The 7th Edition of the Interdisciplinary Education Day : The Place To Be for Quebec's Medical Specialists

Montreal, November 21, 2014 – Today, more than 1,000 of Quebec's medical specialists are meeting in Montreal for the seventh edition of the Interdisciplinary Education Day (IED). Within just a few years, the IED has become a blueprint for continuing professional development (CPD) with its interdisciplinary approach that generates interest in numerous medical communities throughout the world.

Created in 2007 by the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ), this year's IED is offering 18 workshops whose objective is to provide an opportunity for medical specialists of different disciplines to meet and exchange views on subjects of common interest. Physicians of various specialties take advantage of this interdisciplinary meeting to discuss patients under their care and to share their expertise and experience.

The content of this scientific event is the fruit of a collaboration between the FMSQ and its affiliated medical associations. Subjects are chosen with great care to meet the needs of medical specialists. The number of participants that continues to grow from one year to the next is a testimonial to the event's stupendous success, an event that has become the largest congress of medical specialists in Quebec.

"Seven years after its creation, we are proud to see what the IED has become : an annual meeting that is unique in kind as it brings together physicians from all medical specialties. This professional development day encourages the emergence of innovative solutions for medical care, ultimately to the benefit of patients," emphasized the President of the FMSQ, Dr Diane Francœur.

The IED was given the 2013 Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

We must also emphasize that the IED is essentially paid for by participants' registration fees. No contribution is accepted from the pharmaceutical industry or from medical equipment companies.

The Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec represents close to 10,000 medical specialists certified in one of the 53 recognized medical specialties.