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In Circulation - Doctors Making a Difference

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In Circulation - Doctors Making a Difference
by Lucy Last - Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 10:23 AM

May 1, 2018    @DoctorsOfBC


In Circulation provides current, relevant practice and professional information for Doctors of BC members





Doctors Making a Difference

In Doctors Making a Difference, we profile doctors around the province who are going above and beyond to improve the lives of their patients, their communities, and our health care system. Do you know a doctor in your community who is making a difference? Drop us a line at with his or her name and contact information. You may see them profiled in a future article.

Dr Jeff Peimer: ER physician providing care for troubled kids in Williams Lake

When he moved with his family to Williams Lake in 2011 to work in the local ER, the father of two children saw a need to provide more compassionate and co-ordinated care for youth who turned up in ER departments with mental health concerns. Read more... 



Membership Renewal iPad Winner

Dr Rachel Carson has won an iPad for paying 2018 Membership dues online by March 31.Congratulations Dr Carson! If you have not renewed your membership and wish to make your payment online now, click here...




2018 Doctors of BC elections – President Elect and District Delegates

Electronic voting for the position of President Elect a is now open. Electronic Voting Ends 11:59 pm, Monday May 14, 2018.

All eligible members should have received their invitation to vote on Friday, April 13. For more information click here (login required) to review role descriptions for President, President Elect, and the RA Delegate positions. For detailed information on the process, click here (login required).





Register now for Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting 

Doctors of BC members are invited to attend the 2018 annual general meeting (AGM) on June 2 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (UBC Campus, 6163 University Blvd., Vancouver).

Onsite registration opens at 8:15 a.m., and the AGM will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Jack Poole Hall. The evening events will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, commencing at 5:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by the Doctors of BC annual awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m., including installation of officers. Register to attend the three-course President’s Dinner, with an address given by our newly installed president, Dr Eric Cadesky, tickets are limited and available through our online registration.




Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative

Rural BC physicians and medical trainees committed to rural service and lower resource communities in BC, and in developing countries may apply for funding for global health projects. The deadline is May 31, 2018. For more information visit the RGHPI webpage or contact



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


WorkSafeBC's next event is in 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

Dinner is included. Space is limited. To register or obtain information, including other dates and locations, go to The session aligns with the College of Physician and Surgeons of BC’s Standards and Guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids.




New Instructional Video

Access to telephone interpreting is currently available to family practices across BC through a provincial pilot project. Click here to watch a 3-minute video on the importance of using a professional medical interpreter to support patient-provider communication. Fast forward to 1:22 for quick and easy step-by-step instructions on accessing an interpreter over the phone. To use the service, get your toll-free number and access code from your local division of family practice. For more information visit the Provincial Language Service website.


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