Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice


September 26, 2018 - SNO AGM

Laughter IS the best medicine!

Be it resolved that The Debaters Live comedy show will entertain and liven up our eighth Annual General Meeting on September 26th. Award-winning comedian and hilarious host Steve Patterson and two stand-up comics will entertain us with an exhilarating exchange of razor-sharp wit and meticulously crafted, up-to-the-moment social commentary.

The Debaters Live features some of the popular format heard on The Debaters radio program, a program created and produced by Richard Side, which has been entertaining its large and loyal audience on CBC Radio One for over 12 years.

We invite you and a guest to join us for a social and fun-filled evening as we enjoy our time together and overdose on the best possible medicine - laughter.

Date:  Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time:  5:30 p.m. - Appies and cash bar
           6:00 p.m. - AGM
           7:00 p.m. - Dinner with the show to follow

Location:  Prestige Hotel, Vernon, BC

Group transportation will be provided from Salmon Arm to Vernon.  Let us know if you will be joining us on the bus.

RSVP to no later than September 12, 2018.

September 29, 2018 - Trans Care Workshop

** Please note that this date has changed **

Trans Care BC is offering a training session in the Vernon region for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners seeking to increase competencies providing care for transgender individuals.

The Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice has provided funding support for this important initiative. We are seeking CME Accreditation for this training - to be confirmed.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
9 am - 4:30 pm
Vernon Prestige Hotel
Lunch, coffee, tea and snacks provided

There is no fee for this training; sessional time will be paid.

To Register:
Please register no later than Monday, September 24.

Learning Objectives:

Introduction to Gender Affirming Practice (Part 1)

  • Trans and gender diverse key concepts, terminology, and unique considerations
  • Trans Care BC overview
  • Best practices and policies in creating trans inclusive services
  • Non-binary practice
  • Local resource mapping

Advanced Primary Care for Trans and Gender Diverse People (Part 2)

  • Basics of trans competent primary care including historical context, current best practices and the gender affirming approach to care
  • Hormone readiness assessment
  • Hormone therapy - initiation/titration, monitoring, managing side effects
  • Screening and preventative care
  • Supporting patients seeking gender-affirming surgery
  • Resources, support

October 19 - 21, 2018 - Second Annual Residential Care Refresher - Vernon

Registration is now open for the 2nd Residential Care Refresher Conference, taking place October 19 – 21, 2018. Bring your family and enjoy the amenities at our new location; the Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon, BC!

Residential Care Refresher
Oct 19-21 (Fri-Sun) | Predator Ridge Resort | Vernon BC
Target audience:
 family physicians, geriatric psychiatrists, nurse managers, nurse practitioners, allied health, social workers, pharmacists, administrators/managers, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, anyone involved with and interested in residential care
Up to 15.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1


  • Patient voices in residential care – perspectives to share
  • Senior-friendly ER with a residential focus
  • Managing infections and traumatic brain injury in long-term care
  • PANEL: Medical assistance in dying in residential care
  • Practical approaches to deprescribing
  • Influenza management
  • Register

    Thursday night Keynote Dinner Presentation:

  • Using Managed Risk to Deliver Patient-Centred Care
    Dr. Keren Wilson Brown, Founder and Senior Advisor, Concepts in Community Living
    PH: 1-888-578-6688
    T: 1-250-542-3436

    Sparkling Hills Resort is also offering a discounted room rate of $279 per night plus taxes on a space-available basis for conference attendees. The rate is valid Oct 17 - 22 inclusive. Use Promo Code: UBC2018.

    Toll-Free 1.877.275.1556

    Upon completion, Salmon Arm SNO member registration fees only will be reimbursed through the Reverted CME funds.

    Upon completion, Vernon SNO member registration fees only will be reimbursed with GPSC Residential Care Initiative CME funds.

    Predator Ridge Resort
    301 Village Centre Place
    Vernon, British Columbia  V1H 1T2
    Discount room rates start at $142/night + taxes. Rates do not include parking. Group Code: “Residential Care Refresher.” Group rate available until Aug 27, 2018.