CME Calendar

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 09-March-2019 to 10-March-2019

Learn from our experienced teaching faculty how to enhance your therapeutic relationship with your clients and prime them for success using the unique skills of clinical hypnosis.

Expand your psychotherapeutic horizons and recognize the subtleties of your own subconscious mind in a safe and collegial interactive environment, supported by our experienced teaching faculty.

Clinical hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic communication tool founded on solid evidence-based science. Bring an open heart and mind to experience just how effective clinical hypnosis can be for your clients.

This workshop, to be held at the Simon Fraser University Downtown Campus, has two separate streams based on your prior experience using clinical hypnosis:

Fundamentals Level 1, will provide practical training for clinicians new to hypnosis

Fundamentals Level 2, taught simultaneously, will provide more experienced professionals with training and practice in advanced techniques and in the application of hypnosis to specific areas of practice.

Further information:

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 06-April-2019

To be held at SFU Harbour Centre, this program is designed to enhance primary care providers’ knowledge of applied nutritional biochemistry and the associated research literature pertaining to several conditions commonly encountered in clinical practice. Various levels of evidence will be presented for evaluation and discussion in order to facilitate improved communication with patients about health promotion, disease prevention, and preferences for treatment.

Accreditation: This group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to critique current evidence for nutritional support in several conditions commonly encountered in primary care including the prevention of dementia and support of cardiovascular health; evaluate claims for potential health benefits or adverse effects resulting from popular weight loss diets; explain nutritional biochemistry related to specific metabolic pathways and physiological processes influencing stress and adrenal health; and communicate knowledgeably with patients about their preferences for treatment, including the use of specific diets and nutritional supplements.   

Download the program brochure for additional information.

Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate medical students.

Online registration:

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 06-April-2019

To be held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, this conference connects health care practitioners with specific interests in caring for the obese patient.

Expert and guest speakers from the obesity discipline will discuss a broad range of topics on obesity and bariatrics.

Target audience: family physicians, surgeons, registered dietitians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, residents, others interested in caring for the obese patient.

Topics covered: medical and dietary management of obesity, challenging medico-surgical case rounds, pre-operative and post-operative patient care, obesity management with additional medical issues.

Format: Collaborative didactic lectures and interactive small group workshops, panel discussions, and time set aside for networking.

Join us at the end of the day for a reception to meet with friends and colleagues!

Conference information:

Program details and online registration: BC Obesity Society Website: 

Tel: 604 675-3777; e-mail:

CME Location: Four residencies in Vancouver + Four remote webinars
CME Date: 11-April-2019

The Clinician Quality Academy is a professional development program delivered over an eight-month period. The aim is to provide participants with the capability to effectively lead quality and safety initiatives in the process of improving health care quality.

Participants attend four in-person residency sessions and work on a quality project within their organization or practice.

New for cohort 4, we are also opening registration for clinician/administration leadership dyads, where participants have the option to register as a pair, working on a shared improvement project to apply key learnings. Along the way, they receive support through webinars, an assigned improvement advisor, and expert faculty.

Each project must address one or more dimensions of quality, based on the Health Quality Matrix. These projects are having an impact across British Columbia’s health care system.

Registration closes March 15.

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CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 12-April-2019

VGH & various videoconference locations.

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 1–5 p.m. and includes great speakers and learning materials.

Next sessions: 12 Apr (gynecology and urology); 10 May (internal medicine).

Topics (12 Apr): Current STI guidelines; Management and prevention of kidney stones; What’s that in my sack? Assessing testicular masses; Female genital dermatology: The good, the bad, and the unexpected; New drugs for overactive bladder; Menopause and HRT 2019; Current approach to UTIs and bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy; Microscopic hematuria: When to be concerned and what to do.

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

CME Location: Tofino and Cortes Island
CME Date: 26-April-2019 to 19-June-2019

Join Dr Mark Sherman for an exploration of mindfulness and meditation and how these practices support the work you do, the life you live, and the person you are.

Tofino, 26-29 Apr: Foundations of Theory and Practice workshop for physicians and partners.

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, 14-19 Jun: A Physician meditation retreat.

For more information and to register please go to