MDBriefCase Group Announces New Expert Advisors and Transforms its Online Learning Platform

September 18, 2019
TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MDBriefCase Group Inc. (“MDBC” or the “Company”), a global leader in e-learning products and services that aims to accelerate better decision-making in healthcare, announced collaborations with two expert advisors, Dr. David Strain, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter (London, UK), and Dr. Mohamed Farghaly, Associate Professor at Dubai Medical College (Dubai, UAE). These collaborations will continue to support MDBC’s foothold as one of the foremost online, continuing professional development providers across Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. These exciting new collaborations come at a transformational time in the Company’s history as a global leader in online medical education, as they coincide with the launch of MDBC’s enhanced digital presence including a new learning platform that applies cutting-edge instructional design to all of MDBC’s global products and services. “The opportunity to work with Drs. Strain and Farghaly as expert advisors to the Company provides MDBriefCase with access to highly-respected thought leaders with deep clinical and industry insights,” says Jason Flowerday, CEO of MDBC. “Our entry, and the acceleration of MDBC’s world-class online medical education, into the UK, Europe and the Middle East is an organizational priority that will […]

MDBriefCase Announces New VP of Sales to Inspire Partnership Development

April 3, 2019
MDBriefCase Group Inc. (MDBriefCase), Canada’s leading provider of online continuing medical education (CME), is excited to welcome Catherine Rice, VP of Sales, Canada – the newest addition to the rapidly expanding team. Rice joins the company as it focuses on growth in Canada and abroad, and promises to inject a high dose of energy into its already impressive development of strong partnerships within the health education industry. “It is with great pleasure that I announce Catherine Rice as Canada’s new VP Sales,” says MDBriefCase CEO Jason Flowerday. “She’s a passionate leader with deep industry insights, experience and relationships who will add tremendous expertise to our leadership team”. Since 2001, MDBriefCase has delivered interactive, peer-reviewed and evidence-based programs free of charge on its proprietary learning management system. It has since advanced its commitment to enhancing the quality of care in communities around the world through its expansion into Australia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Delivering content for over 250,000 healthcare professionals in over 20 countries, MDBriefCase is proud to welcome Rice during a time that brings even more opportunity for innovation in health education. Catherine Rice has more than 24 years of Canadian industry experience with multiple senior leadership roles […]

New Online Program Helping Healthcare Professionals Respond to Opioid Crisis

November 14, 2018
OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2018 /CNW/ – Healthcare providers have a new online program to help them respond to the growing opioid crisis in Canada. In virtually every jurisdiction across the country, opioid-related overdoses and deaths have reached crisis levels. Through a new, case-based e-learning program from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, healthcare providers can learn from experts in pain management about the best ways to deal with these increasingly complex cases. The online program is one of three new self-assessment programs being offered as part of an innovative pilot collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the MDBriefCase Group. These self-assessment programs are available at no additional charge for Fellows of the Royal College and MOC MAINPORT ePortfolio users. The two other self-assessment programs available are on the topics of CanMEDS and research ethics. Other healthcare professionals in Canada and abroad will be able to access the programs at a cost of $65 CAD. All programs are available online as of today. Click here to register. Developed by leading specialists and peer-reviewed by experts in the field, these accredited programs offer unique learning opportunities in English and French, combined with the flexibility and convenience of online delivery. “Opioid therapy is one of the most controversial and challenging issues facing healthcare […]

MDBriefCase Group Inc. Appoints New CEO to Lead Global Expansion

September 17, 2018
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – MDBriefCase Group Inc. (the “Company” or “MDBriefCase“), a leading provider of online continuing professional development for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals in Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and around the world, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Flowerday as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO“). As an executive and an entrepreneur, Flowerday brings more than two decades of industry experience focusing on operations management, business development, and strategy. “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the world-class team at MDBriefCase,” said Flowerday. “With a proven track record created over the past 17 years, and more than 170,000 members worldwide, MDBriefCase is in a great position to deliver new and exciting continuing medical education to improve patient care on a global scale.” Since 2001, MDBriefCase has delivered interactive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based programs free of charge on its proprietary learning management system. MDBriefCase is the leading provider of online accredited medical education in Canada and has also established a leading presence in the Australian market after opening an additional location in Sydney in 2012. The key to its success is the strong partnerships MDBriefCase has with several prestigious medical organizations around the world. In Canada, the company has over 20 long-standing partnerships including the recently formed collaborations between […]

Free Online Programs for Healthcare Professionals Now Available Through Innovative Collaboration

April 11, 2018
OTTAWA, April 11, 2018 /CNW/ – An exciting new pilot collaboration is providing additional accredited online programs to Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and MOC MAINPORT ePortfolio users. This innovative pilot collaboration with the MDBriefCase Group will see two new self-assessment programs offered free of charge to Royal College Fellows and MOC MAINPORT ePortfolio users on the topics of CanMEDS and Research Ethics. Both are available online as of today. Other healthcare professionals in Canada and abroad will be able to access the programs at a cost of $65 CAD. Developed by leading specialists and peer-reviewed by experts in the field, these programs offer unique learning opportunities in English and French, combined with the flexibility and convenience of online delivery. The program on the Royal College’s CanMEDS Framework will use case-based scenarios to help physicians and surgeons enhance their abilities within seven primary roles essential to quality patient care: communicator, collaborator, leader, health advocate, scholar, professional, and medical expert. “The world of medicine is always changing. We want to serve specialists by giving them tools and resources they need to adapt and thrive in their work,” said Dr. Andrew Padmos, Royal College CEO. “Providing better patient care isn’t just about improving technical skills – I’m pleased MOC users have the opportunity […]

New education around suicide prevention provides much needed support to Canadian healthcare professionals

July 4, 2017
TORONTO, July 4, 2017 /CNW/ – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and MDBriefCase Group, are pleased to announce a new physician education program designed to support Canadian healthcare professionals in the prevention of suicide. The one-hour program, entitled Suicide: Facing the difficult topic together – Empowering physicians, instilling hope in patients, was developed by a multi-disciplinary faculty with expertise in medicine, public health and mental health and features videos from survivors of suicide speaking about their experiences.  “At the Mental Health Commission of Canada we recognize that suicide is a major public health issue requiring a multi-pronged, collaborative approach to prevention” says Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the MHCC. Research has shown that those who die by suicide frequently had contact with a healthcare provider prior to their death. “Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility,” says Julie Campbell, Executive Director of CASP. “It is essential that professionals become pro-active in opening the conversation around suicide to help the people be more comfortable to share those overwhelming feelings and get help as early as possible.” “It is important to keep up-to-date on the latest information about suicide and its prevention; that is, its risk and protective factors,” adds Dr. Glenn Pearce, a […]

New “medical cannabis 101” for healthcare professionals program released

June 14, 2017
TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, Toronto-based MDBriefCase Group launched a unique online educational program, Medical Cannabis IQ: The Fundamentals, aimed at addressing the growing need for education among healthcare professionals around medical cannabis. “Cannabis is a powerful tool in the integrative treatment of complex diseases,” explained Dr. Caroline MacCallum, physician and topic expert on the program. Cannabis use has been associated with decreased use of other pain and mental health medications. “It can treat multiple medical conditions and symptom clusters concurrently. It thereby reduces polypharmacy, including opioids, and unwanted side effects.” “We cannot, as healthcare professionals, stick our collective heads in the sand when it comes to medical cannabis. With over 160,000 registered clients consuming the product, it’s clearly a therapeutic option that a significant number of Canadians are pursuing and experiencing benefit.” said Michael Boivin, Clinical Pharmacist.  “We hope through this program that our colleagues in various healthcare professions can learn the fundamentals about medical cannabis, its potential role in managing patients, understand some of the popular misconceptions, and appreciate the regulatory framework that exists in Canada.” All Canadian physicians who do not have a restricted license, as well as nurse practitioners in some provinces, are currently eligible to prescribe medical cannabis. “Medical cannabis has […]

MDBriefCase Group Inc. announces the launch of MDBriefCase Africa and Middle East

May 3, 2016
TORONTO, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — mdBriefCase Group Inc., in collaboration with Enterprises at the University of Pretoria and Toronto SickKids International Hospital, and with the support of the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, is excited to announce the official launch of its Africa and Middle East division. Adapted from its successful Canadian model – with input from local healthcare leaders – mdBriefCase Africa and Middle East provides free, accredited, online continuing medical education (CME) based on the needs of health care practitioners in Africa and the Middle East. “Building on our positive experiences in Canada and Australia, we wanted to expand our operations to Africa and the Middle East,” says Greg Cook, Founder and CEO of mdBriefCase.  “While online CME is in the early stages of development in these regions, the opportunities to make concrete and impactful contributions to clinician education is significant and wide-reaching.” All mdBriefCase programs are based on established clinical best practices, then tailored to address local demographics and concerns. “Our interactive online CME is change-behaviour focused,” explains Jason Muloongo, Operations Director for mdBriefCase Africa and Middle East. “Our goal is to uplift the standard of education for healthcare practitioners throughout these regions, ultimately allowing our practitioners to deliver the best possible healthcare to patients.”  All mdBriefCase programs are mobile friendly and available online, free-of-charge. To learn more about mdBriefCase Africa and Middle East, visit http://www.mdbriefcase.net/mea. […]