CME Calendar

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 09-September-2019 to 14-February-2020

The BC Cancer Agency’s Family Practice Oncology Network offers an 8-week General Practitioner in Oncology training program beginning with a 2-week introductory session every spring and fall at the Vancouver Centre.

Fall session: 9-20 Sep; Spring session: 3-14 Feb 2020.

This program provides an opportunity for rural family physicians, with the support of their community, to strengthen their oncology skills so that they may provide enhanced care for local cancer patients and their families.
Following the introductory session, participants complete a further 30 days of customized clinic experience at the cancer centre where their patients are referred. These can be scheduled flexibly over 6 months

Participants who complete the program are eligible for credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Those who are REAP-eligible receive a stipend and expense coverage through UBC’s Enhanced Skills Program.

For more information or to apply, visit, or contact Jennifer Wolfe at 604 219-9579.


CME Date: 27-September-2019 to 29-May-2020

3 Mindfulness in Medicine Workshops and Retreats--Physician Heal Thyself!

Join Dr Mark Sherman and your community of colleagues for a transformative workshop or retreat! The workshops focus upon the theory and practice of mindfulness and meditation - reviewing definitions, clinical evidence and neuroscience, and introducing key practices of self compassion, breath work and sitting meditation to nurture resilience and healing. The annual meditation retreat is an opportunity to delve deeply into meditation practice in order to recharge, heal, and build a practice for life.

Foundations of Theory and Practice Workshop for Physicians and Their Partners
27-30 Sep: Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino, BC

Foundations of Theory and Practice Workshop for Health Professionals

29 Nov-1 Dec: Kingfisher Resort, Royston, BC

A Physician Meditation Retreat

24-29 May 2020: Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

Each workshop is accredited for 16 Mainpro+ group learning credits and has a 30 person limit, so please register today!

Contact us at, or check out for more information.


CME Date: 04-October-2019 to 05-June-2020

The CME on the Run sessions are held at the Paetzold Lecture Theatre, Vancouver General Hospital and there are opportunities to participate via videoconference from various hospital sites.

Each program runs on Friday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. and includes great speakers and learning materials.

Dates and topics:4 Oct (MSK, sports med and rheumatology).  Topics include: Concussion management: What’s new?; Understanding and (selectively) ordering rheumatologic laboratory investigations; Systemic lupus erythematosus: Are we missing it in primary care?; The painful hip: Assessment, imaging and referral; Acute knee injury: Beyond the initial exam; Seronegative inflammatory arthritis: Making a diagnosis; Managing the painful shoulder; Osteoarthritis and office.based joint Injections. 

The next sessions are: 22 Nov (dermatology & allergy); 31 Jan (psychiatry); 3 Apr (infectious disease and travel); 1 May (prenatal, pediatric and adolescents), and 5 Jun (internal medicine). 

To register and for more information visit, call 604 675-3777; or e-mail


CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 17-October-2019

The 42nd annual International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology International Conference, Engaging Difference and Sameness: Pathways to Empathic Dialogue, will be held at the JW Marriott Parq.

This CME will encourage physicians to expand their exploratory lens to include patients’ contexts of politics, culture, race, gender, class, and sexual orientation as vital influences on emotional/somatic suffering.

Special guests: Philip Cushman, keynote speaker, has written extensively on the place of the political within psychological theory and practice; Sunil Bhatia, international scholar in understanding the development of self and identity in the context of racism, migration, globalization, and formation of transnational diasporas; Simone Drichel, scholar in psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, and continental philosophy.

Special plenary on Government Sponsored Indian Residential Schools.

For further information and registration visit:

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 18-October-2019

Join us on Friday 18 October for the Clinics BC 4th annual conference.

The Clinics BC conference is the premier networking and educational conference for physicians, clinic managers, and companies offering services to clinics. Enjoy a day of keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions, and hands-on exhibit time.

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St.

Pre-conference demo day: Thursday, 17 Oct

Pre-conference workshops: Thursday, 17 Oct. Topics: Vendor in-depth demonstrations (no-cost with ticket purchase, pre-registration is required.)

Target audience: Family physicians, clinic owners, clinic managers.

Keynotes: State of primary care; Healthcare in BC; Clinic overhead and profitability.

Conference details and registration:



CME Location: Nanoose, BC
CME Date: 19-October-2019

A MainPro+ accredited event (4 hrs) for physicians interested in learning more about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. 

When: Saturday 19 October 2019
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Pacific Shores
1-1700 Stroulger Rd.
Nanoose, BC


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