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BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).

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Rural Locum Forum: JSC funding available, discounted rates, hotel bookings

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is pleased to announce funding for physicians and/or UBC 2nd Year (R2) Family Practice Residents, who are providing – or considering to provide – locum services in rural BC communities to attend the Rural Locum Forum to be held in Nanaimo on February 25, 2017. Read the full announcement 

New Emergency Medicine Education pilot seeks rural GPs

An innovative emergency medicine education program is being piloted in Nanaimo, BC for family physicians that are currently practicing or intending to practice in smaller and rural communities. Read more about how you can join this new program

Changes to Awards of Excellence in Rural Medicine, nominations open

This year, the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is putting out a call for nominations for three awards, now collectively known as the BC Rural Health Awards. Discover how you can nominate your community and/or colleague for an award

Registration for BC Rural Health Conference (formerly RECC) to open in Feb!

Registration for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC’s (RCCbc) annual BC Rural Health Conference (RHC – formerly the Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) conference) will open shortly this February. Join us in Prince George on May 12+13 for great CME/CPD!

JCC – Simplifying the Journey

Submitted by Doctors of BC. The Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) have partnered again with the BCPSQC’s Quality Forum for a pre-forum day of interactive workshops March 1, 2017, with a focus on ‘Simplifying the Journey’. The Quality Forum days are March 2 – 3, 2017.  Find out how you can sign up for the pre-Forum workshop

BCPSQC Clinical Quality Academy

Submitted by Doctors of BC. Clinician Quality Academy is a professional development program delivered over an eight-month period, beginning in April 2017 – registration is open until February 17. Learn more about this program

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Shannon Douglas

Dr. Shannon Douglas and her mother, Ann Watley, participated in the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run this year in Barkerville, BC.

Read the story here