BC Rural Health Conference Just Around the Corner 

Register now for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC’s (RCCbcBC Rural Health Conference (RHC) on May 29 and 30. The online format for this year’s event will allow you to participate from wherever you are in the province and enjoy the virtual dress-code of comfy clothes!

As always, RHC offers a dynamic, unique, and diverse program with an array of engaging and informative presenters that will interest and benefit rural physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals, residents, and medical students, alike. This year, despite being virtual, we’ve gone to great lengths to keep our common themes, such as physician and practitioner wellness connection, during this ongoing pandemic. Throughout the conference, we’ll have access to open corridors and a space for friends and colleagues to run into each other, allowing for conversations to meet and catch up, all within a family-friendly atmosphere. We’ll also open and close the conference with a First Nations welcome and blessing from Elder, Connie Paul. Woven into this year’s event, we’ll offer rMEET coffee breaks, as well as numerous fun-filled social events that you don’t want to miss, including a virtual cocktail hour and a family-friendly magic show. 

As you navigate through the RHC brochure, you’ll notice that this exciting two-day experience has over 25 virtual lectures and workshops, including rurally-relevant plenaries and wellness activities, such as yoga and stretching sessions. Unique to RHC, conference-goers can also enroll in five special “add-on” rural practitioner skills workshops: PICC Like a Pro – Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Central Line Insertions; Rural Airway Management in the Time of Covid; Basic Suturing; Racism’s Impact in Healthcare; and Mindfulness. (Be quick to register for these—spaces are limited and going fast!) On Sunday, the LƏK ̓ ʷƏŊƏN Songhees Traditional Dancers will close the event. 

The BC Rural Health Conference offers a range of both acute and office-based topics interwoven into a base of physician wellness activities. We value interactive safe spaces to learn, connect and re-connect with other rural health practitioners, which is all-the-more important during this unprecedented pandemic.”  

—Dr. Brenda Huff, RHC Lead, Rural Coordination Centre of BC  

The RHC, which is supported by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, is accredited for up to 8.5 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 credits. But those who’ve attended in the past know that this event is more than just CME; it’s a platform to connect with rurally-based colleagues and to foster a sense of community and collaboration.  

So register now for RHC and get ready to engage and enjoy this virtual experience with us! And join RCCbc in the conversation on social media to let us know what part of the event you’re most looking forward to. Follow us on Twitter @RCC_bc and tag #RHC2021