Continuing Medical Education

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

​Registration for our November 20-21 Primary Care Oncology CME events will open here in August. 

November 20-21 Primary Care Oncology CME Events

 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. 

November 21: 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, 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 with Dr. James Morris, Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency
  • 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: A Palliative Approach 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 appreciates UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development's contribution to planning and delivering the Advanced Breast Cancers Workshop. 

November 20: Oncology Imaging for Primary Care
(noon – 5:00 p.m. including lunch)

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



Other Disciplines

Both events

November 21 
Family Practice 
Oncology CME Day

November 20
Oncology Imaging
for Primary Care

Onsite registration: additional $25.

Special accommodation rates are available 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:

Participants will:
  • Benefit from highly requested oncology updates on core cancer care topics; 
  • Learn more about oncology resources specific to primary care; and
  • Learn about key cancer management issues by participating in case-based group workshops

Learning Objective for November 20:

At the end of the session, learners will be able to explain the use of oncology imaging for primary care including applications and factors to consider regarding breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma.   
For more information contact Jennifer Wolfe.

Oncology CME 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

There are no Webcasts in July in August. Please check back soon for our Fall schedule. Registration  

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

Ready to View Recorded Webcasts

Archived Webcasts (2010-11) are available via Jennifer Wolfe



Community Cancer Outreach


Community Cancer Outreach Program on Education 

The Network also partners with UBC Continuing Professional Development to develop and present this series of cancer care workshops for family physicians throughout BC. As of 2014, the program engaged over 600 family practitioners in BC through small group, case based workshops on cancer care in family practice. Workshops currently focus on Breast, Prostate and Colorectal Cancer plus the newest  module - Advanced Cancers. 

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

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