South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice


Please enjoy the following CME recordings, and presentations given by SOS Division members

Virtual Long-Term Care Summit, June 2020

With guest speaker Dr. Samir Sinha, MD, PhD, FRCPC Director of Health Policy Research, National Institute on Ageing; Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network, Toronto

In this presentation:

  • Understand the epidemiology and way COVID-19 presents in older adults in community and residential care settings, and what the experience of other jurisdictions have taught us so far.
  • Develop evidence-based approaches toward the prevention and management of COVID-19 in community and residential care settings that will help us all endure the life of this pandemic.
  • Improve confidence in discussing and managing some common geriatric and COVID-19 related concerns in practices in community and residential care settings

Recording of Zoom Presentation by Dr. Samir Sinha

Dr. Sinha's Presentation Slide Deck: COVID-19 and Older Adults: What LTC and Community Clinicians Need to Know

Physician's Voice Slide Deck: Long-Term Care Successes in our Local Care Facilities

Doctors of BC DocTalk with Dr. Mark Lawrie: New Habits for Effective DePrescribing, Jan. 2020

In this 20 minute video, Dr Mark Lawrie shares habits and strategies he's developed over the years to reduce risks from Polypharmacy for his patients. In his own words, how to make deprescribing "more like dancing than wrestling".

Accompanying Documents can be found on:

Hope, Compassion, Knowledge: Treating Alcoholism with Medication, a presentation by Dr. Jeff Harries at the 2019 BC Quality Forum

“My hope for health care is that in a little less than 7 minutes you will come to understand that there are very effective, inexpensive medications that can be used for a limited time to treat alcoholism successfully. My other sincere hope is that you will help spread this wonderful news.”

Hope, Compassion, Knowledge Presentation Video

For more information about Alcohol Use Disorder, new medications and Dr. Harries' study:

Hope, Compassion, Knowledge: Compiling the Evidence

UBC Okanagan South Family Medicine Residency Program

A video overview of the 2-year family practice residency program

UBC Family Medicine Residency Program