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Pharmacist, Vivian Yih, conducting an academic detailing session with Dr. Louie

Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) Service

Free Continuing Education Modules for Physicians

Earn up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credit* in about 30 minutes, held in your office at a time that is convenient for you.

The BC Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) service is a form of continuing medical education in which a health professional, usually a pharmacist, meets with physicians one-on-one to discuss selected drug therapy topics.

To learn more about the PAD service, please visit:

Current PAD Topics
Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation: Update 2014* Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: The Basics* Proton Pump Inhibitors*
PAD Osteoporosis Cluster Graphic Opioids Acute Otitis Media
Available until April 2015 Available until June 2015 Coming in 2015


Completed PAD Topics

Acute Otitis MediaCompleted August 2014
Statins and Cardiovascular DiseaseCompleted January 2014
Osteoporosis - Focus on BisphosphonatesCompleted January 2013
COPD: Optimizing Inhaled MedicationsCompleted April 2012
Adult Respiratory Tract Infections in the CommunityCompleted October 2011
Anticoagulation in Atrial FibrillationCompleted March 2010
HPV VaccineCompleted September 2009

Contact Us

For more information about the PAD service, or to schedule a session with the academic detailing pharmacist in your area:

  • email, or
  • call 604 660-2101
Accredited by UBC CPD

* As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credit. This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.