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RCCbc’s annual BC Rural Health Conference (RHC) is more than just continuing medical education—it’s about connecting rurally based colleagues and fostering community and collaboration. This highly anticipated event is a favourite for rural doctors across British Columbia.

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

Join us for RHC 2023 in Whistler

Mark your calendars for the 2023 BC Rural Health Conference in scenic Whistler on June 2–4, 2023. This dynamic event will include rurally relevant plenaries and breakout sessions, plus options for small-group, hands-on skills workshops. Numerous clinical and practice-oriented topics will be available, along with fun and interactive social and networking events and wellness breaks. Free childcare will also be provided, so bring the kids. More information will be released in the coming months.


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Highlights from RHC 2022

RHC 2022 was held on the shores of Okanagan Lake in beautiful Penticton, British Columbia. In addition to plenaries by breakout sessions, delegates participated in several workshops on cultural safety, basic and advanced suturing, and how to say no with joy. The Rural Locum Networking Luncheon and receptions and dinners at local wineries and eateries provided opportunities for connection. And pre-conference courses, including HOUSE-OB, HOUSE-EM, CASTED: Emergency, and The CARE Course were also well attended.

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. They must also be enrolled in the UBC MD Undergraduate Program or in a UBC family medicine, specialty or sub-specialty residency program. Visit REAP’s Sponsored Events and Rural Conferences page for more details.

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