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,


A Whole University Approach

Having clear, frequent communication: It was key to understand concerns at different points in time. A university-wide survey was done just before e-learning replaced all large classes. Students’ feedback was consolidated and communicated to all teaching staff. Common concerns included effectiveness of online lectures, changes in assessment, and self-discipline when learning online.

We did pulse checking through student management committees two weeks after the online replacement of all large classes. This enabled further tweaks to improve the experience. Online meetings were conducted with programme directors and teaching staff to share experiences and rectify common mistakes that were made.

More communication channels were important, ensuring that despite not physically seeing each other, concerns and experiences were shared. The feeling that ‘we are in this together’, or ‘if I make a mistake in the online learning platform, I am not the only one’, helped to support everyone in the journey.”

More on Educating despite the Covid-19 outbreak: lessons from Singapore via The Times Higher Ed.