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

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, 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

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: 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, call 604 675-3777 or email:

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CME Date: 10-October-2018 to 19-October-2018

SNOMED CT Expo 2018: The Global Language of Healthcare will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, showcases the latest achievements and research in semantic interoperability, specifically the SNOMED CT clinical terminology. The themes prevalent in this year's Expo includes the role that clinical terminology plays within genomic and precision medicine, and clinical data analysis.

This event, attended largely by international clinicians, showcases the latest achievements and research in semantic interoperability, specifically the SNOMED CT clinical terminology. Further, it extends an opportunity to BC doctors to get involved in the determination of relevant clinical terminology in SNOMED CT in a variety of specialty areas, applicable to an international setting.

Our program of events for the SNOMED CT Expo 2018 ( offers educational tutorials and workshops at no additional cost to participants, and is available for attendees to earn credits towards maintaining their CPHIMS-CA designation through Digital Health Canada.