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August 2023 news

In August, we’re celebrating the many collaborative partnerships we share with health organizations, authorities and committees to bring CPD solutions to life. Read more about our work on CBT Skills in a recent Doctors of BC article, learn our commitment to rural and remote health in our work with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC and join us at events created with WorkSafeBC.  

Climate change and extreme heat are top of mind this time of year. Visit our resources related to climate action, a shared focus this month with stories from the Faculty of Medicine Pathways.  

This month, we’ve re-launched an eLearning module on perinatal depression and anxiety, launched rural learning on pediatric dermatology and announced a new November session for the popular Rural POCUS Rounds. We also invite you to read why it’s important to assess iron deficiency for all patients admitted for acute heart failure in the latest TCMP article and remind you to book your fall conference events and accommodations before spots fill.  

If you or someone in your network is interested in becoming a part of our team, check our careers page for two new postings. 




Integrating equity, diversity, and inclusion in mental health care through collaborative partnerships  

Doctors of BC have recently highlighted our work in partnership with the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCC), The CBT Skills Groups Society, the Vancouver Division of Family Practice (VDoFP) and Shared Care Committee (SCC) on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

We’re proud of this collaboration and remain committed to developing CBT skills — supporting physicians with their own mental well-being through evidence-based self-management strategies.  

Read the article by Doctors of BC.

Partnerships foster a healthier rural BC — Embracing RCCbc's vision  

Recognizing the crucial role that partnerships play in meeting the evolving needs of a complex health-care system, we are proud to partner with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) in their mission to build a healthier rural British Columbia.  

Read their recently published annual report to learn more.

Highlighting events in partnership with WorkSafeBC   

Discover the upcoming events and eLearning module in collaboration with WorkSafeBC. Enhance workplace health and safety, learn from experts in occupational medicine and explore the power of collaboration for better patient care and successful return-to-work experiences. 

Learn more and join: 

From climate worry to climate action  

Climate anxiety is on the rise. UBC researchers are at the forefront of understanding this growing phenomenon — and developing strategies to help people cope. Read the latest article from the Faculty of Medicine Pathways Magazine.  

For educational resources on climate action for health professionals, see our recent recording: Climate Change: Understanding and Managing the Significant Health Impacts of Extreme Heat Events. 

Motivational interviewing tips to encourage healthier lifestyles  

Learn more about supporting healthy behavior changes with our accredited eLearning, Motivational Interviewing and visit UBC CPD on Instagram for more bite-sized learning.  

Education Bites - Motivational Interviewing

CPD Updates

Recently enhanced Not Just the Blues: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety eLearning is now available  

We’re excited to introduce the enhanced Not Just the Blues: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety eLearning course. Explore common risk factors, screening and evidence-based treatments through interactive content. Gain confidence in routine screening and make a difference in the lives of parents and children. 

Deepen your understanding of maternal mental health care.

Pediatric DERMES Rounds for rural health professionals just launched 

Rural health professionals in BC, mark your calendars — Pediatric DERMES Rounds opened registrations! Designed to empower and enhance your pediatric dermatology knowledge. From Oct. 11 to 27, weekly sessions will run every Wednesday and Friday. Benefit from didactic presentations and intriguing cases submitted by dermatology and pediatric colleagues in BC. Gain valuable insights on managing atopic dermatitis, acne, viral infections, bacterial infections and infestations and birthmarks.  

Join the series of free virtual interactive sessions.

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Rural Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Rounds adds additional session 

A new session has been added to the Rural POCUS Rounds fall lineup. On Nov. 17, join Dr. Oron Frenkel for Ultrasound Guided MSK Injections.  

Now hiring Instructional Designer and Conference Services Coordinator 

The UBC CPD team is seeking two new members for our Creative Learning and Conference portfolios. If you or your network has interest and experience in adult education in a health-care environment, with experience designing and creating learning experiences or managing complex events, read the job descriptions for Interactive Designer and Conference Services Coordinator.

Apply soon — positions close Aug. 6 and 10. Get more details on our Careers page.

This Changed My Practice

Identifying and treating iron deficiency in patients hospitalized for heart failure 

Heart failure is the third leading cause of hospitalization in Canada and leads to readmission in 1 in 5 patients within 30 days after discharge. Iron deficiency (with or without anemia) is an important comorbidity in patients with HF and is associated with worse outcomes. Learn why it’s important to assess iron deficiency for all patients admitted for acute HF. 

Read the TCMP article and earn credits.

Can’t miss learning activities

Aug. 25 | Rural POCUS Rounds: Pediatric MSK

Join Dr. Kevin Fairbairn on Friday, Aug. 25, for a talk on Pediatric MSK Ultrasound. 


Sept. 21–24 | 21st Annual St. Paul's Emergency Medicine Update 

Join this year’s conference at the Whistler Conference Centre for four days of networking, emergency medicine education and fun in the mountains. We've taken your feedback and have plenty of new topics to cover, as well as some favorites. 

Early bird rate ends Aug. 29!


Sept. 28–29 | Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference 2023 

We are excited to welcome a world-class lineup of experts for this year’s program. International and local speakers will share their expertise on a range of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology topics. 

Early bird rates end Aug. 21!


Any Time | Caring for Back and Neck Pain Arising from Soft Tissue Injuries 

This online course highlights a team approach to providing better therapeutic care and effective recovery promotion following post-motor vehicle accidents.


Any Time | Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP) 

CAMP fosters peer support in rural practitioner networks to strengthen your practice, increase your confidence and connect you with other physicians. You may connect with a coach virtually or in-person in your community, regional centre, or higher volume centre. 



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We offer a variety of accredited learning activities to serve the needs of rural and urban physicians across British Columbia and beyond. Specialist topics and learning designed for resident doctors, physical therapists, midwives, nurses and nurse practitioners serve our communities with continuing professional development.

Find eLearning, webinars, conferences and more available on the learning activities page.

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