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September 2023 news

Welcome back to the fall season of learning. We’ve prepared an incredible lineup of conferences, workshops, webinars and eLearning modules for you.  

This month, join the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment in shaping a healthier future for our planet. Get the latest updates on obstetrics care and connect with colleagues in a new format. Don't miss two upcoming webinars: Trans and Gender-Diverse Youth: Approaches to Supporting Health and Well-Being on Sept. 19 and A Team-Based Approach to Postpartum and Newborn Care on Oct. 3. Plus, we’re highlighting eLearning modules on cancer care designed in partnership with BC Cancer.  

We’ve recently welcomed new members to our team. We’re also looking for a Senior Program Assistant to join us this fall.  

Learn about the Management of Helicobacter pylori in 2023 with the latest TCMP article. 

We look forward to seeing you at our learning activities in the coming weeks. 



Answering the climate emergency: building a healthy planetary future together   

Health professionals hold a unique position in shaping a healthier future for both our patients and the planet. This year, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment invites you to the forefront of this critical mission. Our annual conference brings together experts who have spearheaded local initiatives to combat climate change.  

Discover innovative projects, gain valuable insights and connect with like-minded individuals

Two must-attend webinars just announced 

On Sept. 19, join us for Trans and Gender-Diverse Youth: Approaches to Supporting Health and Well-Being. This session, suitable for all health professionals, features a panel of experts, including trans individuals and parents of trans children. You’ll learn how to provide meaningful support to trans and gender-diverse youth.  

Oct. 3 don't miss A Team-Based Approach to Postpartum and Newborn Care webinar. Tailored for perinatal providers and maternity care providers, this session encourages collaboration among care team members to improve postpartum and newborn care while reducing isolation for new parents. 

Rural Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Rounds announces additional session  

A new session has been added to the Rural POCUS Rounds this fall. On Jan. 26 Dr. Oron Frenkel will guide you through Shoulder MSK.  
Secure your spot.

Highlighting learning activities in partnership with BC Cancer 

September is Childhood, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

Discover the number of eLearning modules we offer in collaboration with BC Cancer.  Learn more about cancer care and your role in supporting patients through their journey. 

Check out the entire series of eLearning modules on cancer screening and care.  

Supporting Cancer Survivors' Return to Work (RTW) tips to help foster successful RTW   

Learn different frameworks and strategies to help with guiding cancer survivors in their RTW journey. Get more details in our accredited eLearning, Supporting Cancer Survivors' Return to Work and for bite-sized learning visit UBC CPD on Instagram.  

Supporting Cancer Survivors' Return to Work (RTW) tips to help foster successful RTW

CPD Updates

In person this year: 28th Obstetrics Update for Family Physicians   

This year you'll have the opportunity to engage with fellow professionals in person in a new venue.  Whether or not you attend births, this conference offers valuable updates on early pregnancy, postpartum and newborn care. 

Join us in person on Oct. 26-27

Get ready to sprint into knowledge with CME on the Run 2023! 

Join this year’s CME on the Run, “an excellent unbiased program for family physicians to keep up to date with their skills and knowledge” one participant says.  

To get the best deal, register for the entire series by Sept. 11  

Discovering the power of nutrition: Type 2 diabetes remission is possible  

The Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition (IPTN) is hosting its fourth virtual conference. This fall international experts will address the complexities of guiding patients towards Type 2 diabetes remission through therapeutic nutrition and lifestyle interventions.   

Get latest tips about a new standard of clinical care for Type 2 diabetes

Now hiring Senior Program Assistant  

Join our team as the Senior Program Assistant to support the preparation, planning and coordination of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conferences and IMS Gunn workshops across Canada. 

Apply or share with your networks. Get more details on our Careers page.

Welcoming new colleagues 

We’ve recently welcomed four new members to UBC CPD. Katherine Co joined the Creative Learning team as an Interactive Designer. Joshua Serpas, a co-op student, joined the SPP team for the fall term and Hareem Minai and Kelly O’Keefe have just joined the Rural CPD team as Senior Program Assistants.

Learn more about UBC CPD.


This Changed My Practice

Management of Helicobacter pylori in 2023: who should be tested, treated, and how  

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is associated with peptic ulcer disease, dyspepsia, and gastric cancer. The conventional triple combination of a PPI, clarithromycin, and either amoxicillin or metronidazole is no longer recommended because its success rates have decreased to less than 60%. The recommended first-line therapy is concomitant therapy (PPI, clarithromycin, amoxicillin and metronidazole) and second-line therapy is bismuth-based therapy (PPI, bismuth, metronidazole and tetracycline). 

Read the TCMP article by Dr. Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten and earn credits.

Can’t miss learning activities

Sept. 15 | Rural POCUS Rounds: Skin and Soft Tissue 

Learn how to perform and interpret ultrasound for skin and soft tissue. Differentiate cellulitis from other diagnoses including abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, angioedema, and DVT 


Sept. 21 | FPON Webinar: Opioid Prescribing for Cancer Pain in Primary Care 

Don’t miss the next talk on the Family Practice Oncology Network (FPON) Webinar Series on opioid prescribing for cancer pain in primary care with Dr. Chantal Chris. 


Sept. 21–24 | 21st Annual St. Paul's Emergency Medicine Update 

Join this year’s conference at the Whistler Conference Centre for four days of networking, emergency medicine education and fun in the mountains. We've taken your feedback and have plenty of new topics to cover, as well as some favorites. 


Sept. 25 — early bird rate ends | 4th Annual WorkSafeBC-NAOEM Joint Conference for Primary Care and Occupational Medicine Practitioners 

Explore chronic pain management and worker health, identify somatoform and functional disorders, and learn about managing depression and anxiety. Plenty of time is set aside for networking and enhancing your occupational and environmental medicine skills. 


Sept. 29 | Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference 2023 

We are excited to welcome a world-class lineup of experts for this year’s program. International and local speakers will share their expertise on a range of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology topics. 


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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.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting people in Canada. Take part in Diabetes Month with diabetes-related CPD.

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