Events in the PNW Division

Scheduled Events

Rural Rounds 2023–2024

Jan. 18, Feb. 8 (Thursdays) | 8–9 a.m. PT | RoundsAudience: rural health professionals and urban physicians supporting rural communities. Overview: Each session will include a didactic presentation, relevant…

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Ongoing Events

Motivational Interviewing

eLearning | AnytimeTarget Audience: Primary healthcare providers who work with children and their families.Overview: Supporting healthy behaviour change in families can be challenging, but there…

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Recurring Events

  • Haida Gwaii Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program – strives to cover the wide spectrum of knowledge relevant to Rural Practice, while also focusing on areas that address the specific needs of our community and our health care providers. 
  • New Rural Physician CME Program – offers funding for new rural physicians to attend rurally-relevant events.
  • Rural Skills Upgrade Program – for physicians new or returning to rural practice
  • Specialty Training Bursary – provides funding to rurally-bound medical specialty residents or rural physicians who and are completing focused postgraduate training that will lead to certification with the RCPSC.  A one-year return of service requirement is attached to each year of funding received. Preference will be given to specialties identified as being “in need” in rural communities in BC.
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training – a unique and facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with Aboriginal people.
  • Advanced Skills and Training Program – to improve rural physician retention and skills by increasing opportunities to receive advanced training and skill enhancement.
  • Closer to Home CME – provides groups of rural BC physicians up to $5,000 to encourage and assist financially with accessing rurally-relevant training in their communities.
  • Rural Leadership Development Project – to increase opportunities for rural physicians to pursue leadership training and develop the skills and abilities to help bring system improvements that will benefit British Columbia’s rural populations.

Third Wednesday of every month
PNW Division of Family Practice
Board meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month.  

Fourth Thursday of every month
IDC Brown Bag Lunch
The Brown Bag Lunch series is a joint initiative between Northern Health and UNBC to promote health research in the North. Brown Bag Lunch is a series of free lunchtime seminars taking place the fourth Thursday of every month and features a variety of health research topics and presenters. The presentations are held at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) and available remotely via WebEx. Each luncheon is scheduled for 45 minutes. Registration is not required.  View upcoming sessions here>

 RTVS Support: Real-Time Virtual Support is being used to help physicians and other providers train in Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS).  The goal is to provide an opportunity for rural physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, physician residents, students and other health care providers who have access to ultrasound to call in and get help with their ultrasound skills, usually around a specific exam.  The opportunity is led by Dr. Virginia Robinson and takes places every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific and no registration is required.

Click here to join the Wednesday session on Zoom (only active 12:00-13:00 Wednesdays) Zoom Meeting ID: 7787736693 / rtvs.pocus

Visit for details or to keep up-to-date with session information.

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