Co-authored by Heather Gummow, Continuing Medical Education Program Coordinator, Northern Health
The Jasper Spring Retreat and Medical Conference for physicians in the North was held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on April 12-14, 2019. The event was hosted by the Northern Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program. Sixty-five physicians and medical residents attended the conference, with the social portions of the weekend increasing to over 100 people.
Participants were treated to 10 hours of CME-accredited talks, small group-learning world café rotations, and four simulating stations led by the Northern Clinical Simulation Program.
The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), Northern Health Physician Quality Improvement, and the BC Patient Safety Quality Council hosted resource booths at the conference, offering information about the supports that are available to rural physicians and medical residents.
Some conference participants and their families joined in on the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon. Marathon participants could run five, 10, or 21 kilometres, or take part in a family fun run. All proceeds from the marathon were donated to the Jasper Healthcare Foundation. It was a memorable weekend! Participant evaluation forms reflected the high satisfaction and a much-heard sentiment: thank you for hosting this great conference with opportunities to relationship build and network!
For more information
Physicians and medical residents looking for more information on this event or future events, can contact Dr. Charles Helm at 250-242-1101 or email@example.com.