Internal Medicine Update 2018

The Pearls

March 10, 2018
Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia

This event would be applicable to Family Physicians, Internists, Sub-specialists, Hospitalists and Emergency Room Physicians and Nurse Practitioners


We are very pleased to present our fifteenth annual Internal Medicine Update, The Pearls 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 lectures as well as small group session to allow one on one interaction. This program was co-developed with Division of Internal Medicine 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 98% of responding attendees at this event in 2017 reported that the conference met their personal learning objectives and 92% said it would change their practice.

very well directed presentations, goals addressed and met”
“as a new physician to Victoria this was an excellent conference!”
“as usual excellent topics and speakers”


This program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia office for up to 6.50 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 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 6.5 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 Internal Medicine disorders.

As a result of attending specific presentations in this conference participants will be able to:

  • Reflect upon and discuss the evidence for the Use of Cannabinoids for Pain Management
  • Confidently list and discuss Competency and the Ethical Issues in Assessing Older Drivers
  • Discuss and formulate a plan of care to manage Chronic Urticaria.
  • Define, identify and discuss at least three of these five conditions or situations: the treatment of Polymyalgia Rhumaticia, Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis, Risk Stratification for Cardio Vascular Disease, Congestive Heart Failure and End of Life Care, and Changing Behaviors in Your Patients.
  • Confidently identify and discuss what’s new in Congestive Heart Failure Treatment.
  • Identify and formulate a plan of action to take to identify Recreational Use vs Medical Need in Marijuana and also identify the Top Three Internal Medicine Articles this Year.
  • Reflect upon and discuss the Common Medications Associated With Sexual Dysfunction.