#RealityCheckup: register now to save a spot in one of the exciting Education Day workshops

Register now for the much-anticipated College Education Day, held again this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, September 14, 2018. 

With guidance and insight from experienced, engaging experts, this year’s theme aims to address a selection of complex topics, from the importance of cultural humility to combating anti-science myths. Join colleagues to explore these and other confounding issues facing physicians today.

The program includes plenary sessions, case studies and interactive workshops for an all-encompassing educational experience and an opportunity for deep reflection on these ongoing challenges.


Harnessing the electronic medical record to enhance patient experience

Join Dr. Bill Clifford to examine the impact of the EMR on patient experiences. Dr. Clifford is a family physician and chief medical information officer for Northern Health with a long-standing interest in eHealth tools. In this session, he will discuss tips for optimizing the benefits of electronic tools in the clinic and challenge physicians to see the EMR as a patient engagement tool, rather than an obstacle.

Privacy obligations for practising physicians: emerging legal challenges and how to manage them

Mr. Daniel Reid is an associate at Harper Grey LLP who focuses on defamation and privacy, insurance litigation, and health. In this workshop, he will present on privacy obligations in medical practice today, including risks to privacy that are often unrecognized, and best practices for handling a privacy breach should it occur.

BC providers’ perspectives on MAiD

Having set up a MAiD referral service and provided MAiD for eligible patients since June 2016, Dr. Jonathan Reggler and Dr. Tanya Daws are uniquely suited to provide a BC perspective on medical assistance in dying. Dr. Reggler and Dr. Daws are both currently practising in the Comox Valley and work with Dying With Dignity Canada to help improve access to MAiD. In this workshop, they will share MAiD case studies, resources, and personal reflections.

Standards, guidelines, conventions and collaborative decision-making—reconciling competing obligations in medical practice

Dr. Steven Bellemare, senior physician advisor for the Canadian Medical Protective Association, has delivered over 250 risk management presentations to medical audiences across the country. His workshop will address the challenges physicians face when standards and policies seem to conflict with what the patient needs or wants. Using clinical vignettes, Dr. Bellemare will discuss navigating the often-complicated world of medical policies and procedures while providing the best possible patient care.

Registration for these sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis according to room capacity. Register now to ensure a seat in your top choices.

For more information, see the event page and the program

CPD credits

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.