Poster Abstract

CE/PD Strategies in Guideline Implementation: A CanMEDS Perspective (P046)

Lee Manchul (University of Toronto); Elizabeth Wooster (OISE/University of Toronto); Douglas Wooster (University of Toronto)


Using specific clinical practice guidelines as examples, this practical and interactive workshop will employ a number of instructional formats to demonstrate the incorporation of medical professional competences into strategies to enable the assimilation of clinical guideline implementation into practice.

Purpose: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDs initiative has identified the roles of a physician: medical expert, communicator, collaborator, scholar, manager, advocate and professional. Each role has specific competencies described. The implementation of guidelines impacts on CE/PD and clinical practice in each of these roles. Effective CE/PD requires that each role be addressed.


A panel will address each of the CanMEDs roles in the practical setting of the published clinical guidelines. This scenario will be used to relate the CanMEDs initiative, guideline implementation and CE/ PD strategies. As a specific example, professional and ethical issues relate to physician self-referral, societal responsibilities and individual patient’s access, freedoms and limitations imposed within the guidelines. Specific crossover to scholarly, advocacy, communication, collaboration and management issues arise from this. The interaction and interprofessional roles of health care professional will also be addressed. Brief formal presentations based on case examples related to each role will be followed by open discussion amongst the panellists and participants.


Participants will gain insight into the practical implications of the CanMEDS roles as they apply to guideline implementation, linking guidelines to CE/PD and application to clinical care.


None of the authors have any conflicts to declare.