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.

A health-care system purpose-built for all patients—elusive pipe dream or emerging reality? – 2014 Education Day

Friday, September 26, 2014

Save 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, will focus on examples of physicians and others engaged in initiatives that are making health care safer and better.

Confirmed presenters are:

  • D. Douglas Cochrane, MD, FRCSC
    Chair and Provincial Patient Safety & Quality Officer, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
  • Ross Berringer, MD D(ABEM), MCFP(EM)
    Physician Risk Manager, Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • Steven Lewis
    President, Access Consulting Ltd.
    Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

More information will be available in the coming weeks.

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

Visit or for more information and 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.

Explore UBC CPD’s brand new website and join the email list to learn more about CPD events

UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) delivers a broad range of high quality, relevant and credible CME/CPD activities such as conferences, workshops, webinars, video conferencing, and mentoring to support the physician’s varied learning needs and revalidation requirements. UBC CPD would like to improve its communications by inviting physicians to join its email list and explore the new website at

Join the email list and receive:

  • tailored notices of accredited innovative CME/CPD  to meet the physician’s specific learning needs
  • free accredited CME/CPD activities such as online programs (i.e. webinars, journal clubs) and special workshops
  • monthly “QUICK LINKS” email which summarizes upcoming CME events with direct links for more information and registration
  • free article every two weeks from their UBC CPD’s award-winning online educational initiative, This Changed My Practice (TCMP) (—TCMP is a made-in-BC resource with a vision to deliver quick practicing changing tips, clinical pearls, and summarized clinical studies relevant to BC physicians
  • advance notice of conferences and other CME events so physicians can take advantage of early-bird rates

UBC CPD has adopted a policy to reduce paper waste in order to move towards a green strategy and avoid faxing physicians’ offices. UBC CPD promises not to share, disclose or abuse private email information with the option to unsubscribe from the list at any time.

To get on the email list is extremely easy—sign up online, email, or call 604-875-5101.

Visit the website (

UBC CPD has launched an improved website, offering physicians an easier and faster navigating experience. The new site features advanced search filters and includes a comprehensive icon-based view of categories making it much easier to navigate CME/CPD courses and programs to meet physicians’ learning needs. Icon-based navigation is also used to help readers find program information directly from a drop-down menu. The website can be easily viewed on mobile devices including tablets and smartphones, and offers the following new features:

  • event search by topic, date, location, cost, specialty, area of medical practice, or credit type
  • calendar and map views for courses
  • icon grid view by category
  • “add to calendar” feature for event dates and early bird deadlines
  • concise content to improve ease of use for the busy practitioner