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 Location: Online course
CME Date: 10-September-2019

Registration is now open for this online course!

Given the popularity of the course on Finding and Creating Joy in Work among the first contingent, the Specialist Services and Shared Care Committees via their Physician Leadership Program are once again sponsoring (covering the tuition costs) of specialists and GPs who will be participating in the course.

This 12-week online course is being offered from 10 Sep to late November by the Institute for Health Care Improvement.

Click here to read an article about the first round of the course convened from March to June, 2019, and click here to learn more about the Joy in Work framework.

To register e-mail and you’ll hear back from us shortly thereafter. Registration is open until September 10.


CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 20-September-2019

Join colleagues for plenary sessions, case studies, and interactive workshops to explore how physicians can contribute to the cause of safety in their daily work with patients.

Plenary sessions will feature the perspective of a well-informed patient navigating the system, and expert insights for physicians on how to thrive despite the seemingly overwhelming demands of present-day practice.

Afternoon workshops will cover caring for patients with substance-use disorders, patient consent, antibiotic resistance, and virtual health solutions.

Workshop space is limited—register early to save your seat.

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CME Location: Whistler
CME Date: 26-September-2019

Join us 26-29 September 2019 for the 17th Annual St. Paul’s Conference--four exciting days of learning, networking, and of course, recreation. We had over 300 attendees last year, so don’t miss out!

Pre-conference workshops: CASTED, HOUSE EM, CAEP AIME.

Target Audience: Any physician providing emergency care, emergency nurses, paramedics.

Keynotes: Best Literature of the Past Year (Dr Grant Innes, Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary); Sub-Arachnoid Hemorrhage—What the ED Doc of 2019 Needs to Know (Dr Jeff Perry, Dept of Emergency Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital); Gender and Medicine in 2019—Where Are We? Where Can We Go? How Can We Get There? (Dr Carolyn Snider, St, Michael's Hospital); Managing Stress in a High Risk Environment (Mr Will Gadd, gold medalist, X-Games).

Conference details and registration:  

Further information: 604 675-3777; 604 675-3778 (fax); or e-mail



CME Date: 27-September-2019

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 Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 28-September-2019

This course will be held at the SFU Segal Centre.

Target audience: Family physicians, general practitioners, pediatricians, residents, students, nurse practitioners, registered nurses.

Course highlights: Discussion of the most common allergy and immunology issues faced by family physicians in a clinical setting.

Participants will hear from leaders in the field on such topics as food allergy, drug allergy, immunodeficiency, and asthma.

Accreditation: Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1.

Course content: