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July 2022 News

This July, the UBC CPD team is working on enhancements, reflections, virtual course improvements and new program launches for the fall. We have celebrated a successful first-time-ever webinar on climate change and we’re excited to be developing an even bigger conference in October. We are also enhancing the online course Preventing Food Allergies in Infants: Early Introduction to Allergenic Solids.

Other updates include hiring a Conference Services Coordinator and a deadline extension of nominations for CPD awards. Get those nominations in!

We’re also calling on Faculty of Medicine’s clinical faculty to submit applications to the mentoring program by Aug. 1. 

Finally, we invite you to stay connected with us and get the latest updates through our social media channels.



First of its kind – Climate Change: Understanding and Managing the Significant Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke webinar

Our first webinar on the topic of Climate Change: Understanding and Managing the Significant Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke took place in May and was a success! Thank you to our participants for taking time for this important subject matter and for sharing fantastic feedback with us: 

“Honestly, I was not sure what to expect, but I came away from this quite inspired and wanting to do more to help myself and my patients and community,” one participant says.

As a topic of growing importance, save the date for The Climate Emergency Virtual Conference 2022 on Oct. 29.

Feedback received! Preventing Food Allergies in Infants: Early Introduction to Allergenic Solids – Course enhancement

Health-care providers play an essential role in increasing caregiver confidence in introducing allergenic foods. Our free online course, Preventing Food Allergies in Infants: Early Introduction to Allergenic Solids, is undergoing enhancements and will relaunch in mid-July. 

Improvements include adding answers to the questions we have received from participants and expanding the number of resources within the course. These new resources take into account different cultural considerations and food insecurities that may exist among families. 

Learn more about this course and sign-up. 

Ten years of CME on the Run!

CME on the Run! is celebrating its tenth year. Sign-up for this popular series now for early bird prices. CME on the Run! is for health- care professionals who want short, focused sessions designed to keep you informed and engaged. 

“Excellent format with multiple short sessions focusing on different subjects – I will be able to take something from each presentation into my day-to-day practice,” one participant says about this award-winning professional development.

The upcoming series will continue online, giving you the most flexibility. Get ready for Fall 2022 by registering for CME on the Run! 

Clinical Faculty Mentoring – open for applications

Applications are now open for UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty to apply to our popular mentoring program. This fourth cohort will run September 2022 to April 2023. Read more about the Clinical Faculty Mentoring program and apply by Aug. 1.

CPD Updates

CPD Awards nomination deadline extended until July 8 

Great news! The opportunity to recognize your colleagues for their commitment and innovation to CPD has been extended to July 8.  Read more about awards for innovation and service in CPD and nominate a colleague today.

Hiring Conference Services Coordinator 

UBC CPD is looking for a Conference Services Coordinator to deliver more in-person and virtual programming to health professionals. Someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is tech-savvy and can balance conferences occurring simultaneously will be an excellent fit for this role. Share this role with someone you know to apply by July 12. 

New Project Manager joins Strategic Projects and Partnerships team

Charlotte Humphries will begin her new role as Project Manager overseeing the International Medical Graduate programs with the Strategic Projects and Partnerships team this July. Charlotte has been with UBC for ten years and brings a wealth of experience engaging with stakeholders, designing programs, workshops and modules, and conducting needs assessments. Welcome Charlotte!

Rural team welcomes new team member

Shahnaz Kabir will begin in the role of Administrative Assistant on the UBC CPD rural team in the first week of July. Shanaz joins us with more than 20 years of experience in administration in the non-profit sector, is multilingual and enjoys working with others. We know our rural community partners and learners will welcome working with Shahnaz in the days to come. 

This Changed My Practice

Mitigating the climate impact of asthma therapy

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting nearly 3.8 million Canadians. Inhaler therapy is the backbone of treatment. Read how to change your practice to optimize patient care and planetary health by considering the climate impact of prescribing choices while continuing to provide high-quality, evidence-based, lower cost, patient-centered asthma care. Read the latest TCMP article. 

Can’t miss learning activities

Anytime | Strengthening Kangaroo Care for Preterm Infants in British Columbia

Are you aware that Kangaroo Care has been shown to improve preterm infant growth and development with physiologic and immunologic benefits? Learn more about Kangaroo Care as a standard of care for preterm infants and parent-infant skin-to-skin contact.


Anytime | Perinatal Substance Use

The aim of this program is to provide education and support for evidence-based, patient-centred, trauma-informed and culturally-safe care for a pregnant person who experiences substance use and for a newborn exposed to substances during pregnancy.


Anytime | Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers

This online module for health care providers covers a variety of topics on recreational and medical cannabis, including legal status, types of cannabis, benefits and risks, and evidence-based recommendations. 


Anytime | Motivational Interviewing

Supporting healthy behaviour change in families can be challenging, but there are things you can do to make your conversations with families more productive. This online course introduces a collaborative, patient-centered style of communication that can help strengthen personal motivation to change.


Get even more

We serve our communities with a variety of accredited professional development to meet the needs of rural and urban physicians across British Columbia and beyond. Learning activities are designed for family and specialist physicians, resident doctors, physical therapists, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners and specialized health-care professionals.

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

Did you know? July 5 is National Injury Prevention Day. Neck and back pain arising from soft tissue injuries are common in North America. Learn how to effectively promote recovery and prevent persistent back and neck pain.

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