External CPD/CME

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

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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, Educational Program Coordinator 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: Lucy Chen (lchen@medd.med.ubc.ca) CHES Research Assistant, Coordinator of CHES Research Rounds

School of Population and Public Health Grand Rounds
Fridays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102, UBC

Other CPD/CME events

UBC Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Simulation) Courses
Part 1 Courses: Apr 25-28  (Thu-Sun) | UBC Main Campus | Vancouver BC and May 17-20 (Fri -Sun)  | Cardon Rehabilitation | Burlington ON
Part 2 Courses (must have completed Part 1): Jun 28–30 (Fri-Sun); Jul 5-7 (Fri-Sun); Jul 26-28 (Fri-Sun); Aug 2-4 (Fri-Sun) | UBC Main Campus | Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, physiotherapists
Up to 22.0 Mainpro+ (Part 1); Up to 16.0 Mainpro+ (Part 2) 
Application for Approval: https://ubcgunnimsmembers.com/gunn-ims-course-listings/  (download and submit)    

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

Mental Health & Substance Use (Project ECHO Program)
Weekly Sessions, Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm through Zoom Videoconferencing
Mar 13: “I’ve Tried Non-pharmacological Strategies But They Didn’t Work.” An Approach to the use of both on and off label medications for Dementia-Related Responsive Behaviours
Mar 20 & 27: Cancelled for Spring Break
Apr 3: Sleep Better. An approach to the Treatment of Insomnia in Older Adults
Apr 10: BZ- Z’d. Benzodiazepines, Z drugs and Older Adults
Target audience: Primary Care Providers in Rural and Remote Areas (Interior Health & Northern Health)
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+ per Session (please attend at least 6 out of 9 sessions)
Register: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/sites/Partners/ProjectECHO/Pages/Register_Contact.aspx​

Musculoskeletal MR and Ultrasound Imaging Course
Mar 16-19 (Sun-Tue) | Four Seasons Resort | Whistler BC
Target audience: General radiologists
Register: Registration now closed. On-site registration available. 

Vancouver Point of Care Ultrasound Symposium
Apr 6 (Sat) | Royal Columbian Hospital | New Westminster BC
Target audience: Emergency physicians, hospitalists, internal medicine, anesthesiologists, critical care, trauma, residents, medical students
Up to 8.0 MOC Section 3 / Mainpro+ Assessment credits
Register: https://vancouver-pocus-symposium-2019.eventbrite.ca (password: pocus2019)

Perineal Repair Workshop
Apr 8 (Mon) | 0815 - 1200 | Langley Memorial Hospital | Langley BC
Target Audience: midwives (limited to 16)
Register: https://events.eply.com/PerinealRepairWorkshop2019

Surgical Assistant in Obstetrics: C-Section
Apr 26-27 (Fri-Sat) | BC Women's Hospital Simulation Lab | Vancouver BC
Target Audience: midwives, physicians, nurses (limited to 18)
Register: https://events.eply.com/SurgicalAssistantObstetrics

UBC Orthopedics Update & BCOA Annual Meeting
May 1-3 (Wed-Fri) | Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue | Whistler BC
Register: https://events.eply.com/orthopaedics-bcoa-annual-meeting

Prescribers Course
May 10 (Fri) | College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia | Vancouver BC
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners
Up to 7.25 Mainpro+ credits
Register: https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/Prescribers-Course-RegForm-2019-05-10.pdf

Exercise Prescription in Healthcare Workshop 
May 14 (Tue) 1800-2030 | Westin Bayshore | Vancouver BC
Target audience: primary care physicians, sports medicine professionals, residents, med students, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health practitioners, health care trainees, and anyone interested in learning more about the critical role movement and exercise play in health.
Up to 2.5 Mainpro+ credits
Register: https://casem-acmse.org/product/exercise-prescription-in-health-care-workshop/

The Bayfield Meeting
Jun 24 -25 (Mon -Tue) | Bayfield ON
Register: https://events.eply.com/TheBayfieldMeeting2019

Advanced Workshop on Retroperitoneal Surgical Anatomy
May 23-25 (Thu -Sat) | UBC Gross Anatomy Lab, UBC Life Sciences Centre | Vancouver BC
Target audience: Gynecological surgeons
Up to 18.0 MOC Section 3 credits


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
Register: https://events.eply.com/INMIS2019

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 Addiction Medicine Diploma
17 individual learning modules
Target audience: health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders
Up to 16.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits
Register: http://www.bccsu.ca/about-the-online-addiction-medicine-diploma/

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

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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