Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice



Residential Care Refresher

When: Oct 19-21 (Fri-Sun)
Where: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon BC
Target audience: family physicians, geriatric psychiatrists, nurse managers, nurse practitioners, allied health, social workers, pharmacists, administrators/managers, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, anyone involved with and interested in residential care

Up to 15.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1

  • Prevention of ER Transfers
  • Integrating a Palliative Approach – Lessons Learned
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Long Term Care
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms in Dementia: A Challenging Case
  • End Stage Parkinson's: Advanced Symptoms & Treating Side Effects


Friday night Keynote Dinner Presentation:

  • Using Managed Risk to Deliver Patient-Centred Care

Dr. Keren Brown Wilson, Founder and Senior Advisor, Concepts in Community Living


Predator Ridge Resort
301 Village Centre Place|
Vernon, British Columbia  V1H 1T2 

Discount room rates start at $142/night + taxes. Rates do not include parking. Group Code: “Residential Care Refresher”.

PH: 1-888-578-6688
T: 1-250-542-3436        

Sparkling Hills Resort is also offering a discounted room rate of $279 per night plus taxes on a space-available basis for conference attendees. Rate is valid Oct 17 - 22 inclusive. Use Promo Code: UBC2018.

Toll-Free 1.877.275.1556

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Update 2018

When: Date: Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Where: SFU Segal Building, Vancouver BC
Target audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, residents & students

Credits: Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits


Highlights: The robust agenda captures the most common allergy and immunology issues faced by family physicians in a clinical setting. Participants will hear from leaders in the field on such topics as food allergy, drug allergy, immunodeficiency, and asthma.

26th Obstetrics Update for Family Physicians

When:Thu-Fri, Oct 25-26, 2018
Where: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners who provide maternity care, residents & medical students

Credits: Up to 13.00 Mainpro+ credits

Highlights: Designed to meet the needs of a busy practitioner - no matter where you work!  Suitable even if you don’t attend births!
Thu Oct 25 - Updates to intrapartum maternity care
Fri Oct 26 - Updates to early pregnancy, postpartum, and newborn care

To register:

Optimizing Communication for Excellence

Who Should Attend: All physicians and healthcare professionals
Workshop Summary & Format: Interactive 8.0-hour in-person workshop (including lunch and breaks) facilitated by our communication expert, 0.5 hour coaching call, and pre/post-workshop activities

Accreditation: 28.5 Mainpro+ credits


Date Fri Sep 28, 2018 Fri Nov 23, 2018
Time: 08:30-16:30 08:30-16:30
Facilitator: Dr. Paul Mohapel Dr. Rahul Gupta

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.
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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.
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. >