MD Events

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CME-accredited programs are available for physicians who wish to explore any of the following topics:

1) Patient Self-Management

(including Brief Action Planning, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Health Coaching)

The purpose is to offer health care providers new conversational tools, taking from 2 to 10 minutes, that facilitate the empowerment of their patients. These emerging skills are invaluable when communicating around issues like chronic disease, obesity, substance abuse and mood disorders. The workshops also address how to inspire any patient towards action, how to manage both difficult emotions and patients, and how to do so in efficient and mutually satisfying ways.

Workshops can vary in length, from 1-hour introductory sessions to 3-day programs that allow for deep immersion. All events integrate group inquiry and time for practice with evidence-based informational pieces. Longer programs allow for a stronger experiential component, as well as the possibility of ongoing support through webinars or teleconference.

2) Mindfulness in Medicine

(including the Eight Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program)

These CME-accredited programs are for physicians interested in understanding what mindfulness is and learning about the current research documenting its value for both patients and physicians alike. For those interested in attending the 8-Week MBSR program (or bringing it to their community of physicians), please review the MBSR page and/or make contact.
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3) Physician Wellness

These programs provide physicians the opportunity to explore their own self-management through the combined practices of mindfulness and coaching. Current literature supporting the impact of physician wellness on patient care will also be reviewed. Programs can vary from 1-hour introductory programs to full-day events with the possibility of ongoing support.

Events

2018

April 17th-June 5th, Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm 
Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminister, BC
Includes all-day retreat May 26th 9am-4pm
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

2017

January 27th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

Feb 15th, 2:40-4:10pm
Life Sciences Centre, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Preparation for Medical Practice: Medical Students, UBC School of Medicine
Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Coaching

Feb 17th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

April 8th, 8:30-5:00pm
Roberts Creek Golf Course, BC
For Sunshine Coast Division of Family Practice Members
Includes follow-up evening event on June 6th
Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Coaching

May 10th-June 28th, Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm 
Centre for Peace, Vancouver, BC
Includes all-day retreat June 17th 9am-4pm
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

June 22nd, 8:30-11:30am
St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
UBC Family Medicine Residents
Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Coaching

June 23rd, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

July 16th-23rd, CMEat SEA
Alaska Cruise
Up to 18 Hours CME
Mindfulness for Medical Professionals: Cultivating Resilience

Sept 29th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

November 3rd, 8:30am-4:30pm
Northwest Territories, location TBD
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

November 22nd, 6-8:00pm
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Enhancing Your Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

November 23rd, 6-8:30pm
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Using Transformative Dialogue to Assist the Stuck Patient

2016

January 7th, 8:00am-9:00am
UBC CPD Rural Rounds, Videoconference BC
Brief Action Planning

May 4th-June 22nd, Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm
Centre for Peace, Vancouver, BC
Includes all-day retreat June 11th 9am-4pm
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

Sept 23rd, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

Sep 24th, 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Chasters House, Gibsons
Private Retreat for Lower-Mainland Physicians
Mindfulness in Medicine: Cultivating Resilience

Oct 20th, 1:55pm- 2:55pm & 3:15pm-4:15pm
BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
Obstetric Update for Family Physicians
Motivating Behavioural Change in Pregnancy

November 15th, 6-8:30pm
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Using Transformative Dialogue to Assist the Stuck Patient

November 26th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

2015

Feb 25th, 12:00-1:00pm
Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, Vancouver, BC
50th Annual Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine
Avoiding Physician Burnout


Feb 26th-March 5th

Various Locations, Northern Health Authority, BC
Practice Support Program
Tips & Tools to Optimize Brief Action Planning
Mindfulness in Medicine: Avoiding Physician Burnout


March 26th-May 14th, Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm

Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminister, BC
Includes all-day retreat May 2nd 9am-4pm
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

April 23rd, 12:00-1:00pm
BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver BC
Rounds: Promoting Resilience in Health Care
Mindfulness for Providers

May 14th, 12:00-4:30pm
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC
Workshop: Promoting Resilience in Health Care
Mindfulness for Surgery Residents


June 18th, 8:30-11:30am

St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
UBC Family Medicine Residents
Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Coaching


Oct 25th, 12:00pm- 1:00pm

Sechelt Hospital, BC
Sunshine Coast CME Day
Motivating Behavioural Change


Nov 6th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Coast Inn of the North, Prince George, BC
Northern Doctors Day
Empowering Effective Patient Self-Management


November 23rd, 6-8pm

Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Using Transformative Dialogue to Assist the Stuck Patient