Dangerous Ideas Soapbox proves a tight race for most robust idea

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The four Dangerous Ideas presented at the annual “soapbox” session generated energetic and thoughtful discussion at Family Medicine Forum on Thursday, November 10th.

As audience members voted online to select the “most robust” idea, the numbers slid in favour from one presentation to another at the end of the session until voting finally closed. In the end, the results favoured Dr Ellen Wiebe’s presentation, “We Need More Conversations About Assisted Dying,” with 32% of attendees’ votes.

The rest of the votes were split between presentations by Dr Darren Cargill (Changing “Cradle2Grave” to “Cradle OR Grave,” 29%), Dr Larry Wilms (AWLS [Advanced Wellness Life Support], 26%), and Dr Manuela Joannou (Project Trauma Support for First-Responders and Military Personnel, 13%).

Session moderator Dr Wendy Norman congratulated all the participants and announced the deadline for the next Dangerous Ideas Soapbox will be in spring 2017.

If you missed this session watch for summaries of these ideas to be published in an upcoming issue of Canadian Family Physician.