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February 7, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia
These free 1-hour seminars are held the first Tuesday of every month from 6 – 7 pm (a light dinner is served from 5:30 – 6 pm). The talks focus on...

About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Alan Ruddiman will be writing about his experiences and thoughts throughout his term.

January 19, 2017

Thank you to all of you who embraced the democracy of our Association and took the time to cast your vote in the recent governance referendum. Members have spoken, and you said you are ready for change – ready to move forward, ready for a more representative and nimble Association. With the...

December 8, 2016

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” This timeless declaration was so eloquently said by John F Kennedy many years ago. Doctors of BC is in the midst of a significant proposed change of its own – one we hope all doctors will...

November 10, 2016

This past weekend, along with about a dozen Doctors of BC staff, I had the privilege of attending the first Doctors of BC Education Day. Hosted in Prince George, the purpose of this CME accredited event was to engage with our members – to bring together family and specialist physicians in one...

October 3, 2016

British Columbia has declared a public health emergency following a significant surge in drug-related overdoses and death. An average of 2 people a day are dying of drug overdoses, and a significant number are associated with opioids.

Not all those deaths involve prescription opiates, but...

September 21, 2016

A call to action – we need your support: I think we can all agree that many kids these days spend significant time watching TV or playing computer and video games than they do being physically active. And I think you will agree with me that they would be much healthier if they...