Although CME is a major component of the BC Rural Health Conference, the biggest advantage to attending this event is the chance to reconnect with rural health colleagues during the conference and its numerous social and networking events.Dr. Nicole Ebert, Lead, BC Rural Health Conference
Mark Your Calendar for 2024 BC Rural Health Conference
Mark your calendar and save the date for next year, as we head back to Whistler for RCCbc’s 2024 BC Rural Health Conference on May 24–26, at the Whistler Conference Centre. This highly anticipated event is a favourite for rural doctors across British Columbia and isn’t one to miss, so mark your calendar for spring 2024! Stay tuned for registration details along with information on additional pre-conference events.
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Call for Poster Abstracts
Poster abstract applications are now being accepted for the 2024 BC Rural Health Conference, running May 24-26, 2024 in Whistler, BC.
A selection of posters will be on display throughout the conference. Topics will range from improving the rural health of patients and communities, cultivating rural innovations, creating high-quality health system improvements across British Columbia or globally, and more.
If you are interested in sharing your poster at the 2024 BC Rural Health Conference, please complete the following application form. Successful applicants will be contacted with additional information and receive get a discounted fee off registration. The submission deadline for the poster abstracts is March 1st, 2024.
If you have questions or require more information, please contact Tracey DeLeeuw at [email protected]
Funding to attend the BC Rural Health Conference
The Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) sponsors UBC medical students and residents to attend national and provincial rurally focused medical conferences each year. Applicants must have an interest in exploring rural medicine upon completion of training and must also be enrolled in the UBC MD Undergraduate Program or in a UBC family medicine, specialty or sub-specialty residency program. Medical students and residents who have an interest in exploring rural medicine may apply for up to $1,200 for travel and accommodation expenses plus conference registration.
If you are interested in conference sponsorship, please sisit REAP’s Sponsored Events and Rural Conferences page for more details. Those selected for sponsorship will be contacted by the REAP office by February 28, 2024.
2024 BC Rural Health Awards
We invite you to nominate exceptional colleagues, mentors, peers, and communities for acknowledgment and for residents to share a self-reflection on the impact of your experience being involved in rural and remote health. Award winners will be recognized on May 24, 2024 at the 2024 BC Rural Health Conference.
BC Rural Health Award Winners
Media Backgrounder: 2023 BC Rural Health Award Winners
Recipients of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC’s annual Rural BC Community Award are selected for developing innovative and collaborative solutions to local healthcare issues.