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Funded Zoom licenses available for rural physicians, NPs during Covid-19 outbreak

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is offering each rural physician and nurse practitioner living and working in an RSA community the option to have access to a Zoom medical video conferencing license. This tool will allow you to virtually reach out to patients and colleagues during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Sign up for a license now

Intensivist support for rural providers during pandemic

The Rural Outreach Support group (ROSe) is a team of BC rural intensivists who are working with Dr. John Pawlovich and the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) to provide a wide range of advice and/or support to rural physicians looking for a consultation/second opinion about a patient! Learn how ROSe can help you

“Covid-19: Ask a Specialist” webinar recording will be available online soon

UPDATE 2: UBC CPD will be hosting several webinars about Covid-19 in the coming days to keep providers abreast of the latest information/practices. Follow @UBCCPD on Twitter or Facebook to learn when these webinars will take place, or check ubccpd.ca/courses for registration information.

UPDATE: webinar recording is now available!

Emergency and critical care physicians, Drs. Omar Ahmad and Adam Thomas, shared their experiences diagnosing and managing COVID-19 patients in BC and provided an update on new ICU diagnostics protocols, treatment, investigation modalities and global health impacts. Get the link to the webinar now

Missed the first quality team coaching deadline? Apply for Round 2!

If you were hoping to apply for funding through the Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC (QTC4RBC) program, but weren’t able to submit your application in March, don’t fret! We are offering a second round of funding for rural healthcare teams interested in coaching – applications for the second round must be submitted no later than Friday, June 19, 2020 Discover how you can apply for this support

2020 BC Rural Health Conference cancelled

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) regrets to announce that it is cancelling its 2020 BC Rural Health Conference (RHC). This is a disappointing but prudent decision as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. Save the date for May 28-30, 2021 in Penticton

Nominate a colleague for UBC CPD’s Awards in Innovation and Service!

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UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is currently accepting nominations for its Awards in Innovation and Service in CPD/CME Submit your nomination now!

#WalkOnTheRuralSide

In this unprecedented time, we want to highlight some of the many rural BC communities who are stepping up to help, encourage, and support. Thank you all for your big, big hearts – stay safe and healthy.

Read inspiring everyday stories about the people who support healthcare in rural BC.

Web site background image: Talkwa, BC. Photo: Province of BC