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RECC conference to be renamed RCCbc Annual Conference

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is changing the name of its Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) conference to the RCCbc Annual Conference to reflect the broader range of rural health content offered at this popular CME/CPD event. New conference name, same great rural CME/CPD

Community paramedicine expands in BC

Submitted by BC EHS Community Paramedicine Initiative. In late April, Health Minister Terry Lake announced the initial 73 rural and remote communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program offering BC residents enhanced health services and paramedics more opportunities to provide patient care. Discover which communities will be included in the expansion plan.

Three online journal clubs for rural family practitioners

Submitted by UBC CPD. This fall, UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) will run three online journal clubs for rural family physicians: Rural Emergency Medicine, Sexual Health, and Rural Family Practice Anesthesiology. Each club is accredited for up to 12.0 Mainpro+ credits, with the emergency medicine and family practice anesthesiology clubs also eligible for 12.0 MOC Section 1 credits. Learn how you can register for an online journal club

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Granger Avery

DSC_0948_thumbDr. Granger Avery was inaugurated as the President of the Canadian Medical Association on August 24, 2016 during the CMA General Council. (Read his inspiring inauguration speech now.) There are many things that we could say about Granger, former executive director of RCCbc and also former co-chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues. However, we will direct you instead to the CMAJ profile of Granger which begins “Dr. Granger Avery’s luxuriant mustache merges seamlessly into his mutton-chop whiskers, making him look less like a country doctor than a Victorian-era sergeant major.” View this month’s photo now