This December, we announce several exciting events to take place in the new year. Discover more this month through our learning activities about new challenges and best practices for managing syphilis and other STIs, and Rounds dedicated to managing young febrile infants in the rural setting.
UBC CPD welcomes a new member to our administrative team and congratulates the recipients of the 2023 Faculty of Medicine awards.
Don’t miss the new guidelines for our Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program and our final call to apply for UBC CPD Resident Grant applications.
Health professionals are encouraged to participate in the development of new education on Alcohol Use Disorder by completing a short, anonymous survey by Jan. 3, 2024. Get involved and take the survey.
Updated course addresses new guidelines for Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment
The Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) approaches how to navigate opioid use disorder treatment as a family physician, specialist, nurse practitioner or pharmacist.
If you were registered in the previous version of POATSP, you will need to re-enroll based on latest updates in A Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder (2023).
Final call to apply for UBC CPD Residents Grants
The deadline to apply for the Educational Research Grants for Residents has been extended. UBC residents conducting and presenting research as part of graduation requirements are eligible and invited to apply. Grant recipients receive an honorarium of $500 to support educational research projects.
Brand new conference series to tackle work-life balance for practicing physicians
The new Practice Foundations: Surviving to Thriving virtual conference series, co-sponsored by UBC CPD and UBC Postgraduate Medical Education, will take place on Feb. 7 and Mar. 5, where practiced physicians will speak on improving work-life balance through all stages of practice. UBC medical residents are eligible for a discounted rate.
New webinar offers long-term care strategies for patients affected by pregnancy complications
Primary care providers are invited to participate in this new accredited webinar, What All Primary Care Providers Should Know: Managing Lifelong Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health Risks After Pregnancy Complications, offered by UBC CPD and the Perinatal Community of Practice.
Experts will discuss increased health risks from pregnancy complications and share practical strategies on lifelong care. Register to attend on Jan. 16 – questions are encouraged.
UBC CPD Personal Learning Plans now open to new learners – Don't miss this opportunity!
Registration for the Personal Learning Plans (PLP) is now open to new learners. New to rural practice physicians and International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians are eligible and invited to participate in this program.
New education for Alcohol Use Management in Primary Care
In partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, UBC CPD will create education for health professionals to implement evidence-based prevention, harm reduction and treatment interventions for high-risk drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in their scope of practice.
Health professionals are encouraged to participate in the development of new education about Alcohol Use Disorder by completing a short, anonymous survey by Jan. 3, 2024.
2023 Faculty of Medicine CPD Awards recipients
In case you missed the 2023 Faculty of Medicine CPD Awards Reception, we were pleased to recognize Dr. Ray Markham for earning the Award for Distinguished Service to CPD/CME and Patricia Birch as the recipient of the 2023 Award for Innovation in CPD/CME. Nominations for the 2024 CPD/CME Awards will open next summer – stay tuned with us on social media or sign up for our newsletter!
“It is a true honour to publicly recognize these individuals for their impactful contributions to the field in long-term Distinguished Service and outstanding Innovation to Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education.” – Dr. Brenna Lynn, Associate Dean of Continuing Professional Development
UBC CPD welcomes new Administrative Manager
Sunny Lee, Administrative Manager, will join UBC CPD this month to oversee the administrative team and support business operations.
Save the Date for the 18th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference
This year’s Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference, organized by UBC CPD and the UBC Department of Psychiatry, took place Sept. 28-29 and featured topics like new treatments for psychosis, mental health and Indigenous community care, ADHD across the age spectrum and more. Stay tuned for the next Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference to take place on Sept. 19-20, 2024.
This changed my practice
Palliative approach to care and serious illness conversations
A palliative approach to care and serious illness addresses and manages patients' and families' psychological, practical, social, spiritual and physical issues in line with their goals of care and helps prepare them for eventual life closure. Download the handout to help guide your serious illness conversations and read practical tips on how to implement this in your practice.
Can’t miss learning activities
Dec. 5 | Managing Syphilis and Other STIs: New Challenges and Best Practices
Join us for this accredited education session that brings together highly experienced public health and medical experts to address best practices for managing sexually transmitted infections.
Dec. 7 | Rural Rounds: Managing Young Febrile Infants in the Rural Setting
Join us for the next Rural Rounds session on managing young febrile infants in the rural setting with Dr. Navid Dehghani, aiming to engage rural healthcare providers in interactive Zoom presentations.
Get even more
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.