As the heart of family medicine in BC, the BCCFP was delighted to bring together many of our province’s emerging and seasoned family physician leaders at this week’s Leaders Dinner.

After a two-year hiatus, it was a welcomed chance for family physicians to connect and reflect on all that we have been through and accomplished together.

(From left) Keynote speaker, Dr. Birinder Narang, Dr. Elder Roberta Price, and BCCFP President, Dr. David May. Gratitude to Elder Roberta Price for her opening remarks, and for walking with us in our journey to embrace cultural safety and humility.
(From left) Keynote speaker, Dr. Birinder Narang, Dr. Elder Roberta Price, and BCCFP President, Dr. David May.

Over the past many months, family doctors across the province have shown unprecedented leadership in their advocacy on behalf of our profession, our patients and the almost-one-million British Columbians who don’t have access to a family physician.

The Leaders Dinner was an opportunity to recognize some of those who have helped to make the family doctor crisis an issue that the our province can no longer ignore.

It was also an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the recipients of this year’s BCCFP Physician Awards, including the BC Physician of the Year, Dr. Karin Kausky; First Five Years of Practice Award recipient, Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe; the My Family Doctor Cares patient-nominated award recipients from the five health regions; and the Resident Award recipients.

Dr. Birinder Narang, who was last year’s First Five Year in Practice Award recipient, returned as this year’s keynote speaker. As Board Chair for the Burnaby Division of Family Practice, a member of BC’s South Asian COVID Task Force, co-founder of the ‘This Is Our Shot’ vaccine confidence campaign, and a medical contributor for Global BC and CKNW 980, Dr. Narang shared his story about medicine, community, and leadership, reflecting on the intersection of faith,  family, media and the future of family medicine.

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Leaders Dinner, and for the ongoing commitment and leadership that all members of the BC College of Family Physicians have shown over the past year. 

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