Events

The Transition into Practice Program continues on its fourth year offering the 'Transition Tuesdays' seminar series. These monthly one-hour workshops, held the first Tuesday of every month, will cover a wide range of topics on everything from financial planning and investing to billing. Residents in all levels are welcome to attend.

Seminars are available in-person, virtually via NextGen VC and in recorded version via Canvas (UBC's educational platform).  In-person attendance is highly encouraged.

See below for a list of topics for the year. Please note that registration is required for participation in any format.  To register, click on your topic of choice.

Location:
Rm. 11116, 11th Floor, Diamond Healthcare Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver.

September 4, 2018: Insurance Planning
Speaker: Renee Brickner
Organization: Doctors of BC

October 2, 2018: Licensing, billing & credentialing in BC: Checklist you need
Speaker: Dr. Noa Mallek
Organization: UBC

November 6, 2018:  Answered:  Your most burning questions about Locum Contracts
Speaker: Dr. Pavel Glaze
Organization: UBC

December 4, 2018: Incorporate or not...that is the question
Speaker: Gareth Canning
Organization: MDFM

January 8, 2018: Tax Planning
Speaker: Don Nicholson
Organization: MDFM

February 5, 2019: My first five years' experience/Mentoring
Panel Speakers: Drs. Chris Le, Alicia Pawluk, and company
Organization: UBC

February 20, 2019: So may jobs, so many choices:  Help for Family Medicine Residents
Speakers: TBC
Organization: UBC

February 28, 2019: Are there any jobs out there?  Help for Specialty Residents
Speaker: Drs. Nicole Todd and Kevin Lee
Organization: UBC

March 5, 2019: Investing 101, show me the money!
Speaker: Gareth Canning
Organization: MDFM

April 2, 2019: Fees, billing and audit
Speaker: Juanita Grant
Organization: Doctors of BC

June 4, 2019: EMRs and Health Technology?
Speaker: Diana Trifonova
Organization: Doctors of BC

This day-long event, sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), covers a wide range of topics, including seminars on starting your medical practice, negotiating, and financial wellness.

Dates:  December 6, 2018 and March 14, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street
Please register here.

Details to be announced in early 2019
Topics include:
• Basic office billing for new in practice physicians
• GPSC Billing
• Uninsured Billing
• Obstetrics Billing

*Please note that every specialty in Doctors of BC is represented by a section. The Society of General Practitioners is the Section of Family Practice. SGP membership is free for residents who are members of Doctors of BC. Visit the SGP website for a Simplified Guide to Fees. A video overview of this guide is available here.

The Practice Survival Skills Conference is put on by the UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) unit and covers a broad range of topics essential to starting your medical practice.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time:  0730-1730
Location:  The Nest, 6133 University Blvd. UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver, BC
Course content
Register here.
Topics covered:
o What Family Physicians and Specialists Need to Know About the RACE Line
o Practice Pitfalls: Privacy and Electronic Communication with Patients
o Dollars and Sense: Preparing for an MSP Audit
o Specialist Billing
o Rural Locums – How They Work and Why You Need to Do One
o Licensing, Billing, and Credentialing in BC – Essentials for Residents