Registration now open for BC Rural Health Conference and Rural Locum Forum!


The BC Rural Health Conference is returning to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on May 24-26!

Registration is open now – sign up and receive the early bird rate – a savings of up to $100 for physicians. Seating is limited for select sessions, workshops, and pre-courses – register early to avoid disappointment.

This popular event brings together rural physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, and administrators for three days of learning, connection, and fun. This year we are offering:

  • interactive group sessions and interprofessional learning opportunities
  • hands-on skills workshops
  • complimentary childcare available during conference hours
  • provider wellness opportunities, including complimentary onsite yoga and stretching sessions, massage chair services, meditation sessions, and mini-dance breaks
  • opportunities to socialize and network with colleagues from across the province and beyond

There will be several add-on courses offered ahead of the BC Rural Health Conference including the popular Rural Locum Forum. There will also be several open meetings offered during breakfast and lunch breaks, covering the topics of the Rural Retention Program, virtual technological supports for emergent care, and rural locuming in British Columbia. For details about these add-on courses, click here to read more about these offerings or download a PDF brochure and registration package now.

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Rural Locum Forum

The popular Rural Locum Forum will return to Nanaimo on Friday, May 24 for a half day of interactive learning, Q and A, and networking. This collection of informative sessions will bring together current rural locums, physicians, residents, and community members to discuss:

  • Rural GP Locum Program (RGPLP): How it Works
  • First Locum Toolkit
  • Program Support for Rural Locums
  • …and much more!

Registration for this popular event is now open. Add it as a pre-course ahead of the BC Rural Health Conference, or register for the event as a stand alone course. A networking lunch is included with the registration fee ($75 – physicians, $25 – residents).

This event is co-hosted by RCCbc and the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice.