Rural Locum Forum: JSC funding available, discounted rates, hotel room bookings


JSC funding for training

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is pleased to announce funding for physicians and/or UBC 2nd Year (R2) Family Practice Residents, who are providing – or considering to provide – locum services in rural BC communities to attend the Rural Locum Forum to be held in Nanaimo on February 25, 2017.

The following financial support will be provided to physicians who attend the Forum in return for a commitment to provide a minimum of 20 days locum service through the Rural GP, Specialist, or Anesthesia Locum Program within the next 12 months; the JSC will provide reimbursement for:

  • Rural Locum Forum registration;
  • Course costs for ACLS and/or The CARE Course;
  • Up to $200/day for accommodation, and airfare/ferry/mileage.

All physicians who currently provide locum services in rural BC and all physicians who are considering providing locum services in rural BC communities are encouraged to attend this conference and take advantage of these courses being provided on a no cost basis. You will find this training will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently provide locum services in rural BC communities.

For further information on this opportunity, and general information on the Forum, please contact:

Ella Fund-Reznicek
Senior Program Assistant, Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)
E:     |   T: 604 738 8222

Discounted registration rates until Feb 1

If you are planning to attend the Rural Locum Forum but haven’t registered yet, you have until February  1 to save up to $25 off conference fees. Register now by calling 604-875-5101 or sign up online.

Book your hotel room ASAP!

Rooms at the Dorchester and Coast hotels are nearly sold out for the weekend of Feb 25th. We strongly recommend that Forum attendees book their accommodations as soon as possible – alternative accommodations are available but these hotels are located 2.0 km from the Vancouver Island Convention Centre. View a list of Nanaimo accommodations now.