Note: Please log into Pathways or UBC CPD for CME events and view the Pathways Community Services Directory, also accessible from within Pathways, for events and opportunities for your patients. Not yet on Pathways? Contact your Pathways administrator to get your free access key.
Listings on this page focus on events that are not shared with VDFP members through other channels/updates* and that are local, non-CME, and/or highly relevant to current context.
*e.g. UBC, FPSC/DoBC, CMA, PLI, HDC, TI events are not listed here
Recordings of past webinars can be viewed here.
- No internal events at this time
- Implants and IUDs: Comparing and Inserting Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) | December 9
- Victoria Gynecology Update 2024 | January 27
Several or Regular Dates
- Virtual Mindful Mondays: every other Monday
- South Island Physicians Walking Group (drop in) | Monthly
- Addictions Medicine Education Opportunities | October 2023 - December 2023
- PHSA Course Highlights: Pediatric COVID-19 Collection Resources
- BC Cancer Primary Care Learning Sessions (Free course - no date)
- Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers (Free course - no dates)
- Pearls for Immunization Practice (Webinar) | Continual Offering
- Online Opioid Self-Assessment Program | Continual Offering
- Prescribing and supporting Opioid Agonist Treatments (OAT)
Implants and IUDs: Comparing and Inserting Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC)
Date: Saturday, December 9
Time: 8am - 3pm
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver
Discover the contraceptive landscape and unmet needs for contraception as well the benefits and risks of contraceptive options in Canada.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the contraceptive landscape and unmet needs for contraception in Canada
- Compare the benefits and risks of the etonogestrel subdermal implant and intrauterine contraception
Workshop A: Implants
- Gain expertise in inserting, localizing and removing the etonogestrel subdermal implants
Workshop B: IUDs
- Gain expertise in inserting IUDs and troubleshooting difficult insertions
17.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Victoria Gynecology Update 2024
Date: Saturday, January 27
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Conference, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Networking Reception
Location: Conference online, reception in-person at Victoria Golf Club
Conference cost: Delegates - $125 (early bird) | Residents & Students - $75 (early bird)
Reception cost: $30/ticket (can purchase up to 2 tickets)
Hosted by the Victoria Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, this annual update showcases clinical experts covering a wide variety of gynecology topics geared towards primary care physicians and allied health professionals.
In-person networking reception at Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC.
5.5 Mainpro+ Credits
Several or regular dates:
CBT4MD's Coaching Session - for MD Alumni of a CBT Skills Group or CBT course via UBC or the Physician Health Program
Please join Lauren Dake and Trish Snozyk on the last Friday of each month at 8am for a CBT Skills Coaching Session.
We look forward to creating a safe and supportive space where we can revisit the tools you learned in your CBTSkills course. In some cases, you may be resurrecting your skills – which is totally okay. You’re welcome to come whether you’ve practiced a little, a lot or not at all.
Come out once a month to connect, to get motivated and to be reminded that you can learn to respond, instead of react to your life!
Dates: last Friday of each month
Time: 8 am
Access: To receive the calendar invite and Zoom details, please email the Victoria Division at firstname.lastname@example.org
PHP Drop-in and Share: COVID-19 Physician Peer Support Sessions
Date: every Wednesday
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm (PST)
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.
Virtual Mindful Mondays | every other Monday
- Dec 4
Time: 8 - 9 pm
Take an hour for yourself to slow down, reconnect, and restore.
Join physician colleagues and a skillful facilitator for an hour of mindfulness practice, organized by the South Island Medical Staff Association.
No experience or registration needed – join if you’re interested and available!
South Island Physicians Walking Group (drop in)
Join the South Island Physicians Walking Group to connect with fellow physicians while getting some exercise at various locations around our region the third Saturday of every month. The groups are organized by the South Island Medical Staff Association’s (SIMSA) Physician Wellness and Social Committee.
Families and dogs welcome! Please model good COVID-friendly behavior.
The walks are scheduled monthly.
Please bring or wear something YELLOW to identify yourself as a South Island physician…and look for others wearing yellow too!
- Sunday, December 17: Durrance Lake, 13.00 - 14.30
For future walking groups and other SIMSA events check out their events calendar.
Addictions Medicine Education Opportunities
Dates: October - December, 2023
Please see attached PDF from Island Health for detailed information on learning opportunities submitted on October 19, 2023. Includes registration, Zoom links and articles of interest.
PHSA Course Highlights Pediatric COVID-19 Collection Resources
A Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) course covers saline gargle and nasopharyngeal (NP) swab testing, and a presentation on positioning and holding a child for an NP swab.
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.
Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers
Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers is an online, self-paced pain science and chronic pain management course for doctors and other health professionals. Offered by Pain BC and provided to doctors with funding from the BC government, the course introduces participants to the experience of chronic pain patients, and addresses pain physiology, assessment strategies, pain management, and safe opioid prescribing. Participants are eligible for up to 15 Mainpro+ credits.
“Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers.” 12-15 hours (online, self-paced).
- More details and registration link (no cost).
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).
Access the course here
Online Opioid Self-Assessment Program (Webinar)
This self-assessment module, accredited by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, will enable participants to improve their opioid prescribing practices by engaging with the most current and updated 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline and literature.
This course was designed to meet the educational needs of:
- opioid prescribers: physicians, dentists and nurse practitioners;
- learners: students, residents and fellows; and
- educators, teachers, medical colleges, and professional associations across Canada.
To read more about the program and to register, see here
Prescribing and supporting Opioid Agonist Treatments (OAT)
Island Health Addiction Medicine Program and BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) are committed to building capacity amongst care providers to prescribe and support patients in accessing Opioid Agonist Treatments (OAT). Funding is currently available to access BCCSU Addiction Courses (POATS-P or ACTOC). If you are an MD, NP, or Resident interested in accessing training to become an OAT prescriber and/or interested in expanding your OAT knowledge please complete and email this form to email@example.com
The listing of an event is not a recommendation or endorsement by the Victoria Division of Family Practice.