Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice



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CME on the Run! 2021-2022

Sep 2021–Jun 2022 (Fridays) | 1300–1700 Pacific Time
Target Audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and students.
Up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits (3.5 credits per session)
Course Webpage | Registration Form

Dates and Topics:
Apr 8, 2022 — Prenatal, Pediatrics & Adolescent
Jun 3, 2022 — Internal Medicine

9th Annual BC Obesity Society Conference

Apr 9 (Sat) | 0830–1330 PDT | Virtual Conference
Target audience: family physicians, bariatric surgeons, surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, midwives, residents, students, others with an interest in caring for the obese patient.
Overview: This meeting serves as a forum to connect health care practitioners who share a specific interest in caring for the obese patient. Knowledgeable presenters from the obesity discipline will review a broad range of topics on obesity, nutrition and bariatrics. Topics include Pathways to Diabetes Remission, SADI-S, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, STEP Trials 1–4 PLUS more!
Up to 4.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery – Session 9 Physical Rehabilitation and Return to Work for the Post-COVID-19 Patient

April 12 (Tue) |  12-1 pm PST

A presentation will be provided by Dr. Jennifer Yao (Medical Manager, Acquired Brain Injury Program, G.F. Strong Rehab Centre) and Amy Sangha (Physiotherapist, Fraser Health).

  The learning objectives for this session include:

  • The learner will understand the physical limitations affecting the post-COVID-19 patient
  • The learner will be able to apply a phased and symptom titrated approach to their clinical practice
  • The learner will better understand how to support and monitor patients’ functional capacity and return to activity after COVID-19
  • The learner will know where to access return to work and physical rehabilitation tools and resources to facilitate more effective clinical visits and optimize patient outcome

If you are interested in attending this session, please register using the link HERE.

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29th Annual SRPC Rural & Remote Medicine Course 2022 - Out of the Ashes of COVID: Stronger Rural Communities

April 21-23, 2022 | Ottawa Shaw Centre

SRPC’s Rural and Remote Medicine Conference has become one of the most well attended rural medical conferences anywhere. In previous years it has attracted nearly 1,000 attendees from across Canada as well as from other countries. It offers rural doctors opportunities to gain and upgrade vital skills, exchange knowledge, develop their professional and social networks, and compare notes on the evolving field of rural medical practice.


BC Virtual Health Grand Rounds: Virtual Dermatological Exams

Apr 22 (Fri) | 0800–0900 PDT | Virtual Rounds
Target audience: BC health care professionals.
Overview: Virtual Health Grand Rounds bring together health care providers and colleagues for thoughtful discussion about technology in health care throughout BC. Join us for our next BC Virtual Health Grand Rounds, where Dr. Neil Kitson and Dr. Marie O’Connor will explore the considerations for and possibilities of virtual dermatological exams.
Speakers: Drs. Neil Kitson, Marie O’Connor and Kendall Ho (moderator)
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Medical Disorders & Pregnancy

Apr 23 (Sat) | Virtual Conference
Target Audience: family physicians, obstetricians, perinatologists, internists and subspecialists, nurse practitioners, midwives, maternity nurses, residents & students.
Overview: Don’t miss this virtual one-day conference designed for practitioners that deal with disorders in their pregnant patients. This event will provide a focused, expert review of common medical conditions in pregnancy and will provide practical strategies for their management. Registration opening soon!
Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
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Spring Dermatology Review Virtual Series 2022

Apr 26, May 3  (Tuesdays) | 1730–1900 PT | Virtual Series
Target audience: family physicians, pediatricians, nurses, residents, and students.
Overview: This popular series offers practical pearls in managing common dermatology concerns in your practice. Sessions are designed to be short, engaging and applicable to family physicians. Register for just $49 per session or $189 for all five.
Up to 7.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits (1.5 cr/session)

Rural Rounds

Apr 28 (Thursdays) | 0800–0900 PST | Rounds
Target Audience: rural healthcare providers and urban physicians supporting rural communities.
Jan 6: Managing Agitation in the ER
Feb 10: Managing Post COVID-19 Syndrome
Mar 10: Rural Acute and Chronic MSK Pain Management
Apr 28: Child and Youth Mental Health
Overview: Join us for these free interactive sessions that will provide you with relevant and up-to-date education for rural practice. Presentations will be case-based with many opportunities for questions and discussion. Our speakers and moderators understand the unique circumstances of rural medicine and look forward to meeting you.
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits per session
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Pediatrics DERMES: Dermatology Equity through Remote Management, Education and Study

May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, Jun 1 and Jun 8 (Weds) | 1200–1300 PDT | Virtual Lunchtime Sessions
Target audience: family physicians and specialists working in or supporting rural communities.
Overview: Join us for free weekly virtual interactive sessions every Wednesday from May 4 to June 8, 2021. Get feedback on a challenging case, learn tips for addressing pediatric dermatological issues and gain the confidence to successfully manage atopic dermatitis, acne, viral infections, bacterial infections and infestations and birthmarks.
Up to 6.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Not Just Unintended Consequences: Justice in Health Care Ethics

May 5–6 (Thu–Fri) | Virtual Conference
Target audience: physicians, registered nurses, social workers, allied health professionals, ethicists, people interested in ethical practices in public health and health policy, residents, students and others.
Overview: Society is waking up to the insidious damage caused by racism, colonialism and other oppressions. PHC’s annual Heath Ethics Conference will confront the systemic bias in health care that has inflicted lasting harms to the health of equity-owed populations. In this two-day ethics education event, rising voices and important truths will illuminate the shortcomings of a health care system that has attended most to those with privilege — whether due to intent, convenience, oversight or disinterest. This learning will challenge our systems of research, health care access, innovation processes, prioritization of funding and even our health care ethics lens. With the humility required to examine the social failures of health care, this conference will look for opportunities to build cultural safety and realign the work of the health care system to answer society’s call to justice.
Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Not Just Unintended Consequences: Justice in Health Care Ethics

May 6–7 (Thu–Fri) | Virtual Conference
Target audience: physicians, registered nurses, social workers and allied health, ethicists, people interested in ethical practices in public health, those interested in health policy, residents, students, specialty medicine, and other.
Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/ MOC Section 1 credits

19th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update

May 13 (Fri) | 0750–1640  PDT | Virtual Conference
Target Audience: emergency physicians, pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, residents, and students.
Overview: The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development presents the 19th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update for Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians.
Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
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BC Rural Health Conference 2022

May 13–15 (Fri–Sun) | Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton BC or Virtual Conference
Target audience: rural physicians, family physicians, emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, midwives, paramedics, residents and students.
Overview: Join us in Penticton as we return to in-person learning at one of the most comprehensive and unique Rural Medicine conferences in western Canada. This popular program features over 40 rurally focused lectures and breakout sessions, hands-on skills workshops, and wellness breaks to keep you moving. For those who can’t travel, we encourage you to register for the virtual option — all sessions will be broadcast online (excluding 2-hour workshops) and will be available to watch on-demand after the conference.
Up to 11.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for Midwives

May 16 (Mon) | 1730–1930 PDT | Virtual Workshop
Target audience: midwives.
Overview: Join your midwife colleagues in this small group workshop (max. 20 participants) to learn about developing improved resiliency and an increased capacity to provide trauma-informed care. This is an introductory session that starts at the beginning of this complex topic, where emphasis is placed on fusing understanding of physiology with improved clarity on what we see clinically, and provides tools for effective responding.

4th Annual BC Substance Use Conference

May 16–17 (Mon–Tue) | Virtual Conference
Target audience: everyone involved in efforts to treat and care for people with substance use disorders.
Overview: Hosted by the BC Centre on Substance Use, this conference brings together stakeholders from across the province to share clinical expertise, lived experiences and the latest evidence relating to substance use. This two-day virtual conference will include presentations and panels on research, education and clinical care guidance related to our conference theme — “All together: Advancing equity, sharing innovations”.

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BC Patient Safety & Quality Council - Quality Forum 2022

May 31 - June 2 | Vancouver BC

The Quality Forum is a great opportunity to learn new skills and strategies, discuss opportunities and challenges, and network with others interested in improving health care. We welcome participants who work in academic, quality improvement, administrative and senior executive roles, as well as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, patients and students.

The overall goals of the event are to:

  • Ignite action and learning to improve quality of care;
  • Create and strengthen relationships and collaboration across all areas of care;
  • Share effective strategies and leading practices to stimulate and sustain improvement; and
  • Demonstrate how every voice matters to achieve high-quality care.

Island Medicine 2022: A Conference for Collaborative Clinicians

Registration now open!
Jun 10–11 (Fri–Sat) | Victoria Convention Centre, Victoria, BC or Virtual Option
Target audience: family physicians, emergency physicians, hospitalists, internists, geriatricians, pediatricians, rural physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and students.
Overview: Join us in Victoria for this year's Island Medicine conference! Friday's agenda will be a mix of plenary, breakouts and panel discussions with a focus on topics seen by health care professionals every day. Choose your focus on Friday afternoon with breakout sessions. Saturday consists of two sets of small-group, hands-on simulation workshops. We hope to see you there!
Up to 12.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

7th Annual BC Infectious Diseases Symposium

Jun 17–18 (Fri–Sat) | Day 1: 0800–1245 PDT, Day 2: 0800–1305 PDT | Virtual Conference
Target audience: family physicians, hospitalists, emergency physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, other allied health professionals, residents and students.
Overview: Join us for the 7th Annual BC Infectious Diseases Symposium. This virtual program will review up–to–date and timely information about a wide range of infectious diseases over two half–days. Day one will cover a variety of relevant and timely infectious disease topics, with day two focusing on in–depth case discussions built upon the previous day’s presentations.
Up to 8.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits



Virtual Examinations: Tools for Clinical Practice

eLearning | anytime
Target Audience: Family physicians, nurse practitioners and other primary care providers in British Columbia.
Overview: As the provision of virtual care extends beyond the pandemic, family physicians are continuing to manage patients virtually. Observe physicians in action while they demonstrate successful musculoskeletal, neurological virtual assessments when not physically present with the patient. This course was designed in partnership with the British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP).
Up to 0.50 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
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Sonnie: Your Ultrasound Partner

Our newly launched series of six ultrasound case studies is ideal for those interested in learning more about point-of-care ultrasound education or wishing to refresh their knowledge. We invite you to join Sonnie, Your Ultrasound Partner, in a visual storytelling journey as you learn how to manage patients with conditions ranging from trauma to obstetrics in various rural and remote settings. This project was developed with funding from the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and the Rural CPD Hands-On Ultrasound Education (HOUSE) program.
Target Audience: all healthcare providers and specialists interested in ultrasound education.
Up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits
Course Webpage

The Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) supports the training needs of physicians in rural practice, provides undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents with rural practice experience, and increases rural physician participation in the medical school selection process.

REAP was established as a result of the Rural Practice Subsidiary Agreement (RSA), and is managed by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC). REAP oversees and/or contributes to the following rural education programs for providers:  

For more information contact or 604-827-1504.  

Pain Foundations for Primay Care Providers - Pain BC

Pain BC has launched an online, self-paced pain science and chronic pain management course for primary care providers such as physicians and nurse practitioners. Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers provides online professional education on best-practice approaches to chronic pain management, as well as a strong grounding in pain science to support further exploration.

The course was written in consultation with leading clinical experts and people with lived experience of pain, and is designed to be clinically relevant and practical. The course introduces learners to the lived experience of people with chronic pain, pain physiology, assessment strategies, biopsychosocial pain management, supported self-management and safe prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. The self-paced course takes 12-15 hours to complete is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 15 MainPro+ credits.

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Pearls for Immunization Practice

This online self-learning course is for all immunization providers and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. It is especially useful for those physicians new to immunization practice in BC and also suitable as a refresher course for physicians who already have a theoretical and clinical understanding of immunization practice but would like to update their knowledge. The course centers on providing practical immunization information to assist in the practice setting as well as highlighting important immunization resources.
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 credits

Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) Pathways

Available 24/7 via Zoom and phone
Target audience: family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, residents, and locums working in rural, remote, & Indigenous communities
Overview: Culturally safe and compassionate teams with an understanding of the rural and cultural contexts are available to support rural healthcare providers for any issue, including consults, case review, navigating the healthcare system, patient simulation scenarios, collaboration, and more. Current pathways include provider-facing pathways (RUDi: Emergency, ROSe: Critical Care, CHARLiE: Pediatrics, MaBAL: Maternity and Newborns, and UBC Dermatology Rural and Remote Service).
Up to 30.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Course Webpage  | RTVS Toolkit

Rural BC Airway Mannequin Loan Program

Target audience: family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, residents, and locums working in rural, remote, & Indigenous communities
Overview: A flexible and close to home provincial airway mannequin rental service, supporting and encouraging rural health care teams to practice airway management skills and drills on a regular basis by facilitating loans of adult, pediatric, and infant mannequins.
Course Webpage  | Inquire

Free Online Modules

Choose from our growing library of over 35 FREE courses and earn study credits; covering topics from opioid addiction treatment, maternity care, oncology, HIV, immunization, pediatrics, and more.
Target audience: physicians and other health care providers.
Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits available
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Family Practice CPD eCoach

This award-winning program is a self-directed assessment tool, guiding you through quality/practice improvement in your chosen topic area. Self-paced and online, it can be completed by an individual, with a coach/mentor, or as a team.
Target audience: family physicians.
Up to 24.0 Mainpro+ credits (3cr/hr)
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Read the latest TCMP article and earn credits!
Target audience: all health care professionals.
Up to 0.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 2 credits/article directly uploaded to Colleges
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Emergency Contraception Update

Free Online Course  | Anytime, anywhere
Target audience: family physicians, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, specialists, and other health professionals who provide care to female patients.
Overview: Are you up-to-date on emergency contraception options? This free online module outlines and compares the effectiveness of various oral EC agents and cu-IUDs, and includes interactive case studies to help you counsel patients about EC options.
Up to 1.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits
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Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

Breastfeeding is important for the lifelong health and wellbeing of both parent and baby. As a care provider you play an important in supporting a parent's infant feeding decisions. Check out our redesigned and updated online module to learn more about how you can best support breastfeeding families.

Target audience: Community-based family physician working in British Columbia.
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits  Course Webpage

Pallium Canada’s Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP)

The BC College of Family Physicians is hosting Pallium Canada’s Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) online course for rural and remote family physicians in BC.

LEAP was created for healthcare professionals working in the community and provides the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach.  It is evidence-based, peer reviewed and evaluated and updated regularly. 

This online course includes 16 self-directed and interactive online modules completed at your own pace (approximately 8 hours of work); 2 three-hour online webinars led by a LEAP facilitator where you will work through cases and discuss the online modules; and an electronic copy of the Pallium palliative pocketbook.

Upon completion of LEAP Online, learners should be able to:
- promote and undertake advance care planning discussions
- assess and manage pain; delirium; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration, and nutrition; and dyspnea
- recognize/diagnose depression, anxiety, and grief and initiate treatment plans
- develop plans to address spiritual, religious, or psychosocial needs
- initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work
- prepare patients and families for last days and hours
- understand and apply the criteria to be met before initiating palliative sedation

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits.

Through a generous bequest of a BCCFP member, there is funding available to subsidize the registration fees for those interested in this online course.

For more information on LEAP Online please contact me at

REAKT: Rapid Evidence and Knowledge Translation during COVID-19
We are responding rapidly to questions posed by you and other providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may involve evidence review and summary, sourcing existing resources such as pre-printed order sets, or sharing ideas and innovations. The response is sent directly to you and added to the expanding online library of questions and answers. REAKT is powered by volunteer medical students, the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development’s Rural Program (UBC RCPD) and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)
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Landscape of Health Care in BC and Canada

Target audience: Family physicians and specialists new to practice in BC.
Content: This recently updated online course provides those who are new to practice in BC with an overview of the Canadian health care system, health care access and funding, physician compensation, and relevant national and provincial organizations.
Up to 0.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3.
Enrol: webpage.

BC Cancer Primary Care Learning Sessions

Target audience: primary care providers.
Content: Check out the latest addition to our cancer care interactive online module series: Prostate Cancer! Clinical tips, reflective cases, and practical resources are integrated in each module to support exploration of up-to-date, evidence-based best practices for primary care providers.
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/module.
Enrol: Colorectal Cancer | Breast Cancer | Prostate Cancer

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic

Another module in this popular free online course launched this week: Protection of Surgical Healthcare Workers. Check out newly released physician-led discussions, clinician podcast interviews, and videos focussed on helping surgical teams better prepare and safely respond to pandemics in both high and low resource settings.

Created in partnership with: UBC Department of Surgery, Branch for International Surgical Care, Vancouver General Hospital Section of Trauma, Emergency and Global Surgery, Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD), and UBC Extended Learning.

Up to 20.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits for 5 modules

Indigenous Patient-Led CPD

We are an Elder-led group from Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds working together to increase cultural safety and humility in rural BC by building relationships with First Nation communities and physician communities.
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UBC Rural CPD Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP)

Ongoing Target audience: rural family physicians and specialists in BC
Overview: UBC Rural CPD’s Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP) fosters peer to peer connections in rural practitioner networks to improve your practice, increase your confidence, and connect you to rural colleagues. We connect you with up to 35 hours of personalized, just-in-time support in whatever form works best for you. Mentor/coaches provide support in a wide variety of areas including transitions in practice, emergency medicine, palliative care, Indigenous patient care, personal wellness and more, and can access optional sessions to develop their coaching and mentoring skills.
Up to 36.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits for mentee/coachees
Up to 14.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits for mentor/coaches
Program Webpage

Learning sessions and online resources from the Canadian Medical Association

Learning opportunities for Divisions of Family Practice

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is building virtual and in-person sessions to support and inform members on top initiatives such as:

CMA BC representative hopes to begin offering these sponsored sessions for any Divisions of Family Practice beginning in fall 2020, and are seeking suggestions for additional topics and speakers.

For more information or to submit a suggestion, please contact John Bannerman at

ACTOC: Substance Use Care for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Other Sexual Gender Diverse (2SLGBTQ+) People

We are happy to announce the launch of a new module in the Addiction Care and Treatment Online Course (ACTOC): Module 17—Substance Use Care for 2SLGBTQ+ People. This newest module addition to ACTOC was developed in response to ongoing research highlighting the factors that place these communities at a disproportionately high-risk of substance use-related harms, and an urgent need to improve patient-centered care.
Target audience: family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners involved in addiction care and treatment.
Up to 15.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits (full course)
Course Webpage  |  Registration Form

Gender-Affirming Primary Care

Developed in partnership with Trans Care BC, this course aims to help primary care providers reduce health disparities experienced by trans patients by improving gender-affirming care practices. Through patient-centered education, access resources and tools for patients and work with patients towards their goals.
Target audience: family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners involved in addiction care and treatment.
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits
Course Webpage

Optimizing Care for Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men (gbMSM)

Check out recent updates and expanded content! Learn to identify common health issues experienced by gbMSM patients and their implications for care. Move beyond sexual health into more complex topics through multi-layered case studies and interactive exercises.
Target audience: family physicians and other allied health professionals who provide care to gbMSM patients.
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits
Course Webpage

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis online course

Child Health BC, BC Children’s Hospital, and UBC CPD have developed an interactive online course designed to help physicians recognize, treat, and manage atopic dermatitis in a primary care setting.

The course includes videos, images, a PDF action plan, and helpful patient resources to better equip parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need for management and follow-up care.

This course has been certified for up to 1.0 Mainpro+®/MOC Section 3 credits.

New BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder

The BC ECHO on Substance Use, with support from the GPSC, has launched a new, live virtual educational series for family physicians and their teams focused on treating and managing high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder within primary care. 

The BC ECHO on Substance Use is a CME-accredited online educational program coordinated by the BC Centre on Substance Use and offered at no cost to family physicians and their teams. The Opioid Use Disorder series is now in its third cycle and new participants are welcome to join anytime.

For more information and to register visit the BC ECHO on Substance Abuse BC ECHO on Substance Abuse website, or email

UBC Rural CPD Program - Hands-on Ultrasound (HOUSE) program - Call for Senior Medical Lead

The UBC Rural CPD Program is seeking a practicing rural physician in British Columbia to join our Hands-on Ultrasound (HOUSE) Program as Senior Medical Lead. The program is part of the University of British Columbia’s Division of Rural Continuing Professional Development (UBC Rural CPD) Program and supported by the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia (RCCbc) and the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues. Learn more about the position here: If you are interested, please send a cover letter and CV to Laura Beamish at

BC Cancer Primary Care Learning Sessions: Prostate Cancer

This online module is for primary care providers practicing in British Columbia who are interested in learning more about prostate cancer care, and their role in supporting patients through their journey. This module will explore best practices in testing, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, surveillance, and late effects.  Designed in partnership by UBC CPD and BC Cancer.

This course is divided into three lessons:

Registration Form

Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers Online Module

This interactive online course explores a variety of topics related to recreational and medical cannabis. Through clinical tips, resources, and reflective case study, learners review best practices in:

Target audience: Family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers.
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits
Course Webpage

Pediatric Foundations Online Course

eLearning anytime
Target audience: HHealthcare providers who care for pediatric patients, particularly those who see pediatric patients infrequently.
Overview: This free, new, accredited online eLearning course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles that make up Patient Centered and Family Focused Care as they apply to pediatric patients. Through interactive case studies, rich media, and practical advice, this course highlights the crucial differences between caring for adults and children, guides learners through the components of a complete pediatric physical assessment, and demonstrates how to calculate safe medication dosing for children. Special attention is paid to the concepts that guide Culturally Sensitive and Trauma Informed practice. This course was developed in partnership with Child Health BC.
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits
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Not Just The Blues: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Target Audience: Family physicians and other health care professionals in British Columbia who provide care during the perinatal period.
Overview: Perinatal depression and anxiety can have significant immediate and long term consequences for the mother, child and family. This online education provides a basic overview of perinatal depression and anxiety; including common risk factors, screening, treatment approaches, and treatment planning. Through evidence based material, quizzes, and interactive video vignettes learners will gain an understanding of the importance of routinely screening for perinatal depression and anxiety and become more comfortable with the steps to doing so.
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits
Course Webpage

Personal Learning Plans

On-Demand | Register Anytime
Target Audience: Provisionally or fully licensed International Medical Graduates and any physicians new to rural BC practice.
Overview: This free and individualized learning activity is designed to support you and ensure successful practice in your community by providing tailored resources for continuous professional development (CPD). Together with a physician advisor and CPD concierge, we work to outline your learning needs and goals, create a specific learning plan, connect to funding and opportunities, and build your local, regional, or specialty networks.
Examples of Learning Goals: Billing, Chronic Pain/Opioid Prescribing, Mental Health/CBT, Coaching, EMR, Psychosocial Support, ER Support, Exam Study Support, and more.
Up to 6.0 Mainpro+/9.0 MOC Section 3 credits
Course Webpage | Intake Form | Contact Us

Motivational Interviewing

eLearning | Anytime
Target Audience: Primary healthcare providers who work with children and their families.
Overview: Supporting healthy behaviour change in families can be challenging, but there are things you can do to make your conversations with families more productive. This free, accredited, online course introduces Motivational Interviewing (MI): a collaborative, patient-centered style of communication that can help strengthen personal motivation to change. Through a series of videos, self-reflective questions, exercises, and role-playing activities, this course will introduce you to the key elements of MI and provide support and advice for successfully integrating MI into your clinical practice. Using the communication strategies and tools covered in this course, you will be able to help families explore their own reasons for change and support them as they move effectively toward change. This course has been created in partnership with Live 5-2-1-0 at BC Children's Hospital.
Up to 2.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits
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  • New Rural Physician CME Program - offers funding for new rural physicians to attend rurally-relevant events. 
  • Rural Skills Upgrade Program – for physicians new or returning to rural practice
  • Specialty Training Bursary - provides funding to rurally-bound medical specialty residents or rural physicians who and are completing focused postgraduate training that will lead to certification with the RCPSC.  A one-year return of service requirement is attached to each year of funding received. Preference will be given to specialties identified as being “in need” in rural communities in BC.
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training - a unique and facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with Aboriginal people.
  • Advanced Skills and Training Program - to improve rural physician retention and skills by increasing opportunities to receive advanced training and skill enhancement. 
  • Closer to Home CME - provides groups of rural BC physicians up to $5,000 to encourage and assist financially with accessing rurally-relevant training in their communities.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Stipend - designed to recognize and compensate rural physicians for their time spent teaching undergraduate medical students. 
  • ​​​Rural Leadership Development Project - to increase opportunities for rural physicians to pursue leadership training and develop the skills and abilities to help bring system improvements that will benefit British Columbia’s rural populations.

Third Wednesday of every month
PNW Division of Family Practice
Board meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month.  

Fourth Thursday of every month:
IDC Brown Bag Lunch:
The Brown Bag Lunch series is a joint initiative between Northern Health and UNBC to promote health research in the North. Brown Bag Lunch is a series of free lunchtime seminars taking place the fourth Thursday of every month and features a variety of health research topics and presenters. The presentations are held at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) and available remotely via WebEx. Each luncheon is scheduled for 45 minutes. Registration is not required.
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Every Wedcnesday from noon to 1 p.m. 

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Real-Time Virtual Support is being used to help physicians and other providers train in Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS).

The goal is to provide an opportunity for rural physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, physician residents, students and other health care providers who have access to ultrasound to call in and get help with their ultrasound skills, usually around a specific exam.

The opportunity is led by Dr. Virginia Robinson and takes places every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific and no registration is required.

Click here to join the Wednesday session on Zoom (only active 12:00-13:00 Wednesdays) Zoom Meeting ID: 7787736693 / rtvs.pocus

Visit for details or to keep up-to-date with session information.