MD, FRCPC                                                            $95 single and $105 double (+HST). These rooms will be released for general
                                             Valley Regional Hospital
Pediatrician                                 Kentville, Nova Scotia                        sale after May 1, 2005. To make a reservation call 542-5751 and indicate you
Valley Regional Hospital                                                                   are attending the conference.
Kentville, Nova Scotia                       Dr. Stephanie Connidis, MD, FACGP
                                             Senior District Medical Officer (Halifax)
Dr. Adam Clarke, MD, FRCPC                   Veterans’ Affairs Canada
Cardiologist                                 Halifax, Nova Scotia                                                 For More Information
Valley Regional Hospital
Kentville, Nova Scotia                       Dr. Johanna Murphy, MD, FRCPC
                                             Internist                                                             Office of VP Medicine—Annapolis Valley Health
Dr. Francoise Baylis, PhD, MA, BA            Valley Regional Hospital
Bioethicist                                                                                                        Contact: Anita Nickerson
                                             Kentville, Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University                                                                                               Phone 538-3424
                                                                                                                   Fax      538-3432

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