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    • 26-Aug-2022
    • 26-Nov-2022
    • Virtual


    UBCCPD has partnered with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), and they are excited to invite you to the Rural POCUS Rounds!

    This series of virtual rounds will be based on rurally focused POCUS topics, learnings and situations. The Rural POCUS Rounds series aims to increase the use of, experience with, and community surrounding point-of-care ultrasound for rural based healthcare providers.

    The rounds will seek to

    • improve rural POCUS skills and confidence 
    • build a POCUS community of practice including mentoring, and ultimately better patient care

    Each session will include presentation-style learning and time for volunteered case studies. Attendees will have an opportunity to share real life scans and work through specific scenarios. 

    Zoom link, and session information will be emailed to those who have registered prior to each session.


    Upcoming Rounds

    Heart & Lung Ultrasound

    Date: August 26, 2022 | 1200–1300 PT

    Speakers: Dr. Virginia Robinson

    Click here to register!


    Fast Pipes (IVC & Aorta) Ultrasound

    Date: September 30, 2022 | 1200–1300 PT

    Speakers: Dr. Kevin Fairbairn

    Click here to register!


    POCUS for Vascular Access

    Date: October 28, 2022 | 1200–1300 PT

    Speakers: Dr. Kevin Fairbairn

    Click here to register!


    POCUS for DVT / PE

    Date: November 25, 2022 | 1200–1300 PT

    Speakers: Dr. Tracy Morton

    Click here to register!


    Past Rounds

    Watch past Rural POCUS Rounds recordings here.



    Please contact Antigone Fogel at antigone.f@ubc.ca with any questions

    Additional info https://ubccpd.ca/rural-pocus-rounds

    • 13-Sep-2022
    • 16-May-2023
    • Virtual - Weekly until May 16th 2023

    Rural Virtual Conference (RVC) Series 2022-2023

    ONLINE September 13th, 2022 - May 16th, 2023

    Tuesdays from 08:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. MST 

    Rural Virtual Conference (RVC) Series will be starting on September 13th, 2022 and runs weekly until May 16th 2023 on ​Tuesday mornings 8:00am-9:00am MT via Zoom. Preliminary program and registration link are on the RVC series page  https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/cme/rvc

    This series is complimentary for Alberta Health Professionals.

    • 16-Sep-2022
    • (PDT)
    • 12-May-2023
    • (PDT)
    • Virtual


    Our unique and award-winning series of the 6-half-day short snapper style-focused CME on the Run! 2022-2023 is now delivered online only.  UBC Department of Family Practice and UBC CPD are excited to introduce our next series of lectures and incredible speakers.

    Don't miss these next CME on the Run sessions! Each session will only take up to 4.0 hours (up to 3.50 Mainpro+ credits) on a Friday afternoon!

    Sep 2022–May 2023 (Fridays) | 1300–1700 Pacific Time

    Audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and students

    Dates & Topics:
    Sep 16, 2022 — Internal Medicine
    Oct 21, 2022 — Gynecology & Urology
    Dec 2, 2022 — Ophthalmology & ENT
    Jan 27, 2023 — Diagnostics & Radiology
    Mar 3, 2023 — Therapeutics
    May 12, 2023 — Geriatrics & Palliative Care
    Up to 3.5 Mainpro+ credits per session

    • 22-Sep-2022
    • (MDT)
    • 24-Oct-2022
    • (MDT)
    • Yellowknife, NT and Virtual

    PEER North: September 22-24, 2022 Yellowknife NWT

    In collaboration with the PEER Team and Practice NWT, the Northwest Territories Medical Association is proud to present the inaugural PEER North Conference. The goal of PEER North is to provide a culturally relevant Northern educational forum around evidence-based primary care topics of interest. Highlights include a Medicine Walk, Evidence Based Medicine workshop, and a multitude of fantastic medicine topics and speakers.  For more information, please see: https://peernorth.ca

    • 04-Oct-2022
    • (MDT)
    • 06-Oct-2022
    • (MDT)
    • Drayton Valley, AB

    RhPAP hosts regular Rural Community Health Provider Attraction and Retention (A&R) Conferences. The provincial conference is an opportunity for rural community A&R committees, as well as interested community members from across Alberta, to come together and share experiences, learn about new initiatives related to the attraction and retention of health-care providers to rural communities, and network with other rural community members.

    Early-bird registration is now open for the 2022 RhPAP Health Provider Attraction and Retention (A&R) Conference. Click here to join us!

    The “Put on your Perspectacles: Looking through the rural lens” conference will feature three days of interactive sessions, informative presentations, and shared peer-to-peer knowledge with the goal of returning you to your communities inspired and empowered.

    Here are a few things you can expect:
    • Exploring community attraction and retention through an A&R Network approach.
    • Engage and network with other A&R champions from across Alberta.
    • Enjoy a special community-based evening with amazing local scenery, food and entertainment.
    • Reconnecting. Fun. Food. Fellowship.


    • 05-Oct-2022
    • Virtual Event

    Bedside Manners 2.0: 26 tools to boost your "alliance-o-meter" readings...

    Date: October 5, 2022

    Times: 12:00PM-3:30 PM Eastern

    Website: http://cbt.ca/topics/bedside-manners-2-0/

    Speaker: Greg Dubord, MD

    Accreditation: 9.0 Mainpro+ Credits

    Workshop overview 

    There are many tools (besides exhausting empathy injections) you can use to keep the doctor-patient relationship far from the Zone of Peril. In the 3.0 hour, 9.0 Mainpro+ credit Bedside Manners 2.0, we review twenty-six (26) such tools.


    Topics covered include the art, science and legalities of apologies; collaboration signifiers; emotional investment expressions; existential connectors (e.g., meaning, isolation, death); expectation management; the universal need for "fairness"; fiduciary role reminders; goal (re)negotiations; humour (honk, honk); jolting studies on physician punctuality; Gable's "response style" matrix; "transference 2.0"; validation (as in borderline personality disorder) ... and sixteen additional rapport-building tools. 


    Doctors who keep their "alliance-o-meter" readings highwithout reflexly resorting to draining empathy dosingenjoy better clinical outcomesand fewer fears of complaints—and better personal (and familial) well-being. 

    Is this workshop for you?

    Who needs a touchy-feely module like Bedside Manners 2.0? Make no mistake, this workshop is about some dreadfully soft stuff.


    Absolutely nothing in this workshop could be deemed "heroic". In Bedside Manners 2.0 there isn't a single mention of Piper forceps, chest tubes, Haldol jabs, tPA infusions, or cot-shaking cardioversions. Our apologies, but absolutely none of the tools covered in this workshop make for riveting television drama. But if you're still with us, might we interest the Good Doctor in any of the following soft stuff? 


    1. Improved day-to-day patient outcomes.  The most recent meta-analysis revealed that about 28% of the outcome in behavior change efforts is based purely on the strength of the doctor-patient relationship. Pick a project: vaccine acceptance, antihypertensive adherence, smoking cessation, exercise prescriptions, rehab compliance... about 1/3rd of your success will be determined by your rapport with your patients. Better rapport = better outcomes. 


    2. Improved physician well-being.  Unfortunately, most physicians are "one trick ponies" when it comes to rapport: we tend to address our alliance challenges with yet more of that drug called empathy. Should we be shocked that so many of our patients are "empathy addicts"? Is it really that surprising that so many of us suffer from PCAD (Premature Clinician Aging Disorder)? 


    3. Medico-legal risk reduction.  Please don't test this: It's been claimed that if your bedside manners are excellent, you can amputate your patient’s wrong leg twice, and she might still say nice things about you. What keeps the CMPA busier? Technically-competent colleagues with suboptimal bedside manners.  


    It's no laughing matter. After all, who needs a frivolous claim? As the CMPA puts it, "The language used in statements of claim is usually cold, harsh, and critical... physicians may feel betrayal, guilt, or remorse... physicians can lose objectivity." 


    Do you need that stress? No, you do not.


    Consider Bedside Manners 2.0 a little top-up insurance policy.

    • 15-Oct-2022
    • Port Alberni, BC

    The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 21 years.

    AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

    Port Alberni, BC

    October 15

    More details and register here: https://caep.ca/cpd-courses/aime/
    • 15-Oct-2022
    • (PDT)
    • Vancouver BC and Virtual

    The Therapeutics Initiative is also proud to announce that registration is now open for our BRINGING BEST EVIDENCE TO CLINICIANS annual educational event/half-day conference, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15 at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver both in-person and virtual format this year.

    Join the discussions about new research on: back pain, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and optimal prescribing presented by new and veteran faculty members at the Therapeutics Initiative, featuring presentations by Dr. Anshula Ambasta, Dr. Wade Thompson, Dr. Rita McCracken, and Dr. Aaron Tejani. Participate in an innovative session to design new communication pathways among healthcare providers.