April 13, 2017
|Dr. Rupi Brar||
MEET BCCFP DIRECTOR DR. RUPI BRAR
Dr. Rupi Brar works with the Portland Health Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, providing primary care to a population with complex addictions and mental health conditions.
Certified in Addictions Medicine, she also provides consults at both St Paul’s and Surrey Memorial Hospitals.
REGISTER NOW FOR JUNE FAMILY MEDICINE CONFERENCE
Register now for our spring Family Medicine Conference (FMC) set for June 3 and 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Early bird rates apply until May 3. For the first time, we also have a discounted rate for members in their first five years of practice.
REPORT CARD ON HEALTH CARE IN BC
With the provincial election less than a month away, the BCCFP is working with the CFPC to create a provincial report card designed to inform both members and voters by evaluating the BC government’s leadership around five key indicators in health care. The report card will also rate how each major party plans to address these indicators in their election platforms.
FIRST FIVE YEARS WEBINARS
If you are a family physician in your first five years of practice, look for a new series of BCCFP webinars. Set for June, the first will cover “The things that nobody told me before I graduated from residency.” We will send members more information when the date is confirmed.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TWO NEW AWARDS
Nominations for two brand new BCCFP awards are due on May 8. The First Five Years of Practice Award will recognize an exceptional family physician in the early stage of his or her career. In addition, we have added a new Innovations in Primary Care Award that will recognize a BCCFP member who is working on local innovations in practice or health care delivery that improve patient, family or community care.
TIPS FOR USING MAINPRO+
If you are unsure about navigating the Mainpro+ system, check out our top five tips. We will also have a one-on-one help centre available on site at our June Family Medicine Conference.
A petition organized by two BC family medicine residents has more than 12,000 signatures in support of an advocacy campaign asking federal Health Minister Jane Philpott to establish a National Pharmacare Strategy.
Thanks to the more than 500 members who answered our recent survey. The data collected will inform the development of our strategic plan.
HELP US TO SHOWCASE FAMILY MEDICINE
BCCFP is seeking members willing to be photographed at work to assist us with our ongoing communications and promotions.
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