Practice Survival Skills Conference #PSSmed

Practice Survival Skills 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
The AMS Nest (UBC)
6133 University Blvd
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MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION!! Join us this year at the AMS Nest on Campus - be sure not to go downtown to Robson Square!

Once again we will emphasize practical, non-clinical knowledge crucial for your career: advanced billing, MSP audits, medico-legal report-writing, job finding, practice pitfalls, internet resources, and many more. Join us as well for a Job Fair & Reception to network with colleagues and make career connections!

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Sat Jun 15 click to expand agenda

0800 Breakfast & Registration 
0830 Welcome & Opening Remarks | Dr. Noa Mallek
0835 Fill-Bill-Code: The Top 10 Billing Forms You Will Encounter | Dr. Daniel Ngui
0905 Medico-Legal Risks and Obligations of New Grads and Locums | Dr. Caryn Lessard
1025 Question Period
1035 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1100 Incorporation | Mr. Alphil Guilaran
1130 Are You Ever Not a Doctor? Pitfalls of Digital Communication | Dr. Gurdeep Parhar
1200 Preparing for an MSP Audit | Dr. Shiroy Dadachanji
1230 Question Period
1245 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
1330 Small Group Workshops (choose 1)
A) FP Locums | TBC
B) How to Choose the Perfect Practice | Dr. Carolyn Feeley
C) The Pearls of Medico-Legal Report Writing from a Doctor's Perspective | Dr. Gurdeep Parhar 
D) Financial Planning for a New Grad | Mr. Alphil Guilaran
1430  Travel time to next workshop
E) The Pearls of Medico-Legal Report Writing from a Doctor's Perspective | Dr. Gurdeep Parhar 
F) I'm an MD & I Need A Job! Finding a Job - Specialists | Dr. Kevin Lee
G) Insurance Planning and Negotiated Benefits Under the PMA for New-to-Practice Physicians - Ms. Erin Connors
H) Pathways: All About Referrals and Cool Point of Care Tools | Dr. Tracy Monk
1540 Refreshment Break & Networking Job Fair
I) Advanced Billing for Family Physicians (runs until 6pm) | Dr. Tracy Monk
J) On-Call and Hospital Billing | Dr. Graham Wong
K) Financial Planning for a New Grad | Mr. Alphil Guilaran
L) A How-To On Obtaining Licensing, MSP#s, and Credentialing | Dr. Noa Mallek
1730 Complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Thu. May 2, 2019 | Add to calendar +

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Physicians EXTENDED until May 2/19: $189
Physicians until May 16/19: $219
Physicians after May 16/19: $229
Residents EXTENDED until May 2/19: $89
Residents until May 16/19: $99
Residents after May 16/19: $109
The resident rate has been partially subsidized by the UBC Post Graduate Office. The first 75 residents to register will receive the resident rates posted above; once this limit has been reached, residents must pay the full physician rate. Residents must provide proof of resident status onsite. 
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