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Upcoming Events and Partner Resources

Professional development and networking opportunities are available throughout the year for family physicians working in cancer care.
Upcoming events
The Family Practice Oncology Network offers ooncology resources and connections to family physicians in British Columbia

Check out these great opportunities for professional development and networking with your colleagues in cancer care:

GPO Education Program Introductory Module
Our Fall 2021 intake (virtual this time) will run September 17- October 8, 2021 morning lectures, and October 18 - 29, 2021 afternoon lectures. Our Spring 2022 intake is scheduled for virtual delivery and will run February 7 - 18, 2022 morning lectures, and February 28 - March 11, 2022 afternoon lectures.

The Family Practice Oncology Network offers the GPO Education Program to provide newly hired General Practitioners in Oncology opportunity to strengthen their oncology skills and knowledge, and enhance cancer care in their communities. The Introductory Module is followed by 30 days of rotation over six months, and completion of this program is required by all newly hired GPOs. More information. Email fpon@bccancer.bc.ca

Webcast: Beyond Angelina Jolie: Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
September 16 2021, 8:00 am-9:00 am Pacific Time

Presented by Drs. Lesa Dawson and Rona Cheifetz  Registration is free via UBC Continuing Professional Development. For more information, email Dilraj Mahil.
Webcast: Immunization in Childhood Cancer
October 21 2021, 8:00 am-9:00 am Pacific Time

Presented by Dr. Amanda Li Registration is free via UBC Continuing Professional Development. For more information, email Dilraj Mahil.


Partner resources
The UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development offers the following online accredited oncology modules for primary care at no cost:

Late Effects of Childhood Cancers

Interested in learning more about the late effects of childhood cancer therapy? In this short 45-minute online module, you will learn about different long-term health risk categories for the development of late effects, screening and management of late effects, a clinical approach to assess long-term health risks, and where to find available resources.

  • Target audience: family physicians, specialists and other health care professionals in British Columbia involved in the health care of adult patients who are survivors of childhood cancer.
  • Up to 0.75 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 3 credits
Breast Cancer Screening Update: What's New in BC?
Online course

Are you up-to-date on the BC Breast Cancer Screening Policy?  Endorsed by the Screening Mammography Program of BC (SMP), this 45-minute, free, online, mobile-friendly, and accredited module outlines the current BC breast cancer screening guidelines. 

  • Target audience: Family physicians working in British Columbia who have patients in SMP or may refer patients in the future.
  • Up to 0.75 Mainpro+
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