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Thursdays Are ACFP CPD Nights!

The ACFP’s Thursday Evening Webinars are back beginning October 12. The program features five webinars and wraps up in May. The Virtual Education Committee endeavours to present thought-provoking, relevant CPD fulfilling gaps and meeting member needs. This education series is free and open to you and your medical home colleagues!

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  • October 12, 2023
  • December 7, 2023
  • February 1, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • May 23, 2024

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7:00 p.m., February 1, 2024 – The Art of Communication, Dr. Tina Nicholson

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the vital role of nonverbal communication in physician-patient encounters
  • Identify evidence-based techniques to advance their communications skills
  • Recognize cultural and age-related nuances that may challenge effective communication with patients, but may also enrich discussions
  • Reflect on and identify areas for improving upon effective clinical communication skills

About the speaker:
UK trained family physician with 36yrs of clinical experience , Dr Nicholson has had a career- long interest in medical education and optimizing practice to improve patient outcomes, which has led to her current roles as an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary Department of Family Medicine and Medical Director in the Physician Learning Program and Offices of CME and PD.

In the last decade, her clinical practice has had an increasing focus around child and adolescent and emerging adult mental health challenges, and has led to her positions as a faculty teacher with the REACH and CanREACH Institutes, and board member of CADDRA with involvement in their education committee.

Within her own community of Cochrane, her role as a PCN physician champion involves promoting collaborative community based approach to support youth and their families in need. She is chair for the IMG orientation course and has recently rewritten their online modules around effective communication in clinical practice.

Her clinical population often includes those living in complex family situations with poor interpersonal communication skills and has highlighted her own awareness of the need for constantly reviewing and updating our own skills as effective communicators in order to build connections and trusting relationships with our diverse patient populations.