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We're reinventing
Family Med conferences. Again.

Vital FM Conference

Know the latest in Family Practice. Get the most vital FM updates.
Energetic & engaging CME like you've never seen before. COMING SOON

CFP: Distilled each month, plus a gift

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We do the deep dive. You get the pearls.

Practice-changing pearls from this year's literature search. Evidence from energetic speakers. 

No fluff. No pharma. 

"Great review. Not boring!"

Dr. Mo Racine, Champlain NY USA


"Excellent...very engaging."

Dr. Kate Peiyin Zhang, Toronto ON


Precisely the conference you asked for.

After teaching thousands of residents at The Review Course,  we were repeatedly asked, "Please make a conference for Family Physicians." It was such a huge hit in 2020 & 2021, we're doing it again.

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CME doesn't have to be boring.

Our speakers are practicing Family Doctors. They've received thousands of exceptional evaluations for their energetic, high-quality lectures.

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Priority #1: Bedside-Relevant Pearls

From the conference to the clinic. Vital FM Update distills down exactly what you need to bring to the bedside.

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Do away with X-rays. Normal lung exam & normal vitals rules out CAP with 99.6% certainty.

J Am Board Fam Med 2019

Send me more pearls

Why attend hour-long conference talks that each only cover one topic?

Your clinic day involves dozens of patient topics. The Vital FM Update covers more than The 105 Topics that you need to know for Family Medicine.

Covering The 105 Topics (formerly The 99 Topics) in two days. That's right, two days.

Is this even possible? You bet. In fact, we've been doing it for years at The Review Course. By focusing on the need-to-know content, and essential evidence updates, we cover them all. See how we do it

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"A MUST for IMGs & trained physicians."

Dr. Srinivas Sudigala, Winnipeg MB


"Comprehensive, concise, cool"

Dr. Hina Ahad, Edmonton AB



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CFP: Distilled
Dr. Paul Dhillon

Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Winner, 2019 BCCFP Exceptional Teacher

Dr. Paul Dhillon MB BCh CCFP(EM)

Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Winner, 2018 CFPC Early Career Award

Dr. Simon Moore

What topics will we review?

What topics will we review?

Featuring need-to-know and cutting-edge updates including internal medicine, mental health & pediatrics topics:

Featuring need-to-know and cutting-edge updates including emergency medicine, women's health, sexual health topics:

Episode 1 features:

  • Anemia

  • Cough

  • COPD

  • Asthma

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Cancer / Loss of Weight

  • Abdo Pain, Dyspepsia

  • Diarrhea & Dehydration

  • Insomnia

  • Stress / Family

  • Thyroid

  • Fatigue

  • Diabetes

  • Somatization

  • Lifestyle

  • Hepatitis

  • Low Back Pain

  • Joint Disorder

  • Behavioural Problems

  • Well Baby Care

  • Immunization

  • URTI

  • Newborn

  • In Children

  • Violent / Aggressive Patient

Episode 2 features:

  • Travel Medicine

  • Periodic Health Assessment

  • Immigrants

  • Schizophrenia

  • Infections

  • Pneumonia

  • Hypertension

  • Fever

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Dizziness

  • GI Bleed

  • Anxiety

  • Depression / Grief / Counselling / Suicide

  • Crisis / Bad News

  • Personality Disorder / Multiple Problems / Difficult Patient

Episode 3 features:

  • Skin / Rash

  • Osteoporosis

  • Chronic Disease / Disability

  • Elderly

  • DVT

  • Renal Failure

  • Stroke

  • Dementia / Mental Competency

  • Headache

  • Parkinsonism

  • Fractures

  • Palliative Care

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • ACLS

  • Earache

  • Trauma

  • Seizures / Loss of Consciousness

  • Red Eye

  • Pregnancy

  • Chest Pain, Ischemic Heart Disease

  • Heart Failure

  • Breast Lump

  • Obesity / Substance Use

  • Chronic Pain & Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Menopause

  • Lacerations

  • Poisoning

Episode 4 features:

  • Dysuria / Urinary Tract Infection

  • Epistaxis

  • Croup

  • Meningitis

  • Allergy

  • Eating Disorders

  • Rape / Sexual Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Learning

  • Vaginal Bleeding

  • Vaginitis

  • Prostate

  • Infertility

  • Contraception & Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Sex+


A periodic one-stop shop for your Family Medicine clinical update.

Be the first to know about the next Vital FM Update, featuring all the latest evidence, guidelines, and articles most relevant to Family Medicine.

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