Jan 1 - The registration fee waiver criteria have changed
This will affect established professional meetings which historically charged no registration be but have commercial sponsorship ie.long standing meetings (ie. 32nd annual…) with commercial support present and no registration fee, a situation which is no longer permitted. Registration fees are required when an event is commercially sponsored. UBC CPD recommends charging a minimum registration of $100/day to offset real or perceived industry bias. See the UBC CPD Guidelines for Support 2016, sub-element 4.8 as other waiver criteria still apply for which your event may be elibigle.
Jan 1 - Submit sponsorship request letter and speaker letter with applications
Sponsorship request letters (including sponsor benefits) and speaker instruction letters are required to be submitted with applications. If your events has no commercial sponsorship then only the speaker letters are required.
Nov 1 - Paper and handwritten applications will no longer be accepted
We are going paperless, and penless. There are two ways to submit your applications now, but neither is paper/pen-based: Application
June 27 - Mainpro+ Changes in effect
View the new Mainpro+ application form and find out exactly what's changed: **MAINPRO+ **
June 1 - "To be advised" wording no longer permitted during review
Providers may not make any reference to the RCPSC, MOC Section 1, MOC Section 3, CFPC, or Mainpro+ before their program has received approval. Until an application has been approved, it is not permissible to indicate in your marketing and communications that credits have been granted, applied for, or pending. The statement "to be advised" is no longer permitted.
May 15 - New UBC CPD Commercial Support Guidelines released
The guiding principles pertaining to the commercial support of all UBC CPD Activities have been revised: Sponsorship
March 15 - Online application system upgraded - welcome Blitzen
Decision.io, our application review system, has teamed up with Blitzen to upgrade our form so it's easier to use - no login required! Your application will now have a unique identifier in the link which, once saved, allows you to return to your application later. You will additionally receive an email from Blitzen with this link and a copy of the application you save/submit (be sure to check this option).
Jan 14 - UBC CPD office move
Please be advised that on January 14th, 2016, UBC CPD moved offices. Our new address is:
Division of Continuing Professional Development
UBC Faculty of Medicine
Vancouver General Hospital
JPPN 3300 910 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver BC Canada V5Z 1M9
(Phone numbers will remain the same)
Aug 1 - UBC CPD Online Application System Opens
Check out our new online application system! The new system facilitates application submission and review by supporting tracking functions which allows for saving in-progress applications, year to year application archiving, and accessibility from multiple locations.
July 1 - New UBC CPD Application Review Fees in Effect
View the new UBC CPD Accreditation Review Fees
April 15 - Mainpro+ Launch Delayed
There has been a delay in Mainpro+ launch due to the complexities of development of the online credit reporting platform. It is expected to launch in June 2016 and until then everything is status quo.
Expected changes: Watch the CFPC's Mainpro+ video
Oct 15 - UBC CPD's Relationship with Industry Module Now Available
UBC CPD has developed a "Relationship with Industry Module" to help you discern what is relevant to include in your disclosure. Plus you get credit for completing the module! Value is 0.5 MOC Section 3 and 0.5 Mainpro+ credits
Try it out: tinyurl.com/CPD-RelationshipWithIndustry
Feb 1 - Disclosures of planning committee required to be submitted with applications
Signed disclosure forms of the planning committee must now be sent to UBC CPD along with your application. Speaker disclosure forms must still be collected, reviewed by your planning committee, and the information therein disclosed to your participants, but need not be submitted with your application.
Jan 1 - Mainpro-only applications please apply through the CPFC
UBC CPD only accepts new Mainpro applications in conjunction with MOC Section 1. For Mainpro-only credits please visit the College of Family Physicians of Canada and apply via their CERT+ application portal.