Burnaby Division of Family Practice

Physician Events


Current Events:

Online session on how to use the Burnaby Resource Directory
The 1-hr online session will be focused on resource navigation using the Burnaby Resource Directory. This public-facing tool was developed as part of the Shared Care Mental Health and Community Project, and designed for community providers trained as Mental Health Community Connectors to signpost Burnaby residents to resources around mental health and its social determinants. 
The session will be facilitated by Jessica Walker (PCN Social Worker) and take place on Thursday, March 7th 2024, 6 - 7 pm on Zoom. All physicians will be able to receive 1-hour sessional payment for attending the event.
Please register HERE by Tuesday, March 6th, 2024 to receive the Zoom link by email.


Past Events:

This physician event will be focused on two Burnaby Shared Care Projects - Mental Health and Community, and Improving Medical Visits for Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
The session will encompass short speeches from patient partners, presentations from the project teams, and an interactive panel discussion on generating ideas to improve mental health care, and health experiences for patients with IDD.  

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 25th 2023 from 5.30 - 8pm, and will be offered both in-person (at the Burnaby Hilton), and virtually (on Zoom). 

The agenda includes:
5.30 - 6pm: Doors open and sign in; in-person buffet dinner and networking (in-person only)
6 - 8pm: Main event (in-person and virtual)

All physicians will be able to receive 1 hour sessional payment for attending the event. In addition, Family Physicians will receive 1 CME credit. 


WHEN: July 7th,
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
WHERE: Delta Marriott Hotel Burnaby (or virtual attendance)
LINK:  virtual attendance via zoom, REGISTER for Link
REGISTER: CLICK HERE to register for this event
5:45 pm – 6.30 pm Doors open; in-person buffet dinner and networking
6:30 pm – 7.45 pm Panel discussion with representation from Family Physicians, medical specialists, and hospitalists + Q & A


Dr. Graham Segal, Family Physician, Hematology Clinical Director at LifeLabs
Dr. Vishal Gupta, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Casey Chan, Internal Medicine
Dr. Sophia Park, Laboratory Physician, Medical Biochemistry Division Head at Royal Columbian Hospital
Dr. Thomas Luo, Hospitalist
Dr. Jan Palaty, Clinical Biochemist


The clinical laboratory is a fantastic toolkit that doctors use on a daily basis, with 70% of downstream clinical decisions stemming from patient laboratory results. To better support collaborative care and enhance family physician/ nurse practitioner and specialist communication, the Shared Care Pathology Decision Support Initiative (PSDI) is hosting Burnaby’s first Interdisciplinary Lab Medicine Physician Symposium. The panel discussion and audience Q&A aims to explore a range of perspectives in medicine on the use of laboratory medicine, and how to improve systems and processes to maximize effectiveness of the clinical laboratory.


Registration for this event is required, and in-person registration closes on Monday, July 4th at noon. Virtual registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th. Please note that all Burnaby physicians (family doctors/ nurse practitioners/ specialists) will be eligible to receive 1.25 sessional for attending this event.