CME Calendar

CME Date: 22-November-2019 to 05-June-2020

The 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 to 5 p.m. and includes great speakers and learning materials.

Date and topic: 22 Nov (dermatology and allergy). Topics include: Hair loss and thinning in middle age; Chronic leg ulcers: The best office approach; Psoriasis: Multimodal treatment—topical and beyond; “Is this lesion cancer?”: What’s new, what not to miss; Rosacea: What’s old, what’s new, and what’s best?; Acne: A stepwise approach for office practice; Early allergen exposure: Can we reduce incidence of food and environmental allergies?; Do they really have a penicillin allergy? The office challenge.    Topics include: Concussion management: What’s new?; Understanding and (selectively) ordering rheumatologic laboratory investigations; Systemic lupus erythematosus: Are we missing it in primary care?; The painful hip: Assessment, imaging and referral; Acute knee injury: Beyond the initial exam; Seronegative inflammatory arthritis: Making a diagnosis; Managing the painful shoulder; Osteoarthritis and office.based joint Injections.

The next sessions are: 22 Nov (dermatology & allergy); 31 Jan (psychiatry); 3 Apr (infectious disease and travel); 1 May (prenatal, pediatric and adolescents), and 5 Jun (internal medicine).

To register and for more information visit, call 604 675-3777; or e-mail


CME Location: Vancouver
CME Date: 03-February-2020 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.

Next session--Spring: 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: Vancouver
CME Date: 06-March-2020 to 07-March-2020

The 33rd annual Chronic Pain Management Conference is presented by the Foundation for Medical Excellence in cooperation with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
This course is designed to assist clinicians in successfully managing patients with chronic pain, anxiety, and substance use. These issues impact multiple dimensions of the patient’s life. The complexity of these issues challenge and stress those who work with these patients, day-by-day and week-by-week.
The conference assumes that clinicians have a basic knowledge of opioid prescribing principles. The lectures will not focus on the nuts and bolts of opiate and anxiolytic prescribing.
This program will help clinicians recognize limits, set mutual goals of care with patients, and redefine the role of psychoactive medications in managing chronic pain and distress.
To register, visit

CME Date: 17-April-2020 to 29-May-2020

Join Dr Mark Sherman and your community of colleagues for a transformative workshop or retreat! The workshops focus on the theory and practice of mindfulness and meditationreviewing 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
1720 April 2020 and 2528 September 2020: Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino, BC

A Physician Meditation Retreat
2429 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.