May 10, 2016   | Posted in:

Register now for the 2016 Education Day and Annual General Meeting

When duty calls: legal and professional obligations in medical practice

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

The College receives many calls from physicians seeking advice about their legal and professional obligations in specific circumstances. Failure to act according to the law can have a serious negative impact on patients and their families and put physicians in legal and regulatory jeopardy. This year’s program will focus on operationalizing physicians’ statutory and other ethical duties to care for and protect at-risk children, seniors, impaired health professionals, the gravely ill, and other vulnerable groups.

For more information about the plenary and workshop topics and presenters, and program and registration, click here

April 25, 2016   | Posted in:

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Roy Alan Brown

Dr. Roy Alan Brown, a family physician, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

The full disciplinary action is available here.

April 05, 2016   | Posted in:

College Board endorses the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

At its recent meeting, the College Board endorsed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and directed that the College review and update its own prescribing principles to reflect the 12 recommendations contained in the document.

The full media release is available here.

March 31, 2016   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 2

March/April issue now available. Read it here.

March 18, 2016   | Posted in:

Professionalism In Medical Practice workshop to take place this fall

Led by internationally recognized experts, this interactive workshop will provide physicians with the tools to recognize and safely navigate everyday challenges, while taking care of themselves and their patients.

Professionalism In Medical Practice: Avoiding the Pitfalls will take place from Friday, October 21, 2016 to Saturday, October 22, 2016. Register before September 1, 2016 to receive an early-bird rate. For more details, click here.

February 24, 2016   | Posted in:

2016 dates announced for Methadone 101/Hospitalist Workshop

The Methadone 101/Hospitalist Workshop is presented by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia as an introductory workshop in the use of methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence and in the provision of methadone prescribing for hospital patients (both for analgesia and opioid dependence).

Register now for the upcoming one-day workshop, to be held on April 30, 2016 and October 1, 2016.

February 05, 2016   | Posted in:

Now online: College Connector Volume 4 | No. 1

January/February 2016 issue now available. Read it here.

January 22, 2016   | Posted in:

College Board approves interim guidance for physician-assisted dying

The College Board has approved interim guidance for the profession on physician-assisted dying (PAD). This decision comes after many months of consideration into the matter, and a consultation period with the profession.

The full media release is available here.

December 30, 2015   | Posted in:

College Bylaws

Schedule A of the College Bylaws has been updated.

November 25, 2015   | Posted in: ,

Disciplinary action re: Dr. Gregory John Wicks

Dr. Gregory John Wicks, a general practitioner, has admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct.

The full disciplinary action is available here.

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