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What’s New

March 2023

We’re highlighting some great mental health medical education on a variety of specialized topics throughout March for health professionals across the province. It’s also National Nutrition Month — a great time to learn about the new pediatric nutrition guidelines.  

The newest FPON webinar on the subject of lung cancer has just launched and we also invite you to read our latest TCMP article on ceiling doses of ketorolac and ibuprofen in acute pain management. 

If you’re a rural physician looking to get involved in rurally focused program development, leadership coaching and mentoring, we’re calling on you to submit your interest to work with UBC CPD as a subject matter expert.

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UBC CPD puts emphasis on mental health education with several popular events and modules  

Several mental-health focused events this March for health professionals across the province.   

Concurrent disorders

Experts converge at the 3rd Annual BC Concurrent Disorders Conference to address mental health and substance use on March 9. This free event highlights Best and Promising Practices: Understanding and Celebrating the Emerging Practices in Concurrent Disorders in BC, Canada and Globally with expert speakers and talks from those with lived experience.

Women's mental health

The theme for the Eighth Annual Women's Health Research Symposium: Advancing women’s mental health through research. Join this in-person and virtual event on March 9.   

Mental health crisis in Rural ERs

For rural practitioners, the March Rural and Virtual Health Grand Rounds begins a new series with Rural ER Care for Youth and Mental Health Patients in Crisis. Join the first session on March 30 and register for all three Thursday morning offerings.  

Hot topics in mental health

We end the month with the Hot Topics in Mental Health conference on March 31. Now offered in a virtual format, this event features expert speakers sharing practical tips and resources relevant to your daily medical practice.  

Mental health eLearning

Online modules covering post-traumatic stress, perinatal depression and anxiety, and mental health in primary care are also available any time.

Check out the full line-up of mental health learning opportunities.  

New FPON Webinar: Lung Cancer Screening and Suspected Lung Cancer in Primary Care

The latest free FPON Webinar has been launched for March 16. Participants will gain the knowledge to summarize current lung cancer screening recommendations, identify presenting signs and symptoms of lung cancer, cite appropriate investigations for suspected lung cancer and describe potential management options. 

Enhance your skills and knowledge in lung cancer management. 

CPD Updates

UBC CPD seeks subject matter experts for rural program development

Rural physicians with interest or experience in teaching, mentoring or instructional design are invited to support the development of rural CPD programs through leadership, content development, subject matter expertise, coaching and mentoring, and other collaborations.  

Get involved in Rural CPD. 

This Changed My Practice

Ceiling doses of ketorolac and ibuprofen in acute pain management by Dr. John van Bockxmeer, Dr. Vishal Varshney and Anthony Lau, PharmD 

‘NSAID ceiling’ doses should typically be at a maximum dose of 400 mg oral ibuprofen TID with meals and 10 mg intramuscular ketorolac. Try to limit NSAID use to a 5-day window when possible and reassess.  

Read the latest TCMP article and earn credits.

Can’t miss learning activities

March 1 | Spring Dermatology Review Virtual Series 2023

This popular lecture series offers practical pearls for managing common dermatology concerns in your practice. Sessions are designed to be short, engaging and applicable to primary care practitioners across BC. 


March 2–5 | 13th Annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit 

Featuring some of the field's top experts presenting on the latest science, best practices, and newest innovations in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. Join us in Whistler, BC.  


March 3 | Rural POCUS Rounds: Third Trimester Ultrasound: What POCUS can and cannot do 

Dr. Andrew Kotaska, a generalist obstetrician/gynecologist will talk on third trimester ultrasound. Learn to describe the utility of fetal surveillance methods, discuss what POCUS can do and list what POCUS cannot do. 


March 4 | UBC Respiratory Medicine Update 2023

This comprehensive annual update is hosted by the UBC Division of Respiratory Medicine and features respiratory updates with renowned local speakers. This one-day event offers a thoughtfully curated agenda designed to meet your learning needs.  


March 7 | Illicit Drug Toxicity Crisis: Prevention and Management Strategies for Optimal Patient Care  

Highly experienced and knowledgeable public health and medical experts will share best practices and answer your questions about managing patients who may be at risk for illicit drug toxicity. Don’t miss this free webinar.  


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.

February 2023 News

February is a month of renewal for UBC CPD. We’re launching our 2023-2027 Strategic Plan to further our mission and advance our vision for optimal health for everyone through continuing professional development. Whether you’re new to UBC CPD or have been a learner or partner for some time, we hope you find the solutions and learning activities you’re looking for.
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December 2022 News

This month, we’re excited to open registration for Nawh whu'nus'en — We See in Two Worlds: Trauma Sensitive Practices for Collectively Healing in Relationship and the Hot Topics in Mental Health conference in a new format. We’re also welcoming a new Education Manager to our Strategic Projects and Partnerships (SPP) team. As 2022 comes to a close, we hope you find time to unwind over the festive season and look forward to connecting and collaborating with you in 2023.
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November 2022 News

November is a month of celebrations for UBC CPD. We start the month celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous Pathway program and recognize the recipients of the recognize the recipients of the recently announced Awards for Innovation and Service in CPD. Big congratulations to UBC’s Rural CPD Coaching and Mentoring Program (CAMP) team for receiving the 2022 CFPC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award.
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January 2023 News

Happy New Year! We’re welcoming the new year with a slate of brand-new learning activities. Check out the latest about pediatric nutrition, midwifery documentation, youth health and vaccination recommendations for adolescents and adults. 2023 kicks off another busy conference season with several popular events early this year, so make sure to register before you miss your chance.
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September 2022 News

This September is a dynamic month for UBC CPD as many of our popular events and series return for the fall. This month we feel honored to be awarded the first prize for the physical poster at Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) 2022 conference. We are also preparing to launch a brand-new eLearning course – Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections: Barriers to Screening. Finally, we are excited to have two new co-op students join us this fall.
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Did you know? March is National Nutrition Month. Check out our new eLearning course Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines Online Course

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