Events

The Transition into Practice Program continues on its fifth 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 3, 2019: Insurance Planning
Speaker: Renee Brickner
Organization: Doctors of BC

October 1, 2019: Licensing, billing & credentialing in BC: Checklist you need
Speaker: Dr. Noa Mallek
Organization: UBC

November 5, 2019:  Incorporate or not...that is the question
Speaker: Stephanie Laliberte-Baril
Organization: MDFM

December 3, 2019: What's in it for you?  Benefits of joining Doctors of BC
Speaker: Julie Kwan, Business Development Manager
Organization: Doctors of BC

January 7, 2020: Tax Planning
Speaker: Don Nicholson
Organization: MDFM

February 4, 2020: Contract negotiations
Speaker: TBD
Organization: Doctors of BC

February 19, 2029: So may jobs, so many choices:  Help for Family Medicine Residents
Speakers: Stay tuned
Organization: UBC

February 26, 20201: Are there any jobs out there?  Help for Specialty Residents
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Todd
Organization: UBC

March 10, 2020: Investing 101, show me the money!
Speaker: Stephanie Laliberte-Baril
Organization: MDFM

April 7, 2020: TBD
Speaker: TBD
Organization: TBD

June 2, 2020: Financial Literary
Speaker: Alphil Guilaran
Organization: Financial Literacy Counsel

This day long event, sponsored by MD Financial Management, Doctors of BC, AryaEHR and the Canadian Medical Association will discuss your financial wellness, professional practice contract/agreement, incorporation as well as practical tips on reducing your medical risk and providing safe medical care.

Date:  November 21, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:  Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver
Please register here.

This day-long event, sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Doctors of BC, covers a wide range of topics, including seminars on starting your medical practice, negotiating, and insurance planning, EMRs and Health Technology.

Date:  April 2020
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street
Please register here.

Details to be announced in LATE 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.
Date:  Stay tuned!
Time:  0730-1730
Location:  TBD
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