Continuing Professional Development

ISLAND HEALTH CME HOSPITAL ROUNDS

We are trialing a calendar of events to better represent educational offerings.  You can find Island Health's Continuing Professional Development calendar here.

The Island Health CME Events Database allows medical staff to view their CME/CPD credit activity.  If a medical staff member experiences any difficulties logging into the database or has forgotten his/her login information please contact

              Jo-Anne Neustaedter

              Program Assistant, Medical Staff Engagement and Development

              250-739-5971 or JoAnne.Neustaedter@viha.ca

RURAL CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Community RCME refers to activities that address the needs of local physicians and their teams for collective learning:

  • Community RCME strengthens the well-being and capacity of local health systems to address the health care service needs of the community, so it involves generalists, specialists and interprofessional learning;
  • Community RCME is different than individual RCME which the JSC defines as "medical education to update and enhance skills and credentials for rural practice;" and,
  • Individual RCME funds are paid directly to physicians, and Community RCME funds are available to the community of physicians.

If you have any questions please contact

              Antoinette Picone

              Rural CME Coordinator

              250-370-8425 or Antoinette.Picone@viha.ca

UBC CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UBC CPD, Faculty of Medicine provides many educational events, courses, programs, and on-line activities to support physicians in their professional development. To learn more, please visit the UBC CPD website.

ACCREDITATION

Accrediting your education event can help to encourage attendance. The Accreditation of CME Events primer provides an overview of the processes by which accreditation of events occurs and how medical staff can claims credits for their CPD activities.  Accreditation for CME/CPD events may only be obtained through an accredited CPD provider such as a professional society or university.  Health authorities do not have this designation. A physician or designate may apply to accredit a CME/CPD activity through the following providers

If you are planning an upcoming CME/CPD event please see the Doctors of BC Handbook for Coordinating a CME Event

GUIDELINES FOR INTERACTION WITH INDUSTRY

The primary objective of professional interactions between medical staff and commercial supporters should be for the advancement of the health of the population rather than the private good of either medical staff or industry.  The primary purpose of Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD) activities is to address the education needs of medical staff in order to improve the health care of patients. It is the responsibility of CPD providers to ensure that any educational activity is designed for this purpose. 

Please see the following for more information regarding the Guidelines for Interaction with Industry:

Canadian Medical Association Policy - Guidelines for Physicians in Interactions with Industry

Island Health - Guidelines for Commercial Support of CME/CPD Activity

Island Health - Speaker Disclosure Form - Potential Sources of Conflict of Interest

UBC CPD Guidelines for Commercial Support

MEDICAL LEADERSHIP LEARNING AND NETWORKING EVENTS

Medical staff leadership positions play an integral role in influencing and driving change.  Internal and external medical leadership development opportunities are available to current and aspiring medical leaders to support continuous skill development. To learn more, please visit Medical Leadership Development.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For medical staff leadership and professional development inquiries, please contact: MedStaffDevelopment@viha.ca. To learn more about the Medical Staff Engagement and Development team, please click here.