Practice Survival Skills 2018 Conference #PSSmed

Practice Survival Skills 2018 Conference #PSSmed

What I Wish I Knew in My First Years of Practice

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Specialists, Locums, IMGs, Residents, physicians new to BC, physicians working in episodic care settings.

Course Format: Plenary sessions, interactive small group workshops, job fair & networking reception
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver BC
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This 11th annual conference will emphasize practical, non-clinical knowledge crucial for your career: advanced billing, MSP audits, medico-legal report-writing, job finding, RACE line, federal tax changes, practice pitfalls, and internet resources. Join us at the end of the day for a Job Fair & Reception to network with colleagues and make career connections!

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0730 Basic Billing Workshop (breakfast included) - this will not cover GPSC billings Dr. Tracy Monk

- Describe the basics of office fee-for-service billing
- Discover common billings that FPs miss
0830 Breakfast & Registration
0900 Opening Remarks & Welcome Dr. Noa Mallek
0905 What FPs and Specialists Need to Know About the RACE Line Ms. Margot Wilson 
0915 A Sure Thing: How Federal Tax Changes Will Affect You and Your Practice Mr. Alphil Guilaran
0935 The Three Mistakes Doctors Make in Work-Related Care Dr. Alfredo Tura 
0955 Legalized Cannabis is Coming: Are You Ready, Doctor? Dr. Mark Kimmins
1025 Question & Answer Period
1040 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1100 Practice Pitfalls: Privacy & Electronic Communication with Patients Dr. Heather O’Donnell
1115 Digital is Forever: Protecting Your Professional Reputation Mr. Ben Baker
1140 Dollars and Sense: Preparing for an MSP Audit Dr. Shiroy Dadachanji 
1220 Question & Answer Period
1230 Lunch (provided) & exhibits
1315 Small Group Workshops I (choose 1)
A The Pearls of Medico-Legal Report Writing from a Doctor’s and A Lawyer’s Perspective Dr. Gurdeep Parhar & Mr. Robert Marcoux (FPS/SPECIALISTS)
B Advanced Billing for Family Physicians Dr. Eric Cadesky (FPS)
C Specialist Billing Dr. Lorne Verhulst (SPECIALISTS)
D Rural Locums - How They Work and Why You Need to Do One Dr. James Card (FPS)
1415 Travel time to next workshop
1425 Small Group Workshops II (choose 1)
E Licensing, Billing, and Credentialing in BC: Essentials for Residents Dr. Stephanie Wise (FPS/SPECIALISTS)
F Advanced Billing for Family Physicians Dr. Eric Cadesky (FPS)
G The Pearls of Medico-Legal Report Writing from a Doctor’s and a Lawyer’s Perspective Dr. Gurdeep Parhar & Mr. Robert Marcoux (SPECIALISTS)
H  MD Parents Drs. Serena Verma, Sian Spacey, Christine Singh (FPS/SPECIALISTS)
1525 Refreshment Break & Networking Job Fair
1615 Small Group Workshops III (choose 1)
I  Locums 101 Dr. Pavel Glaze (FPS)
J Rural Locums - How They Work and Why You Need to Do One Dr. James Card (FPS)
K Finding a Job—Specialists Dr. Nicole Todd (SPECIALISTS)
L Being Smart About Starting Your Own Clinic Dr. Aaron Childs (FPS/SPECIALISTS)
1715 Complete evaluations; conference ends


Save $10 by registering online:
By May 16: $209
After May 16: $219
By May 16: $89
After May 16: $99
The above resident rates are partially subsidized by the UBC Post Graduate Office. Up to 75 residents can register using these discounted rates. Once these spots have been filled, residents must pay the physician rate. Proof of resident status (hospital ID, letter from your supervisor) must be provided on-site.
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