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Continuing Medical Education

The Network strives to provide directly relevant, accessible oncology continuing medical education opportunities for family physicians in BC.

Register for our November 20-21 Primary Care Oncology CME events.

November 20-21

Up to 10 M1 credits:

Mark your calendars for two CME offerings this November by the BC Cancer Agency’s Family Practice Oncology Network – our annual Family Practice Oncology CME Day on November 21 preceded by a November 20 afternoon session on Oncology Imaging for Primary Care.

Scheduled to maximize learning opportunities, these two back-to-back CME events will feature all practical information to strengthen your oncology skills and knowledge. Both will take place at the BC Cancer Agency’s Research Centre (675 W. 10th Ave.) in Vancouver.

The events are accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 10 M1 credits: 6.5 for November 21 and 3.5 for November 20. 



Family Practice Oncology CME Day 
(8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. including lunch)

  • Lung Cancer: Update for 2015+ with Dr. Sophie Sun, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency
  • Optimizing Management for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer with Dr. Karen Goddard, Radiation Oncologist, and Karen Blain, Provincial Director, Survivorship and Primary Care, BC Cancer Agency
  • New Developments and Resources for Pancreatic Cancer with Dr. David Schaeffer, Head, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Managing Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Care with Dr. Erica Peterson, Clinical Hematologist, Vancouver General Hospital and UBC 
  • Hereditary Cancer: When and How to Refer with Dr. Gillian Mitchell, Medical Director, Hereditary Cancer Program, BC Cancer Agency
  • Navigating Prostate Cancer Therapy - Speaker TBA
  • Preventing HPV Related Cancers with Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Personalized Onco-Genomics Explained with Dr. Howard Lim, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency
  • Case-based Workshops (choice of two)
    - Lymphoma: Case-based Learning with Dr. Diego Villa, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency
    Advanced Breast Cancer: Case Study in Palliative Care with Dr. Neil Hilliard, Pain and Symptom Management Physician, Fraser Health Authority
    - Oncologic Emergencies: Case-based Learning with Dr. Don Cooper, General Practitioner in Oncology, BC Cancer Agency
The Network thanks UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development for their contribution to planning and delivering the Advanced Breast Cancer Workshop. 
 

Oncology Imaging for Primary Care
(noon – 5:00 p.m. including lunch)

  • Breast Cancer Imaging: Mammography to Follow-up
  • Colorectal Cancer Imaging: Screening to Follow-up
  • Lung Cancer Imaging: Early Diagnosis, Work-up and Staging
  • Lymphoma Imaging: Diagnosis to Follow-up
 

Cost

Physicians

Other Disciplines


Both events
$200$100

November 21 
Family Practice 
Oncology CME Day
$125$60

November 20
Oncology Imaging
for Primary Care
$75$40

Register for one or both events today. 

Onsite registration: additional $25

Special accommodation rates at the nearby Holiday Inn, 711 Broadway in Vancouver, tel. 604 879 0511. Booking link with discount ($129 per night). 
 

Learning Objectives for November 21:

Lung Cancer: Update for 2015+

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to identify recent advances in screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of lung cancer patients from a primary care perspective.


Optimizing Management for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to document the long term effects experienced by adult survivors of childhood cancer and direct the ongoing monitoring required. 


New Developments and Resources for Pancreatic Cancer

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe new developments in research and treatment for pancreatic cancer and list new resources available to help patients and their families


Managing Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Care

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to identify the occurrence of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients and demonstrate effective management of the condition from a primary care perspective


Hereditary Cancer: When and How to Refer

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe the need and the process used to refer patients to the BC Cancer Agency’s Hereditary Cancer Program. 


Navigating Prostate Cancer Therapy

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to identify the treatment options and considerations for prostate cancer patients


Preventing HPV Related Cancers

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe the preventative role of vaccines in HPV related cancers.


Personalized Onco-Genomics Explained

At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe and debate new advances in personalized onco-genomics and their application in cancer treatment


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

Each participant can take two of the three workshops. 


Lymphoma – Cased-based Discussion

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the symptoms and pathology to diagnose Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non Hodgkin Lymphoma 
  2. Employ effective management of patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non Hodgkin Lymphoma 
  3. Schedule and demonstrate effective follow-up for patients treated for Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non Hodgkin Lymphoma 

Advanced Breast Cancer – a Case-Based Palliative Approach

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the primary care physician along the advanced cancer care continuum and recognize how this relates to the roles of other healthcare providers, including specialists.
  2. Employ effective techniques for disclosing an advanced cancer diagnosis and discussing the prognosis with patients and their families. 
  3. Describe common treatment options and their expected side-effects. 
  4. Access available resources for palliative care.
  5. Specify a plan for integrating what is learned at the workshop into practice.

Oncologic Emergencies – Case-based Learning

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the symptoms and assess the pathology to diagnose spinal cord compression and febrile neutropenia
  2. Employ effective management of patients suffering from spinal cord compression and/or febrile neutropenia
  3. Schedule and demonstrate effective follow-up for patients treated for spinal cord compression and/or febrile neutropenia

Learning Objective for November 20:

Breast Cancer Imaging: From Mammography to Follow-up
At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe oncology imaging applications for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, staging, and follow-up diagnoses including factors to consider for patients on aromatase inhibitors and imaging conundrums. 

Colorectal Cancer Imaging: Screening to Follow-up
At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe oncology imaging applications in colorectal cancer screening, diagnosis, staging, and follow-up diagnoses.

Lung Cancer Imaging: Early Diagnosis, Work-up and Staging
At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe oncology imaging applications in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, nodule work-up and the use diagnostic imaging during treatment. 

Lymphoma Imaging: Diagnosis to Follow-up
At the end of this workshop the learner will be able to describe oncology imaging applications in the staging of lymphoma and the use of diagnostic imaging during treatment and follow-up


 
For more information contact Jennifer Wolfe.

Webcasts
Presented in partnership with UBC's Division of Continuing Professional Development, Webcasts are held 8-9:00 a.m. (Pacific time) the third Thursday of every month (except July, August and December). Our complimentary Webcasts provide opportunity to participate in topical, interactive oncology presentations from anywhere with Internet access. 

The program is nationally accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro-M1 credit per session. Participants can also earn 2 Mainpro-C credits by taking part in the College's Linking Learning to Practice initiative. 

Upcoming webcasts

September 17 will feature Dr. Thomas Nevill speaking on Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Insight for Primary Care. Register

October 15 will feature Dr. Sanjay Rao speaking on Malignant Melanoma: Insight for Primary Care. Register

November 19 will feature Dr. Anna Tinker speaking on Ovarian Cancer: Primary Care Update. Register

To view webcasts on mobile devices, you need to download a mobile flash browser from your app store. 

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Community workshops

Community Cancer Outreach Program on Education 

The Network also partners with UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) to develop and present interactive cancer care workshops for family physicians throughout BC. As of 2015, the program engaged over 700 family practitioners in 31 different communities across BC. Workshops include small-group, case-based learning to support family physicians in their role along the cancer care continuum. Workshops currently focus on Breast, Prostate, Colorectal Cancer and Advanced Cancer Care. 

Visit UBC CPD to find a workshop near you and to access the latest news on the program.

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