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March 2022 News

To help you stay on top of what’s new, we’re introducing monthly highlights to keep you informed of the latest CPD news, courses, conferences and eLearning.

This March, we’re addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Our learning activities cover topics such as COVID-19, mental health access and system capacity, anesthesiology, ultrasound techniques and pain management, to name a few. We’re also honoured to be the latest recipients of a CPD award, are about to launch new programs and are happy to announce newly-formed partnerships.



New partnership with Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec shares cross-provincial learning

In partnership, the Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec (FMSQ) and the University of British Columbia’s Division of CPD (UBC CPD) will share what we’ve learned during a co-hosted webinar on COVID-19 management. Coming to you from both provinces, expert panelists will share their experiences on Tuesday, Mar. 29. Read more.

Rural Peer Support Network (RPSN) launches three-part cultural safety education

Coaches and coachees enrolled in the RPSN coaching and mentoring programs can now register for a series of cultural safety sessions facilitated by Harley Eagle, MA, Indigenous facilitator (Dakota/Ojibwa). In this interactive workshop, participants will learn, reflect, and discuss systemic racism from Indigenous perspectives. Learn more.

Personal learning plans (PLP) receives 2021 CFPC CPD Program Award

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has announced the UBC CPD Personal Learning Plans has been selected to receive the 2021 CFPC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award. Learn more about this outstanding, personalized program.

CPD Updates

Supporting Cancer Survivors’ Return to Work update in French coming soon

Our newest eLearning course — online module for primary care providers interested in the support of the return-to-work (RTW) process of cancer survivors. Currently available in English. A French-language version of this eLearning activity will be made available at the end of March. View course details.

Now recruiting ten surgeons and anesthesiologists for coaching program

The UBC CPD Surgical coaching program is for specialist physicians (surgeons and anesthesiologists) to participate in peer-to-peer coaching interactions to enhance their practice in the operating room by pairing physician coachees with peer coaches. We’re currently recruiting 10 surgeons for this program. Learn more and contact us by Friday, March 18.

This changed my practice

Tokes in the throat: cannabis smoking-related harm in otolaryngology

Are you asking your patients about their cannabis use? Recent evidence shows cannabis smoke exposure increases the risk of oropharyngeal cancer in a dose-dependent manner and may also be associated with hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction, tinnitus and sinusitis. Read more.

Can’t miss learning activities

March 3–5 | 57th Annual Family Practice Review Conference

Connect with your colleagues online or in-person in Vancouver. This comprehensive review course offers an update of knowledge central to the practice of family medicine in both rural and urban settings. Committed to addressing everyday practical issues, speakers present equally on current and special areas of concern to primary health care professionals.


March 3–6 | 12th Annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit

This year’s Anesthesiology Summit features some of the field's top experts presenting on the latest science, best practices, and newest innovations in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. While the hotel accommodations are sold out, there’s still time to register for live, online attendance.


March 10 | Concurrent Disorders: “Access, Quality & Capacity” Free Virtual Conference

Join us online for keynote speakers, workshops and panel discussions to explore innovative solutions to improve mental health and substance care.


March 10 | Rural Rounds: Rural Acute and Chronic Pain Management

Up-to-date and relevant medical education for rural communities through interactive Zoom presentations with speaker Dr. Kurt Deschner and moderator Dr. Gordon Horner.


March 11 | Rural Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Rounds

The sessions are free and offer participants an opportunity to learn, ask questions and build a network of rural POCUS users across the province. Attend March 11 for Ultrasound-Guided Arthrocentesis with Dr. Daniel Kim.


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We serve our communities with variety of accredited professional development to meet the needs of rural and urban physicians across British Columbia and beyond. Learning activities are designed for family and specialist physicians, resident doctors, physical therapists, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners and specialized health care professionals.

Find eLearning, webinars, conferences and more available on the learning activities page.

Did you know? We’re building a library of eLearning courses provided in French.

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