CME events: mark your calendars

Medical record keeping workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This course is primarily directed at family/general practitioners and other physicians providing primary care. The course is delivered in an interactive format using real case examples and simulated patient encounters to demonstrate the practice of effective clinical record keeping.

Pain and Suffering Symposium
Friday, March 7–Saturday, March 8, 2014

The 27th annual Pain and Suffering Symposium is presented by the Foundation for Medical Excellence in cooperation with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. This course is designed to assist clinicians in managing the most challenging of pain patient; patients with complex chronic pain.

Prescribers Course
April 25, 2014

Family physicians consistently rate prescribing for chronic pain amongst the most difficult areas of their professional lives. In a discipline where communication is the core skill set, talking to patients in realistic terms about the risks and benefits that attend the use of opioids, benzodiazepines and other potentially habituating medications challenges even the most seasoned practitioners. Participants in this intensive course will learn new approaches, primarily though interview simulations in small groups, supported by sympathetic, experienced, clinical teachers.

Save the date for the next Education Day – Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 is the date for the much-anticipated College Education Day, held again this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s theme – building a quality health system. More information is coming soon!

New online teaching module for using the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Visit or for information and to register for free.

This teaching module explores each of the five clusters of the guideline, highlighting treatment recommendations through case presentations and summaries, and includes many useful tools to help manage, assess, and monitor patients using opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.