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Continuing Medical Education

The Network strives to provide directly relevant, accessible oncology continuing medical education opportunities for primary care providers in BC and the Yukon.


November 2020 Virtual Fall Conference
November 13, 2020 Virtual Fall Conference:

Skin Cancer: Interactive Scenarios & Practical Approaches for Primary Care, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Pacific Time

Register via Learning Hub (Log-in or create an account in seconds. Once logged-in, enter Skin Cancer in the Search bar.) 
Cost: $50 all disciplines. Event Details
2.75 Mainpro+ credits. 


Dermatology Component
13:00 – 13:05      Start and Dermatologist Introduction
13:05 – 14:35      Common Skin Cancers
14:35 – 14:45      Break

Surgical Oncology Focus
14:45 – 14:50      Surgical Oncologist Introduction
14:50 – 15:50      Melanoma
15:50 – 16:00      Close and Evaluation

Learning Objectives:

Dermatology focus:

  • Describe effective and practical skin cancer prevention strategies;
  • Demonstrate improved visual literacy of malignant skin lesions;
  • Determine appropriate management of common skin cancers by primary care physicians; and
  • Review principles of skin cancer screening in high risk populations.

Melanoma focus:

  • Review indications and pitfalls of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma;
  • Summarize a practical approach to melanoma staging; and
  • Describe current management implications of melanoma staging and of lymph node recurrence.


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 2.75 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

This program was co-developed between UBC CPD and BC Cancer Agency, Family Practice Oncology Network (FPON) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance.

Members and disclosures of the planning subcommittee for this event.

Presentation/Resources (available post November 13, 2020)


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.

Note: To take part in our live Webcasts, you need to a) download the Adobe Connect app to your computer - links below - or b) ensure Flash is enabled on your browser. For mobile devices, download the Adobe Connect app from the app store. 


This Group Learning program has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for 1 Mainpro+ credit per session.

This program was co-developed with UBC CPD and BC Cancer , Family Practice Oncology Network (FPON) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

Upcoming Webcasts

  • November 19, 2020: Multiple Myeloma by Dr. Greg Dueck Register.

View Recorded Webcasts

Note: ensure Flash is enabled on your computer's browser or, for mobile devices, that you use a flash enabled browser (available via the app store). 

Gain credit through the College of Family Physicians of Canada Linking Learning Exercises. 










Primary Care Learning Sessions

Working with our partners, UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development, we are developing a series of interactive online learning sessions to help primary care providers better support their cancer patients. The first three feature colorectal, breast and prostate cancer and cover best practices in screening, treatment, and surveillance through case studies and the inclusion of helpful resources. There is no charge for these sessions accredited at up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit each. 

Try our Colorectal Cancer Session launched in January 2020. 

Try our Breast Cancer Session launched in April 2020.

Try our Prostate Cancer Session launched in May 2020.


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