January 16, 2019   | Posted in:

Launching this spring: FAST EVIDENCE

The College is pleased to annouce a new course to help registrants gain skills in locating credible and evidence-based medical information. The first Finding Answers: Systematic, Timely, Evidence-based (FAST EVIDENCE) course will take place on April 5, 2019 in Vancouver. This half-day, interactive workshop provides small group, hands-on learning facilitated by two College librarians in a computer-based setting. A follow-up reflective component helps integrate literature searching skills into everyday clinical work. 

FAST EVIDENCE was designed and produced by a program committee of family physicians, specialists, UBC CPD staff, and College librarians. Earn 16.5  Mainpro+ credit and 5.5  MOC Section 3 credit. Click here to register. 

January 15, 2019   | Posted in:

Consultation on Conflict of Interest practice standard now open

The College is currently seeking public and physician feedback on the revised Conflict of Interest practice standard. The consultation, which will include a brief survey, will be open from January 15 to 31, 2019.

The College will be emailing physicians with an invitation to participate in the survey.

Members of the public can provide their feedback by visiting the Consultation webpage.

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email communications@cpsbc.ca.


January 14, 2019   | Posted in:

Hearing notification re: Dr. Viem Chung Nguyen

The College will convene a hearing regarding Dr. Viem Chung Nguyen​ on February 12, 2019.

The full hearing notification is available here.

January 02, 2019   | Posted in:

College Bylaws updated

Schedule A and Schedule C of the College Bylaws have been updated.

December 21, 2018   | Posted in:

Holiday closures 2018

The College will be closed for the holiday season on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

December 21, 2018   | Posted in: ,

Public advisory of unlawful practice: Asten Nguyen Phong Nguyen

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been made aware that Asten Nguyen Phong Nguyen (“Dr. Nguyen Nguyen”) has been advertising his services as a surgeon operating out of Vancouver General Hospital, and asking prospective patients to pay him a deposit for their surgery. This individual has no affiliation with VCH, he is not registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and he is not authorized to practise medicine in the province.

Patients who have paid Nguyen Nguyen a deposit for surgery should contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and their local police department to report concerns immediately.

Members of the public who wish to verify a registered physician or surgeon’s qualifications, credentials and affiliations should conduct a search on the College’s Physician Directory.

December 18, 2018   | Posted in: ,

New/updated NHMSFAP standards

Please be advised that the following new/updated Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program standards (linked below) have been posted on the College website: 

December 17, 2018   | Posted in:

New resource on stress management available to College registrants

For physicians, many professional or personal stressors can affect their relationship to their work. The College library collection contains several books on the strategies and techniques used to deal with stress. The Resilient Physician: A Pocket Guide to Stress Management is a recently added ebook. To access the title online, click here, then enter your CPSID and password when prompted. Click here to access the holdings of the College library on the topic of stress management. To borrow hard copies of the titles, registrants are welcome to contact medlib@cpsbc.ca.

Note: this publication is provided for general reference only and no endorsement of content by the College is implied.

December 06, 2018   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 6 | No. 6

November/December issue now available. Read it here.

November 29, 2018   | Posted in:

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Donald Albert Sander

Dr. Donald Albert Sander admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

The full notification is available here.


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