Portfolio


Enduring CPD:

Enduring CPD:

Red, Scaly Skin Plaques

Therapeutic area: Dermatology
Area of interest: Plaque psoriasis, non-melanoma skin cancer, and other red and scaly skin conditions
Formats: Tablet-based, live small-group programs; online self-directed learning
Target audience: Live small-group programs; online self-directed learning
Key differentiators:
  • Twenty 15-minute modules completed as a series of four live, interactive programs over the course of 12 months
  • Enduring online program
  • Enduring pocket reference (learners collect a reference card for each of the 20 modules)
  • All modules incorporate pre- and post-activity knowledge tests
  • Due to the success of the program in Canada, it was adopted in its entirety by the sponsor for roll-out in several countries

Tablet-based CPD:

Tablet-based CPD:

Major Depressive Disorder

Therapeutic area: Central nervous system
Area of interest: Major depressive disorder
Formats: Tablet-based, live small-group programs; online self-directed learning
Technology partner: Interaction Healthcare
Target audience: Primary care physicians, psychiatrists
Key differentiators:
  • Two patient series, each with four virtual, case-based office visits
  • Learners view virtual patient/physician interactions, and then make a diagnosis and select treatment for patient
  • Live learning activity includes peer discussions and live polling questions

Live and Online CPD:

Live and Online CPD:

Women, Thrombosis, and Cancer

Therapeutic area: Hematology, oncology
Area of interest: : Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women with cancer
Target audience: Oncologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and other specialists and family physicians with an interest in thrombosis in women with cancer
Formats: Tablet-based, live small-group programs; online self-directed learning
Technology partner: Exolnet
Key differentiators:
  • Educational continuum over six months
  • Pre-activity practice assessment and case-based knowledge test
  • Post-activity case-based knowledge tests (immediate, three months, and six months) and practice assessment
  • Manuscript of program outcomes submitted for publication to Thrombosis Research (January 2017)

Live CPD:

Live CPD:

Chronic Noncancer Pain Management

Therapeutic area: Central nervous system
Area of interest: Chronic noncancer pain
Format: Live small-group programs
Target audience: Primary care physicians
Key differentiators:
  • Five case-based modules that covered topics of greatest concern to primary care physicians considering the use of opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain:
  • Communicating with patients in the primary care setting to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Efficient and effective use of time spent with patients
  • Measuring success in the treatment of chronic noncancer pain
  • Mitigating risks for opioid misuse/abuse
  • Safely discontinuing opioid treatment

Online CPD:

Online CPD:

Understanding Data from the Women's Health Initiative Trials

Therapeutic area: Women’s health
Area of interest: Hormone replacement therapy
Formats: Panel discussion available online (video and audio broadcasts); podcast; transcript PDF
Target audience: Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, obstetricians/gynecologists, and other specialists who manage the health of postmenopausal women (e.g., endocrinologists, psychiatrists, orthopedists, cardiologists)
Technology partner: ReachMD
Key differentiators:
  • Expert interview with three faculty members to address misconceptions of Women’s Health Initiative trials
  • Strategies for individualized treatment and how to weigh the benefits and risks of treatment options
Program metrics (July 2016 to January 2017):
  • Total participation: 32,063
  • Streaming radio participation: 30,626
  • On-demand page views: 4,005
  • On-demand participation: 1,437
  • On-demand completions: 935, including pre- and post-learning activities
  • Credits claimed: 142

Broadcast CPD:

Broadcast CPD:

Pre-launch Scientific Exchange

Therapeutic area: Central nervous system
Area of interest: Major depressive disorder (MDD)
Format: National live webcast from two locations to 35 regional centers
Target audience: Psychiatrists
Key differentiators:
  • Pre- and post-broadcast activities with KOLs at each regional center
  • Live exchanges between speakers at two main sites and participants at regional centers
  • Content addressed only the science of MDD and the consequential unmet needs in diagnosis and treatment

Mobile-based Clinical Tools:

Mobile-based Clinical Tools:

VTE in Cancer

Therapeutic area: Hematology, oncology
Area of interest: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer
Formats: Mobile app (iOS, Android, web)
Target audience: Medical oncologists, hematologists, surgical oncologists, gynecologists, internists
Technology partner: Exolnet
Key differentiators:
  • A clinical decision-making tool for mobile devices based on the 2016 “International clinical practice guidelines including guidance for direct oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer”
  • Available for multiple jurisdictions internationally and in multiple languages

CPG2Care

CPG2Care

International clinical practice guidelines including guidance for direct oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer

Therapeutic area: Hematology, oncology
Area of interest:Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer
Title: International clinical practice guidelines including guidance for direct oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancerConsensus
Authors: Farge D, Bounameaux B, Brenner B, Cajfinger F, Debourdeau P, Khorana AA, Pabinger I, Solymoss S, Douketis J, Kakkar A.
Publication: Lancet Oncology
Publication date: October 2016
Our role:
  • Drafted a literature review, based on an updated literature search performed by the authors
  • Edited the manuscript of the recommendations in preparation for submission to the journal
  • Facilitated communication between the lead author and journal editors
  • Reviewed manuscript revisions for clarity
  • Secured endorsement of the published guidelines from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haematology (ISTH)
  • Subsequent to publication, we developed an accredited live and online Group Learning Activity (comprised of four educational modules), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Patient Education:

Patient Education:

Drug Safety

Therapeutic area: Dermatology
Area of interest: Acne
Formats: Print brochure for patients, website for patients, website for physicians
Target audience: Patients treated with isotretinoin; primary care physicians and dermatologists who prescribe isotretinoin
Key differentiators:
  • An integrated program of print and online materials for patients and physicians
  • Patient take-home brochure doubles as a patient education tool in clinical practice
  • Physician website includes a safety exam designed and administered by Motherisk to meet Health Canada requirements for physicians who prescribe isotretinoin; a score of 90% or higher is required to receive an isotretinoin prescribing safety certificate, which is mandated by Health Canada to be posted in the physician’s office

Ensuring Bias-free Continuing Professional Development

As a full provider of accredited continuing professional development (CPD) programs, we have trusted relationships with established and credible accrediting bodies in the USA, Canada, and Europe.

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Engaging – Relevant – Rigorous

We deliver the most clinically relevant, engaging, and fair-balanced educational activities for clinicians and allied health professionals with the aim to advance the practice of medicine and improve patient outcomes.

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CPG2Care

CPG2Care

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CPD Programs

CPD Programs

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Clinical Tools

Clinical Tools

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