Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice



RHC - British Columbia Rural Health Conference 2021

When | May 29-30 (Sat-Sun)

Time | 0800-1920 (Sat) 0800-1200 (Sun)

Credits | 8.5 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1

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Please click on the conference title to view the RHC brochure for event details and registration fees.


CME on the Run! 2020–2021

Oct 2020–June 2021 (Fridays) | 1300–1700 Pacific Time
Target audience: family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents & students.
Up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits (3.5 credits per session)
Course Webpage  |  Agenda  |  Registration Form

Dates & Topics:
Oct 2, 2020: Gynecology & Urology
Nov 20, 2020: Diagnostic & Radiology
Jan 29, 2021: Therapeutics
Mar 5, 2021: Ophthalmology & ENT
May 7, 2021: Geriatrics
June 4, 2021: Internal Medicine 

UBC CPD Virtual Exhibit & Job fair! 

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

Jun 12 (Sat) | 0900–1400 PDT 

Target Audience: physicians, family practice residents, specialty residents, locums, IMGs, and newly graduated physicians.

Up to 4.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits.

Course Webpage | Agenda | Registration Form


Physicians: $75

Residents*: $55- the resident rate has been partially subsidized by the UBC Post Graduate Office. The first 50 residents to register will receive the resident rates posted above; once this limit has been reached, residents must pay the full physician rate. 


We will be hosting this event on an interactive virtual platform called Pheedloop — view event live streams, network, access presentation handouts/resources, and view post event recordings all in one place! Also, we will have a NEW virtual exhibit space for you to visit before we start, during the breaks, and during a dedicated time when the conference ends at 2–3pm.

Topics for You!

09:10 Virtual Care: What You Need to Know to Start Strong | Richard Wang

09:35 But What Are the Rules? The College Expectations of Virtual Care | Dr. Heidi M. Oetter

10:15 What’s in It for You? How to Access Free Negotiated Benefits? | Tu-Anh Lemckert

10:35 How to Get Ahead Quick: Pathways Referrals and Point of Care Tools | Dr. Tracy Monk

11:25 Group Workshops (choose one)

A) New to Practice (NTP) Physician Contract with Ministry of Health | Dereck Eby

B) Are There Any Job Out There? Specialist Career Building Opportunities | Dr. Nicole Todd

12:15 The Latest on Medical Legal Report Writing and Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries in BC | Dr. Gurdeep Parhar

13:00 Avalanche Control: How Not to Be Buried by Paperwork | Dr. Eric Cadesky

13:30 Real Time Virtual Supports For New Physicians in BC (Rudi, Redi, Race, E-case) | Dr. Brydon Blacklaws

14:00 Closing / Complete evaluations


Plus bonus talks from 8-9 AM!  See the agenda online for details!

Past participant testimonials:

  • “The positive, supportive, and interactive style of the knowledgeable presenters as well as the subject matter clearly catered towards the high-yield topics for physicians brand new to practice”
  • I like this online format! It's nice to be sitting in PJs listening to these experts”

TI Best Evidence Webinar: Rational Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs)"

DATE: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

TIME: 12:00 - 13:00 Pacific Time PST [UTC -7 convert to your local time]

CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 1.0. You must register, attend the webinar and complete the evaluation in order to receive your certificate.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand diagnostic features of SSTIs including cellulitis and erysipelas, know the common microbiological etiology, recognize common pitfalls in diagnosis, and differentiate between these conditions and common mimics
  • Recognize when antibiotics are required or not required
  • Select the appropriate type, route, and duration of antibiotic based on the best available evidence
  • Consider the psychological component of antibiotic selection and how this may be influencing your choice

PRESENTER: Dr. Davie Wong is an infectious disease consultant at Royal Columbian Hospital and Eagle Ridge Hospital in Fraser Health. He has an office practice in a multidisciplinary clinic in Burnaby called Centrio Medical Specialists. He also provides care for HIV patients at Positive Health Services clinic in Surrey. He is a member of the regional antimicrobial stewardship committee. Davie is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease at UBC. He obtained his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Manitoba, before coming to UBC to complete his infectious disease fellowship.


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. >