On October 19th, 2021, the Rural and Remote Division of Family practice hosted a virtual Rural PCN Forum for their members, staff, members and staff from other Divisions, partners including First Nations, health authorities, General Practice Services Committee (FPSC) and the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC). More than 132 people from rural communities across British Columbia logged into Zoom to share ideas, successes and challenges and leverage the hive mind of rural physicians and Divisions.
To view the 2021 Rural PCN Summary Report, click here.
Session recordings are also now available here.
Thank you to all those who presented and attended.
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Panel Discussion: Physicians from 1st, 2nd and 3rd wave communities offer their thoughts on a series of questions.
Darryl-Jean Peeman, Syilx Nation
Dr. Tracey Thorne & Leanne Morgan
Dr. Tracey Thorne (panel TBC)
|Break Out Block One|
|Topic: A - Integrating CYMHSU into community PCN planning||
Dr. Rob Lehman, Sunshine Coast Division of Family Practice
Dr. Chantal Guillemette, Family Practitioner from Kaslo
|Topic: B – An Introduction to PCN||
Joanna Richards, Senior Manager Primary Care Transformation FPSC
|Topic: C – Building CHANGE BC Cornerstones in PCNs||
Dr. Greg Linton, Dr. Onuora Odoh, Dr. Jocelyn Black, Dr. Robert Boushel, Director School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, and Dr. Brenda Huff, along with Laurie Flood, Chair of Metabolic Syndrome Canada, Colleen Enns, Executive Director Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice and Charlene Webb, Health Director, Kitsumkalum, Tsimshian Nation
|Break Out Block Two|
|Topic: A – Early Draw Success Stories||
Dr. Maciej Mierzewski, Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice Gabriola Island Chapter
|Topic: B – Engaging First Nation communities in PCN planning||
Evelyn Clark, Executive Director Central Island Division of Family Practice and Tina Biello, Project Manager
Topic: C – Supporting Rural PCNs with Local Evaluation
|Katherine Coatta and Stephen Reichert of Reichert and Associates|
|Break Out Block Three|
|Topic: A – First Nations-led Primary Care Initiative (FNPCI)||
Tatiana Ticona, Regional Primary Care Manager, Vancouver Coastal Region FNHA and Fiona MacLeod, Clinical Project Manager, Primary Care FNHA
Topic: B – Community Engagement as the Foundation of PCN Development: the Organic Emergence of a Primary Care Network on Gabriola Island
|Topic: C – Virtual Care and PCN||
Dr. Joshua Greggain
|Closing and Next Steps||Dr. Tracey Thorne and Leanne Morgan|
Health Data Coalition
UBC Rural CPD
United Way BC