Kwéleches, hello and welcome!

It’s Friday! Hope you are well! Had to share the image above. Kathrin Swoboda took home the Audubon Photography Awards grand prize for capturing the red-wing blackbird’s song. Read the article here. (A big thank you to David Isaac for sharing this!)

Looking for support, advice, and coaching on your clinical teaching? Check out our Peer Observation Project and sign up to participate!

Children are headed back to school soon! Vaccination schedule via Healthlink BC.

“Are People Doing The Best They Can?” a conversation between Russell Brand & Brené Brown.

CAME Foundation Health Professions Education Grants application is now open! These grants support new and innovative scholarly projects in Health Professions Education that are not part of larger, formalized and funded education research programs. Apply here!

How to Design a Meeting that Doesn’t Suck via IDEO.

FMF registration is now open! If you’re presenting, let me know!

Cooking With Your Doctor: The New Culinary Medicine via NPR.

2019 CHES Celebration of Scholarship registration is open and free! Register here.

In reviewing the Annals of Family Medicine, these two articles caught my attention:

  • Family Physician Perceptions of Their Role in Managing the Opioid Crisis: Learn more.
  • Association Between Primary Care Practitioner Empathy and Risk of Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study: Learn more.

Want more family doctors? Change how they work and get paid, says B.C. researcher via CBC.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC) and the Harm Reduction Nurses Association (HRNA) call for the decriminalization of people who use drugs in B.C. via NNPBC.

CrossFit: dangerous fad or fitness panacea? The AMSSM talks safety via BMJ.

Association of ideal cardiovascular health at age 50 with incidence of dementia via BMJ.

Demystifying Heart Failure: Clearing up misconceptions via Stanford Medicine.

“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” ~ Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Have a fantastic weekend!

Warm regards,


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