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In Circulation - Nominations for President-Elect and RA delegates Close tonight – March 29 at 11:59 pm

 
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In Circulation - Nominations for President-Elect and RA delegates Close tonight – March 29 at 11:59 pm
by Lucy Last - Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 9:06 AM
 

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Nominations for President-Elect and RA delegates Close tonight – March 29 at 11:59 pm

The nomination period closes tonight for members interested in running for the position of President-Elect and for District Delegate positions on the RA that will become vacant in June. 

If you are considering this opportunity, you must be a Doctors of BC member in good standing in a category eligible to hold office and vote. 

For detailed information on the process, click here (login required). A quick look at timelines:

·         Call for Nominations went out – Thursday March 9, 2018

·         Nominations Close – 11:59 pm, Thursday March 29, 2018

·         Electronic Voting Starts – Friday April 13, 2018

·         Electronic Voting Ends – 11:59 pm, Monday May 14, 2018

·         Election Results Announced – Tuesday May 15, 2018

 

 

2017 Tax Receipts

Please note that all relevant Tax Receipts including T4A, T4, Membership Dues Receipts and Administration Fee Receipts are now available in the members' area of the Doctors of BC website. For more information please call the Tax Receipts help line at 604-638-2948 or click here to sign in and access you receipts.

 

Mini-profiles now available online

If you are a member of Doctors of BC – your mini-profiles are now available to view. Your practitioner profile statistics are based on Medical Services Plan payments made to you for services provided in 2016 including any settlements or retroactive payments issued as of March 31, 2017, and any claims paid by MSP on behalf of ICBC and WCB. The profiles are an accurate reflection of claims submissions and payments made where you were identified in the claims record as the physician who provided the service, or as the referring practitioner. Please click here to login and view.

If you have any questions or comments or need help understanding your profile, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Juanita Grant, Manager Audit and Billing, Physician & External Affairs, either in writing, by email at jgrant@doctorsofbc.ca or by calling (604) 638-2829 (Toll Free 1-800-665-2262).

 

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Join hundreds of doctors in BC and host a Walk with your Doc event in your community!

 

 

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Walk with your Doc is a fun and simple way to get your patients moving, and to discuss the benefits of daily activity with them in an informal and social setting. Join hundreds of other doctors across BC and host a Walk with your Doc event in your community May 5 – May 13. We’ll help you every step of the way and provide support materials to make it as easy as possible! Register your local walk now at walkwithyourdoc.ca 

 

Not Just a Prescription Pad: A Multimodal Approach to Chronic Pain Management

WorkSafeBC is hosting events throughout BC, beginning in Richmond on April 24 and Burnaby on May 1. Learn more about: safe prescribing of opioids; tapering, substitution, and exit strategies; various pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain; community and regional resources, including WorkSafeBC programs; and more. The session aligns with the College of Physician and Surgeons of B.C.’s Standards and Guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids.

Space is limited. To register or obtain information, including other dates and locations, click here...

 

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eCase Provides Simple, Non-urgent Platform for GP/Specialist Consults 

 

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Family physicians wishing to quickly consult with their specialist colleagues can now access eCASE – a new, non-urgent complement to the existing RACE telephone advice service. eCASE allows primary care providers to type out a non-urgent question to a specialist using the ‘dr2dr’ Secure Messaging Service, to receive a response within a week. There’s also the option of attaching clinical documents to help inform the specialist about the patient’s case. 

Participating specialty areas include: Addictions Medicine, Cardiology, ENT, General Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Respirology, Rheumatology, and Thrombosis.

Evaluation surveys and interviews have shown positive results so far with 70% of questions taking 15 minutes or less to address, and 53% of conversations avoiding an unnecessary referral.

If you’re interested in participating or learning more, visit www.raceconnect.ca/ecase or contact ecase@providencehealth.bc.ca.

 

 

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Doctors of BC Scholarship Awards

Applications for the 2018 Doctors of BC Scholarship Awards are now being accepted. For more than 15 years, Doctors of BC has presented two $1,000 scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of members in good standing. All scholarship applications must be received by 4pm on Friday, April 27th. For more information and application forms, click here...

 

Win $1,000 with the Changemaker Award

Do you know a medical student or resident who goes out of their way to advocate for a stronger health care system by demonstrating exemplary leadership through grassroots advocacy work? Nominate them for the Doctors of BC Changemaker Award and give them the recognition they deserve – and the chance to win $1,000. Nominations close April 6th.  More information and application forms can be found here.

 

 

Nominate a health care leader today for the 2018 Excellence in Health Promotion award

Do you know an individual, a non-profit, or a corporation that has enhanced the health or safety of their BC community? Let everyone know and nominate them for a Doctors of BC Excellence in Health Promotion award - now in its 19th year.

The deadline to submit nominations is 4:00 pm Friday, March 30th. Click here for more information and nomination forms.

 

Contact: Patrick Higgins,
Communications & Public Affairs
Doctors of BC, 115-1665 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4