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We are excited to announce a NEW CAG educational initiative that will offer bite-sized, on-demand, informal education that is flexible and convenient to access. Learn while you commute - with the new CAG Podcast!

This podcast is developed by the CAG and is primarily intended to meet the educational needs of the CAG membership, including Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterologists, Basic Scientists and Trainees.

The CAG is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters the continued professional development of its members through diverse learning opportunities and programs that promote and enhance their clinical, scientific and procedural skills...ultimately to enhance patient care!

Please note that all CAG podcast material is peer-reviewed and that listening to podcasts are considered a Section Two Scanning Activity by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification program and are valued at 0.5 Section Two Credits per activity.

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Title Date Author

Introduction to the CAG Podcast - ENG

2018-08-10 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Robert Berger, New Brunswick

Introduction to the CAG Podcast - FR

2018-08-10 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Charles Ménard, Université de Sherbrooke

Episode 1: Clearing the smoke on cannabis for the treatment of GI diseases

We are at the dawn of a new age of legal cannabis use in Canada.
Learning objectives for this CAG Podcast episode will address:
1. How does cannabis work in the gut?
2. What is the evidence for any beneficial effects of cannabis for the treatment of GI disorders?
3. Does recreational cannabis use lead to any GI conditions that you may see in your practice?

2018-08-10 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Chris Andrews, Dr. Keith Sharkey - University of Calgary

Episode 2: Malnutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the prevalence of malnutrition in IBD
2. Discuss the ways to identify malnutrition, both as:
a) screening tools
b) ongoing assessment tools
3. Discuss nutritional therapies on how to correct malnutrition

2018-08-29 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Maitreyi Raman, Dr. Remo Panaccione, Joan Heatherington NP, University of Calgary

Episode 3: H.pylori - a trainee focused review

Learning Objectives:
1. Review indications for H.pylori testing
2. Discuss diagnosis of H.pylori
3. Share management strategies
To access the Toronto Consensus for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Adults, published in Gastroenterology 2016;151:51-69 by Dr. Carlo Fallone et al. please visit the CAG website at www.cag-acg.org and visit the "Guideline Library" under the "Publications" menu tab.

2018-09-12 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Carlo Fallone and Dr. Marcel Tomaszewski, McGill University

Episode 4: Management of Non-Variceal Upper GI Bleeds

Dr. Barkun will answer 15 questions from a trainee perspective on the management of Upper GI Bleeds.
Learning Objective:
By the end of this episode, you will have an evidence based understanding of how to optimally manage patients with Upper GI Bleeds in the context of patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

2018-09-26 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Alan Barkun and Dr. Marcel Tomaszewski, McGill University

Episode 5: Human Resources in Gastroenterology in Canada - Dr. Des Leddin, Dalhousie University

Two Parts:
0:35-11:35 Part 1 - The Methodology Behind Measuring Human Resource Numbers in Canada
11:35-20:05 Part 2 - The Actual Numbers Generated by the Human Resource Databases

Learning Objectives:
Part 1- To understand the methodologies strengths and weaknesses of the five major Human
Resource databases which capture Gastroenterology numbers
Part 2- To discuss the actual numbers and how those translate to access to care

For references and to review the complete article that was published in JCAG in 2018, visit the CAG website at www.cag-acg.org and click on "GI Workforce" under the "Quality" menu tab.

2018-10-10 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Des Leddin, Dalhousie University

Episode 6: Overview of the 2018 Clinical Practice Guideline on Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Individuals With a Family History of Nonhereditary Colorectal Cancer or Adenoma - Dr. Des Leddin, Dalhousie University

Dr. Leddin will discuss the 2018 Clinical Practice Guideline on Screening for Colorectal Cancer in
Individuals With a Family History of Nonhereditary Colorectal Cancer or Adenoma: The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Banff Consensus.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the rationale for the project and the methods used
2. Understand the 19 main recommendations with the explanations behind them

These standards were published online August 16, 2018 in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute.

2018-10-30 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Des Leddin, Dalhousie University

Episode 7: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and its Implications for Functional Bowel Disorders - Dr. Elena Verdu, Dr. Premysl Bercik, McMaster University

In this episode Dr. Verdu and Dr. Bercik will discuss:
- the microbiota-gut-brain axis and how it relates specifically to IBS
- the possible pathways and basic science by which microbiota could signal to the brain
- the clinical evidence showing that gut microbiota can trigger symptoms of IBS
- the use of microbiota based therapy for use in IBS and psychiatric comorbidities
- the role of FMT in IBS, anxiety and depression

2018-11-14 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Elena Verdu, Dr. Premysl Bercik, McMaster University

Episode 8: The Importance of Individual Pension Plans (IPPs) for Physicians

In this episode Financial Advisors Trevor Perry and John Drover will discuss Individual Pension Plans (IPPs)
Learning Objectives:
- explain the importance of an IPP for physicians and describe its components
- describe the impact of changes in Federal Tax policy with regards to income splitting and passive income

2018-12-06 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

Episode 9: Effective Feedback in Residency: Are we ready for CBME? - Dr. Steven Gruchy, Dalhousie University - 2019 CAG Young Educator Award recipient

In this episode Dr. Steven Gruchy, the 2019 CAG Young Educator Award recipient will discuss:
- the definition of feedback
- the principles for giving effective feedback
- various feedback models including the R2C2 model
- tips for both giving and receiving feedback
- how the past could potentially influence the future of feedback with Competency Based Medical Education (CBME)

This episode was recorded during the 2019 Gastroenterology Residents-in-Training (GRIT) Program in Banff, Alberta.

2019-04-05 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Steven Gruchy

Episode 10: Total Care in IBD: Focus on Therapy & Pregnancy - Dr. Neeraj Narula, McMaster University and Dr. Remo Panaccione, University of Calgary

In this episode Dr. Narula and Dr. Panaccione will discuss:
- safety data in pregnancy available for different therapies used in IBD
- labelling information and how to differentiate the information for therapy use during pregnancy and lactation
- how to counsel patients who are pregnant or plan to get pregnant on the need for effective disease control during pregnancy
- how to apply the data available on pregnancy and lactation to weigh the risks and benefits of the different treatment options

This Total Care in IBD podcast episode was co-developed with AbbVie Canada and was developed to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. Speaker disclosures are available at https://www.cag-acg.org/education/cag-podcast

2019-05-16 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Narula and Dr. Panaccione

Episode 11: Total Care in IBD: Focus on Fistulizing Disease - Dr. Remo Panaccione, University of Calgary and Dr. Neeraj Narula, McMaster University

In this episode Dr. Panaccione and Dr. Narula will discuss:
- how perianal fistulas are a common complication of CD and have a significant impact on quality of life and long-term outcomes
- the available data on treatment options for perianal fistulizing CD
- current Canadian recommendations including the use of anti-TNFs for uncomplicated fistulizing CD ± thiopurine or methotrexate
- the role of surgical management for inadequate symptomatic response

This Total Care in IBD podcast episode was co-developed with AbbVie Canada and was developed to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. Speaker disclosures are available at https://www.cag-acg.org/education/cag-podcast

2019-05-16 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Panaccione and Dr. Narula

Episode 12: Exploring Relationships between Handgrip Strength, Mid-upper arm circumference, Subjective Global Assessment and Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Cirrhosis - Dr. Erin Wishart, University of Calgary

In this episode Dr. Wishart will discuss this Prospective Cohort Study.
For the complete abstract visit JCAG the online Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2019 Volume 2, Issue Supplement_2, 15 March 2019, Pages 352-353
https://academic.oup.com/jcag/issue/2/Supplement_2

This episode was recorded during the 2019 Gastroenterology Residents-in-Training (GRIT) Program in Banff, Alberta.

2019-06-18 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Various

Episode 13: The Use of Intravenous Albumin in Patients with Cirrhosis - Dr. David Rodrigues, Queen's University

In this episode Dr. Rodrigues will discuss this Retrospective Analysis of Practice Patterns at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital.
For the complete abstract visit JCAG the online Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2019 Volume 2, Issue Supplement_2, 15 March 2019, Pages 447–448
https://academic.oup.com/jcag/issue/2/Supplement_2

This episode was recorded during the 2019 Gastroenterology Residents-in-Training (GRIT) Program in Banff, Alberta. Dr. Rodrigues was rated as one of the Best Oral Presenters during GRIT.

2019-06-18 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. David Rodrigues, Queen's University

Episode 14: Birth Cohort Screening for Hepatitis C in an Outpatient Endoscopy Unit - Dr. Mandip Rai, Queen's University

In this episode Dr. Rai will discuss Interim Results of Birth Cohort Screening for Hepatitis C.
For the complete abstract visit JCAG the online Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2019 Volume 2, Issue Supplement_2, 15 March 2019, Page 309
https://academic.oup.com/jcag/issue/2/Supplement_2

This episode was recorded during the 2019 Gastroenterology Residents-in-Training (GRIT) Program in Banff, Alberta.

2019-06-18 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Mandip Rai, Queen's University

Episode 15: Using FIB4 Index to Triage Elevated Liver Enzymes in Asymptomatic Patients Without Viral Hepatitis - Dr. Zhao Wu Meng, University of Alberta

In this episode Dr. Meng will discuss how they triaged patients using the Fibrosis 4 Index for Liver Fibrosis.
For the complete abstract visit JCAG the online Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2019 Volume 2, Issue Supplement_2, 15 March 2019, Page 387
https://academic.oup.com/jcag/issue/2/Supplement_2

This episode was recorded during the 2019 Gastroenterology Residents-in-Training (GRIT) Program in Banff, Alberta.

2019-06-18 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Zhao Wu Meng, University of Alberta

Episode 16: The Gastroenterologists' Guide to Understanding and Attaining MOC Credits - Dr. Brian Yan, Western University, Chair of MOC Committee, CAG Education Affairs

The learning objectives for this episode are for Canadian Gastroenterologists to:

1) Understand the framework of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
2) Be aware of the different ways to achieve credits within each MOC category

This episode was co-developed with Takeda Canada and was developed to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

For more information on MOC FAQs visit:
http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/moc-program/faq-moc-program-e
To view Current CAG Accredited Programs visit:
https://www.cag-acg.org/news/cag-accredited-programs

2019-07-02 The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Brian Yan, Western University, Chair of MOC Committee, CAG Education Affairs

Episode 17: Management of Luminal Crohn’s Disease - Discussion of the CAG Clinical Practice Guideline - Dr. Brian Bressler, UBC and Dr. Marcel Tomaszewski, UBC

In this episode Dr. Tomaszewski will interview Dr. Bressler regarding the salient points of the new 2019 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Luminal Crohn’s Disease.

For the complete guideline published in JCAG, 2019, Vol 2, No.3, please visit please the CAG website at www.cag-acg.org and visit the "Guideline Library" under the "Publications" menu tab.
https://www.cag-acg.org/publications/guideline-library (Search under 2019 Guidelines)

2019-10-18 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Brian Bressler, UBC and Dr. Marcel Tomaszewski, UBC

Episode 18: Colon Cancer Surveillance Intervals and Methods - Dr. Jerry McGrath and Dr. Elizabeth Squirell, Memorial University of Newfoundland

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Squirell will interview Dr. Jerry McGrath regarding colon cancer surveillance intervals
and methods. The learning objectives for this episode are to review the recommendations or colonoscopy surveillance
based on the following colonoscopy findings:
1. Normal exam
2. Hyperplastic polyps
3. Tubular adenomas
4. Sessile serrated polyps
5. History of prior colorectal cancer
For more information listen to CAG Podcast Episode 5 or review the 2018 Clinical Practice Guideline on Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Individuals With a Family History of Nonhereditary Colorectal Cancer or Adenoma: The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Banff Consensus. Available on the CAG Website "Guideline Library" under the "Publications" menu tab at https://www.cag-acg.org/publications/guideline-library. These standards were published online August 16, 2018 in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute.

2019-10-18 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology - Dr. Jerry McGrath and Dr. Elizabeth Squirell, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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