The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place via videoconference on October 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

The keynote speech will take place at 7:00 pm following the AGM. Our keynote is Dr. Jillian Horton: We Are (Not) All Perfectly Fine: Mindfulness, Personal Narrative, and Reckoning with Culture Transformation.

BCCFP members eligible to attend the AGM received an email on June 9 with a registration link. Please check your inbox or contact us if you would like to register.

About the keynote

Dr. Jillian Horton is a writer and physician. She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and an Associate Head of the Department of Medicine at the Health Sciences Centre and the University of Manitoba. She is a graduate of McMaster medical school and completed her residency and fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Toronto. Her writing about medicine appears regularly in the LA Times, the Globe and MailMaclean’s, the Toronto Star, and Medscape. Dr. Horton has won numerous awards as an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher, including the prestigious Gold Humanism award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine. Her first full-length book, We Are All Perfectly Fine: A memoir of love, medicine and healing is a Canadian bestseller.

In this special presentation, Dr. Horton will create an opportunity for personal reflection; explore the risks, benefits and barriers of using personal narrative to affect culture change; and help us discover the ways in which mindfulness can allow us to influence the organizational and system factors that are the primary drivers of burnout.

Join our Board: nominations opening in July

Ahead of our AGM, we will be calling for nominations to our Board of Directors this summer. We are seeking Board members who reflect the values, scope and diversity of family practice in British Columbia. An email will go out to eligible members on July 19 with a link to our online nominations form.

Joining the Board of Directors is a great opportunity to connect with family physician leaders around the province, create new ways to support your colleagues, and shape the future of family medicine.

Committed to diversity, equity and anti-racism and in efforts to promote a diverse body of candidates, we are actively encouraging members from historically excluded groups to consider nomination.

Read more about our 2021 nominations and election process, opening July 19, 2021.