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Canadian Family Medicine Conference 

Enough with boring Family Medicine conferences. Learn the latest in Family Practice for 2021 and fulfill CME requirements through an energetic & engaging online webinar series.


2021: Episodes 5-7

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New episodes added each month

Know the latest in Family Practice for 2021.

Get the most vital FM updates.


Three NEW episodes of energetic & engaging CME, streamed online.

New Format!





2020 Live event: "This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 13 Certified Mainpro+® credits." Please check back here soon for 2021 accreditation details.

Replay event: Watch the same videos from the live event - register here! Does not include Q&A and live chat and therefore “this activity has not been formally reviewed by the CFPC; however, it is eligible for non-certified credits. Mainpro+ participants may also earn additional certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise"

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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, we've done 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

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Dr. Michael Allan MD CCFP


Dr G. Michael Allan (Mike) is the Director of Program and Practice Support in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Alberta. He has been in practice over 20 years, given >300 invited presentations and published >100 articles.  He contributes to a regular evidence-based update (called Tools for Practice) distributed to 35,000 clinicians and published in the journal “Canadian Family Physician.”  He also co-presents a weekly medical podcast (on iTunes) called Best Science Medicine podcast. 

Dr. Simon Moore

Sample Topics

Sample Topics

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 (2020) 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 (2020) 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 (2020) 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 (2020) 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.

Reserve your spot today at the Vital FM Update, featuring all the latest evidence, guidelines, and articles most relevant to Family Medicine.

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