Ontario family physicians are invited to participate in our free academic detailing service. This service will provide one-on-one visits with an academic detailer who will offer tailored discussions on balanced evidence-informed information that is free of commercial interest.
These visits are 30 minute interactive discussions tailored to the participating physician's informational needs and questions. Visits will be provided at a time and place that is convenient for each interested physician.
Physicians earn Mainpro+ credits with every visit.
“I am a Family Physician in Solo practice in London Ontario. I recently joined the academic detailing program within my region. After my initial meeting with my detailer, I could not wait to sign up for the next session. I have learned so much about resources to help with patient care, support programs for complex care patients, mentor-ship for chronic pain management and the EEnet forum for collaboration about patient care challenges. This program is a “must do” for anyone wanting quality CME that translates to your specific patient care needs. The program is unbiased, objective, evidence based and is focused to your patient and practice needs. It really helps putting the latest data regarding patient care into perspective. The only commitment is your time, and I have over the past 27 years of practice, paid hundreds of dollars to attend one or two day programs that are 1/2 the quality you get with the academic detailing and its supportive programs.”
— Dr. Keith Thompson
About the Visit Topics
During your visit, your academic detailer will discuss:
- Initiating conversations with your patients regarding treatment expectations.
- Transitioning patients from acute to chronic pain management.
- Conveying the limitations, benefits and harms of opioids to patients.
- Accessing local non-pharmacological management options for your patients.
- Preparing an exit strategy for opioid therapy trials.
During your visit, your academic detailer will discuss:
- Initiating conversations with your patients regarding their medications and treatment options.
- Approaches to initiating, monitoring and tapering opioid medications.
- Putting in place safeguards and harm reduction strategies for your patients on medications.
- Accessing local supports for your patients on medications.
During your visit, your academic detailer will discuss:
- Initiating conversations with your patients regarding screening, their diagnosis and treatment options.
- Accessing local supports for your patients with opioid use disorder.
- Initiating and/or maintaining individualized substitution therapy with buprenorphine-naloxone.
Hamilton Family Health Team
Leslie Bhardwaj is a clinical pharmacist who has been practicing with the Hamilton Family Health Team for over 11 years, and more recently an academic detailer. She works in a multi-disciplinary team setting where her practice involves chronic disease management including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, smoking cessation and chronic pain.
Leslie obtained both her pharmacy degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto.
Lucy Feng is a clinical pharmacist and academic detailer at the Hamilton Family Health Team. She has also worked as a nephrology pharmacist at London Health Science Center where she completed her hospital pharmacy residency.
Lucy obtained her pharmacy degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Margaret Jin has been with the Hamilton Family Health Team for over 10 years as the academic detailing coordinator and clinical pharmacist in primary care. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and helps manage patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Margaret obtained her pharmacy degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. She also obtained her Master of Science in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.
Sandy Lu is a clinical pharmacist and academic detailer currently practicing at the Hamilton Family Health Team. Her area of expertise is diabetes and opioid management in primary care.
Sandy obtained her pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado.
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant
Silvana Ferrara is currently working as an academic detailer. She has been a practicing pharmacist for 23 years and has enjoyed a rewarding career in both the retail and long-term care sector. For the past 12 years, Silvana has worked as a long-term care clinical pharmacist focusing on medication management within a multi-disciplinary team.
Silvana obtained her pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto.
Mandip Khela is a clinical pharmacist currently practicing at Hamilton Health Sciences, in addition to his work as an academic detailer. His current role encompasses drug utilization and project management. Previously, Mandip practiced at the Oakville Hospital within a multi-disciplinary Chronic Kidney Disease clinic as well managing patients on dialysis.
Mandip obtained his pharmacy degree from the University of Waterloo and then went on to complete a hospital residency at Trillium Health Partners. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Mathew DeMarco is a clinical pharmacist currently practicing in hospital at Health Sciences North, in addition to his work as an academic detailer. His areas of practice include cardiology, HIV, and HCV where he works with multi-disciplinary teams. He also recently started a new clinical pharmacist role at Health Science North’s new Chronic Pain Clinic.
Mathew obtained his entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and maintains strong ties to both University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo in precepting their PHARM D students year-round. Mathew’s passion for education is further exemplified through his volunteer work with Health Sciences North’s Grand Rounds program development and as the Ontario College of Pharmacist’s Education Coordinator for the City of Greater Sudbury.
Jana McNulty is a registered pharmacist who has been practicing in the community setting for over 7 years, and more recently has taken on the role of an academic detailer. Jana has comprehensive experience in opioid management in community care and has received her opioid dependence treatment certification. She also holds a CDE designation and puts strong focus on applying best practice towards optimal diabetic pharmacotherapy.
Jana obtained her Pharmacy Degree from Dalhousie University.
Nicole Seymour is currently working as an academic detailer. She has experience as a clinical pharmacist with London Health Sciences Centre’s Acute Care of the Elderly, outpatient Nephrology and inpatient Mental Health programs. She has also worked with Thames Valley Family Health Team as a clinical pharmacist.
Nicole obtained her pharmacy degree from the University of Waterloo and then went on to complete her hospital pharmacy residency at London Health Sciences Centre. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Waterloo.
Thames Valley Family Health Team
Dennis Angevine is a clinical pharmacist and academic detailer at the Thames Valley Family Health Team. He works in a multi-disciplinary team with a focus on geriatric medication reviews, diabetes, COPD, and smoking cessation. He was previously worked as both an inpatient and outpatient pharmacist at the London Health Sciences Centre.
Dennis obtained his pharmacy degree from Dalhousie University.
Jenny Reid is a clinical pharmacist at the Thames Valley Family Health Team Woodstock site. As the clinical pharmacist for the team, she sees patients for a variety of topics related to medication management; some of her main clinical focuses are smoking cessation, mental health and diabetes management. She also continues to practice part-time at a community pharmacy.
Jenny completed her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo.
Payal Patel works with the Thames Valley Family Health Team as a clinical pharmacist and professional practice lead. She has an extensive history in primary care, hospital care emergency medicine), as well as academia. At present, she has a particular interest in deprescribing and helping patients make informed decisions about their drug therapy.
Payal obtained her pharmacy degree form the University of Manitoba, completed her hospital residency at the Alberta Childrens Hospital, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia.
Tom Kontio is currently a clinical pharmacist in the Thames Valley Family Health Team, also working at a community pharmacy in London, Ontario. He is a Master Trainer for the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management program, has been a certified diabetes educator for more than 15 years, is a TEACH certified smoking cessation provider and recently obtained his certified respiratory educator credentials. Tom received both the JC Gould Award and SDM Pharmacist of the Year Ontario) Award in 2000, and the OPA Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2013.
Tom obtained his education in pharmacy from the University of Toronto.
William Ong is a clinical pharmacist currently practicing at the Thames Valley Family Health Team as part of a multidisciplinary team, with 20 years of retail pharmacy experience. He has been an instructor at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario with the Pharmacy Technician Program and works with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada as an Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessor. He is a routine Clinical Preceptor with both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo, and is involved in education for the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Western University. He is also teaches medical residents at the St. Josephs Family Health and Dental Centre.
William obtained his pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Trish Rawn is an experienced hospital pharmacist who currently practices at Mount Sinai hospital, in addition to her work as an academic detailer. She has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy, continuing education for health professionals, critical appraisal of health literature, medical writing, and patient health coaching programs. She is also a certified health coach specializing in health behaviour change.
Trish obtained her pharmacy degree and later her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto.
Anu Thind is primarily a community pharmacist with a focus on opioid treatment, and is currently working as an academic detailer. Anu completed rotations in multiple areas including the emergency department at Credit Valley Hospital and the acute care elderly unit at Grand River Hospital.
Anu received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Waterloo.
Clinical lead, chronic non-cancer pain
Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan is a family physician with a focused practice in chronic pain and is the current co-chair of the Collaborative Mental Health Network and the Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain Network at the Ontario College of Family Physicians. He is also an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
In 2013, Arun completed a Master’s degree at the University of Toronto in Health Services Research focusing on the value of information and communication technologies to enable knowledge translation activities in the areas of pain, mental health and addictions to support community physicians. His interests also include teaching and curriculum development around the integration of technology into the clinical encounter.
Clinical service director
Loren Regier is one of Canada’s renowned leaders in Academic Detailing Service. As the Program Coordinator of the RxFiles Academic Detailing Service in Saskatoon, Loren has guided the development and implementation of this provincial program since 1997. He is active as a member of the Canadian Academic Detailing Collaboration and provides training and consultation to various programs and initiatives. Additionally, Loren serves as a faculty facilitator for National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD) Academic Detailing Techniques trainings.