Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice



BC Virtual Health Grand Rounds

Who Should Attend: Family physicians, specialists and all other healthcare providers

Summary & Format: This quarterly provincial electronic round brings together health care providers, Information Management /Information Technology (IM/IT) colleagues, health administrators, health policy makers,  and academics to jointly explore transformative, technology-enabled healthcare delivery case examples to support patient-centred care. These online rounds aspire to stimulate thoughtful discussion around the clinical cases presented so as to optimize mutual learning, better understand enablers and barriers to adoption, enhance relationships and ultimately normalize the daily use of safe and effective technology in healthcare throughout BC.

Accreditation: 1.0 Mainpro+

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 08:00-09:00 PDT


Contact: Senior Program Assistant Hadas Haft,

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

MOAs Saying Goodbye to the CL19: Supporting Care and Recovery of People Injured in Crashes

Target audience: MOAs and other support staff
Dates: May 10 or 15
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: Online webinar
Cost: Free

Topics: New ICBC reporting changes as of April 1; new reports, billing, and workflow

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: How Concerned Should We Be and What to Do Beyond Recommending Weight Loss?

Who Should Attend: All physicians and healthcare professionals

Webinar Summary & Format: This free 1.0-hour webinar is part of an exciting new webinar series where hot & current topics will be presented online to view from the comfort of your own home or office. Our fourth presenter in the series is Dr. Vladimir Marquez on Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: How concerned should we be and what to do beyond recommending weight loss?


  • Risk of cirrhosis posed by fatty liver disease
  • Effect of weight loss, physical activity, vitamin E, and other treatment modalities 
  • Fibroscan
  • Referals to hepatologist

Accreditation: 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Date: Tue May 28, 2019

Time: 19:00-20:00 PDT

Speaker: Dr. Vladimir Marquez


Contact: Senior Program Assistant Hadas Haft,

The 4th Annual UBC Heart Failure Symposium

Jun 7-8 (Fri evening & Sat) Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre | Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, internists, hospitalists, cardiologists, allied health professionals, residents & students
Up to 8.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 
Course content


Recognize different perspectives on current hot topics through 3 debates:

  • Should Digoxin be used for AF Patients with HF?
  • Should Every HF Patient be referred to HF Clinic?
  • Should Cardiologist Manage Diabetes in HF Patients?

Connect with your colleagues and enjoy dinner on the Friday evening
Choose from 6 workshops to tailor your own learning needs

Accommodation for the Heart Failure Symposium

The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9

Take advantage of the conference rate starting at $339.00 CDN/night. Quote “UBC 2019 HF Symposium” to obtain the conference rate. Reservations must be made by May 7, 2019 as rooms will not be held beyond this date, except on a space available basis.
Book online

Save the Date: UBC Therapeutics Initiative Conference  Oct 4-5, 2019

Practice Survival Skills: What I Wish I Knew in My First Years of Practice  #PSSmed

Jun 15, 2019 (Sat) | NEW LOCATION: The AMS Nest, UBC Main Campus | Vancouver BC
Target audience: Family physicians, specialty physicians, locums, IMGs, physicians new to BC, family practice & specialty residents, physicians working in episodic care settings

Up to 7.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

*The resident rate has been partially subsidized by the UBC Post Graduate Education Office. The first 75 residents to register will receive the resident rates. Once this limit has been reached, residents must pay the full physician rate. Proof of resident status (hospital ID, letter from your supervisor) must be provided on-site.

Now in its 12th year, PSS attracts primary care physicians from across North America. This conference provides attendees with unique clinical, legal, technological, and financial content. The afternoon sessions are all interactive workshops. Join us in the afternoon for an extended break with a Job Fair and Reception to network with colleagues and make career connections!

Highlighted Topics:

  • Family Practice and On-Call/Hospital Billing
  • Rural Incentives
  • Medico-Legal Risks and Obligations of New Grads and Locums
  • Preparing for an MSP Audit
  • Are You Ever Not a Doctor? Pitfalls of Digital Communication
  • Medico-Legal Report Writing with a Doctor and a Lawyer
  • Fill-Bill-Code: The Top 10 Billing Forms You Will Encounter
  • Incorporation
  • FP Locums
  • How to Choose the Perfect Practice & How to Find a Job for Specialists
  • Financial Planning for a New Grad
  • Obtaining Licensing, Credentialing, MSP#s, Referrals

What past participants have said about the conference:

  • Helpful presentations for a resident graduating in 2 weeks
  • Excellent material and topics for those just starting out in their careers
  • Lots of relevant info for transition into practice
  • Excellent set of topics!
  • Thanks for organizing. Great CME.
  • Great new information and re-evaluation of existing information
  • Very good overall

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
Learn more and register >

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.
Learn more and register >

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. >