The 65th Annual

St. Paul's Hospital
Continuing Medical Education
Conference for Primary Care Physicians

This annual conference in primary care medicine provides an opportunity to refresh your knowledge about, and enthusiasm for, primary care medicine. This conference will focus on an evidence based review of practical information, new trends and discuss controversial topics useful for primary care physicians practicing in urban or rural areas. Educational activities include a Main Lecture Series which will provide a comprehensive review on Cardiology / Diabetes, Labs / Investigations, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Therapeutics, Psychiatry / Addiction, Paediatrics, and Surgery. Exemplary guest speakers have been chosen for their ability to communicate information and skills relevant to daily clinical practice. The speakers will also provide ample time for questions.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Analyze current issues in primary care medicine and review new guidelines for the treatment of a number of diseases and disorders commonly encountered in family practice.
  • Discuss cases regarding new treatment options and technological advances.
  • Identify new evidence based treatments using the most up to date clinical and scientific information.


CFPC: The Main Lecture Series Program* and Optional Learning Sessions have been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 39 Mainpro+ Credits.

AAFP: Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians are eligible to receive up to 39 prescribed credit hours for attendance at this meeting (Main Lecture Series Program* and Optional Learning Sessions) due to a reciprocal agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

*Main Lecture Series for up to 25 Mainpro+ Credits

Financial Disclosure

Any and all conference-generated surplus is reinvested in SPH family practice resident education, departmental strategic initiatives, research, teaching, and UBC faculty development activities.

Main Lecture Series

Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Optional Learning Sessions

Monday, Nov. 25 – Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
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The USB Syllabus will be interactive allowing users to take notes directly in the application. Please note: A selection of either a Printed Syllabus or USB Syllabus is included in your registration fee, a $40 Cdn fee will apply if BOTH options are selected.
Wi-Fi access will be available on-site.