Education Day and Annual General Meeting 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Space available
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3

#RealityCheckup: addressing confounding societal issues that undermine people’s health and the care they receive

With guidance and insight from experienced, engaging experts, this year’s theme aims to address a selection of complex topics, from the importance of cultural humility to combating anti-science myths. Join colleagues to explore these and other confounding issues facing physicians today.

The program includes plenary sessions, case studies and interactive workshops for an all-encompassing educational experience and an opportunity for deep reflection on these ongoing challenges.


Bringing cultural safety and humility to medical practice

Mr. Joe Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Dr. Evan Adams
Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Given the current landscape in Canada around reconciliation, there is an opportunity to begin a cultural safety and humility journey together through a First Nations approach to transform the present through the learnings of the past, for a better future. Mr. Gallagher and Dr. Adams will examine how physicians and health organizations can innovate, develop cultural humility and foster an environment of cultural safety.

Communicating science-based medical concepts to skeptical patients

Mr. Timothy Caulfield
Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Mr. Caulfield is a professor, presenter, and author of The Vaccination Picture, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash, and The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness. This plenary will focus on the art and science of communicating evidence-based medical concepts to skeptical patients.



Harnessing the electronic medical record to enhance patient experience

Dr. Bill Clifford
Chief Medical Information Officer, Northern Health

Join Dr. Bill Clifford to examine the impact of the EMR on patient experiences. Dr. Clifford is a family physician and chief medical information officer for Northern Health with a long-standing interest in eHealth tools. In this session, he will discuss tips for optimizing the benefits of electronic tools in the clinic and challenge physicians to see the EMR as a patient engagement tool, rather than an obstacle.

Privacy obligations for practising physicians: emerging legal challenges and how to manage them

Mr. Daniel Reid
Associate, Harper Grey LLP

Mr. Daniel Reid is an associate at Harper Grey LLP who focuses on defamation and privacy, insurance litigation, and health. In this workshop, he will present on privacy obligations in medical practice today, including risks to privacy that are often unrecognized, and best practices for handling a privacy breach should it occur.

BC providers' perspectives on MAiD

Dr. Jonathan Reggler
Associate, Courtenay Medical Associates

Dr. Tanja Daws
Director, Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers

Having set up a MAiD referral service and provided MAiD for eligible patients since June 2016, Dr. Jonathan Reggler and Dr. Tanya Daws are uniquely suited to provide a BC perspective on medical assistance in dying. Dr. Reggler and Dr. Daws are both currently practising in the Comox Valley and work with Dying With Dignity Canada to help improve access to MAiD. In this workshop, they will share MAiD case studies, resources, and personal reflections.

Standards, guidelines, conventions, and collaborative decision-making—reconciling completing obligations in medical practice

Dr. Steven Bellemare
Senior Physician Advisor, Safe Medical Care, Canadian Medical Protective Association

Dr. Steven Bellemare, senior physician advisor for the Canadian Medical Protective Association, has delivered over 250 risk management presentations to medical audiences across the country. His workshop will address the challenges physicians face when standards and policies seem to conflict with what the patient needs or wants. Using clinical vignettes, Dr. Bellemare will discuss navigating the often-complicated world of medical policies and procedures while providing the best possible patient care.


Annual General Meeting:


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

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