President's Blog

Upcoming Events

January 18, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia
The symposium will bring together specialist physicians and champions from across BC to share their input for future planning of the SSC and other...

About the Blog

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

September 21, 2018

Hello Doctor, my old friend 
I’ve come to talk with you again 

This is a time of great change for BC doctors, with many issues currently affecting our clinical and personal lives. Cannabis becomes legal on October 17, 2018. Virtual care is causing disruption by improving...

August 24, 2018

This week a number of your colleagues boarded planes, trains and automobiles to escape the blazes of British Columbia and enter the heated world of medical politics at this year’s Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Health Summit held in Winnipeg.

In past years, the CMA’s General Council...

Presidents Tour 2
August 14, 2018

Immense plumes of smoke billowed up to the airplane like fluffy charcoal castles above the clouds, ember-orange moats below. It takes a lot to draw the attention of regular travelers on the Vancouver-Smithers flight, but this year’s forest fires did just that.

There were 475 active fires...

A Profession with Pride
August 8, 2018

There were whistles and water guns, a sitting Prime Minister among queens, naked unicyclists and free hugs aplenty. But even if unclothed acrobats and economic embraces aren’t your thing, there was something for all 750,000 people that attended the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 5th....

Cambie or not Cambie
July 16, 2018

The recent injunction by the Cambie Surgery Corporation has brought its court case to new light, and has renewed the debate over how to fund our healthcare system.

On one hand, I have heard from those who feel that only a fully publicly-funded system can provide universal access...