MD Events

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

1) Trauma-Sensitive 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 trauma, 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 cultivating their own resilience through the practice of mindfulness. 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

IHI’s quadruple aim recognizes the importance of provider wellness in quality patient care. These programs provide physicians the opportunity to explore their own self-management through the combined practices of mindfulness and coaching. Programs can vary from 1-hour introductory programs to full-day events with the possibility of ongoing support.

Events

2020

January 23rd, 6-9:00pm
Doctors of BC Boardroom, Vancouver, BC
Sponsored by CMA
Enhancing Medical Student Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

Feb 15-16th, 2-day retreat
Crown Isle Resort, Courtenay, BC
Sponsored by Comox Valley Division of Family Practice
Mindfulness for Medical Professionals (& Partners): Cultivating Resilience

Feb 28th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Gibsons, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in HealthCare: VCH Leadership & Local Physicians

COVID-19 INITIATIVES April -July:
-Vancouver Physician Staff Association: mindfulness sessions  & peer support 3x per week
-Sunshine Coast Divisions of Family Practice: mindfulness & peer support sessions 3x per week
-Sechelt Hospital Foundation: weekly broadcast on mental health with Drs. Lisa Kitt & Marius Welgemoed
-UBCCPD Webinar April 21st on Managing Covid-19 Emotions: Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other
-QTC4RBC (Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC): live trainings being converted to virtual through Rural Coordination Centre of BC

June 11th, 2 hour evening session
Meadow Gardens, Pitt Meadows, BC
Ridge Meadows Hospital Physician Engagement Society
Enhancing Your Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

Sept 22nd- Oct 27th, Tuesdays 9:00-11:00am
6 online modules, KDC Vancouver Island 
Quality Team Coaching for Interprofessional Rural Healthcare Teams
www.rccbc.ca/qtc4rbc

Oct 7th-22nd, Wednesdays & Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm
6 online modules, Richmond Hospital ER Psychiatry Departments
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

2019

Jan 22nd- March 12th, Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm
St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Includes all-day retreat March 2nd 9am-4pm
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

Feb 13th, 8:00am-9:00am
Research Development Rounds, Department of Family Medicine
3rd Floor, 5950 University Blvd, Vancouver
P.A.C.E. Study

March 1st, 9:30am-11:30am
The Aspens Hotel, Whistler, BC
Internal Medicine Resident Winter Conference
Cultivating Provider Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

April 27th-June 18th, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm (online)
Northern Health Authority, Prince George, BC
Includes all-day retreats April 27th & June 1st
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

May 10th, 12:50pm- 2:20pm
Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual RCH QI Day
Royal Columbian Hospital
Embodied & Relational Presence: Key Ingredients for Quality Improvement

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

May 26th, 9:00am-11:15am
Rural Coordination Centre of BC Annual Conference
Nanaimo, BC
Transformative Dialogue: Unstucking the Stuck Patient

June 21st-23rd, 3-day retreat
Fernie, Eastern Kootenays, BC
Mindfulness for Medical Professionals: Cultivating Resilience

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

November 27th, 6-8:00pm
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Enhancing Your Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

2018

January 12-14th, 3-day event
Smithers, BC
Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice Members
Includes follow-up evening event on February 27th
Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Coaching

Feb 14th, 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 15th, 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Luncheon Talk hosted by Vancouver Physician Staff Association
Vancouver General Hospital
Cultivating Provider Resilience through Resilience

February 16th, 8:30am-4:30pm
Arbutus Club, Vancouver, BC
UBC CPD Faculty of Medicine
Optimizing Communication in Patient Care

April 11th, 8:00am-9:00am
Research Development Rounds, Department of Family Medicine
3rd Floor, 5950 University Blvd, Vancouver
P.A.C.E. Study

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

May 11-13th, Various sessions
Rural Coordination Centre of BC Annual Conference
Nanaimo, BC
Brief Action Planning, Health Coaching, and Mindfulness in Medicine

June 21st, 8:30-11:30am
St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
UBC Family Medicine Residents
Motivational Interviewing & Lifestyle Coaching

July 6th-8th
Weekend Retreat, Integrative Medicine Residents
Hornby Island
Enhancing Provider Resilience Through Mindfulness 

Sept 12th-October 31st, Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm 
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Includes all-day retreat Oct 20th 9am-4pm
Accredited for 24 Mainpro credits
8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for MDs

Sept 21st, 8:30am-4:30pm
Stakeholder Engagement for SSC, Mindfulness & Health Coaching,
Gibsons Public Market, Sunshine Coast, BC
P.A.C.E. Study

September 25th, 6-8:00pm
Cullen Lecture Theatre, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Enhancing Physician Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

October 25th, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC
16th Annual Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine Conference
Cultivating Provider Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

October 30th, 6-8:00pm
Prince George, BC
Enhancing Physician Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

November 21st, 6-8:00pm
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Enhancing Your Resilience Through Mindfulness Practice

November 22nd, 6-8:30pm
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC
St. Paul’s Hospital Primary Care Conference
Using Transformative Dialogue to Assist the Stuck Patient