Infectious Diseases Update 2018

International Medicine & Tropical Diseases

October 26 & 27, 2018
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia

This event would be applicable to interested health care providers.


This year’s very popular twenty first annual Infectious Diseases Update will cover many hot and clinically relevant topics in the ever evolving field of Infectious Diseases. Topics will include locally relevant infectious diseases as well as international, tropical, and travel medicine.This program was co-developed with Division of Infectious Diseases for the Island Health Authority and Nova Clinical Services Inc. 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 2017 reported that the conference met their personal learning objectives.

“Thank you for such a through well-organized impactful conference”
“Exceptional speakers & presentations”
“I appreciate the low cost and central location”

Accreditation Statement

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 12.50 Mainpro+ 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 event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 12.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). 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 Disease conditions.

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 Common Serology in ID as well as discuss how to reduce the burden of Emerging Infectious Diseases
• Describe and Interpret What’s New in Rapid Diagnosis and Prevention of Malaria as well as Skin Manifestations of Travel Related Infections
• Describe the risk factors and how to best manage Sexual Health in the MSM Patient, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Occupational Infectious Diseases in Physicians and Nurses as well as Dengue, Chikungunya & Zika
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of four of the following topics: Managing HIV as a GP, Bone and Joint Infections in the Diabetic Patient, Managing Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Hepatitis C, How to Advise the Last Minute Traveler, Prevention & Treatment of Travelers Diarrhea, Yellow Fever Vaccinations in the Immunocompromised and Drug-Drug Interactions Between Travel Related Medications.
• List and discuss what is new in Vaccines and the ABC’s of a patients fitness to travel
• Recommend appropriate investigations and treatments for STI’s as well as Measles, Mumps and Pertussis
• Identify and discuss the use of Probiotics in the Prevention and Treatment of Diarrhea
• Discuss Global Medicine & Volunteerism