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Care of sports team and endurance athletes, exercise Rx in primary care, and anti-doping: stellar line-up of pre-conference courses May, 2016 in Victoria, Canada – register now!

CASEM logoThere is still time to sign up for the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Pre-conference courses held the 3 days before CASEM’s annual scientific meeting May 18-21, 2016: “High Performance on the Pacific Edge”.  All courses are now accredited.

This two-day course, chaired by Dr. Taryn Taylor, will address and prepare physicians to provide medical care to athletes. The target audience is a physician of any specialty, with or without their CASEM diploma, who wishes to develop and enhance their knowledge of and skill in the care of the athlete and the role of the team physician. This course may also be of interest to allied health professionals who are involved with the care of sports team athletes.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 12 Mainpro-M1 credits

Hosted by CASEM but presented by Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) all delegates are invited to attend the one day program on “Exercise Prescription in Primary Care” – The Exercise Vital Sign (EVS) is the most important vital sign you need to monitor with the majority of patients seen in primary care today.  Learn how to efficiently integrate the EVS into your daily practice and to provide basic exercise counselling and prescription for your patients to prevent, manage and treat chronic diseases.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 6 Mainpro-C credits and 0 Mainpro-M1 credits.

Now travelling to the West Coast, this one-day workshop, chaired by Dr. Andrew Marshall, is designed specifically to address sport medicine clinical issues in swimming, biking and endurance/ultra running.  As endurance events such as Ironman and ultra-running become mainstream, sport medicine physicians are faced with the challenge of providing prevention strategies and treatment and management to the types of injuries high volume training can cause.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 7 Mainpro-M1 credits 

It is said that “Doping is a hindrance to sports ethics and a threat to the health of athletes” – CASEM will provide a comprehensive 3-hour session on all you need to know about doping in your role as a sport medicine physician.  Experts will be on hand from CCES and WADA and experienced Team Physicians will provide their insight and own experiences.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 3 Mainpro-M1 credits 

The 2016 Victoria meeting will provide a plethora of plenaries and workshops over 3-days in Victoria, BC.  Delegates will be housed at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel connected to the Victoria Conference Centre where the CASEM meeting will bring together experts in the field of sport medicine.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 16 Mainpro-M1 credits 

SOCIAL PROGRAM- The social program has been set and we are once again pitting teams against each other as we head to a local pub for a CASEM dedicated Trivia Night on Thursday at the “Sticky Wicket”.  We have made a significant change to the Gala Dinner in 2016.  We are moving it to Friday night in the Empress’ famous Crystal Ballroom and we encourage you all to attend.  Over and above the sumptuous 4-course dinner, the Victoria band Timebenders will play into the wee hours of Saturday morning – as a consideration to the oldies out there we have started programming for Saturday a smidgeon later!  The 5km sightseeing run will return and give delegates a chance to experience Victoria sights and sounds on foot –  100% of monies collected will be donated to a local charity.

Last but not least, each delegate will receive a CASEM surprise gift in their registration packs – what is it?  Register to find out!

Information and registration for ALL programs can be found at:http://casem-acmse.org/news/casem_annual_symposium/victoria-2016/delegates-2016/ 

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