TeleGraf May 2023

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About this series – Telehealth for Genetics Residents and Fellows. A monthly teaching session brought to you by the members of the RCPSC Specialty Committee in Medical Genetics.

Medical Genetics And Choosing Wisely Canada
Dr. Tyler Peikes

The Choosing Wisely movement has grown tremendously internationally across all disciplines in medicine, as well as nursing and allied health. Choosing Wisely Canada launched in 2014 and has since fostered dialogue at the level of national clinician societies to inform individual practitioners as well as shape policy. CCMG has been actively involved since 2015, initially publishing a list of “5 tests and treatments to question.” This list was recently updated with 7 additional recommendations. This presentation will introduce trainees to Choosing Wisely and then review the Medical Genetics recommendations in depth to frame experiences in training and direct further learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Reflect on the “Choosing Wisely” movement and philosophy.
  • Describe the consensus-building approach to successful collaboration.
  • Review the 12 recommendations, rationales and evidence.
  • Apply the recommendations to practice and further learning.

Dr. Peikes is a practicing medical geneticist and healthcare ethics consultant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A.(honours) in Philosophy. He completed his M.D. at the University of Manitoba and M.A.(Bioethics and Health Policy) at Loyola University Chicago. He serves as a member of the University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board and is the director of the Clinical Ethics Service for the main tertiary care hospital complex in Winnipeg.

Dr. Peikes joined the Ethics, Education and Public Policy (E2P2) CCMG committee in 2019 and has served as the Choosing Wisely Canada representative since then.


September 16 – UBC
October 14 – TBD
November 18 – TBD
December 16 – Ottawa
January 20 – Calgary
February 17 – McGill
March 17 – TBD
April 14 – Toronto
May 19 – Manitoba
June 16 – Montreal

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