March 11, 2016

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MEET SARAH BARTLETT: YOUR LOCAL MAINPRO+ RESOURCE

If you have any questions about Mainpro+, Dr. Sarah Bartlett is here to help.
The Vancouver-based family physician is the CFPC’s Regional Educator for BC, focused on helping our members make a smooth transition to the College’s new and improved education credit reporting system that launches June 27.
Dr. Bartlett will be attending conferences and events over the coming months, but she is also happy to come to your own practice meetings or rounds.

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registrationOctober’s FMS in session

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 20+ TOPICS FOR JUNE FMC

If you are caring for patients receiving prescription opioids for chronic pain, be sure to attend Dr. Launette Rieb’s plenary session at the Family Medicine Conference (FMC) in June.

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INPUT NEEDED FROM PHYSICIANS IN FIRST FIVE YEARS OF PRACTICE

Dr. Simon Moore, the BC representative on the CFPC First Five Years (FFY) Committee,  describes the transition from residency to practice as a “cliff”. Suddenly the structure and mentorship you experience in residency is gone, and newly minted family physicians are faced with the challenges associated with establishing themselves in a new practice, and in some cases, an unfamiliar community.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Call for award nominations
Nominating a colleague for one of our awards is easier than ever, but deadlines are approaching. We need patient nominations for the My Family Doctor Award by the end of this month, and nominations for the financial awards for residents are due on April 8. The family physician awards of excellence, as well as the awards of exceptional contribution, are open until May 13. Click here for more details and links to the nomination forms.

Interesting in joining our Board?
If you think you may be interested in joining the BCCFP Board, but would like more information on what’s involved, please contact Executive Director Toby Kirshin toby.kirshin@bccfp.bc.ca. Recruitment will begin over the summer, in preparation for nominations at this fall’s AGM.

Education a few clicks away
The member-only online education section on our website is proving to be popular with members interested in catching up on recent Family Medicine Conference presentations. More than 25 professionally edited videos are accessible after you login to the site. (As our videos are now a member-only service, we are no longer posting them on YouTube.) Click here to login.

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