Find the Specialists Symposium 2023 program here.
This year's event will be held in person at:
The Westin Bayshore Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC V6G2V4
For reservations using our group rates, call 1-888-236-2427, or book online. If reserving by phone, be sure to mention the "Doctors of BC Specialists Symposium" group rate.
This event is UBC CPD accredited. The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 5.75 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.
Please read the Specialists Symposium Travel Guidelines for more information on reimbursement and expense policies.
|7:30am–8:30am||Breakfast and Registration|
|8:30am–9:00am||Traditional Welcome and Opening Remarks from Doctors of BC President, Specialist Services Committee Co-Chairs and Consultant Specialists of BC|
|9:00am–9:45am||Keynote Address: Dr. Robert McDermid|
|9:45am–10:00am||Transition Break (15 minutes)|
Specialists' Response to Primary Care Challenges
Discussing challenges of specialist care for patients without primary care. What can I do for the patients in my care? What can I do for patients that need my care?
|12:30pm–1:15pm||Lunch and Networking (45 minutes)|
|Staying Balanced Against the Odds|
|1:15pm–2:30pm||Learning and motivating for change: exploring three dimensions of physician health through storytelling and conversation|
|2:30pm–2:40pm||Transition Break (10 minutes)|
|Culture, Communities and Relationships|
Understanding the strengths and resources Indigenous communities bring to their members' healthcare. Exploring ways to work together and foster relationships between doctors, communities, and community members.
|4:00pm–4:10pm||Transition Break (10 minutes)|
Registration for this event is now closed.