Family Medicine Conference


SCFP will host this hybrid event on September 8th, 2023, so you can attend virtually or in person!  The 2023 FMC will be held in-person at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Regina and streamed live the same day.  This educational event is packed with exciting content in each area of the CanMEDS framework with presentations by your physician colleagues and others from around the province and country.




8:00 AM – Noon


– Why is antimicrobial stewardship important in primary care?
– Penicillin allergy de-labelling in primary care
– Appropriate management of asymptomatic bacteriuria


–       Opioid Stewardship


12:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Syphilis & HIV: An Overview for Primary Care Providers

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe the epidemiology of the current syphilis & HIV outbreaks in Saskatchewan.
2) Define the symptoms and clinical management of syphilis & HIV.
3) Explain the collaborative roles of Public Health, Primary Care, & Infectious Disease Specialists in the treatment, management and prevention of syphilis, HIV, and other STBBIs.

Lunch will be available for those attending both the morning and afternoon sessions and refreshments will available during each individual session.




8:15 AM

Registration, Welcome & Housekeeping Items

8:30 AM

The Clinical Implications of the Updated Canadian Guidance on Alcohol and Health –

Dr. Peter Butt (Munroe Lecture)

9:15 AM

SAGE Program – Dr. Helen Chang

9:45 AM

Redesign Your Clinical Day – Dr. Sarah Smith

10:30 AM

Stretch Break & Exhibits

11:00 AM

Igniting Change: Centring Shared Humanity and Inclusive Compassion – Towards Greater Social Justice in Medicine – Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu

11:45 AM

PEER Simplified Lipid Guidelines –

Adrienne Lindblad

12:15 PM

Lunch & AMM – Annual Meeting of Members



Welcome & Introduction


Healthcare System Crisis: How a paradigm shift is required to resolve it – Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon


Highlight Saskatchewan Research


Transgender and Gender Reaffirming Care –

Dr. Megan Clark (Elly & Louis Christ Lecture)


Stretch Break & Exhibits


Practical Adult ADHD Assessment for Family Physicians – Elliott Field


Title TBD – Dr. Lawrence Loh


Conference Concludes



Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu, CCFP MD MSc

Dr. Osei-Tutu is a hospitalist and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).  He is also director of resident support for Postgraduate Medical Education and associate director of Student Advocacy and Wellness for Undergraduate Medical Education.

Dr. Osei-Tutu is well established as a provincial and national leader in change transformation.  As the founder and president of the Black Physicians’ Association of Alberta, he elevates the voices of Black physicians, trainees and learners and is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta’s Anti-racism Anti-discrimination Action Committee.  He informs the development of policies, educational programs and curricula that are inclusive and has established partnerships with regulatory and licensing bodies to advance health equity.

Dr. Osei-Tutu is at the forefront of emerging concepts in anti-racist, anti-oppressive and culturally safe medical education, and he approaches his work through the lens of intersectionality and compassion.  He is a member of the CanMEDS 2025 Steering Committee and was selected to co-chair the CanMEDS 2025 anti-racism expert working group on which he plays a lead role in scholarship and co-creation of new physician competencies related to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and social justice.  He has many recent published works and is a co-supervisor in a national research project exploring the ‘sense of belonging’ of equity deserving students in Canadian medical schools.

A trailblazer in systems-level solutions to structural barriers, he conceived, designed and secured funding for the first national support and reporting mechanism for racialized and other equity-deserving trainees who experience or witness racism or other forms of oppression in the postgraduate medical education environment.  He also spearheaded the creation of and serves as a mentor in the Black Physicians’ Association of Alberta provincial mentorship program.

He serves as the EDI and Anti-racism strategic advisor for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is chair of the Canadian Residency Accreditation Consortium Accreditation Working Group to address anti-Black racism in postgraduate medical education.  He and his team have advanced the greatest number of new accreditation standards in the history of the accreditation process, set to take effect next year.

Dr. Osei-Tutu earned a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, followed by a Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine at Dalhousie University.  He completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Toronto.  He is the recipient of many awards including the 2022 Donald I. Rice Award from the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine, the 2022 John Ware Fellowship from the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, the 2022 Resident Doctors of Canada Puddester Award for Resident Wellness, the 2022 Calgary Black Achievement Award in Medicine and Health and the 2021 Foothills Medical Centre Medical Staff Association Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Dr. Maxine, MD CCFP FCFP

After completing her family medicine residency in 2005, Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon completed an enhanced skills program in maternal and child health at McGill University. She practised and taught at St. Mary’s Hospital for 15 years before co-founding Clinique Indigo, where she currently practises. She has also been an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University since 2014.

In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Dumas Pilon has conducted many studies on perinatology, access to care, and innovation with different branches of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS), the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), and the Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP), of which she was president from 2014 to 2017.

Dr. Dumas Pilon also initiated the eConsult project in Quebec. This led her to her current position as medical advisor for the MSSS, where she is responsible for files relating to access and digitization. She has long taken part in numerous research projects.

Since 2016 she has been chair of the Scientific Committee of the QCFP Symposium on Innovation. This event, which was inspired by the TV show “Dragons’ Den,” brings together clinical leaders, innovators, and key stakeholders to promote the diffusion of made-in-Quebec innovations in family medicine on a larger scale.

Dr. Dumas Pilon received the Royal College Award for Early-Career Leadership in 2011 and the CFPC’s Nadine St-Pierre Award in 2003.

She has a keen interest in bioethics, her first field of study, and particularly in issues surrounding the allocation of resources and the relationship between medicine and death. She believes that family medicine has a positive impact on the health of individuals and communities. Being able to accompany so many individuals on their journey through life is a great privilege for her. Dr. Dumas Pilon and her husband are also the proud parents of three children whom they adore.

Dr. Peter Butt is a Certificant and Fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, with Special Competency in Addiction Medicine.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and served as a consultant in Addiction Medicine in the Saskatchewan Health Authority.  In addition to teaching and other research, he chaired the original development of Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines (2011), co-chaired the Canadian Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorder Among Older Adults (2019) and co-chaired the 2023 Canadian Guidance on Alcohol and Health with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Dr. Helen Chang, MD CCFP FCFP

Dr. Helen Chang, MD FCFP, began teaching undergraduate medicine in 2013.  She is currently the Year 1 Regina Site Co-Coordinator, and Faculty Development Regina Lead for the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.  She hopes that the SAGE (Skilled Academic Generalist Educator) program can help faculty develop themselves to their full potential as medical educators.



Dr. Sarah Smith, MD CCFP

Dr. Sarah Smith is the Charting Coach for Physicians and a practicing rural Family Physician in Edson Alberta; including Family Medicine, Rural Health Emergency Department and Inpatient Care.

Sarah is the founder of the Charting Champions Program which is helping hundreds of Physicians across Canada and the US in the specific area of getting home with their charting and paperwork done.

Sarah has a passion for reducing burnout and overwhelm resulting from the administrative burden of clinical medicine. Using evidence based coaching, she helps Physicians find their most simple solutions to getting home with today’s work done within the clinical environments that they work in right now.




Adrienne Lindblad, BSP ACPR PharmD

Adrienne Lindblad completed her pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, her hospital pharmacy residency in Halifax, and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto.  In her current role as the Clinical Evidence Expert Lead for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and as a member of PEER, Adrienne is involved with a variety of educational initiatives for primary care, including the popular Tools for Practice and PEER’s Simplified Guidelines programs.  She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta and has won numerous awards for her work.  She is passionate about evidence-based medicine and translating evidence into practice.









Elliott Field, MSW RSW

Elliott Field has been a practicing Social Worker in Saskatoon since 2012. Throughout Elliott’s career, he spent ten years working with the Saskatchewan Health Authority in Adult Mental Health and Child and Youth Mental Health. Elliott is now an associate at the Family Counselling Centre in Saskatoon, where in addition to maintaining a general practice, he specializes in treating ADHD through Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Elliott has his Authorized Practice Endorsement and routinely assesses and diagnoses ADHD in adults, children, and youth.




Executive Director & CEO, CFPC

Dr. Loh completed his undergraduate training and medical school at Western University, and his residency at the University of Toronto during which time he also earned a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.  He holds Certification and Fellowship in the CFPC and also holds Fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Loh’s medical career began as a comprehensive family physician working in an underserved neighbourhood of Brampton, Ontario.  He maintained links to primary care practice as he went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility over a decade of senior medical leadership roles in the public sector.  During that time, he served at all three levels of government in two provinces, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia.  While working at Public Health Ontario he was seconded as a senior medical consultant to the Ministry of Health in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Prior to becoming Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the CFPC in September 2022, Dr. Loh was the Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, best known for leading the Peel Public Health team through the COVID-19 pandemic.  After he assumed that role in March 2020, Dr. Loh and the team directed measures to save lives and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 while also working closely with family doctors and other partners in Peel community to deliver the largest vaccination rollout in Canadian history.  Before the pandemic Dr. Loh served as one of Peel’s Associate Medical Officers of Health with a portfolio focused on environmental health, health equity, digital health, and physician outreach that included liaising with primary care.

Currently, Dr. Loh is also Adjunct Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a clinical lecturer at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  His teaching and research foci have spanned the fields of global health development, global health ethics, and medical and public health education.  He has a long track record of contributions to the CFPC, including as an SOO exam simulated candidate, examiner, and assistant coordinator, as a contributor and peer reviewer for Canadian Family Physician, as an inaugural Besrour Centre research fellow, and via engagement in Family Medicine Forum.

Dr. Loh’s leadership and service have been recognized by colleagues and the public.  He has received the Key to the City of Mississauga, an Award of Recognition from the Town of Caledon, and was named as one of Toronto Life’s Top 50 Influential Torontonians in 2021, among other academic, teaching, and practice awards.

Dr. Loh is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, playing the piano, and writing.  He lives in Toronto with his wife, a practising family physician, and two young daughters.

Dr. Tessa Laubscher MBChB, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. Tessa Laubscher earned her medical degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She emigrated to Canada in 1991 and began practising family medicine in Saskatchewan.  Over the years she developed interests in diabetes, healthcare quality improvement and education, becoming involved in numerous diabetes-related activities in Saskatchewan and nationally.

Dr. Laubscher “retired” from family medicine in 2018, embarking on the next phase of her career as a diabetes medical specialist, working primarily in Saskatoon.





Debbie Bunka, BSc.Pharm

Debbie Bunka is an RxFiles Academic Detailer based out of Regina.  She has worked on contract with the RxFiles team in various capacities since 2010.  She enjoys providing evidence-based practice tips to clinicians, encouraging thoughtful comparison of medications, and building critical thinking around prescribing.  One day per week Debbie supports a Saskatchewan Health Authority primary care clinic in Moose Jaw, where she provides comprehensive medication reviews and offers drug information support.






Joelynne Radbourne, RN, BSCN, MN, NP

Joelynne Radbourne (BSN’12) (MN-NP’19) is a nurse practitioner (NP) at Cresecent View Clinic in Moosejaw, SK, providing urgent care management.  She spent the last 4 years working at All Nations’ Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, specializing in Women’s Health and Infectious Disease.

She believes the field of medicine is ever-changing, requiring providers to complete self-education to remain current with updated guidelines.  Examples of personal opportunities have included a membership with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and Saskatchewan Infectious Disease Care Network (SIDCN), comprising of various education including approved prescribing for HIV and Hepatitis C treatment.

In April 2021, Joelynne was recognized by the International Nurses Association as a Top Nurse Practitioner.  Additionally, she was recently appointed to the regulatory council for the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan and is a faculty member with the College of Nursing at the University of Regina.


Dr. Carla Holinaty, MD CCFP

Carla completed her medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and remained in Saskatoon to complete her Family Medicine residency.  After residency, she joined a fee-for-service practice at Kenderdine Medical Clinic.  In 2016, she joined the U of S Department of Academic Family Medicine at the West Winds Primary Health Centre.  Dr. Holinaty is passionate about Family Medicine and enjoys acting as an advocate for the profession.  She currently serves as the Vice Present of the Saskatoon Regional Medical Association, the Chair of the Section of Family Practice, a Saskatoon delegate to the SMA Representative Assembly, and a member of the SMA Board of Directors.






Dr. Jennifer Brown Broderick, MD MSc FRCS, DABOG

A practicing engineer, Dr. Brown Broderick later shifted to medicine, graduating from the University of Alberta in 2009.  Having completed her residency and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Ottawa, she practiced for 4 years in Rochester, NY before returning to Canada in July 2020.  She is currently a practicing gynecologic oncologist in Saskatoon and assistant professor of oncology at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Brown Broderick currently directs several clinical trials as primary site investigator, including Saskatchewan’s first ever clinical trial in gynecologic oncology: International Validation Study of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Early Cervical Cancer SENTICOL III/CX6.

Along with other industry led clinical trials, Dr. Brown Broderick’s project “Human Papilloma Virus Self-Sampling for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening in Underserved Saskatchewan Women” was recently awarded the RUH Foundation’s Women Leading Philanthropy $100,000 Grant.  In addition, the project was part of an industry led internal Roche Global World Cup competition and competed against projects from the Philippines, Argentina, Peru and Thailand.  Dr. Brown Broderick’s team won this Roche Global competition, allowing for another $180,000 funding to implement the HPV self-sampling project.


Brooke Bulloch, RD (BSc)

Brooke Bulloch is a Registered Dietitian and CEO at Food to Fit Nutrition.  She earned a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan, and her work experience began with the Saskatoon Health Region in 2009.

Brooke has been working in private practice for the past 10 years, and today her practice is comprised of a team of 8 dietitians, and 1 social worker.  With offices in both Saskatoon and Regina, Brooke and her team support clients in person and online throughout the province.  Each practitioner brings unique clinical expertise to the team which include the following areas: gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid conditions, eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, body image counseling, prenatal and infant care, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, fertility, and cardiovascular disease prevention and management.

Brooke is an experienced media spokesperson and has been working with media since 2011. Brooke has been featured in a variety of Canadian press including: CBC radio, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Cottage Life Magazine, and Inside Fitness. Brooke is a regular guest on Saskatoon’s Global News Morning, and since 2019 she has been contributing content for Co-op’s in store Table Magazine and online Food Blog.

Brooke values the importance of an inclusive practice and has dedicated much of her time to learning, listening, advocating, changing systems, collaborating, and giving back to the community.

As a working mom and business owner, Brooke values simplicity and sustainability in nutrition planning, along with a curious and flexible non-diet approach to food and eating.

Dr. Radhika Marwah, MBBS MD MSc-AMH CCFP

Dr. Marwah has background of extensive work as a Pain Physician and Anesthesiologist (in India) and a degree in Community Health specialising in Addictions and Mental Health from University of Toronto.  She has a focused interest in the specialty of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorders and was instrumental in setting up Regina’s Chronic Pain Clinic with its innovative approach of integrating traditional Indigenous healing services with modern conventional medicine.

She currently works as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Quality Improvement Lead in Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, in Regina and she is the Consulting Pain Physician for the University of Saskatchewan’s Chronic Pain Clinic (formerly called MAC-IOPS program).

She also provides service within the Saskatchewan Health Authority at the Harm Reduction Clinic in Regina managing clients with opioid and substance use disorders.

Her interests are, spending time with family, travelling, road trips and being outdoors in nature.

Katelyn Halpape, BSP ACPR PharmD BCPP

Katelyn Halpape completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree at the U of S in 2012, her Hospital Pharmacy Residency in Regina in 2013, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UBC in 2015.  Katelyn is an Assistant Professor in the areas of psychiatry and neurology with the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the U of S.  Katelyn has an active clinical practice at the Dube Centre for Mental Health and is the Clinical Lead for the U of S Chronic Pain Clinic.







Dr. Garson Chan, MD FRCSC

Dr. Chan completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan and his urological surgery training at Western University.  He received additional clinical training with a fellowship in reconstructive urology in Melbourne, Australia, where he also practiced prior to returning home.  His clinical interests include urethral pathology, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.  Dr. Chan has recently performed the first sacral neuromodulation for lower urinary tract dysfunction in Saskatchewan.  He is currently involved in creating a new GP specialist role in urology for the Saskatoon area.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Chan has presented at numerous international meetings, co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and serves as a reviewer and section editor for several journals.  He has received several research and education grants and is currently enrolling patients for a minimal invasive clinical trial for OAB.  Please contact him if you would like to speak more about this or other collaborative opportunities.