External CPD/CME

Links to other CPD education, including education from UBC departments and Grand Rounds.

External CPD  |  Grand Rounds  |  CME by UBC Departments

Other CPD/CME events

UBC Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Simulation) Courses
Part 1 Courses: 
VANCOUVER: Oct 24–27, 2019 & Apr 16–19, 2020 & Oct 22–25, 2020 (Thu–Sun)  
BURLINGTON: Apr 30–May 3, 2020 (Thu–Sun)  
Part 2 Courses (must have completed Part 1): 
VANCOUVER:  Feb 21–23, 2020 & Feb 28–Mar 1, 2020 (Fri–Sun)
SASKATCHEWAN: Jun 5–7, 2020 (Fri–Sun) 
Review and Advanced Training Courses (must have completed Parts 1 & 2): 
VANCOUVER: Sep 13–14, 2019 & Mar 27–28, 2020 & Sep 18–19, 2020 (Fri–Sat)
Target audience: family physicians, physiotherapists
Up to 22.0 Mainpro+ (Part 1); Up to 16.0 Mainpro+ (Part 2); Up to 8.75 Mainpro+ (Review)
Application for Approval: https://ubcgunnimsmembers.com/gunn-ims-course-listings/  (download and submit)

Quality Improvement for Physicians – 1-day training
http://medicalstaff.vch.ca/working-for-change/vch-phc-plqi/ OR https://www.phcmedstaff.ca/resource-centre/physician-led-quality-improvement-initiative-intake-opening/
Sep 11 (Wed) or Oct 8 (Tues) or Nov 13 (Wed) | Holiday Inn | Vancouver BC
Target audience: physicians
Up to 6.5 MOC Section 1/Mainpro+ Group Learning credits
Register: https://forms.gle/KeRLEcZxzNyRiRWG9

WorkSafeBC’s Not Just a Prescription Pad session: A Multimodal Approach to Chronic non-cancer Pain Management
Sep 12 (Thu) | The Bavarian Inn Restaurant | Terrace BC
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents & students
Up to 2.5 MOC Section 1/Mainpro+ Group Learning credits 
Register: https://events.eply.com/NotJustaPrescriptionPad or call 1.877.231.8765. Seating is limited. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

5th International Neonatal & Maternal Immunization Symposium (INMIS 2019)
Sep 15–17 (Sun–Tue) | Sheraton Wall Centre | Vancouver BC
Target audience: scientists and researchers, healthcare professionals and trainees, vaccine manufacturers and public health

Webinar Series: Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition and Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition
Monthly webinars, 9 during this upcoming academic year!
Sep 19 (Thu) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Practical and sustainable ways for busy family and specialist physicians to incorporate therapeutic nutrition counselling into their practices
Oct 24 (Thu) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Karen Thomson & Dr. Shakha Gillin Sugar Free Revolution for Families and Children
Nov 13 (Wed) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Women’s Health: Weighing In on Menopause, Hormonal changes, and Wellness
Jan 15, 2020 (Wed) 8pm ET/5pm PT: NAFLD: Don’t Blame The Butter For What The Bread Did
Feb 24 (Mon) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Food Cravings: The War of the Hunger Hormones or the Saboteur of Successful Weight Loss
Mar 16 (Mon) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Insulin: More than a "Blood Sugar Hormone”
Apr 15 (Wed) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Carbohydrate Restriction Using a Plant-Based Approach
May 19 (Tues) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Pain and autoimmune diseases: a rheumatologist’s experience with «Food as Medicine»
June 10 (wed) 8pm ET/5pm PT: Therapeutic nutrition in food insecure populations
Up to 1.5 MOC Section 1/Mainpro+ Group Learning credits per webinar
Register: https://www.therapeuticnutrition.org/webinars-seminars

UBC Radiology Vancouver Imaging Review: Head to Toe
Oct 3–5 (Thu–Sat) | Rosewood Hotel Georgia | Vancouver BC
Target audience: Radiologists, fellows, medical imaging technologists, and residents
Up to 24.0 MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Register: https://events.eply.com/VIR2019

GP Liver Forum
Oct 5  | Hotel Vancouver | Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, residents, nurses, students
Up to 3.75 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits
Register: https://www.gpliverforum.com/

Western Region Islet Study Group Conference
Oct 911 (Wed–Fri) | The Inn at Laurel Point | Victoria BC
Target audience: Diabetes researchers including faculty, physicians, and trainees
Register: https://events.eply.com/western-region-islet-study-group-2019​

Infectious Diseases Day Symposium for Fraser Health Physicians​
Oct 19 (Sat) | UBC Lecture Hall, B Floor, Critical Care Tower, Surrey Memorial Hospital | Surrey BC
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses & trainees, residents & students

WorkSafeBC’s Annual Education Conference for Community Physicians
Oct 19 (Sat) | Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport | Kelowna BC
Target audience: all physicians, nurse practitioners, residents and students
Up to 6.75 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits
Register: events.eply.com/ConferenceforCommunityPhysicians or call 1.877.231.8765.

2019 CAGP-CCSMH Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM): Building Resilience in Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada
Oct 2526 (Fri–Sat) | Rimrock Resort Hotel | Banff AB
Target audience: physicians, psychiatrists
Register: cagp.ca/ASM-2019
Contact: Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) at CAGP@secretariatcentral.com

CAOM Annual Conference: Innovative Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain
Oct 2527 (Fri–Sun) | Inn at Laurel Point | Victoria BC
Target audience: physicians (family physicians, sports medicine, physiatrists, anaesthetists, rheumatologists), nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, residents and students
Up to 18.2 MOC Section 1/Mainpro+ Group Learning credits
Register: http://www.caom.ca

GPO Case Study Day  
Nov 22 (Fri) | Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel | Vancouver BC
Target audience: General Practitioners in Oncology, Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners
Up to 5.5 Mainpro+ credits
Register: http://bccancersummit.ca/

Family Practice Oncology CME Day
Nov 23 (Sat) | Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel | Vancouver BC
Target audience: Family Physicians, General Practitioners in Oncology, Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Nurses and Pharmacists
Up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits
Register: http://bccancersummit.ca/

The 65th Annual St. Paul's Hospital CME Conference for Primary Care Physicians

Nov 2629 | Vancouver Convention Centre (West) | Vancouver BC
Up to 25.0 Mainpro+ credits for the main conference + up to 14.0 credits for optional sessions
Register: http://stpaulscme.org/registration/, registration@stpaulscme.org, 604-899-4490 or 1-800-715-5577

Basic Radiology Mobile App Course
Up to 9.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits
Register: events.eply.com/BasicRadiologyMobileAppCourse

Online CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)
Target audience: pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, sports medicine physicians, and other healthcare practitioners who are involved in the initial assessment and care of concussion patients.
Up to 2.0 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment Program (SAP) credits

Online BC-CfE HIV Prevention (HIV Chemoprophylaxis)
Target audience: emergency medicine, family physicians and specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, medical students, social workers
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 7 Mainpro+ Certified Credits.

Online BC-CfE HIV Diagnosis and Management
Target audience: family physicians and specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians, medical students 
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 10 Mainpro+ Certified Credits.
Register: https://education.cfenet.ubc.ca/courses/hiv-diagnosis-and-management/

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Grand Rounds

Calendar of online rounds: http://calendarwiz.com/bcrounds.

Distributed Academic Rounds is a joint service offered through UBC CPD and MedIT to improve UBC clinical faculty and community physician access to academic rounds in BC. Distributed Academic Rounds has a shared calendar showing rounds events of all participating departments and allows you to access rounds through any computer, laptop, iPad or other device with an internet connection through the VC Anywhere program. If your department is taking part in this project you will find information on how to access these rounds through your departmental website (see below for links). If you are a Rounds Coordinator looking for help on how to set up the Distributed Academic Rounds please click here.

If you would like to attend videoconferenced grand rounds at your local community hospital’s videoconference room please contact Nina Zoric, nina.z@ubc.ca at least 10 days before the rounds. If you do not have videoconferencing facilities close by and would like to attend rounds, we can try to connect through your personal computer. For more information please check: https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/ServicesAndResources/IT/ConferencingCollaboration/Pages/default.aspx or view rounds already available online

The information on this webpage is for information purposes only. Departmental Rounds are not accredited by UBC CPD, but rather self-accredited through the Royal College. UBC CPD provides links to Departmental Rounds only as a convenience and not as an endorsement by UBC CPD. UBC CPD does not review, and is not responsible for, the content, accreditation, policy compliance, industry bias or copyright of any organizations or presentation in linked sites. UBC CPD will not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any information contained on this site.

Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC
Emergency Medicine Research Rounds
Schedule: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 12:30-1:30pm
Rounds Coordinator: Jan Buchanan

Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC
Provincial Grand Rounds
Schedule: 1st Wednesday of every month, 9-10am
Rounds Coordinator: Mira Pandya

Department of Medicine, UBC
1. Grand Rounds: 1st Thursday of each month* 1200-1300
2. Specialty Noon Rounds: every Friday in the 14C conference room, Jim Pattison Pavilion. The speaker presents to a group of MSIs and Internal Medicine / Off Service residents (varying years).

Department of Pediatrics, UBC

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC
Wednesdays and Thursdays

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC

Department of Orthopaedics, UBC

Orthopaedic Research, St. Paul's Hospital
SPH Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity Rounds
Contact: mokada@providencehealth.bc.ca
Fridays, 6:45 AM - 7:45 AM

Department of Surgery, UBC
Surgery Grand Rounds - Webcast
General Surgery Rounds - City Wide Rounds - Webcast
Otolaryngology Grand Rounds - Webcast
Division of Neurosurgery, UBC

Department of Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital
Grand Rounds available online
Thursdays at noon
Calendar: http://calendarwiz.com/calendars/bcrounds

VGH Critical Care Grand Rounds
Schedule: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 2pm
Rounds Coordinator: Julia Cheung at 604-875-5949, Julia.Cheung@vch.ca
View past recordings: http://vimeo.com/daleneedham 

UBC CHES Research Rounds (Centre for Health Education Scholarship)
Schedule: http://ches.med.ubc.ca/research/ches-research-rounds/
Rounds Coordinator: Clemmie Cheung (Admin Assistant)

UBC CHES Hot Topics in Health Professions Education
Contact details: ches.communications@ubc.ca

UBC CHES What I’m Thinking About…
Contact details: ches.communications@ubc.caSchool of Population and Public Health Grand Rounds
Fridays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102, UBC

UBC Faculty of Medicine CME/CPD by Departments

For more information please contact departments directly: med.ubc.ca/about/departments-schools-centres/.

Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics apt.ubc.ca

  1. Whistler Anesthesiology Summit (Conference), annual, whistleranesthesia.ca
  2. Visiting Professor, 4-5 Lectures per year, apt.ubc.ca/contact-us
  3. Visiting Professor Videotaped Lectures, apt.ubc.ca/anesthesiology/video-lectures
  4. Journal Club, about 5 times per year, apt.ubc.ca/contact-us
  5. Anesthesiology Grand rounds, 25-30 times per year, apt.ubc.ca/contact-us

Dermatology & Skin Science derm.ubc.ca

  1. Spring Dermatology Review for Family Physicians (Conference), annual, http://ubccpd.ca/course/SpringDerm2017
  2. Department of Dermatology and Skin Science Event Schedule derm.med.ubc.ca/about/events

Faculty Development med.ubc.ca/education/faculty-development/

Family Practice facdev.familymed.ubc.ca

  1. CME on the Run, 6 times a year, ubccpd.ca
  2. Post Grad Reviews, annual, ubccpd.ca
  3. Hot Topics in Mental Health, bi-annual, ubccpd.ca
  4. Family Practice Rounds VGH, monthly, familymed.ubc.ca/about-us/contact
  5. Practice Survival Skills, annual, ubccpd.ca
  6. Rural Video rounds, monthly, familymed.ubc.ca/about-us/contact
  7. Annual Practice Education for Health Professions Workshop, annual, familymed.ubc.ca


  1. Teacher’s Toolbox, annual, familymed.ubc.ca
  2. Arbutus Blooms, annual, familymed.ubc.ca
  3. Site Faculty Development Days, annual for each site (15), familymed.ubc.ca
  4. DFP Faculty Research Day and Research workshop, annual, research.familymed.ubc.ca/research-activities/research-day
  5. DFP residency Research Day, annual, research.familymed.ubc.ca/research-activities/resident-research-day

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences http://ophthalmology.med.ubc.ca/faculty-resources/professional-development/

  1. Grand rounds, Friday mornings, 8am-9am, rounds.eyecarecentre.org/rounds

School of Population and Public Health http://www.spph.ubc.ca/continuing-education/

  1. SPPH Grand Rounds, Fridays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102, UBC http://www.spph.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/
  2. SPPH Occupational and Environmental Health Seminars, Fridays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, SPPH B151, UBC http://www.spph.ubc.ca/oeh-seminars/
  3. Tropical & Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course, May 6-10, 2019, UBC Point Grey campus http://www.spph.ubc.ca/continuing-education/tgm2019/

Radiology radiology.ubc.ca

  1. Conferences: http://ubcradcme.com/ 
  2. Radiology Grand Rounds: http://postgrad.radiology.med.ubc.ca/schedules/grand-rounds/
  3. Radiology Master Events Calendar: http://postgrad.radiology.med.ubc.ca/schedules/full-academic-calendar/

Surgery surgery.ubc.ca

NEUROSURGERY http://neurosurgery.med.ubc.ca/events/academic-rounds/

  1. Professors’ Rounds, Wednesdays, 10:00 – 10:45am, VGH, Taylor-Fidler Auditorium, 1st Floor, JPPN
  2. Correlative Rounds, Wednesdays, 10:45 – 11:25am, VGH, Taylor-Fidler Auditorium, 1st Floor, JPPN
  3. M & M Rounds, Wednesdays, 11:30 – 12:00pm, VGH, T5A Conference Room, (5170) JPPS Tower

CARDIAC SURGERY http://surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/cardiac-surgery/

  1. Cardiac Catheter Rounds, Mondays, 4:00pm, BC Children’s Hospital, Radiology Library
  2. Cardiovascular Surgery Morbidity & Mortality, Every 2nd Wed, 7:00am, VGH, Morgue Conference Room
  3. Combined Cardiovascular & Cardiology Rounds, Every 2nd Wed, 8:00am, VGH, JPN Seminar Room
  4. Cardiology/ Cardiac Surgery Rounds, Wednesdays, 5:00pm, BC Children’s Hospital, Radiology Library
  5. Combined Medical/Surgical, Cardiac Conference, Thursdays, 7:30am, St. Paul’s Hospital, Hulburt Auditorium

GENERAL SURGERY http://surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/general-surgery/ 

  1. M & M Rounds, Mondays, 7:00am, VGH, CESEI
  2. Chief Resident Teaching Session, Mondays, 8:00am, St. Paul’s, GI Conference Room, Level 2, Providence Bldg
  3. Pathology/General Surgery Rounds, Mondays, , 9:00am, St. Paul’s, GI Conference Room, Level 2, Providence Bldg
  4. General Surgery Rounds, Mondays, 10:00am, St. Paul’s, GI Conference Room, Level 2, Providence Bldg
  5. General Surgery Team Rounds, Mondays, 11:00am, St. Paul’s, GI Conference Room, Level 2, Providence Bldg
  6. General Surgery Teaching Rounds, Mondays, 4:30pm, St. Paul’s, GI Conference Room, Level 2, Providence Bldg
  7. GI Medical/Surgical Rounds, Tuesdays, 7:00am, VGH, Taylor Fidler Auditorium
  8. HBP Rounds, Every 2nd Tue, 4:30pm, VGH, West 8A Conference Room, Centennial Pavilion
  9. City Wide Rounds, Wednesdays, 7:00am, VGH
  10. Trauma Rounds, Wednesdays, 4:00pm, VGH

OTOLARYNGOLOGY surgery.ubc.ca/otolaryngology

  1. City Wide Grand Rounds, Mondays, 7:45am, VGH, Willow Pavilion, 4th Floor Conference Room
  2. City Wide Radiology/Pathology Rounds, Mondays, 12:00pm, VGH, Taylor Fidler Auditorium
  3. Journal Club, Tuesdays, 8:00am, UBC Hospital, Research Seminar Room F154
  4. Joint Assessment Clinic, Thursdays, 8:00am, BC Cancer Agency

PAEDIATRIC SURGERY surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/pediatric-surgery

  1. Paediatric Surgery Rounds, Tuesdays, 8:00am, BC Children’s Hospital, Room KO-133
  2. Paediatric Tumor Board, Thursdays, 1:00pm, BC Children’s Hospital, Room 2J38
  3. Fetal Diagnostic Service Rounds, Every 2nd Fri, BC Women’s Hospital, Room 1T29

PLASTIC SURGERY surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/plastic-surgery

  1. Morbidity and Mortality Rounds, Mondays,4:30pm, St. Paul’s Hospital, Hurlburt Auditorium
  2. Hand Rounds, Tuesdays, 7:00am, VGH, JPN Seminar Room
  3. Plastics Rounds, Wednesdays, 7:00am, VGH, BPU LPS 2nd Floor
  4. Walk Around Rounds, 2nd and 3rd of Month, 7:00am, VGH, BPU LPS 2nd Floor
  5. City Wide Rounds, 1st Wed of Month, 7:00am, St. Paul’s, New Lecture Theatre
  6. 10B Rounds, Wednesdays, 7:00am, St. Paul’s, Providence Wing 10B

RADIATION ONCOLOGY surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/radiation-oncology

  1. Noon Seminar, Mondays, 12:30pm, BC Cancer Agency, Research Lecture Theatre
  2. Research Presentations, Thursdays, 9:15am, BC Cancer Agency, Research Lecture Theatre
  3. Radiation Oncology Rounds, Thursdays, 12:00pm, BC Cancer Agency, John Jambor Lecture Theatre

THORACIC SURGERY surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/thoracic-surgery

  1. City-Wide Rounds, Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00am, VGH, T-12 Conference Room #12170, Jim Pattison Pavilion
  2. Pulmonary Medicine/ Thoracic Surgery Rounds, Tuesdays, 7:30am, VGH, W10 Seminar Room CP
  3. Thoracic Surgery Clinical Pathology Conference, Wednesdays, 4:00pm, St. Paul’s Hospital, Gourlay Conference Room
  4. Academic presentations/Journal Club, Fridays, 7:00am, VGH, T-12 Conference Room #12170, Jim Pattison Pavilion
  5. Thoracic Pathology/Radiology/Chest Rounds, Fridays, 1:00pm, VGH, Taylor Fidler Auditorium

VASCULAR SURGERY surgery.med.ubc.ca/grand-rounds/vascular-surgery

  1. City Wide Rounds, Wednesdays, 7:00am, VGH, Seminar Room 3134, 3rd Floor Jim Pattison Pavilion North
  2. M & M Rounds, Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00am, VGH, Seminar Room 3134, 3rd Floor Jim Pattison Pavilion North
  3. M & M Rounds, Thursdays, 8:00 – 8:30am, St. Paul’s Hospital, Ward A/B 10th Floor Providence Bldg
  4. Service Ward Rounds, Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30am, St. Paul’s Hospital, Ward A/B 10th Floor Providence Bldg
  5. Resident’s Case Presentation Division of Vascular Surgery, Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:00am, St. Paul’s Hospital, Room C318, 3rd Floor Burrard Bldg
  6. Joint Interventional Rounds, Thursdays, 7:00am, VGH, Radiology Seminar Room, G884, Jim Pattison Pavilion
  7. Journal Club, Sept 2012 – June 2013, The Heritage Room of Brock House Restaurant, 3875 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver

Urologic Sciences urology.ubc.ca

  1. Department of Urological Sciences grand rounds, Wednesdays, 7- 8 am, VGH Jim Pattison Pavillion Taylor-Fidler Auditorium, urologyrounds.com

If you wish to add your department please contact Nina Zoric, nina.z@ubc.ca.

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