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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.

GPO Case Study Day & 2020 Fall Conference
November 20, 2021 GPO Case Study Day @ The BC Cancer Summit:

Links to Presentations and Resources: 

Immunotherapy Related Endocrine Toxicities for the GPO

Less Common but Relevant Immunotherapy Related Toxicities for the GPO

November 13, 2020 Virtual Fall Conference:

Skin Cancer: Interactive Scenarios & Practical Approaches for Primary Care links to Presentation and Resources

- November 13, Skin Cancer: Interactive Scenarios & Practical Approaches for Primary Care. 

- Surgical Oncology: Melanoma Presentation PDF


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: As of November 2020, webcasts are delivered on Zoom. To participate in our live webcasts, simply register for the session and enter via the URL provided. For mobile devices, download the Zoom app from the app store. 

To view previously recorded webcasts via Adobe Connect, 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

  • June 20 Webcast: Advanced Melanoma: Current Management and Follow-Up Care. Register 

View Recorded Webcasts below

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. 

Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - May. 20

No Recording or Presentation PDF per speaker Request

Bone Health in Cancer Care - Apr. 18

by Dr. Akshay Jain

Radiation 101: What's Available and Side Effets - Mar. 21

 by Dr. Dylan Narinesingh

Management of Surgically Induced Menopause - Feb. 15
by Dr. Rona Cheifetz and Dr.  Lesa Dawson

Colorectal Cancer Current Screening Recommendations and Follow-Up Care - Jan. 18
by Dr. Jennifer Telford 

Female Sexual Health & Cancer Survivorship - Nov. 16
by Dr. Melanie Altas

Prostate Cancer Screening and Early Prostate Cancer Management - Oct. 19
by Dr. Marie-Pier St-Laurent

Opioid Prescribing for Cancer Pain in Primary Care - Sept. 21
by Dr. Chantal Chris 

Management of Treatment-Related Side Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy - June 15
by Nikita Ivanov

Things You Can Do In Clinic Today to Prevent Ovarian Cancer - May 18
by Dr. Lesa Dawson, Gillian Hanley and Dr. Alicia Tone

Pancreatic Cancer - April 20
by Dr. Muhammad Zulfiqar

Lung Cancer Screening and Suspected Lung Cancer in Primary Care - March 16
by Dr. Stephen Lam

Psychosocial Perspective on Cancer-Related Fatigue - What is it, and what can we do about it? - Feb. 16
by Ms. Marita Poll

Resource: NCCN Guideline - Cancer Related Fatigue version 2.2023 including primary evaluation for moderate or severe fatigue. Additional resources can be found in the presentation PDF.

Precancerous Lesions of the Vulva - What You Need to Know - Jan. 19
by Dr. Melanie Altas


  • Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients by Dr. Beth Taylor on February 20 
    -Presentation PDF

  • Supportive Care for Radiation Therapy Side-Effects by Dr. SheikhNisar Ahmed on June 20
    -Presentation PDF
  • ABC's of Opioid Prescribing by Dr. Julia Ridley on May 16
    -Presentation PDF
  • Advance Care Planning: Improving Person-Centred Care presented May 19 by Dr. Charlie Chen
    -Presentation PDF
  • Early Integration of Palliative Care presented June 18 by Dr. Pippa Hawley
    Presentation PDF

Primary care learning

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 four feature lung, 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:


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