From April 23rd, 2021 - May 3rd, 2021
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Dr Alex Barss is a family physician who graduated from the University of Alberta in 1987 and a family practice Residency at UBC in 1989. He has practiced in both community and rural medicine, as a hospital and office based practice. He was Chair and board member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (a multidisciplinary committee that evaluates research papers regarding medical therapy, conducts study design, and provides professional insight to support pharmaceutical decision making) at the Richmond General Hospital and for Interior Health BC for over 10 years. He has been a medical student preceptor, a foreign medical graduate preceptor and UBC med school examiner over many years.. He is very involved in continuing medical education of Family Physicians in multiple areas including smoking cessation, pulmonary disease, treatment resistant hypertension, VTE, among other topics. He is currently a Committee member of the Academy for Continued Advancement in Health Care Education developing a nationwide CME program on Venous Thromboembolism and VTE in cancer patients.
Dr Tanja Redelinghuys is a family physician based in Vernon, British Columbia. She graduated medicine in 1996 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and completed her Masters degree in Family Medicine in 2002. After working in public healthcare and trauma medicine , she moved to Fort Qu’Appelle , Saskatchewan, in 2003, to rural family practice. She headed west to beautiful BC in 2007. Her passion for education has led her to complete a master teacher certificate program at UBC in 2014. She has been a medical research program (FLEX) advisor and assessor for first, second and fourth year medical students and a rural family medicine preceptor since 2009. She provides family physician consultations on youth and adult ADD and youth mental health. She has a passion for in mental health, providing CME education throughout BC to fellow family physicians, most recently copresenting a provincially funded 3 module 7 hour program on anxiety, mood disorders using practice supports tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness along with medication. She has presented engaging talks on adult and youth depression and anxiety, ADD and chronic pain as well as mindfulness in medicine.
This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.
|Conference Tuition||Book Before July 21st, 2020||Book After July 21st, 2020|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$895||$1045|
Peru is truly one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Few places can actually be called a “lost city”. Yet, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spanish Conquistadors and unknown to the outside world until 1911. Today, travellers come from around the globe to experience the most spectacular sight on the South American continent. Built at the height of the Inca Empire, this classic archeological treasure continues to intrigue researchers. Venture through the mountains and semi-tropical jungle during a spectacular train ride. After a day exploring, overnight at a luxury hotel for a chance to spend a second day at this ultimate bucket-list locale. Perhaps you will see something no one else has. Can you unlock Machu Picchu’s mysteries?
|Date||Location||Notes / CME Details|
|April 23rd||Lima, Peru|
|April 24th||Lima, Peru||8:30 am—12:00 pm; 3:00 pm—6:00 pm|
|April 25th||Lima, Peru|
|April 26th||Cusco, Peru|
|April 27th||Cusco, Peru|
|April 28th||Aguas Calientes, Peru|
|April 29th||Cusco, Peru|
|April 30th||Cusco, Peru||4:30 pm—6:30 pm|
|May 1st||Puno, Peru||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
|May 2nd||Puno, Peru||5:00 pm—7:00 pm|
|May 3rd||Puno, Peru||8:00 am—10:00 am|