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

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The Waiting Room Challenge features current information about organ donation for primary care patients waiting for their appointments

The Waiting Room Challenge

Submitted by Stephanie Schindler, Y4 MD studen

After attending a presentation by an organ recipient at his local Rotary club in Sechelt, Dr. Paul Dhillon, a family physician, became inspired and created a local initiative to increase awareness about organ donation and boost recruitment. Learn more about this research project

Virtual care tools in rural health practice: a survey

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC is interested in hearing from you about your knowledge and experience of virtual care tools in rural health contexts. Learn more about this survey now

Deadline is Oct 31 for leadership, rural research, and global health partnership grant applications

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) are accepting applications for funds to support rural physician research, global health partnership initiatives, and rural leadership development. Click for grant details

UBC Dept of Family Practice accepting applications for Clinician Scholar Program

Submitted by UBC Department of Family Practice

Do you have an idea for how to improve practice, health care delivery or any aspect of community-based primary health care, or health professional education? Then the UBC Clinician Scholar Program may be for you! Find out more about this program

Long-term Care Update taking place Oct 4-5 in Vernon

The Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, Interior Health and UBC CPD are proud to announce the 3rd iteration of this conference (formerly called the Residential Care Refresher) for healthcare providers involved in long-term residential care. Click for details about this event

Caring for Older Adults Symposium – Nov 7-8 in Prince George

Submitted by BC Academic Health Sciences Network

Are you a health care provider or researcher interested in learning more about the well-being of older adults? Are you an older adult interested in the future of your care, or a caregiver who’s unsure of what to expect? Find out more about this event

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Glenn Fedor

Dr. Glenn Fedor received an Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine, Lifetime Achievement this year at RCCbc’s BC Rural Health Conference in Nanaimo.

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