Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice



COVID-19 Update #2: Ask Emergency and Critical Care Specialists

March 31 (Tue) 1930–2030 PDT | Online
Target audience: multi-disciplinary healthcare audience: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, midwives, residents, students, etc.
Agenda: emergency and critical care physicians will answer your COVID-19 questions and share their experiences diagnosing and managing COVID-19 patients.
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Rural Rounds  - P.R.E.P.A.R.E. - Rural Team-Based Airway Management

Apr 2 (Thu) 0800-0900 PDT | Online
Target audience: rural family physicians, nurse practitioners, & allied health care providers.

  • Review an airway management algorithm for a patient who is COVID-19 positive
  • Review a team-based approach to caring for patients with airway compromise
  • Discuss potential pitfalls when intubating very sick patients, and how to mitigate these pitfalls
  • Provide a checklist to assist rural physicians with the occasional airway emergency

Up to 1.0 Mainpro+

For International Medical Graduates only:
Personal Learning Plan Program for IMGs

Target audience: IMG physicians looking for support achieving practice goals and navigating the CPD landscape in BC.
Free, phone calls scheduled with a peer advisor based on your availability.
Personalized, confidential, learner-driven and collaborative.
Claim Mainpro+ Self-Learning or MOC Section 2 credits.
Register: email

CME on the Run! 2019–2020 | COVID-19 topic added

Apr 3, May 1 & June 5 (Fri) 1300–1700 | Online

  • April 3 (Fri) Infectious Disease & Travel + COVID-19

  • May 1 (Fri) Prenatal, Pediatrics & Adolescents

  • June 5 (Fri) Internal Medicine

Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents & students
Up to 3.5 Mainpro+/session

Medical Disorders and Pregnancy | COVID-19 topic added

Apr 18 (Sat) 0800–1530 PDT | Online (we have moved this conference to online-only!)
Target audience: family physicians, obstetricians, perinatologists, internists and subspecialists, obstetric anesthesiologists, midwives, maternity nurses, nurse practitioners, residents & students.
Agenda addition: special update on COVID-19 and its implications for pregnancy!
Up to 6.5 Mainpro+/ MOC Section 1 credits

Mental Health & Substance Use ECHO Program—Older Adult Series

In collaboration with rural providers, specialists, mental health managers and leaders, funded by Canadian Red Cross and Interior Health, a group of specialists with an inter-professional team are offering an MHSU Project ECHO (Extensions of Community Health Outcomes) for prescribers in Interior Health.  The program aims to help primary care providers and their teams to build capacity in the treatment and management of mental health & substance use disorders.  Health care providers will enhance their skills using real cases from participants and receive support in integrating evidence-based practices into their care setting. Physicians will connect with other care providers across IH and earn CME credits for their participation.  Registered participants will be asked to bring a case that they need help with or are looking for advice from specialists.

When April 8 – May 20
Time Wednesdays, biweekly, 3:30 – 5:00 pm PST
Method  Interactive videoconference Case-Based presentations
Platform Zoom videoconferencing from any location/any device

Focus: Older Adults & MHSU (65+)

Topics: ​CCSMH Guidelines on Cannabis Use Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder, managing 
             Behavioural Emergencies, and Stepped Treatment Approach for Depression

Credits 6.0 MOC Section 1 / 6.0 Mainpro+

The program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 6.0 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

Invitation Flyer

To find out more about the program or to register, please visit our Project ECHO website.



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 20: Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients presented by
    Dr. Beth Taylor, Fertility Doctor and Endocrinologist, Olive Fertility Centre
  • March 19: Immunization in Childhood Cancer presented by Dr. Rod Rassekh, Pediatric Oncologist, BC Children’s Hospital
  • April 16: Prostate Cancer presented by Dr. Michael Peacock, Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer – Vancouver

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

Medical Disorders and Pregnancy

Apr 18 (Sat) 0800-1530 PDT | Online (we have moved this conference to online-only!)
Target audience: family physicians, obstetricians, perinatologists, internists and subspecialists, obstetric anesthesiologists, midwives, maternity nurses, nurse practitioners, residents & students.
Agenda addition: special update on COVID-19 and its implications for pregnancy!
Up to 6.5 Mainpro+/ MOC Section 1 credits


Rural Rounds

Dates: First Thursday of every month - September 2019 to June 2020, 0800-0900 (PDT/PST) | Your local videoconferencing room, or online with WebEx

Who should attend: Rural family physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health care providers

Format and Summary: The Rural Rounds series aims to provide relevant, up to date and rurally specific CME in your community. Speakers either live and work in rural areas of BC, or possess an understanding of the unique circumstances of the rural health care provider. The format includes case-based presentations with many opportunities for questions and discussion. Audience participation is encouraged! This year, in addition to bringing you Rural Rounds on rurally-relevant hot topics, for the first time we are also teaming up with CODI intensivists. Participants will learn from critical care specialists who have a passion for supporting their rural colleagues - view and review rural case simulations, discuss real cases that were supported via CODI and gain skills to apply in your practice. Highly interactive and engaging case simulations for you - by you!

Accreditation: up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credit per session

Info and Registration:

CME on the Run! 2019 – 2020

Oct 2019 – Jun 2020 (Fridays 1300-1700) | Vancouver General Hospital + 13 videoconference sites
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents & students

Up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits (3.5 credits per session)

  1. Nov 22, 2019 – Allergy & Dermatology
  2. Jan 31, 2020 – Psychiatry
  3. Apr 3, 2020 – Infectious Disease & Travel
  4. May 1, 2020 – Prenatal, Pediatric & Adolescent
  5. Jun 5, 2020 - Internal Medicine

*Session topics are subject to change*


Basics of Patient-Oriented Research: A case study in Patient Engagement in Transplant Research

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus

SPEAKERS: Kristi Coldwell, Transplant Research Foundation BC, Lynne Feehan, Knowledge Translation Lead and Larry Mróz, Research Services Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit

REGISTRATION: online registration is now open, just click here and complete the registration form.  

The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome, but space is limited, registered participants will be given priority. The event is usually held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month in Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. Remote attendance is possible by videoconference, you will receive the link after you register.

About the topic: In this presentation you will be introduced to the basics of Patient-oriented research (POR) as defined by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR). You will learn how POR differs from traditional research by engaging patients as research partners. You will be introduced to basic concepts and practices in patient engagement and hear from a patient partner how her experiences of having a heart transplant have helped shape her role in patient advocacy in the Transplant Research Foundation’s practice and research. Overall you will gain an understanding of how patient engagement can help bring the patient voice into research to ensure that research products are relevant to their intended audience.

Full details are available on our website:


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.

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 >

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. >