If you plan to attend, please join your Canadian colleagues at the CSEM's Canada Night reception!
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Elevation Room, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking here before Friday, February 27, 2015.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is a professional organization bringing together academic and community-based endocrinologists and researchers engaged in providing health care, education and research within the broad domain of endocrinology. The CSEM is a national advocate for excellence in endocrinology research, education, and patient care, and its mandate is to advance the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism in Canada.
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Click here to view an invitation to join the CSEM from our President, Dr. Stephanie Kaiser.
2015 CSEM membership renewals are now due! Members may now renew their membership online using the CSEM Membership Portal! This secure, easy to use self-serve portal will enable you to:
- renew and pay your membership yearly via a secure, payment card industry-compliant system
- manage your information with CSEM and be able to tell us how we can best communicate with you
- access a self-serve logon and password recovery tool
- reduce your carbon footprint
- and much more to come…
It’s easy! To renew your membership today, or to update your personal profile, simply login at https://csem.wildapricot.org/ using your e-mail and password.
If you have not yet been assigned a password, or if you have forgotten your password, use the password recovery feature by clicking “forgot password”. An e-mail will automatically be sent to you, which will enable you to reset your password.
To apply to join the CSEM for the first time, simply go to https://csem.wildapricot.org/ and click on “Become a Member or Associate of the CSEM” and follow the instuctions.
The CSEM has accredited ESAP 2014 and Pediatric ESAP 2013–14
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada requires, beginning with MOC cycles started on or after January 1, 2014, all Fellows and MOC Program participants to complete a minimum of 25 credits in each program section during their five-year cycle. The CSEM has reviewed and accredited ESAP 2014 and Pediatric ESAP 2013–14. These programs from the Endocrine Society are self-assessment programs that qualify for Section 3 credits which provide 3 credits for every hour for a total of 14 hours and 12 hours, respectively. Both activities contain a series of clinical case vignettes covering all areas of adult and pediatric endocrinology and include an online module and hard copy reference book.
You can access these programs through www.endoselfassessment.org.
Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
In collaboration with Choosing Wisely Canada, CSEM's Quality Improvement Committee has co-developed "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" in the clinical areas of endocrinology and diabetes.
The first 5 recommendations put forward were announced on October 29, 2014 and include the following:
- Don’t recommend routine or multiple daily self-glucose monitoring in adults with stable type 2 diabetes on agents that do not cause hypoglycemia.
- Don’t routinely order a thyroid ultrasound in patients with abnormal thyroid function tests unless there is a palpable abnormality of the thyroid gland.
- Don’t use Free T4 or T3 to screen for hypothyroidism or to monitor and adjust levothyroxine (T4) dose in patients with known primary hypothyroidism.
- Don’t prescribe testosterone therapy unless there is biochemical evidence of testosterone deficiency.
- Don’t routinely test for Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (anti–TPO).
A further description of this list is available on the Choosing Wisely Canada website. As well, there are a number of patient handouts available which address some of these recommendations. CSEM’s Choosing Wisely Canada campaign video can also be viewed here.
CSEM members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these recommendations and to be able to discuss them with general practitioners and patients when faced with situations where they become relevant.
The Canadian Diabetes Association and the International Diabetes Federation will be hosting the 2015 World Diabetes Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada from November 30 to December 4, 2015.
As a result, the 2015 Professional Conference and Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism will be held concurrent with this meeting, from November 30 to December 2, 2015. We will announce further details regarding registration and programming on this page once they are finalized.