eNews September 2017: Chapter News

September 2017

British Columbia College of Family Physicians expands CPD opportunities

The British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is pleased to offer a growing number of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.

After a successful pilot program, Resiliency Education and Learning (REAL) Groups—small group learning that enables participants to earn Mainpro+® credits—will become an integral part of the BCCFP’s CPD strategy. Participation is free for members and resource materials are provided.

The BCCFP is offering a workshop devoted to helping you learn how to implement the Practising Wisely approach—all while earning up to 18 Mainpro+ certified credits! Participants interested in taking the one-day Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment workshop in Vancouver can choose from three dates: September 23rd, September 24th, or October 27th.

The Learning Vault, which supports all the BCCFP’s CPD initiatives, is up and running. Members can log in to access CPD resources that range from webinars and learning resources to video content from our Family Medicine Conferences.

Finally, this year’s BCCFP Fall Family Medicine Conference is set for October 28th and 29th in Vancouver.

For more information about any of these CPD opportunities, please visit the BCCFP website.

Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians: Join us in Halifax for our 7th Annual Family Medicine Conference and Annual Meeting 


October 20, 2017
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Alberta College of Family Physicians: Registration now open for the 2017 Practical Evidence for Informed Practice conference

October 20 to 21, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta

The Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) forum is designed for family physicians, allied health care providers, residents, and students to help them learn, discuss, and share the latest studies on evidence-based medicine and new drug therapies so they can provide the best care to their patients.

PEIP is available not only in a traditional conference setting, but also by live webcast. No matter your location or on-call schedule, you’ll be able to participate in this popular event.

We have a fantastic roster of speakers from Canada and the United States delivering 17 primary care–focused topics over a day and a half. Topics for the 2017 PEIP conference are tailored, primarily, from the evaluation feedback received from attendees of the 2016 conference.

The 2017 conference also features two additional pre-conference workshops on October 20th.

Additional information is available on the ACFP website or by contacting Sharon at the Alberta Chapter office.

Ontario College of Family Physicians presents Practising Wisely Day

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Join us in Toronto, Ontario, for the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Practising Wisely Day, a special Annual Scientific Assembly 2017 pre-conference event taking place on November 22, 2017.

This special event, devoted to helping you implement Practising Wisely’s practical approach to providing patient-centred care, includes an engaging, interactive workshop focused on how to reduce unnecessary testing and treatment and a feature presentation by one of Choosing Wisely Canada’s Primary Care Co-Leads Dr. Kimberly Wintemute.


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