Funding Opportunity

The Specialist Services and the Shared Care Committees are pleased to sponsor 100 specialists and 100 family physicians in BC respectively via their Physician Leadership Scholarship fund to participate virtually at the IHI National Forum from December 6 to 9, 2020. The IHI National Forum is a highly rated annual conference that inspires action in quality improvement, engagement and health care system improvement around the world. Past BC participants have highly ranked the conference and have made connections with health care professionals from around the globe (55+ countries attended last year). The aim of this year’s conference is: to make health care work equitably for all.

Please note that only the cost of registration is covered through this sponsorship and not sessional time. 

How to Apply? Interested physicians, email JCCtraining@doctorsofbc.ca by Friday, November 13, 2020 with the following information: Full Name, MSP Number, Family Physician/Specialist, Specialty (if applicable), and Health Authority. Selection will be made on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to new participants. Physicians will hear back about the selection within one week of the deadline. 

North Shore MDs4Wellness group is sponsoring an 8 week challenge to fuel your body, mind and quality time from November 1st– December 23rd.

This challenge consists of eight weeks worth of physical, mental and overall health based challenges to give back some “you” time in your day. You can submit each challenge via email or Facebook, anytime before December 23rd. Each challenge completed will be met with a gift card and the bonus awards and prizes will be handed out during our online wrap up party in early January. If you are interested in signing up for this free challenge or receiving more information, please register here. You can sign up until November 15th and we encourage you to enlist your colleagues as well.

Please note, the linked registration page shows the date of the challenges as December 23rd. This is only the ending date and registering will sign you up for the complete 8 week challenge beginning November 1st.

Grand Rounds Speaking opportunity (on hold until further notice)

If you would like to provide a presentation at LGH Grand Rounds, please contact Dr. Dana Haaf at drhaaf1@gmail.com.

LGH Physicians are eligible to be compensated through Facility Engagement Funding (FEMS) for their prep and presentation time. Contact lghengagement@outlook.com for more information.

Wellness Wednesday Sessions (on hold until further notice)

LGH has planned wellness sessions for staff and physicians.  The sessions will be held in the LGH Gym on the dates below.   Each session is 30 to 45 minutes starting at 12:30 and 3:15.   Physicians are welcome to attend one of the sessions on each date.

CST update

REMAINING VCH COASTAL SITES CROSS CST FINISH LINE

BC Cancer’s CST activations will start with Surrey and Abbotsford centres going live together in the first wave, in May/June 2020. Prince George is slated to go next in August 2020, followed by Vancouver (including Clinical Trials) in October 2020. A fourth wave, comprised of Victoria, Kelowna and level 4 CON sites, is set to roll out CST in December 2020/January 2021.

VCH-Vancouver sites are slated to go live in mid-2020. Stay tuned for more information around timing for the remaining sites.

Physician Appreciation Lunches

Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are starting again. Watch for posters in the physician’s lounge advising dates and caterers. We will continue to bring in baked goods and fruit on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (unless it’s a lunch day).

The Every Day Counts Program, in the Palliative Outpatient Care Centre

The Every Day Counts Program provides free psycho-social care, complementary to medical care, to individuals living with a life-threatening illness and their families on the North Shore and Bowen Island. It is located in The Palliative Hub which is part of the new Palliative Outpatient Centre.  It is connected to the Hospice.   For more information, including an activity schedule, please contact the coordinator, Jane Jordan, at 604-363-0961 or e-mail Everydaycounts@vch.ca. Check out their new website: https://everydaycounts.ca/

During Covid they are continuing to offer Every Day Counts Program Sessions on the North Shore Hospice Facebook page.  Join in live, or enjoy whenever you wish. Make sure to Like their page and receive more updates. https://www.facebook.com/NSHospice.NorthVancouver

Coffee, Tea and Water

Coffee and Tea is available in the physicians lounge at all times.  Cups are available but you can help the environment by using your own mug.  There is a water dispenser with hot and cold water selection.   Feel free to fill up your water bottles.