In response to physician feedback, the Physician Health Program’s drop-in peer support sessions, established April 7th, are now permanently scheduled for Wednesday’s at 12pm. The weekly sessions are co-facilitated by Psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Russel, and Manager of Clinical Services, Roxanne Joyce, and are drop-in with no commitment required. The focus is peer support, not psychiatric care. All participants have the option to join anonymously. To learn more about the sessions and the program, click here.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to join by phone or video.
The CME on the Run sessions are offered online. Registrants will receive links to go online before each session. Each program runs on Friday afternoons from 1–5 pm and includes great speakers and learning materials. Topics and dates: 2 October 2020 (Gynecology/Urology). Topics include: Managing Vulvar Disorders in Pre vs Post Menopausal, Updates on PCOS: What's New in Diagnosis and Management?, Testosterone Deficiency—Diagnosis and Management, Ovarian Cancer Screening Guidelines—How Early Can We Diagnose?, BPH—Management: Medical vs When to Call the Surgeon?, Update on HRT, Bladder Cancer: An Update on Diagnosis, Management and Post Treatment Surveillance, Management Options for Erectile Dysfunction. The next sessions are: 20 November (Diagnostics/Radiology); 29 January (Therapeutics); 5 March (Ophthalmology/ENT); 7 May (Geriatrics); and 4 June (Internal Medicine). To register and for more information visit https://ubccpd.ca/course/cme-on-the-run-2020-2021 or e-mail email@example.com.
CME Date: 07-September-2020 to 12-June-2021
The Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine, developed by the University of Alberta's Division of Preventive Medicine, is a distance learning course designed to provide knowledge and skills in areas of occupational medicine encountered in family medicine and other community-based practice. Visit our website to register your interest for 2020-21: www.ualberta.ca/department-of-medicine/divisions/preventive-medicine/fou..., contact the Course Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 780 492-4006 for more information about the course.
CME Date: 14-September-2020
BC Cancer’s Family Practice Oncology Network offers an 8-week General Practitioner in Oncology education program beginning with a 2-week introductory session every spring and fall at BC Cancer–Vancouver.
Upcoming sessions: 14-25 Sep and 8-19 Feb 2021
This program provides an opportunity for rural family physicians, with the support of their community, to strengthen their oncology skills so that they can provide enhanced care for local cancer patients and their families including the delivery of systemic therapy in partnership with BC Cancer oncologists. Following the introductory session, participants complete a further 30 days of clinic experience at the Cancer Centre where their patients are referred. These are 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 www.fpon.ca, or contact Jennifer Wolfe at 604 219-9579.
CME Date: 25-September-2020 to 28-September-2020
Physician heal thyself. Join Dr Mark Sherman and your community of colleagues for a transformative workshop, 25–28 Sep, will be held at Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino. The workshops focus on 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. This annual meditation retreat is an opportunity to delve deeply into meditation practice in order to recharge, heal, and build a practice for life. Each workshop is accredited for 16 Mainpro+ group learning credits and has a 30 person limit, so please register today! Contact us at email@example.com, or check out www.livingthismoment.ca/event for more information.
CME Date: 06-November-2020 to 07-November-2020
This year’s very popular 23rd annual Infectious Diseases Update will be held virtually for the first time. Although COVID-19 is foremost in our mind, we cannot lose sight of the other significant infectious diseases in our community. Topics will include locally relevant infectious diseases as well as global medicine. This program was developed and planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance. This group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 10.00 Mainpro+ credits. To register, or for more information, visit www.novaclinical.com or www.cvent.com/d/tnqrxn.