2018 West/Central CME

March 15-17, 2018 in Banff, Alberta

Scientific Program

The scientific program is subject to changes.


Dr. Richard Oster PhD

Edmonton AB
Dr Richard Oster is currently a Research Associate for the ENRICH research group at the University of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science. In this position he uses mixed methods and community-based approaches to address Indigenous health concerns related to diabetes and other chronic diseases, pregnancy and maternal health outcomes, and the social determinants of health. Richard also works for Alberta Health Services as the Senior Project Manager for the MERCK for Mothers project, which aims to improve Indigenous maternal health in Alberta through community-based initiatives. Richard completed his PhD in Experimental Medicine in 2013.


I have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose:

- All other investments or relationships that could be seen by a reasonable, well-informed participant as having the potential to influence the content of the educational activity: Merck & Co. Research with Alberta Health Services paid in part by grant from Mark and Co.

I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).