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Pharmacist, Vivian Yih, conducting academic detailing.

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
Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: The Basics* Acute Otitis Media* Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation: Update 2014
Opioids Acute Otitis Media PAD Osteoporosis Cluster Graphic
Available until June 2014 Available until August 2014 Coming in Spring 2014

Completed PAD Topics

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 604 660-1978
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* 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.

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