Get ready – registration for BC Rural Health Conference, Rural Locum Forum opens in February

RCCbc’s annual BC Rural Health Conference is returning to Nanaimo from May 24-26. Registration for this conference will open in February – early sign up is strongly recommended to secure a seat for an add-on course and/or a workshop with limited seating.

The opening date for registration will be announced via Twitter and via enews blast. If you’d like to be one of the first people to receive registration information directly in your inbox, sign up for the conference email distribution list at now.

Add-on courses

This year, The CARE Course, CASTED, HOUSE-EM and HOUSE-OB are being offered ahead of the BC Rural Health Conference. These popular accredited courses will provide hands-on skills enhancement that are key to supporting a wide scope of practice in a rural setting.

The Rural Locum Forum is returning as a morning event ahead of the BC Rural Health Conference. Graduating residents and physicians new to rural practice will have the opportunity to speak with, learn from, and network with practicing BC rural locums.

Two new add-on courses are being offered this year:

The Rural Patient Transport workshop being facilitated by Dr. Trina Larsen Soles on Friday, May 24. The workshop will review current initiatives in rural transport and feature panel presentations involving representatives from RCCbc, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Emergency Physician Online Support (EPOS) program, and the Patient Transfer Network (PTN). Attendees will be able to help identify key issues and provide feedback on proposed improvements to the BC patient transfer system.

Not Just a Prescription Pad: A Multimodal Approach to Chronic Pain Management – is a workshop being offered by WorkSafe BC. It will examine safe approaches to prescribing opioids: tapering, substitution, and exit strategies, as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.

We look forward to seeing you in Nanaimo in May!