Laparoscopic Salpingectomy CPD program, March 2017 and 2018, Vancouver

Februrary 2017 Salpingectomy Course(L to R): Wes Steed, Taber, AB; Ryan Falk, Inuvik, NWT; Erin Sullivan, Meadow Lake, SK; Stu Iglesias, Bella Bella, BC; Vanessa Berjat, Rocky Mountain House, AB; Audrey Bedard, Peace River, AB; Bret Batchelor, Revelstoke, BC; Rod Oishi, Edson, AB; Brian Geller, La Loche, SK; Neenah Mehra, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UBCOn Feb 27/28, 2017, eight (8) rural ESS Family Physicians attended a Laparoscopic Salpingectomy CPD program at the Centre for Excellence in Surgical Education and Innovation (CESEI) in Vancouver. Responding to changing standards of care in both surgical sterilization and the management of ectopic pregnancy, D N Mehra and DR M Wesea, faculty from the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology created a new CPD program to teach rural ESS FPs these skills.

After successful course completion, these physicians will pursue a local mentorship in their region with a pathway to independent practice in these new surgical skills. This CPD program was accredited by the CFPC for three Mainpro+ credits per hour.

This course was supported as a proof of concept trial of an innovative model for CPD for rural ESSFP with a $7,500 grant from BC’s Rural Education Action Plan (REAP). The leadership and administrative support for the program was provided by the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).