Division of Continuing Professional Development
|Division of Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine
|The UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development is the office at the Faculty of Medicine that has responsibility for continuing professional education for the practicing physicians in British Columbia.|
|Main phone:||(604) 875-5101|
|Address:||855 West 10th Avenue|
The Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is the office of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia that has responsibility for continuing professional education for the practicing physicians in British Columbia. The Division consists of an educational unit and a research unit. UBC CPD creates professional education strategies for improving healthcare and for supporting health professional learning. UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) has been organizing and managing medical conferences and events for more than 30 years. Each year the Division hosts approximately 12 major medical conferences in locations in BC and across the country.
What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is defined as the education of physicians following completion of formal training. CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain, develop or increase knowledge, problem-solving, technical skills or professional performance standards all with the goal that physicians can provide better health care. CPD includes 'formal' activities, e.g. courses, conferences and workshops, as well as self-directed activities such as preceptorship and directed reading. UBC CPD is the largest provider of Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD) in British Columbia.
The offices of UBC CPD are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada close to the Vancouver General Hospital.
UBC CPD will enhance physician effectiveness and contribute to health care improvement by leading the provision of credible, innovative, and relevant CME/CPD.
The mission of UBC CPD is to develop, research, accredit, implement, and evaluate CME/CPD initiatives for physicians and other health care professionals to enable practitioners to be effective and satisfied in their varied roles as well as meet identified learning needs and care gaps. Through research into best practices we will create innovative programs using relevant content, leading technology, stakeholder collaboration, sound learning principles, and highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and skills to optimize practice and health care outcomes.
The UBC CPD team has 20 full and part-time staff persons and 5 faculty associates.
UBC CPD is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and, by reciprocity, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) of the United States to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
As of January 1 2010, all licensed physicians in BC must participate in a recognized revalidation process in which they demonstrate their commitment to continued competent performance in a framework that is fair, relevant, inclusive, transferable, and formative.
Conference and Meeting Management
UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development has been organizing and managing medical conferences and events for more than 30 years. As a comprehensive conference service provider, UBC CPD offers a full range of conference management services. It develops and delivers clinically relevant and timely medical education to practicing physicians. In order to meet the learning needs of a diverse physician community, UBC CPD offers a variety of types of courses, in a variety of locations, as well as distance education opportunities.CPD office is a self-funded unit of the university. It receives no university funding to support its activities. Operational funds are generated by charging fees to participants for the educational programs.