More than 3,000 physicians are scheduled to attend a medical conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, next week, as part of a three-day medical event for the medical community.
The meeting is part of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges’ annual conference, MD V.M.V. Book.
A total of 2,500 physicians are expected to attend the conference, which runs from Nov. 3-7.
About 2,200 of them are expected in the Vancouver area, which is home to more than 60% of the nation’s physicians.
More than 4,000 people are expected for the conference in the Toronto area, according to a conference organizer.
The event, which will include more than 600 doctors and allied health professionals, is sponsored by the British Columbia Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. David A. Dabbs, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia and a member of the medical board for the Vancouver medical association, said he hopes the conference will be a forum to raise awareness about the need to train physicians for new careers.
The American Medical Association, the country’s largest medical association and the nation in which most doctors practice, is sponsoring the MD V event.
In Canada, a similar conference has been held annually since 2007.
A doctor can receive an appointment online or by calling 1-800-924-4536.
A referral form is available at the conference website.
Dr DabBS said he expects the conference to be a success.
“This is a major event, it’s a huge opportunity to have doctors in front of the American Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, to speak about their role in the community and what their future looks like, and this is a great opportunity for the community to engage and to have some good conversations about what’s going on with our profession and what’s happening in the country,” he said.
The Canadian Medical Association has long had a strong reputation as a provider of high-quality medical education.
In a recent survey by the Canadian Medical Federation, 82% of doctors said they would attend a training session in the U.S.
A recent report from the U of T Scarborough School of Medicine found that Canadian medical students graduate with degrees in more than 75% of disciplines.
In an email, the Canadian Association of Physician Education said the MDV conference is a valuable opportunity for physicians to learn more about the profession and get involved.
“We welcome all Canadian physicians who wish to attend MD V to attend and share the best of what MDV is all about, whether it’s in terms of clinical training, teaching or career development,” the association said.
“We look forward to seeing you there and welcome you to the event.”