Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice




BC Cancer’s Family Practice Oncology Network hosts accredited monthly Oncology CME Webcasts with the University of British Columbia’s Division of Continuing Professional Development. There is no charge for these practice-ready sessions which run from 8-9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, and are accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for one Mainpro+ credit each. Please join us!

  • February 21: Managing Sexual Dysfunction in Cancer Patients presented by
    Dr. Stacy Elliott of the BC Centre for Sexual Medicine
  • March 21: Follow-up Care of Colorectal Cancer Patients presented by
    Dr. Howard Lim of BC Cancer – Vancouver.

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Most Webcasts are recorded and available at Earn additional Mainpro+ credits through the College’s Linking Learning exercises:

54th Annual Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine (Thu – Sat)

Feb 21-23 (Thu-Sat) | Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel | Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents and students
Up to 16.75 Mainpro+ credits

Course content:


  • Invited speaker: Dr. Mike Allen – Top 5 Articles That Changed My Practice (Internal Medicine)
  • Lunch presentation: Dr. Teri Fisher – Artificial Intelligence, Voice Technology and Applications for Family Medicine
  • Each conference day covers different topics include pediatric and women’s health, internal medicine and geriatrics
  • Group plenaries in the morning include New Insulins and New Guidelines, Sleep Apnea, Skin Care Tips and many more
  • Pick two elective workshops in the afternoon include Heart Failure Management, Chronic Kidney Disease, Migraine Management and many more
  • Optional workshop – IUD Insertions - Review of Guidelines, Basic Insertion and Troubleshooting (limited seats!)

Chronic Pain Management Conference

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 to Saturday, March 2, 2019
Status: Space available
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel | 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2R7


What are Opioids Good for?

The 32nd annual Pain and Suffering Symposium Chronic Pain Management Conference is presented by the Foundation for Medical Excellence in cooperation with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

This course is designed to assist clinicians in managing the most challenging of pain patients, patients with complex chronic pain. Complex chronic pain infiltrates multiple dimensions of the patient's life. Because of this, opioids are less effective in treating these patients' distress. The conference assumes a basic knowledge of opioid prescribing principles and does not focus on the nuts and bolts of opiate prescribing. Rather it focuses on defining the proper role of opiates and other modalities in the management of complex chronic pain.

For more information, please see the event brochure.

Event registration: Register online

Procedural Dermatology for Primary Care 2019

Mar 17 (Sun) | Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Target audience: Very useful and practical workshop for family doctors
Cert+ certified 

Open for Registration

This will be a practical, one-day conference on:

  • Essentials of Dermoscopy
  • Minor Skin Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrosurgery

Registration includes a Dermlite DL 100 dermatoscope ($400 value).

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Family Medicine Conference 2019

Date: (Fri) April 5 - (Sat) April 6, 2019
Location: Victoria
12.25 Mainpro+ Certified credits

To learn more, visit Family Medicine Conference 2019

FAST EVIDENCE: Finding Answers – Systematic, Timely and Evidence Based

Date: Fri April 05, 2019
Who Should Attend: Physicians with access to library services through the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC
Workshop Summary & Format: Interactive 4.0-hour in-person workshop (including light refreshements) facilitated by a CPSBC librarian, 0.5 hour coaching call, and pre/post-workshop activities .

Accreditation: 16.5 Mainpro+ 3 cr/hr

BC Obesity Summit Conference

Apr 6 (Sat) | Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue | Vancouver BC
Target audience: Family physicians, surgeons, registered dietitians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, midwives, residents, others with an interest in caring for the obese patient
Up to 6.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1

Course content:

  • Keynote: Bariatric Surgery - Learning from the Past to Shape the Future Dr. Alfons Pomp
  • Ask the Expert! Complex case discussions with leaders in the field
  • Social Event: Reception to network with colleagues and conference delegates after the sessions


16th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update

May 3-4 (Fri-Sat) |UBC Robson Square| Vancouver BC
Target audience: pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, allied health professionals & residents
Up to 12.5 MOC Section 1 credits/ Mainpro+
Program Content:


  • This year’s theme is “Care of the Complex Child in the Emergency Department”
  • Talks on the latest trends in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine in urban and rural settings

Pre 16th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update conference course:

APLS: Advanced Pediatric Life Support Course

May 2 (Thu)
Requirement: physicians who are routinely involved in care of critically ill or injured children. Successful previous completion of PALS or APLS course is recommended.

Up to 16.0 MOC Section 3 credits or 16.0 Mainpro+ credits
Max: 24 participants

Pearls for Immunization Practice

Online Module
This one-hour, self-directed online course provides updates on immunization practice in BC for practicing clinicians, and also serves as an introductory immunization course for clinicians new to immunization practice in BC.

Target audience: Family physicians and family practice residents as well as any other interested immunization providers: public health nurses, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, and interested students.

Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 3
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UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development Program

Find courses relating specifically to the practice of rural medicine. Courses are available in various locations and may be accessed remotely. ​Learn more and register >

Rural Rounds Videoconference Series >
0800 - 0900, every first or second Thursday of the month.

The Shock Course >
Bring this one-day workshop for rural emergency healthcare teams to your community.

5As of Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

Online Module

A course designed to enhance health care practitioners' ability to discuss and manage gestational weight with their patients. The 5As provides an office-based framework, and reviews its application to the health care setting.
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Can My Patient Safely Drive on Long-term Opioid Medication?

Online Module
Designed for family physicians and specialists to facilitate the assessment of a patient's ability to drive safely on long-term opioid medication.
Learn more and register >

Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

Online Module
Designed to benefit community based family physicians in BC, this online module from UBC CPD will review the respective risks and benefits of breastfeeding and formula use, how to recognize and respond to challenges a parent may encounter while breastfeeding, and resources and services for support.
Learn more and register >

Educational Calendar: Rural Coordination Centre of BC

Find rural Continuing Professional Development courses through RCCbc's educational calendar >

Practice Support Program (PSP)

An initiative by the General Practice Services Committee, PSP provides practitioners with CME-accredited, physician-led learning modules that are interspersed with action periods, in which practitioners apply new skills to their practice. Visit the website to learn more and register. >