2015 RECC Conference registration opens next week!


UPDATE: Registration for 2015 RECC is now open! Visit the UBC CPD web site to download a brochure and/or to register.

The information and registration package for the 2015 Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) conference will be available next week at the beginning of March.

This year, there will be more hands-on workshops, including several hands-on airway and ultrasound workshops. Seating for these workshops is limited – REGISTER EARLY to avoid disappointment as these workshops fill up very quickly.

The registration package will be available online next week. Early bird discounts are available until April 3. Attendees may register for one day or for the full conference. Please refer to the registration package for further details.

Further details about conference sessions and workshops, pre-courses, post-courses, the Penticton Indian Band Health Centre tour, and social activities will be available at www.rccbc.ca.

If you would like to receive the brochure directly in your inbox, email Conference@rccbc.ca to be added to the mailing list.

Pre- and post-courses, faculty development workshops

Pre-courses for the conference will be held on Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21. This year’s offerings include The SHOCK Course, The OB Ultrasound Course, and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). Last year’s popular Wilderness Medicine Course will be offered after RECC on Sunday, May 24. Please note that seating for all of these courses is limited – register early to avoid disappointment.

Okanagan Orchards, a half day faculty development event, will again be offered ahead of the RECC conference. This year, participants will focus on recognizing and supporting “The Learner in Difficulty” with facilitation by Dr. Brenda Hardy and Mr. Bill Upward. To register for this event, contact Larissa Punnett at 250.862.4300 ext 5292 or via email at larissa.punnett@interiorhealth.ca.

New at RECC in 2015

This year, RCCbc is proud to present a full day of Rural Nursing education at the 2015 RECC Conference. Nurses and nurse practitioners will be able to participate in a session on ECG interpretation for nurses, a discussion of nursing scope of practice from CRNBC, and a two hour workshop on suturing and wound closure for nurses, as well as conference plenaries.

Also new for 2015 RECC is the Wilderness Medicine educational stream – series of four lectures, plus a plenary about the practice of wilderness medicine in other jurisdictions. Topics covered will include Bites and Stings, Hypothermia, High Altitude Medicine, Preparing to be an Expedition Medic, and Soft Tissue Injuries. Delegates planning to complete the Wilderness Medicine post-course, and other RECC conference participants interested in the practice of medicine in austere environments are encouraged to participate in this stream.

Drs. Jel Coward and Kirstie Overhill will be hosting a breakfast meet up on Saturday, May 23, to gauge interest in the formation of a provincial physician peer support group. Delegates interested in weighing in on this issue are invited to bring their breakfast and their input and opinions to this 7:30 am meeting.

Finally, RCCbc will be coordinating a tour of the Penticton Indian Band’s new health centre. Details for this tour are still being developed – check www.rccbc.ca for updates, or email conference@rccbc.ca if you would like to receive notifications about the tour in your inbox.

Returning to RECC in 2015

On the evening of Thursday, May 21, delegates are invited to a Meet ‘n’ Greet reception to network with other physicians, allied healthcare workers, students, and residents. Registration will be open during the reception – take advantage of this opportunity to beat the rush! A wine and beer tasting will be offered. The reception will start at 6:00 pm – please email conference@rccbc.ca to RSVP to this event.

For the second year, RCCbc will be presenting a Mentorship and More stream. This year, the issues of coaching as a tool for goal setting and practice improvement will be explored. Dr. Dan Horvat will also examine the use of data in quality improvement in British Columbia and how this will impact practice throughout the province. Additionally, representatives from UBC Rural CPD will report on the results of two pilot programs for physician-led practice support.

RCCbc will be hosting a luncheon for its Choices in Practice and Parenting initiative (formerly “Mothers in Rural Medicine”). This lunch discussion will be open to all RECC delegates – the agenda for this interactive talk will be posted on the RCCbc web site closer to the date of the conference.

REAP and RCCbc will be hosting its annual BC Student, Resident, and Preceptor Reception at 2015 RECC on Friday, May 22. This event will provide BC medical students and BC residents the opportunity to network with preceptors from across the province. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to reap@familymed.ubc.ca.

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