Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

EVENTS

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Virtual Conference: Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference 2020

Sep 25 (Fri) | 0800–1545 PDT
Target audience: primary care physicians, psychiatrists, pharmacists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, allied health professionals, residents & students.
Overview: Featuring international experts on depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and evolving approaches to the psychiatric impacts of COVID-19. As always, we will offer local expertise on other important topics in psychopharmacology.
Up to 6.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1
Register:  https://events.eply.com/pppc2020


WEBINAR SERIES

ONCOLOGY CME WEBCASTS UPCOMING

Register at http://ubccpd.ca/webinars

A convenient, no-charge opportunity to gain current oncology knowledge and contacts – Join BC Cancer’s Family Practice Oncology Network for monthly Oncology CME Webcasts presented with UBC’s Division of Continuing Professional Development. There is no cost to take part in these practice-ready sessions which run from 8-9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, and are certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for one Mainpro+ credit each. Please join us!

  • May 21: Bladder Cancer presented by Dr. Bernie Eigl, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer - Vancouver
  • June 18: Breast Cancer Screening presented by Dr. Colin Mar, Medical Director, BC Cancer Breast Screening Program
  • September 17: Skin Cancer – Management Tips and Pitfalls presented by Dr. Harvey Lui, Dermatologist, Vancouver General Hospital

Most Webcasts are recorded and available at www.fpon.ca – and you can earn additional Mainpro+ credits through the College’s Linking Learning exercises: www.cfpc.ca/Linking_Learning_exercises/

 


TI Meaningful Medication Assessments Webinar, in collaboration with Northern Health on “Informed consent and shared decision making” 

PRESENTED BY: Aaron Tejani and Sydney Saunders
WHEN: July 9, 2020 at 12 noon Pacific Time
WHERE: Remotely via Zoom
COST: FREE.

CME CREDITS: Certification is available on completion of an evaluation and returned to physician.education@northernhealth.ca with your full name.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify and apply tools related to shared decision making
  • To appreciate the process required to have a discussion with patients about de-prescribing
  • To describe the key components of informed consent as it related to prescribing and dispensing medications

CONNECTION DETAILS: 

Zoom Link https://nha.zoom.us/j/61876492553?pwd=OEhsc3pxT3drTjJzTW8vd2UvWlpEdz09

Meeting ID: 618-7649-2553

Password: 559306 

Please note that the webinar will begin promptly at the scheduled time. To attend you will have to use a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet or dial. If using a computer, we recommend the use of the Chrome browser or the Zoom app that can be obtained for free from the app store. If using a tablet or smartphone we recommend the use of the Zoom app that can be obtained for free from the app store. Click here to view a short (1 minute) video describing how you join the webinar. Or you can visit the Zoom Help Centre to look for answers to any technical questions or difficulties you may have.

Upon entering the webinar you will be muted and your webcam (if available) will be turned off; only the host and the presenter will be heard and seen; the presenter will also share their screen to show their slide presentation. To ensure the smooth running of the event, please do not turn on your microphone or webcam unless invited to do so by the host during the Q & A portion of the event. Questions can be submitted through the chat window at any time during the webinar; the host will screen the questions and ask the presenter to answer them during the Q & A portion of the event. Time permitting, after all the questions submitted through the chat window have been addressed, participants may also be allowed to turn on their microphone and ask questions during the Q & A portion of the event. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and all participants will be given access to the video recording, which will be posted after the event. 


TI Methods Speaker Series on "Open Science: Transparency and reproducibility in the research life cycle" 

Presented by: Mathew Vis-Dunbar, Health Sciences Librarian, UBC Okanagan

When: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT 

Where: delivered via videoconference. The event is free of charge but you must register in order to attend. Upon registration you will receive an email with instructions how to log in to the webinar. 

Registration link:  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8onLTC7Vc3muYI9hMrtrk0eMR29wRVcgf8UeWGYs05jjagw/viewform 

About the topic: In 2005 John Ioannidis published an article in PLoS Medicine titled “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False“. This was quickly followed by claims that science was broken; lacking power and ripe with bias. Replication studies ensued, engaging high power studies, but a lack of well described protocols and detailed methods challenged researchers to find similar results. Open Science has since grown into a movement that at its core challenges researchers to be transparent and engage in practices that limit bias and enhance transparency. Open Science touches on all aspects of the research life cycle, from the impacts of publication bias to the publish or perish system of metrics and evaluation, and the need to preserve both content and processes associated with a research project. It also embraces equity in the research life cycle: prioritizing inclusiveness and ensuring equitable engagement of all stakeholders in the research process, including production, dissemination and access. In this workshop we’ll talk about the history of the Open Science movement, the issues it’s trying to address, and what future directions might look like.

About the speaker: Mathew Vis-Dunbar is a health sciences librarian with the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Mathew works with colleagues across the University to support and promote open, transparent research.

About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Click here to view a list of all talks offered in 2020 as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.

 


TI Webinar Series on "COVID19 – Finding a Treatment that Works"

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Srinivas Murthy, MD

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9th at 12 noon Pacific Time

WHERE: Remotely via Zoom

COST: FREE. Must register in order to attend. Everyone who registers will receive confirmation of registration by email and the link to join the webinar

REGISTRATION: [Click here to register]

CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 1.0You must register, attend the webinar and complete the evaluation in order to receive your certificate. 

PRESENTER: Dr. Srinivas Murthy is an infectious diseases and critical care physician at the University of British Columbia. His academic and clinical focus is on emerging infections and clinical care, and he is the principal investigator of a number of randomized clinical trials evaluating therapies for patients with COVID19. He is an active consultant with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization, and is a frequent contributor to national media in Canada and internationally on COVID19 related subjects.

CONNECTION DETAILS: The webinar will be conducted using Zoom. A meeting link will be sent out closer to the presentation date.

Please note that the webinar will begin promptly at the scheduled time. To attend you will have to use a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet or dial. If using a computer, we recommend the use of the Chrome browser or the Zoom app that can be obtained for free from the app store. If using a tablet or smartphone we recommend the use of the Zoom app that can be obtained for free from the app store. Click here to view a short (1 minute) video describing how you join the webinar. Or you can visit the Zoom Help Centre to look for answers to any technical questions or difficulties you may have.

Upon entering the webinar you will be muted and your webcam (if available) will be turned off; only the host and the presenter will be heard and seen; the presenter will also share their screen to show their slide presentation. To ensure the smooth running of the event, please do not turn on your microphone or webcam unless invited to do so by the host during the Q & A portion of the event. Questions can be submitted through the chat window at any time during the webinar; the host will screen the questions and ask the presenter to answer them during the Q & A portion of the event. Time permitting, after all the questions submitted through the chat window have been addressed, participants may also be allowed to turn on their microphone and ask questions during the Q & A portion of the event. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and all participants will be given access to the video recording, which will be posted after the event. 


ONLINE MODULES

Pearls for Immunization Practice

Online Module
This one-hour, self-directed online course provides updates on immunization practice in BC for practicing clinicians, and also serves as an introductory immunization course for clinicians new to immunization practice in BC.

Target audience: Family physicians and family practice residents as well as any other interested immunization providers: public health nurses, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, and interested students.

Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 3
Learn more and register >

UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development Program

Find courses relating specifically to the practice of rural medicine. Courses are available in various locations and may be accessed remotely. ​Learn more and register >

Rural Rounds Videoconference Series >
0800 - 0900, every first or second Thursday of the month.

5As of Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

Online Module

A course designed to enhance health care practitioners' ability to discuss and manage gestational weight with their patients. The 5As provides an office-based framework, and reviews its application to the health care setting.
Learn more and register >

Can My Patient Safely Drive on Long-term Opioid Medication?

Online Module
Designed for family physicians and specialists to facilitate the assessment of a patient's ability to drive safely on long-term opioid medication.
Learn more and register >

Educational Calendar: Rural Coordination Centre of BC

Find rural Continuing Professional Development courses through RCCbc's educational calendar >

Practice Support Program (PSP)

An initiative by the General Practice Services Committee, PSP provides practitioners with CME-accredited, physician-led learning modules that are interspersed with action periods, in which practitioners apply new skills to their practice. Visit the website to learn more and register. >