2019 Education Day: register now to save a spot in one of the engaging workshops

Non nocere: useful ideas and initiatives in the cause of patient safety

This year’s Education Day will focus on ideas, initiatives and practical tools that are effectively addressing a shared commitment to keep patients safe. Participants will enjoy plenary sessions, case studies, interactive workshops, and plenty of opportunity for dialogue.


Caring for patients with substance-use disorders: strategies for success

Having practised addiction medicine for over 20 years, Dr. Annabel Mead is well-suited to offer strategies for physicians caring for patients with substance-use disorders. She currently works as a consultant at St. Paul’s Hospital and is the director of the BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship training program. Dr. Mead’s workshop will use patient examples and include discussion of treatment planning, trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing.

So you think you've got consent? Going beyond the signature

Dr. Caryne Lessard is a physician advisor for the Canadian Medical Protective Association as well as a faculty lecturer at McGill University and a medical educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Lessard will cover the medical-legal perspective on patient consent. Her presentation will offer specifics on discussing consent with patients as well as documenting what was discussed.

Antibiotic resistance: what physicians can do about it

Dr. David Patrick is a respected public health leader, researcher, and educator with expertise in epidemiology and infectious diseases. He is the interim executive lead for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and his research is currently focused on antimicrobial resistance in Canada and around the world. He will speak on the current state of antibiotic use in the province and what physicians can do to combat antibiotic resistance.

Can on demand virtual health solutions in the rural ER influence health equity? Calling CODI!

Join Dr. John Pawlovich to explore how technology can increase patient safety and reduce anxiety and uncertainty for physicians in rural emergency rooms. Dr. Pawlovich has spent over twenty years of his practice focused on bringing innovative care to remote communities. He is telehealth sector lead for the Rural Coordination Center of BC and co-creator of CODI (Critical Outreach and Diagnostic Intervention), an app that connects rural health-care providers with on-demand access to specialists.


Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Full program and CPD details: Event page


Download the registration form here.