Victoria Division of Family Practice

Webinars & events

Recordings of past webinars can be viewed here

Upcoming webinars/events

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PHP Drop-in and Share: COVID-19 Physician Peer Support Sessions

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday, starting April 7

Time: 4 - 5 pm (PST)

Location: Online/webinar

During this challenging time, physicians are working hard to care for patients, their families and communities. The burden of this responsibility is taking its toll, with increased stress, anxiety, and risk of burnout. Talking to other physicians can help. 

Join your colleagues, Psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Russel, and PHP’s Roxanne Joyce, to talk about the issues and challenges you’re facing. Sessions will focus on peer support not psychiatric care. Click here for more information or register by emailing for the link.

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Free Online Pain Support and Wellness Groups

Date: Second and fourth Tuesday every month

Time: Alternating mid-day and evening sessions (90 mins)

Location: Online Participants can connect online or by phone. For more information or to register, visit the website or call 1-844-880-PAIN (7246)

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Introduction to Advance Care Planning

Dates & Times: 

  • September 25, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • September 28, 12:00-2:00 pm
  • October 5, 10:00-12:00 pm
  • October 8, 10:00-12:00 pm

For more information or registration, please click here or contact Jacinta Slobodan at

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Virtual Mindful Mondays for Physicians


  • September 28
  • October 5 & 26
  • November 9 & 30
  • December 14, 2020

Time: 8:00 am (October 5 ONLY: 8:30 am)

For more information or registration, please contact

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BC ECHO | Alcohol Use Disorder - Substance Use Series


  • September 15 - Screening for high-risk drinking and AUD
  • October 1 - Pharmacotherapy approaches for AUD
  • November 3 - Brief intervention for high-risk drinking and AUD in primary care
  • November 26 - Alcohol withdrawal management
  • December 8 - Psychosocial and community-based interventions for AUD

Time: 12 - 1 pm

Location: Online/webinar

For more information or to register, click here.  

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BC ECHO | Chronic Pain Education


  • September 15, 2020 (6:00-8:00PM): Pain neuroscience education
  • October 20, 2020 (6:00-8:00PM): Creating a comprehensive pain plan
  • November 17, 2020 (6:00-8:00PM): Patient motivation and goal setting
  • December 8, 2020 (6:00-8:00PM) Neuropathic pain: Assessment and management
  • January 19, 2021 (6:00-8:00PM): Central sensitization syndromes

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Location: Online/webinar

Find out more or register for free at  

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GPSC Billing Education Series

After a successful first year, the GPSC will continue to offer live 90-minute webinars for all family physicians and medical office assistants (MOAs) about billing GPSC incentive fees and select MSP fees. The upcoming series starts on September 15, 2020. Please register early as the webinars are not recorded and space is limited. 


  • Tuesday, September 15 – Intro to MSP Billings.
  • Tuesday, October 6 – GPSC Billing Part 1.
  • Tuesday, October 27 – GPSC Billing Part 2.
  • Thursday, November 12 – GPSC Billing Part 3.
  • Tuesday, November 24 – GPSC Billing Part 4.
  • Wednesday, December 9 – Case-Based Exercises.

More details and registration link.

For questions about GPSC fees, contact

For questions about GPSC or MSP fees, contact Doctors of BC Fee Advisors or BC Family Doctors.

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Cultural Safety and Humility Grand Rounds

Date(s): September 24, 2020

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Join Dawn Thomas – Executive Lead, Indigenous Health and Yvette Ringham-Cowan— Acting South Island Manager, Indigenous Health for a one-hour discussion on cultural safety and humility on September 24. The Department of Primary Care welcomes Emergency Department members and other colleagues interested in attending.

For more information or to register, click here

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Date(s): September 24, 2020

Time: 9:30-11:00 am

The popular Navigating Island Health Medical Leadership in person workshop will now be condensed and offered online via Zoom. Participants will learn about Island Health planning cycles and processes, strategic goal setting, quality improvement opportunities, Medical & Academic supports available and much more to assist you in navigating Island Health.  Presenters include Dr. Adele Harrison, Dr. Erdem Yazganoglu, Dr. Bruce Campana and more.

For more information and to register, click here

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COVID-19 and Obesity - Collision of Pandemics

Date(s): September 25, 2020

Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Join Dr. Priya Manjoo, MD, FRCPC Endocrinology for a one-hour presentation and discussion on the relationship between COVID-19 and Obesity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obesity and Covid 19: Perspective on Epidemiology (10 mins)
  2. Pathophysiologic Underpinnings (5 mins)
  3. Overview of the guidelines with a focus on the pharmacotherapy (30 mins)

Have a Question?

Questions can be submitted to Dr. Alison Walzak (

This Grand Round has been accredited for Mainpro+ certification.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Mindfulness in Medicine - Foundations of Theory and Practice 

The annual September Tofino workshop is moving forward at the Long Beach Lodge Resort. Learn about the clinical and neuroscientific evidence for mindfulness as well as a firm grounding in formal and informal mindfulness skills. 

Date(s): September 25-29, 2020

Location: Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino

16 Mainpro+ credits. For more information or to register, click here

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Health Data Coalition

Learn more about the Health Data Coalition’s Discover Application that works with the following EMRs: Med Access, Wolf, Profile/IntraHealth, Oscar and MOIS. As a GPSC funded and not-for-profit organization, this application provides automatic updates on a variety of clinical measures privately and securely. Plus, the Discover application has the ability that you control to share your information with colleagues.

Date: October 27, 2020

Time: 1200-1300 

To register for this program, please contact HDC Clinical Services Manager, Kent Marley.

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St. Paul's Emergency Medicine Virtual Conference

Date(s): September 26, 2020

Time: 0800 - 1600

Up to 6.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

For more information click here.


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The Art of Living in the Time of COVID

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The 15th annual Lafayette Health Awareness Series will occur virtually on October 1. UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers will host Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dr. Steven Taylor and Dr. Terence Tam to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For further information and to register, click here

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BCCFP: Family Medicine Conference

Date: October 9, 2020

Online registration is now open. This year’s conference explores how we can work Together Towards a Better Future and will provide attendees with a new sense of how to care for themselves as well as for their patients.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Mamta Gautam, a psychiatrist, executive coach, author, consultant and speaker who specializes in keeping well professionals well.

Online registration:

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Therapeutics Initiative: Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians

Therapeutics Initiative faculty and internationally renowned guest, Dr. John Mandrola, will review best evidence for therapeutic issues on a variety of topics relevant to current primary care and specialty medicine.

Date: October 17, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

COST: Varies, please refer to the UBC CPD website below for complete details

CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 3.5

Course Webpage | Registration Form

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Mindfulness in Medicine: A Meditation Retreat

Date(s): October 18, 4 pm - October 23, 12 pm

Location: Hollhock Leadership Centre, Cortes Island, BC

For more information or to register, click here

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Mindful Medical Partners: 8-week Resiliency Training in the Real World

Date(s): October 23 - December 11, 2020

Time: 4 - 6 pm

Cost: $875 per couple, or $450 single

For more information or to register, click here

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UBC CPD: The Climate Emergency - Diagnosis and Management

Overview: Help fight climate change within your professional healthcare role. This full-day virtual event will feature speakers with expertise in both climate change and health.

Date(s): October 30, 2020

Time: 0800 - 1700 PDT

CME: Up to 8.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits

Course Webpage  |  Agenda  |  Registration Form

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CME on the Run!

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

Time: 1300 - 1700 PT

CME: Up to 3.5 Mainpro+ credits per session

Course Webpage  |  Agenda  |  Registration Form

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VDFP AGM "Save the Date!"

Date(s): November 10, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

More information to follow soon.

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Choosing Wisely at Island Health "Save the Date!"

Date(s): November 20, 2020

Time: 08:00-13:00 pm

Island Health is hosting a 5-hour virtual symposium on Friday, November 20, 2020. This event will include an update on Choosing Wisely Canada initiatives at Island Health and engaging breakout sessions to discuss future initiatives and improvement opportunities.

Registration will open soon to medical staff and additional details will be shared on the Medical Staff Website. Save the date!

Please contact Dr. Adele Harrison if you have any questions.

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Safe Surgical Care: Strategies during a Pandemic

Date: Five modules will be released over the next five weeks

Time: N/A

Location: Online

Through didactic content, physician-led discussions, clinician audio interviews and videos, this interactive course informs surgical teams of the risks during pandemics, prepares them to respond appropriately, gives them tools to ensure their safety, builds pathways to maintain essential surgical services, and anticipates and mitigates long-term impacts of the pandemic.

Register here

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BC Cancer Primary Care Learning Sessions

For primary care professionals practicing in B.C. who are interested in learning more about colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer care. Each interactive module explores the role of primary care providers in supporting patients through their journey, as well a best practices in screening, treatment, and surveillance. 

Location: Online (FREE)

Includes resources and real-life case studies.

Register here

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Pearls for Immunization Practice (Webinar)

An online self-learning course for all interested immunization providers. It takes approximately 90 minutes to compete. It is especially useful for those physicians new to immunization practice in BC. This course is also suitable as a refresher course for physicians who already have a theoretical and clinical understanding of immunization practice and would like to update their knowledge.

The course was developed by the British Columbia Immunization Committee Professional Education Working Group and UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD). 

When: Ongoing

Access the course here:

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