March 2017 Issue
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Find the latest news of the North Shore Division of Family Practice with The Bulletin! Below is the list of items covered in this issue. Have questions or feedback? Contact us at This issue can also be found on the North Shore Division website.

Upcoming Division Event

Save the Date: Medical Apps and Technology

When: Thursday, April 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Kendall Ho
Stay tuned for further details!

Dine and Learn Summary and Presentation Slides

Provincial Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Guidelines and Update on the Opioid Overdose Crisis
We would like to thank the 65 Division members who attended the last Dine and Learn session on Provincial Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Guidelines and Update on the Opioid Overdose Crisis, presented by Dr. Mark Lysyshyn and Dr. Christy Sutherland, on February 22, 2017.

To view a summary of the event and presentation slides, access our member-only page here.

Mainpro+ Direct Credit Entry

All members who attend the North Shore Division's events, certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits, will receive a certificate, via email, within one month.

If you wish for us to submit your Mainpro+ credits on your behalf, please ensure that we have your CFPC Identification Number on file. Once data is uploaded, the activity details and credits are automatically added to the “Holding Area” of your Mainpro+ dashboard. You will need to log on to in order to complete an Impact Assessment via the Mainpro+ platform. Credits will only be counted towards your cycle totals once the Impact Assessment has been completed.

Contact if you have any questions.

Walk with Your Doc Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Walk with your Doc campaign - a fun and popular way for BC doctors to engage with their community in an informal social setting while promoting the benefits of daily activity. In 2016, 300 doctors from 21 divisions walked with more than 4,650 patients and community members.

Register your local walk in your community May 6-14. Doctors of BC will provide support materials to make organizing the walk as easy as possible. 

Strengthen Your Ability to Care for Trans Patients

Transgender/trans people are underserved and experience disproportionate adverse health outcomes, due to stigma and unequal access to health care. Many family physicians feel they lack the knowledge needed to provide evidence-based, gender affirming primary care for trans people. To help address this gap, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority are offering a training session. To register, please email Lynn MacKinnon, Senior Clinical Analyst, Trans Care BC, Provincial Health Services Authority:

When: Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: RavenSong Community Health Center 2450 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Remuneration: Your time will be covered at the physician sessional rate. 
Meal: A light dinner will be provided.
  • Gender-affirming medical care including:
    • Trans-inclusive history taking and language
    • Options for medical transition, including cross-sex hormones and surgery
  • Implications of medical transition for the ongoing primary care needs of transgender people
  • Next steps in providing office staff training and patient transition

New Members

We welcome Dr. Michael Chatterson and Dr. Rodney Glynn-Morris to the North Shore Division!

Dr. Michael Chatterson
  • Works at the Pemberton Marine Excision and Biopsy Clinic alongside Dr. Blanka Jurenka, and also does some shifts at the Lonsdale Medical Walk-in Clinics.
  • Accepts referrals from family doctors to do excisions or biopsies of common skin lesions through the Pemberton Marine Excision and Biopsy Clinic. Referrals can be faxed to Tara at 604-986-0614.
  • Has worked on the North Shore for four years.
  • Has over forty years of experience in full-time emergency medicine and rural family medicine in Ontario and Virginia, practicing many years in communities with no plastic surgery coverage, performing many thousands of minor surgeries.
  • Is looking forward to attending some of the North Shore Division’s events.
Dr. Rodney Glynn-Morris
  • Grew up in Liverpool, and went to Liverpool Medical School.
  • Moved to Canada in 1978 and completed his residency at the Vancouver General Hospital.
  • Started practicing family medicine in 1979.
  • Is working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and is interested in practicing on the North Shore in a few months.
  • Lives in West Vancouver.
  • Has a special interest in Addiction Medicine.
  • Is certified through the Canadian and the International Societies of Addiction Medicine.
  • Is interested in ADHD diagnosis and treatment, Occupational and Marine Medicine, and Psychiatry.
  • Speaks English, French and German. Is learning Spanish.

Get in Touch with Us!

Have a question about the Division's initiatives? Want to get involved in the Division's projects and committees? Please feel free to email us at
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