Victoria Divisions of Family Practice

Dine & Learn/Zoom & Learn Materials

The Division's popular monthly Dine and Learn/Zoom and Learn events connect FPs with specialists to exchange knowledge and to solidify strong relationships in a social setting.  Many of the resources presented are available in this section.



Dine & Learn: February 5, 2024 - Internal Medicine Roundtable

The Basics of Connective Tissue Disease - Dr Drew Bowie

Psoriatic Arthritis - Dr Leah Ellingwood

High Quality, Low Carbon Asthma Care - Dr Valeria Stoynova

Gout - Dr Julia Tan



Dine & Learn: November 27, 2023 - Psychiatry Roundtable

ADHD and Depression in Children - Dr Nicole Martin

Anxiety Disorders - Dr Cliff Duncalf

Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder - Dr Karen Palmer

Physician Wellness: A Sustainable Daily Practice - Dr Jane Ryan

Dine & Learn: October 4, 2023 - Baby & Postpartum

Common Newborn Issues  - Dr Anna DePauw

Postpartum Mental Health - Dr. Ashley Jewett

Rourke Baby Records & growth charts - Dr. Darcy Nielsen

Postpartum Contraception and Returning to Intimacy  - Dr Sarah Lea and Dr Alicia Power

Dine & Learn: September 20, 2023 - Hematology Roundtable

Mild Bleeding Disorders in Adults - Dr Adrienne Lee

Infographic | Symptoms of a Bleeding Disorder - Dr Adrienne Lee

Demystifying Lymphona - Dr Leanne Genge

Anticoagulation Tips and Pitfalls in 2023 - Dr  Cameron Griffiths

Myeloid Disease in the Elderly - Dr Meg Drew - McKinstry

Dine & Learn: June 7, 2023 - Gastroenterology Roundtable

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Dr Andrew Flynn

Microscopic Colitis - Dr Andrew Singh

Pancreatic Cysts - Dr Erin Wishart

Dine & Learn: May 17, 2023 - Anti-Racism & Professionalism workshop resources

CBC: How 4 Asian Canadians are dismantling the pervasive and harmful ‘model minority’ myth

CMAJ: Not neutral: reimagining antiracism as a professional competence

UBC Department of Family Medicine – Anti-Racism Support Group

UBC -Cree Dictionary – Dallas Hunt  (Youtube link no longer available but written poem online)

Dine & Learn: March 15, 2023 - Women's Health talks

womenMD clinic & Introduction to Menopause - Dr. Tuz Gooderham

womenMD Program Evaluation Project - Melissa Mantifel, MD Candidate 2024 & Dr. Gooderham

How to Take a Sexual History - Dr. Marjon Blouw

Dine & Learn: February 8, 2023 - Addiction Medicine talks

Addiction Overview & Island Health resources and Life Ring & Smart Recovery resources - Dr. Ramm Hering

Stimulant Use Disorder and summary - Dr. Abhinav Joshi

Alcohol Use Disorder - Dr. Andrea Ratzlaff

Harm Reduction Strategies - Dr. Kelsey Roden (presented by Dr. Chris Stuart)

Understanding Suboxone Initiation - Dr. Megan Woolner

Additional resources:

Street Survival Guide - 

Information on Take Home Naloxone programs - - They maintain the list of active Toxic Drug alerts, Overdose prevention and drug checking sites across the island. Anyone can sign up for text alerts for areas experiencing increased overdoses due to contaminated drugs.

Dine & Learn: January 27, 2023 - Internal Medicine talks

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Dr. Drew Bowie, Rheumatologist

Deprescribing Tips - Dr. Lauren Cuthbertson, Geriatrician

Lifestyle and Medical Treatment of Obesity - Dr. Scott Stewart, General Internist

Thrombosis: Choice and Duration of Anticoagulation - Dr. Ben Schwartzentruber, General Internist

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Dr. Julia Tan, Rheumatologist



Dine & Learn: November 30, 2022 - Cardiometabolicy Health talks

Fatty liver disease: How to risk stratify and why - Dr. Rohit Pai, Gastroenterologist

Risk Reduction in the Cardiovascular Patient: Outside of Lipids  & Pearls - Dr. Jenny Rajala, Cardiologist

Psychology of Weight Management - Bernadette van der Boom-Bebb, Bariatric Counsellor

Zoom & Learn: October 26, 2022 - Paediatrics talks

Dr. Alexandra Jackman, Developmental Paediatrician

NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Follow-up

Tina Nelson, SLP, Early Intervention Program & Caitlin Bittman, SLP, Community Health

Overview of programs and how to refer

Preschool Speech-Language Resources

Community Speech Referral form



Dine & Learn: September 28, 2022 - Pain Management  

Algorithms for Axial Cervical Pain, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Axial Lumbar Pain - Drs. Sam Brophy, Michael Pariser, Richard Reid, Nelson Svorkdal, and Trevor Van Oostrom

Zoom & Learn: April 13, 2022 - Neurology

Clinical Evaluation of Vertigo - Dr. Jim Scott

Headache and Migraine - Dr. Keiran Tuck

Zoom & Learn: March 9, 2022 - Eating Disorders

Standardizing Eating Disorders Care, Vancouver Island: Medical Assessments Monitoring - Dr. Corene Boe, Dr. Lorelei Johnson, Marilee Pumple, Registered Dietician

GP Education for Eating Disorders - Tertiary Care - Crystal Frost, Regional Coordinator, Eating Disorders Program, CYMHSU, Island Health & Patient & Family Partners

Additional resources:

Pediatric Hospital Admissions Pathway

Adult Hospital Admissions Pathway

Zoom & Learn: February 3, 2022 - General Surgery no presentations available

Zoom & Learn: January 26, 2022 - Lifestyle Medicine

Whole Food Plant Based Diets for reversal of Type 2 Diabetes and associated metabolic disease - Dr. David Burgess

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