The Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) provides sponsorship to UBC medical students and family medicine, specialty and subspecialty residents to attend provincial and national rurally-focused medical conferences each year. Students and residents who have an interest in exploring rural medicine may apply for up to $1,200 for travel and accommodation expenses plus conference registration to attend one of two conferences. This year’s offering includes:
SRPC’s Rural & Remote Medicine Conference – April 20–22, 2023 – Niagara Falls, ON
RCCbc’s Rural Health Conference – June 2–4, 2023 – Whistler, BC
If you are interested in conference sponsorship, please apply by completing the application form found at www.reapbc.ca/conference – select “Rural Conferences and Events Sponsorship” once you’ve logged in to the application platform. Those selected for sponsorship will be contacted by the REAP office by February 28, 2023. Those not selected for sponsorship will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if a space becomes available.
To learn more and apply, please visit www.reapbc.ca/conference by January 31, 2023.
Orthopaedics for Primary Care Virtual Series 2023
1-hour- Each week in January (Wednesdays) | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST | Virtual Conference Series
Audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, residents & students
Up to 4.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section (1 credit per session)
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Jan 4: Understanding Neck and Back Pain in Adult and Children
- Address best practices for the assessment and first-line treatment of neck and back pain, and what to do when the pain won’t go away.
Jan 11: Lost in Translation - interpreting radiology reports of the Spine
- Understand normative findings in the spine, and on findings that require monitoring or urgent specialist referrals and discuss clinical correlation to the radiographic findings.
Jan 18: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spine Surgeon - indications for operative management and understanding referral pathways
- Identify operative indications for spine surgery in adults and children, and how to best navigate the referral process.
Jan 25: Common pediatric foot and knee disorders - how to screen, when to reassure, when to refer
- Review how to assessment of common pediatric foot and knee disorders, and differentiate between benign conditions and those that require further intervention.
View full agenda for details
Can't join us live for one of the sessions?
All lectures will be recorded (with speakers' consent) and available to watch on demand for up to 3 months after the session(s). If you miss the live conference, you may be able to claim self-learning credits after watching recordings: How-to-Claim-Self-Learning-Credits
2023 Annual Medical Education Day & 17th Dr. William Webber Lecture
Teaching and assessing learners with disabilities
Webber Lecture by Dr. Lisa Meeks, University of Michigan Medical School
Date: March 3, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm (registration and breakfast at 8:15am)
Venue: University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5
Attendees: Faculty in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC with content specific to medical education
Please join us to learn about:
More information at: https://facdev.med.ubc.ca/events/#mededday
- Ableism and how it manifests in health professions education
- Human rights legislation and accommodations
- Supporting learners with disabilities and other learning needs
Register today for the first-ever UBC Faculty of Medicine Precision Health Symposium
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: The Great Hall, AMS Student Nest (NEST), UBC Vancouver Campus
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2023
The Precision Health Symposium will bring together UBC Faculty, clinicians, post-docs, graduate students, and staff to learn about PH-related research activities, including work from the 2021/2022 PH Catalyst Grant recipients, and provide a number of networking opportunities and a poster session.
Update: Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
There's still time to submit your abstracts on your research work related to precision health. Accepted abstracts will be presented and judged at the PH Symposium poster session for a chance to win one of three prizes:
- 1st Prize: $500
- 2nd Prize: $250
- 3rd Prize: $100
Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to January 6, 2023