Bob Bluman received his MD from the University of British Columbia and completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at McGill University (CCFP). He has been in active family practice for the past 32 years and is a Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice. He has been a Preceptor in the Family Medicine Residency Program since July 2001. He was the Course Coordinator for the Post-Graduate Review in Family Medicine from 1986-1992 and for the Pediatric and Adolescent Refresher for General Practitioners from 1992 to 2001.
Dr. Bluman served as the Assistant Dean, Continuing Professional Development from 2003 to 2011 and was the UBC CPD Medical Director, Special Projects from 2011 to 2015 when he assumed the role of Acting Associate Dean, CPD during Dr. Brenna Lynn's maternity leave. Dr. Bluman is currently the Executive Medical Director of UBC CPD. In addition to participating in the planning, development, organization and implementation of various CME/CPD programs, he has taken the lead in the development of the Commercial Support Guidelines document which has been submitted and passed by the Faculty Executive Committee. He was also the Chair of the Canadian Standing Committee on the CPD Industry Relations Working Group and lead for the development and publication of a national Position Paper on the role of industry in university-based CME/CPD which was endorsed by the Canadian Council of Faculty of Medicine Deans. Dr. Bluman was involved in the initiation of the “ThisChangedMyPractice” educational web resource, BC Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP) for IMGs, CME on the Run! Conference and the Rural CPD Outreach Program (RCPD). He currently has a particular interest in self directed learning, cancer screening and patient self management. His research activities include his role as the Principal Investigator of large scale BC wide CME/CPD needs assessments. Dr. Bluman actively works with many provincial and national stakeholders to optimize CME/CPD delivery to physicians.