Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

External Opportunities

The Nanaimo Division is frequently contacted by individuals and organizations who wish to share their opportunities with local medical professionals.

Please find below a chronological list of the opportunities we have been made aware of and contact if you have any further questions.


Using evidence to inform women about efficacy and safety. A primary care approach to supporting women with low milk supply 

SPEAKERS: Dr. Lorri Puil, MD, PhD and Dr. Kara Jansen, MD, CCFP, IBCLC

DATE: Thursday, July 25, 2019

TIME: 9:30 - 10:30am Pacific

CME credits: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 1.0


Please register by Tuesday, July 23. Following registration, additional webinar connection details will be emailed to you closer to the date of the webinar. 

JULY 25, 2019 (Ongoing) BC ECHO on Substance Use

In collaboration with regional and other stakeholders, and funded by Health Canada, the BCCSU is initiating an opioid use disorder (OUD) Project ECHO and associated Community of Practice within British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

BC ECHO on Substance Use (Opioid Use Disorder) aims to help primary care providers and their teams build capacity in the treatment and management of opioid use disorder. Through interactive, online, case-based presentations, health care providers will enhance competencies and learn through real-world examples, how to incorporate evidence-based practices into their care setting, to improve outcomes for clients and families.

Primary care providers, allied health care providers and other front-line workers are encouraged to join!

Why Join?

  • It’s free
  • It’s virtual – all you need is a computer and web cam, or a smartphone to join
  • It’s a good opportunity to connect with a community of primary care and community care providers, facing similar challenges
  • Earn CME or MOC credits (ECHO sessions will be certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 1.0 Mainpro+ credit per session or 1.0 MOC credit per session)


SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 13th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

This popular annual conference covers a wide range of pharmacological interventions for patients with complex mental health issues. The 2019 theme is “Emerging Trends in Psychopharmacology”. In addition to the main conference, there is a Thursday half-day workshop “Novel Pharmacological Approaches to the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder”. Both days sell out, so be sure to register early! Visit the website for the full program and more information.

Keynote Speakers

  • Pierre Blier, MD, PhD. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa; Endowed Chair in Mood Disorders Research, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR)
  • Daniel Mueller, MD, PhD, MHS. Head, Pharmacogenetics Research Clinic, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Staff Psychiatrist, Mood and Anxiety Services, Toronto
  • Timothy Wilens, MD. Chief, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston; Director, Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology;  Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver BC

Accredited for:  5.75 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1


SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 - Allergy and Clinical Immunology Update 2019

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

Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1

Course content:



  • Discuss 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

October 4-5, 2019 (Vancouver) - THERAPEUTICS INITIATIVE

This conference will mark the 25th year anniversary of the Therapeutics Initiative, founded in 1994. 

Friday, October 4: Evidence Appraisal Workshop: held at UBC Robson Square

Saturday, October 5: Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians: held at Vancouver General Hospital 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jamie Falk, PharmD
  • Joanna Moncrieff, MD

More information in the downloadable brochure and at

Online registration is now open. Spaces are limited, register now to reserve your spot!

Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program

This self-paced online course covers the full range of therapeutic options for optimal treatment of opioid use disorder and is the first step in the training pathway to prescribe opioid agonist treatment options in BC. Developed in partnership with BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), the course articulates the BCCSU Opioid Use Disorder Guidelines through interactive content, videos and case studies.
Target audience: all BC physicians, nursing and allied health professionals, and other care providers involved in the treatment of individuals with opioid use disorder.
8.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3

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Updated Concussion E-Learning Course for Medical Professionals

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool for Medical Professionals (CATT MP) launched this June and an updated e-learning course is now available. The course will cover how to effectively assess a patient’s concussion situation within the initial hours post-injury, how to optimally manage concussion care during the first two to four weeks post-injury, and how to identify when referral to specialty care is required.

The course is free-of-charge, available in both English and French, and is eligible for credits with the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

For more information, resources, or to take the course, click here.

*Please check this page often for up-to-date opportunities*