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About the Program

Format: workshop, e-Learning, case-based education, webinar 

Time Commitment: Core Program (Modules 1-4) : 7 hours - Modules 5 & 6: 1 hour each

Cost: fee (check events page for details)  


Core Program: 3 credits per hour, up to a total of 21 
Modules 5 & 6:  3 credits per hour, up to a total of 3 credits per module


  • Core program consists of four modules (Ordering tests & Imaging Wisely; Shared Decision Making; Overdiagnosis and Cancer Screening; Deprescribing)
  • 2022 release of two additional modules (Antibiotics for viral infections; Overprescribing of Inhalers)
  • Identify opportunities to practice wisely 
  • Learn how to adopt evident-based course of action  
  • Implement shared decision-making in your practice


How can this program help you improve the way you care for your patients?

Practising Wisely is a program developed and led by family physicians, which delivers actionable knowledge, applicable tools and proven strategies to help you do what’s necessary – and prevent what’s unnecessary. This workshop focuses on identifying opportunities to practice wisely thereby orderings tests and imaging according to clinical indicators, reducing over-diagnosis and over-treatment through clinically appropriate screening and prescribing. Learn about evidence-based and curated resources that supports individualized patient care and shared decision-making in your practice.

How could you benefit from this program?

After this workshop, family physicians who participated highlighted that they were able to:

  • turn one sided conversations into rich discussions that can help them understand their patients perspective, fears and ideas.
  • Make sense of contradictory tools and tips.
  • Implement screening strategies.

And more…..

How does this program impact patient care?

The program includes active learning exercises such as case studies, individual reflection and group work to help you build communication skills to guide your patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health. 

How can I continue my learning?

The Practising Wisely Core Program consists of four modules:

1) Ordering Tests and Imaging Wisely               

2) Shared Decision Making

3) Overdiagnosis and Cancer Screening              

4) Deprescribing.

As of 2022, two additional modules are now available. Modules 5 & 6 focus on Respiratory Illnesses in Primary Care

5) Antibiotics for Viral infections

6) Overprescribing of Inhalers.

The Practising Wisely Workshop is a Joint partnership between:

Meet Our Workshop Faculty