Working with Learners: Virtual Practice

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This session is open to all interested:

Dear Preceptors,

Please join us on Thursday, April 2nd for this important webinar, hosted by the CSM’s Continuing Medical Education, Office of Faculty Development and Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives . This webinar will assist preceptors in facilitating their learners through virtual clinics.

Thursday, April 2
7-8 p.m. (MST)
(Access further information & webinar link here.)

The session will include a presentation on learning in virtual clinics followed by a general Q&A period in which participants will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to the new virtual learning format.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Aaron Johnston – Associate Dean, DLRI- and Dr. Kelly Burak – Associate Dean, CME at the Cumming School of Medicine and will be joined by our special guest experts from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, Dr. Emmanuel Gye and Dr. Sanjeev Bhatla.

We hope to see you all online this Thursday, at 7:00 PM. If you are unable to attend at this time, but would like access to the webinar after the fact, please email us directly at

Best Regards,

Aaron Johnston, BSc, MD, CCFP-EM, FCFP
Associate Dean, Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives
Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Chair-elect Section of Teachers, Canadian College of Family Physicians

CFPC: The COVID-19 Pivot Series

The COVID-19 Pivot: Protecting Patients and Physicians During the Pandemic
Speakers: Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Jennifer Young
Date and Time: Thursday April 2, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

The COVID-19 Pivot: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness
Speakers: Dr. Jared Bullard and Dr. Naheed Dosani
Date and Time: Thursday April 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

More on CFPC Clinical Webinars here.

Adapting to the impact of COVID-19: Sharing stories, sharing practice’

“This special webinar, ‘Adapting to the impact of COVID-19: Sharing stories, sharing practice’  will be presented by Professors Trevor Gibbs, Judy McKimm, Richard Fuller, David Taylor & Jen Cleland on Friday the 27th of March 2020 at 09:00 (9am) GMT.

unnamedAs of 2019, the AMEE webinar series will be entirely free. Please register here.

Due to limited space, it is advisable to join on time as AMEE cannot guarantee entry to the webinars.

More information and resources can be found on our special webpage here.

We also have a Special Interest Group (SIG) if you wish to carry on the conversation with any of our presenters.

To access the SIG please log onto MedEdWorld and register your details, once logged in you can access the group by clicking on ‘Special Interest Groups’ located on the left-hand side of your screen.”

Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health

“Dr. Shahana Alibhai reimagines treating youth suffering from mental health while intertwining her story of vulnerability, sharing the concept of emotional literacy, and how this knowledge can lead to understanding connection and hope.”

Congratulations to our former UBC Abbotsford-Mission Family Medicine resident and faculty member, Dr. Shahana Alibhai, on her recent TEDx talk!

Adapting to Virtual Care


On Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (ET), join us for our live-stream webinar “The COVID-19 Pivot: Adapting family practice to virtual care.” Please use this link to join the live-stream event via YouTube.

COVID-19 is uppermost on all our minds, and family doctors are doing their best to provide virtual care to patients where possible. For some physicians virtual care involves telephone visits, while for others it may include video visits, secure email and chat options, and electronic access to reports. Two of Canada’s family physician leaders in virtual care, Dr. Mark Dermer (Ontario) and Dr. John Pawlovich (British Columbia), will participate in our webinar and discussion with Dr. Jeff Sisler of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

They will address the challenges this pivot to virtual care presents, with a focus on how family physicians need to think and act differently in this context. This session will include time for your questions and will be useful for all family doctors adapting to virtual care.

This session will be available in English only.

If you miss a live-stream webinar you can access recordings of the session online.

Telehealth Training Resources

Hi! Hope you are well!

For those of you preparing or currently delivering care via Telehealth, please find the resources below for additional guidance and insight:

Doctors Technology Office via Doctors of BC.

Telehealth Training Manual (2015) via First Nations Health Authority: Health through Wellness. To learn more on the topic, FNHA’s Telehealth site and resources may be found here.

Practice Guidelines for Video-based Telehealth Services (2014) via BC Telehealth (Mental Health) Guidelines Committee

Warm regards,