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

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2018 BC Rural Health Conference will be hosted in Nanaimo, May 11-13

Save the date and join us for a great weekend of rural medical education and networking with colleagues from across the province! The annual BC Rural Health Conference – taking place in Nanaimo, BC – will run from Friday May 11 to Sunday, May 13, 2018. Come and join us in Nanaimo next year!

Rural study examines impact of generational change on rural health care

Dr. Dave Snadden and Mark Kunzli recently published their qualitative study examining how the aspirations of a new generation of rural physicians are impacting recruitment and retention in rural Western Canada. Learn more about this study

Featured speakers at The Refresher Course for FPAs, Oct 27-28

The Refresher Course for FPAs, an annual CME/CPD event for family practice anesthetists (FPAs), will be hosted on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28 this year. Find out who will be speaking at this course

Join the Choices in Practice and Parenting online discussion group

The Discussion Group will provide an online forum for peer support and mentoring on issues related to balancing the needs of practice with the demands of parenting. Join the discussion group and bring your ideas to the table

RHSRNbc launches GIS project to build catchment maps for BC

Submitted by Nisrine El-Amiri

The Rural Health Services Research Network of BC is seeking to map rural catchment areas for health services in British Columbia. Defining natural population catchments for each rural service will allow the network to evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare services and contribute to a more informed health service planning process. Discover what the network has planned for this data

NEEP accepting applications for April – June 2018 cohort

The Nanaimo Emergency ED Program (NEEP) has successfully completed training two cohorts of rural physicians in Emergency Medicine and is currently accepting applications for spring 2018. Is NEEP right for you?

Save the Date: SRPC 2018 Rural + Remote Medicine Course

The next SRPC conference will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12-14. Earlybird rates are available until November 1. Head east for some great rural CME/CPD

Rural perspectives on patient medical homes

Submitted by the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC)

In a new collection of stories, Dr Lindley and others highlight what is working well in their ongoing work to enable patient medical homes in their communities, including the value and role of creative thinking, leadership, and strong partnerships. View a list of available stories

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Stellat’en Health and Wellness Centre

Three people cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Stellat’en Health and Wellness Centre: (left to right) Dr. John Pawlovich, Chief Archie Patrick, and Elder Charlotte Rose Dennis.

The rural BC community of Stellat’en officially opened a new Health and Wellness Centre on August 31, 2017. Read the whole story here

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