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: Our speaker list is being finalized but 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 each of our lab disciplines: microbiology and infectious diseases, hematology and medical biochemistry/lipidology/toxicology.
Registration is free. Please visit www.lifelabs.com/annual-conference to register. For additional information, please email annualconference@lifelabs.com.

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

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.
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 www.fpon.ca, or contact Jennifer Wolfe at 604 219-9579.

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

The Adult Congenital Cardiology in the Community event would be the first of its kind in British Columbia. The main objective is to provide education and support to care providers around the province as they partner with the St. Paul’s Hospital Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) program in providing care for these patients. Participants are expecting to recognize the red flags in ACHD patients and to define a shared care model between community practice and quaternary care centre for patients with ACHD. This will be a 1-day event with a target audience of general cardiologists, internists, residents, fellows, nurses, and allied health professionals who care for adults with congenital heart conditions as part of their practice. It will be held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. To register and for more information, please visit https://ubccpd.ca/course/acc2018, call 604 675-3777 or email: cpd.info@ubc.ca.

CME Location: Molokai, HI
CME Date: 13-October-2018 to 20-October-2018

Now is the time! Join Dr Mark Sherman on the pristine Hawaiian island of Moloka'i for this 7-day mindfulness meditation retreat for physicians. The retreat is an opportunity to learn mindfulness and meditation skills, connect with fellow physicians, and to bring a restored perspective and vitality into your personal and professional life. We will offer instruction in basic and more advanced meditation practice interspersed with small group discussions and sharing, with an opportunity for self-reflection and deep rest. Please see http://livingthismoment.ca/event for more information and to register. Contact mark@livingthismoment.ca for any questions.

CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 20-October-2018

The Allergy and Clinical Immunology Update is back again this year! This one day conference offers timely updates on common allergy and immunology issues faced by family physicians and pediatricians in the clinical setting. Participants will hear from leaders in the field on topics such as food allergy, drug allergy, immunodeficiency, and asthma. Participants last year remarked that they felt more confident managing food allergy and practical advice in daily practice. Target audience: family physicians, pediatricians, nurses, residents. Accreditation: Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits. This update will be held at the SFU Segal Building in Downtown Vancouver. To register and for more information, please visit https://ubccpd.ca/course/allergy2018, call 604 675- 3777, or email cpd.info@ubc.ca.

CME Location: Surrey
CME Date: 20-October-2018

The 4th annual Infectious Diseases Symposium will be held at Surrey Memorial Hospital, UBC Lecture Hall, Floor-B, Critical Care Tower. Symposium chair: Dr Yazdan Mirzanejad. Topics: Adult immunization and resurgences, necrotizing fasciitis, meningitis, high-risk infection during and after pregnancy, fever in returned travelers, parasitic infections in refugees and immigrants, common infections in transplanted patients, fever in children in the office and emergency room settings, and pitfalls in interpretation of infectious diseases diagnostics. Event speakers: Professor Tony Chow, Drs Monika Naus (BCCDC), Drs Alissa Wright, Laura Sauve, Mike Chapman, Miguel Imperial, Katherine Plewes, Meera Anand, Julie Schalwyk, and Yazdan Mirzanejad. Further information and registration: https://events.eply.com/infectious-diseases-day-2018-10-20.