President's Blog

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June 25, 2018 to June 26, 2018
Kelowna, British Columbia
The theme of this year's event is: Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Platforms and Innovation. Doctors of BC President, Dr Eric Cadesky, will...

About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Eric Cadesky will be writing about his experiences and thoughts.

June 21, 2018

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”
—Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

I haven’t been able to sleep lately and it has nothing to do with the humidity. I am filled with rage and despair. No matter how hard I close my eyes I cannot unsee the widely...

A Brighter Future
June 4, 2018

That time of day slowly creeps in. As I wait for a result or report or a patient, my mind wanders. My back slouches and I start craving the sugared donations accumulating in the lounge. I think about the task list, forms, and calls waiting for me after the last patient has been seen. The day...

May 24, 2018

Some time ago I was in the position of providing palliative care for a patient who was also a friend. I know there are College guidelines about boundaries, and supposedly in the ideal professional world our contact with patients would be limited to our offices and hospitals. But in real life,...

Diversity and Inclusion
May 9, 2018

This past weekend I attended a #MeToo in medicine event, spearheaded by Dr. Gigi Osler. It is part of a wider initiative looking at diversity and inclusion, professionalism and physician wellness. And it seemed fitting to start with a group of women, especially with today’s focus on increasing...

National Physicians Day
April 30, 2018

This year, May 1st has been proclaimed National Physicians’ Day by the CMA. It is a day to recognize and celebrate the work of physicians and physicians in training across Canada. May 1st was chosen to align with provincial celebrations in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and is the birthday of...