CME Calendar

CME Location: Victoria
CME Date: 02-August-2018

Why should you attend? LifeLabs is committed to our patients and their health care providers. We have organized this continuing medical education event as one of the ways of better serving our local community. Enjoy an evening of good food and drink with your colleagues while learning something new.
Who should attend? General practitioners and specialist physicians, nurse practitioners, and other allied health care providers.
Topics and speakers: We are following a fast-paced, case-based format this year from a variety of local experts, with time for Q&A after each presenter. Topics that will be covered include diagnostic dilemmas and management of common cases at the intersection of clinical practice and diagnostics: e.g., review of new hypertension guidelines, hemoglobinopathies, challenges and new approaches to diagnosis and management of C. difficile, incorporating genetics into clinical care, and reviewing the Choosing Wisely program.
Registration is free. Please visit to register. For additional information, please email

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 10-September-2018 to 21-September-2018

BC Cancer'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.

Program dates: 4-15 Feb and 9-20 Sep 2019

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 6 weeks 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 Location: VANCOUVER, UBC ROBSON SQUARE (800 Robson St. Room C215)
CME Date: 13-September-2018 to 14-September-2018

Saegis, a new subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), will be offering two full-day workshops in Vancouver in September: Successful Patient Interactions on 13 September 2018, and Effective Team Interactions on 14 September 2018. As communication is such an important factor in patient safety and in medical-legal issues facing physicians, these programs were among the first developed and offered by Saegis after it was launched last year. They are skills-based, in-depth workshops designed to have an immediate, direct, and positive impact on physicians’ interactions with patients and with other healthcare professionals. For more information and to register, visit the Saegis website:

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 29-September-2018


The conference listing appears in the September 2018 print issue as it was cancelled after our print deadline.

For more information, please call 604 675-3777 or email:

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 29-September-2018

This conference, to be held at the JW Marriott Parq, is geared to all physicians and allied health providers dealing with survivorship issues of breast and prostate cancer patients after initial diagnosis and treatment.
The seminar will review selected issues of relevance to survivors of breast and prostate cancer and to address how the primary care, family physicians, and allied health providers can help recognize and/or mitigate issues of importance relevant to these populations of cancer patients.
Accreditation: Up to 4.75 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits.
Please join us for this comprehensive update hosted by Vancouver Prostate Cancer Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program.
To register and for more information, please visit, call 604 675-3777, or e-mail

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 05-October-2018

VGH & Various Videoconference locations, Oct 5 – May 10 (Fridays)

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 pm and includes great speakers and learning materials.

Date: 5 Oct (ophthalmology & ENT). 

Topics:The aging eye: Issues for the elderly; Dizziness: A balanced approach to office diagnosis and management; Sinusitis: Appropriate management in kids and adults; Red eye, red flags; Eye presentations of systemic disease; Current approach to obstructive sleep apnea: Who to use, whom to trust; Hearing loss and hearing aids: the new and the worthwhile; Family practice management of common diseases of the eyelid. 

The next sessions: 30 Nov (diagnostic & radiology); 25 Jan (therapeutics); 1 Mar 1 (geriatrics); 12 Apr 12 (gynecology & urology); 10 May (internal medicine).

To register and for more information visit, call 604.675.3777; or e-mail