Infectious Diseases Update 2017

Hot Topics and What’s New

October 27 & 28,2017
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia

This event would be applicable for Family Physicians, Infectious Diseases Specialists, Internists, Sub-specialists, Hospitalists, Emergency Room Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Other Interested Health Care Providers


We are very pleased to present our twentieth annual Infectious Diseases Update, Hot Topics & What’s New conference. We will be covering many clinically relevant topics which you face every day in your practice both in hospital and office. Topics will be presented in didactic as well as small group session to allow one on one interaction. This program was co-developed with the Division of Infectious Diseases and was planned to achieve scientific integrity objectivity and balance.

Why You Should Attend

Our evaluations showed that 100% of responding attendees at this event in 2016 reported that the conference met their personal learning objectives and 98% said it would change their practice.

“Excellent I am looking forward to next year”
“You are doing a great job”


This program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia office for up to 12.50 Group Learning credits. 

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 12.5 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.


As a result of attending this program, the participant will be able to apply current knowledge to treat a wide range of Infectious Diseases.

Throughout the conference participants will be able to:

Network with expert speakers, and fellow colleagues to discuss and resolve some of their infectious diseases related questions.

Upon completion of the conference participants will be able to:

  • Identify and Discuss how to optimize and modify antibiotic use as well as discuss the evidence for  Colonic Flora & Fecal Microbiota Transplant
  • Describe and Interpret  Staphylococcus Aureus Infections Including MRSA
  • Describe the risk factors and how to best manage Common Infections in the Homeless or Marginalized Patient
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of four of the following topics: Common GI Bacterial Infections, Outpatient Skin and Wound Infections, Management of Common Dental Infections, Hepatitis B Serology, Top Infectious Diseases Emergencies, Management of Fever in the Active IVDU Patient, Lower Limb Infections in the Diabetic Patient and Endocarditis Prophylaxis.
  • List and discuss Outpatient Testing for Common Infections as well as Pre & Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV infections and issues around Vaccinating Your Adult Patient
  • Recommend appropriate investigations and treatments for STI’s as well as Measles, Mumps and Pertussis
  • Identify and discuss Human Tick Bourn Infections in Western Canada and the top Infectious Diseases Articles in 2017.