Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice



Routine Growth Monitoring in Infancy Study

Participant Information and Invitation to Participate
Co-investigators: Dr. Ilona Hale, MD, CCFP & Stephanie Obara, RN, MN

Brittany Schira & Erika Jensen-Shill, research assistants to Dr. Hale, MD, CCFP, and Stephanie Obara, RN, MN, who are conducting a provincial, interdisciplinary research project titled Routine Growth Monitoring in Infancy. We are seeking physicians to participate in this study by completing a brief online survey.  We were hoping that you would be able to distribute this survey to physicians in your region that engage in Routine Growth Monitoring.

The purpose of this study is to better understand the risks and benefits of growth monitoring in infancy, which could have implications for practitioners, policy makers, and most importantly, for patients. We have attached the information and consent form and the survey itself to provide you with more detailed information on the purpose and goals of the study. The survey itself will take approximately 2-3 minutes to complete. This study has Research Ethics Board approval from Interior Health, College of the Rockies, and the University of British Columbia. Please follow the link below to complete the survey.

Survey link:




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!

  • January 16: Bladder Cancer presented by Dr. Bernie Eigl, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer – Vancouver

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


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*


55th Annual Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine

Feb 27–29 (Thu–Sat) | Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel | Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents & students
Up to 16.0 Mainpro+ credits

Course content:


  • Top 5 Practice-Changing Articles for Outpatient Primary Care | Dr. Steve Wong
  • My Patient is Using Cannabis—What Do I Need to Know | Dr. Launette Rieb
  • Obesity—Office Management Pearls | Dr. Ali Zentner
  • Rapid Fire: Pediatric Derm Photo Quiz | Dr. James Bergman
  • My Kid Has a Fever: Update on Best Management and What Not to Miss | Dr. Simi Khangura
  • Alcohol Use Disorder—Pharmacotherapy Options and Evidence (New Guidelines) | Dr. Keith Ahamad
  • Lunch presentations:
    • Psychedelics in PTSD—A New Horizon | Dr. Mark Haden
    • Climate Change & Medicine | Dr. Melissa Lem
  • Optional workshop: Troubleshooting IUD Insertions and Endometrial Biopsies

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.

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. >