Note: Please log into Pathways 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 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.
- VDFP | Locum Compensation, facilitated peer discussion | January 31, 2023
- SIDFP & VDFP: The New Family Physician Payment Model | February 2, 2023
- PCN | Cultural Conversations | February 3, 2023
- VDFP D & L | Addiction Medicine Roundtable | February 8, 2023
- LTCI Information Event | February 9, 2023
- Coffee Talk with the Board | February 14, 2023
Several or regular dates:
- Virtual Mindful Mondays: every other Monday
- South Island Physicians Walking Group (drop in) | Monthly
- 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
- Addiction Medicine Educational Opportunities
VDFP | Dine & Learn - Internal Medicine Roundtable
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Coast Victoria Hotel, 146 Kingston Street, Victoria
Join local specialists for their internal medicine talks.
View invitation here
You can RSVP here.
VDFP | Locum Compensation, a facilitated peer discussion
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Are you wondering how much to pay locums under the various payment models?
Out of 33 VDFP poll participants, 82% said they would be interested in a facilitated peer discussion on this topic.
Please join us on Tue, Jan 31st from 5 - 6 pm for a discussion facilitated by Project Manager Helen Welch.
SIDFP & VDFP | The new family physician payment model
Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, Pender Island Ballroom, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria
Join Doctors of BC President Dr Josh Greggain for dinner and discussion of the New Family Physician Payment Model. Please email your questions for Dr Greggain to Leslie Keenan by January 23rd.
View invitation here
PCN | Cultural Conversations
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Time: 12 - 1pm
Facilitator: Andrew Bird | Len Pierre Consulting
Audience: PCN FPs, NPs, RNs, AHPs, MOAs, Office Managers
Compensation: Eligible participants will receive sessional compensation
Join the Victoria PCN for the first session of a lunchtime Zoom series to support primary care professionals on the journey to Truth & Reconciliation.
Through his storytelling and experiences facilitator Andrew Bird will
- Discuss the purpose and significance of Indigenous Cultural Safety as a structural initiative to mitigate harm
- Assemble pragmatic strategies to embed Indigenous Cultural Safety into professional practice, and
- Examine the relationship between colonialism and state violence against Indigenous peoples and its implications for Indigenous cultural safety today.
Registration: Space is limited. Please confirm your interest here by Friday, January 20. If registration is successful, a confirmation email and access link will follow on Monday, January 23.
About the facilitator:
Andrew Bird (he/him) is Cree, originally from Saskatchewan, now living in British Columbia and is in his early thirties.
He’s lived in over twenty five homes, attended several different schools, was homeless at age fourteen and was raised by his single mother. He chased and achieved a childhood dream of becoming a professional wrestler which led to meeting his wife, having their son, and speaking twice on a TEDx stage.
Now, with his stories and experiences, he shares the tools that helped him get to where he is and spreads gratitude along the way.
Stay tuned for information on future sessions.
VDFP | Dine & Learn - Addiction Medicine Roundtable
Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria
Hear from local Addiction Medicine physicians about key topics for family physicians and resources to navigate the MHSU system.
View invitation here
LTCI Information Event
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Considering adding long-term care (LTC) to your practice? We have room!
Join a group of LTC physicians with a variety of practice types as they describe why they love working in LTC and answer any questions you may have.
This event is open to new-to-practice physicians, family physicians, physicians who are thinking about slowing down, nurse practitioners, and anyone who is interested in practicing in LTC.
View the invite here.
VDFP | Coffee Talk with the Board
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Allenby Coffee Bar, 2865 Foul Bay Road
Join hosts Drs Melissa Duff, Kristen Iverson, and Anna Mason to chat and catch up over coffee!
Coffee, tea, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and Valentine's treat provided.
You can RSVP here.
31st Victoria Lipid Symposium "Young at heart"
Date: Friday, March 10
Time: 7:45 am - 1:00 pm, breakfast and lunch included
Location: University Club UVic
This symposium brings together local health professionals to present recent trends.
- Aging hearts, walking smarts, lipid arts
- Menopausal hormone therapy - an update
- Don't forget CVD in the cancer patient
- To T or not to T? Getting to the heart of Testosterone
- Tomorrowland, the impact of new trials
- Identifying FH Heterozygotes and other genetic forms of Dyslipidemia
- Low-lying fruit: Targeting HIGH-RISK populations for CV risk reduction
Fee: $75 (cash or cheque)
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. (Please note these drop-in sessions will continue until December)
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!
To receive the calendar invite and Zoom details, please email the Victoria Division at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2023 dates will be posted soon!
Help with PowerChart and other clinical information access: Ask Dr. Ian Bekker
Would you like access to patient information to be easier?
Dr. Ian Bekker is working to improve community physician’s access to patient health information (Island Health and other sources).
He is offering 1:1 support for physicians to get help with problems you are having connecting to clinical resources such as PowerChart or frustrations with how clinical information is reaching you (consults or VIHA email).
Please contact Dr. Bekker at email@example.com
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
- January 16 (Mark)
- January 30 (Marisa)
- February 13 (Trish)
- February 27 (Trish)
- March 13 (Marisa)
- April 3 (Mark)
- April 17 (Marisa)
- May 1 (Trish)
- May 15 (Mark)
- June 5 (Marisa)
- June 19 (Trish)
Time: 8 - 9 pm
Modality: hybrid (in-person and virtual) or virtual
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!
- Sat, Jan 21: Witty's Lagoon, 1 - 2:30pm
For future walking groups and other SIMSA events check out their events calendar.
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
The listing of an event is not a recommendation or endorsement by the Victoria Division of Family Practice.