Continuing Professional Development

ISLAND HEALTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar You can find Island Health's Calendar of Events including Continuing Medical Education opportunities here

How to get your event accredited

Accreditation Processes

Accrediting your education event can help to encourage attendance. 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:

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

UBC CPD Guidelines for Commercial Support

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

Attending Continuing Medical Education Events

Island Health Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Medical Education events available throughout the Island Health region are included on the Island Health Calendar of Events.

UBC Continuing Professional Development

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.

RURAL CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) Community Program funds groups of physicians living and delivering care in Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) communities to address their collective learning needs. The program aims to improve the capacity of local health-care systems to address the needs of the community by giving physicians more control over collective learning activities, reduce the challenges of accessing funds, and improve relationships among health system partners.

The RCME Community Program includes generalists, specialists and allied health partners in CME activity to encourage inter-professional learning.

Each RSA community in the program receives funding to support collective learning needs for the community of physicians, rather than individual physicians. Individual RCME funding is also directly provided to all rural physicians to facilitate their individual learning needs..  

For more information visit the RCME Community Program website.

 If you have any questions please contact:

Antoinette Picone, Liaison, RCME Community Program, Vancouver Island

236-638-1124 or Antoinette.Picone@viha.ca

 

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Rural Practice Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) 

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RCME Community Program Fund Eligibility Guidelines

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Guideline for communities seeking to purchase equipment through community funding

Guideline for Speaker Fees and Presenter Honorariums

Quick Reference Guide for Eligible Expenses

RCME Community Program Newsletters

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CPD/CME Courses

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RCME Handbook & Resource Guide

UBC CPD Website

RCME Communities - Event Highlights

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RCME Community Program Spotlight: Cortes Island

RCCbc Rural Physician Resources

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RCCbc Rural Physician Resources

Real-Time Virtual Support Pathways

 

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.

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

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 Communications and Development team, please click here.