This year's Drug Therapy Day sponsored by the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario, will be held on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at the Lamplighter Inn London. This conference has been held annually for the past 35 years. Many physicians and pharmacists from Southwestern Ontario have attended this conference on a regular basis and the feedback is that the conference provides important and timely information regarding optimal drug therapy. As in previous years, our goal is to cover emerging areas of interest to the practicing physicians and pharmacists, by bringing in expert physicians and pharmacists as speakers. This year we are focusing on the following:

  • To describe therapeutic issues of relevance for drug treatment for women and children
  • To outline the current therapeutic options in relation to personalized medicine. Specifically, the availability of unique personalized medicine consult and referral service at LHSC for drugs such as warfarin, beta blockers, codeine, tamoxifen, antiplatelet agents, statins, and azathioprine will be presented.
  • To outline the importance of healthy nutrition public policies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • To describe new insights relating to obesity medications, contraception, antidepressants.
  • Outline practical approaches to drug rash and benign prostatic hypertrophy

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario. (6.0 hours). This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 6.0 MAINPRO-M1 credits. The cost of registering is modest and will include continental breakfast and a buffet style lunch. We hope to see you at the conference on April 17th.
The full program for this year's Drug Therapy Day can be downloaded (click here).