Save the dates for two rural conferences in 2016

Rural Locum Forum   |   Feb 25-27, 2016   |  Nanaimo, BC

Physicians, rural residents, and other practitioners interested in providing rural locum healthcare are invited to attend the second annual Rural Locum Forum.

This year’s forum will be co-hosted by the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice and will be supported by UBC Continuing Professional Development’s Conference Services.

This conference – being held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC – will allow participants to learn hands-on skills, discuss rural health services, and network with other rural locums. Accredited pre-courses will be offered before the start of the conference.

For more information about the Rural Locum Forum, please contact Kathryn Young at


2016 Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) – June 9 – 10, 2016 

Prince George   |   Quesnel   |   Vanderhoof


RCCbc’s annual rural conference is heading north!

The popular Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) conference will take place the Civic Centre in Prince George on June 9 and 10, 2016. Pre- and post-conference courses will be held in the communities of Quesnel and Vanderhoof. A rural faculty development event will also be hosted for interested preceptors before the start of 2016 RECC.

The conference will provide participants with accredited continuing medical education (Mainpro and MOC Section 1 credits) through hands-on skills development workshops, interactive discussions, and plenary sessions. Emergency medicine, rural nursing, and team-based interprofessional practice are just some of the topics that will be offered at this dynamic two day event.

If you would like to be involved in the development of 2016 RECC, or if you would like to volunteer during the event in June, please contact Elisa Chow, Specified Projects Manager, at Interested sponsors may contact Andrea Longrigg at for information about booking a display table for this event.

Photo credits – Nanaimo Harbour: Michelle Lee; Ancient Forest: Shawn Haines

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