2020 Certificate of Attendance

2020 Medical Symposium

2020 CME Speakers March 6 at 7:00pm
Dr. Andre Pickersgill
Mental Health – Let’s Talk! Getting comfortable with talking about mental health in and out of the office

Dr. Sean Patrick
In-flight Medical Emergencies

Dr. Donovan MacDonald
Teaching Strategies in the 21st Century

2020 Guest Speaker March 7 at 6:30pm
Hayley WickenheiserOlympic gold medalist, Hockey Hall of Famer, author and motivational speaker

Seven World Championships; Six Olympic appearances; Five Olympic medals; Four Olympic Gold Medals – Hayley Wickenheiser is a titan of sport and a leader both on and off the ice.

Most recently recognized by her peers by her induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame, her hockey IQ is highly respected in all areas of both the female and male game. She has played in or coached at four NHL development camps with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the first woman in history to have done so. She also holds the records for the most assists, points and goals for the Canadian Women’s National Team.

Hayley joined the Canadian Women’s National Team at just 15 years old and had a career spanning 23 years, retiring in 2017 to begin her pursuit of a career in medicine, which she is currently studying at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Order of Canada, a member of the IOC Athlete’s Commission, founder of The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser Female Hockey Festival, the Vice Chair of the Calgary 2026 Bid Committee, and most importantly, a mom to her grown son Noah.

Photo and Bio Credits to Dave Holland

2019 Medical Symposium

2018 Medical Symposium

2018 Symposium- March 2, 2018- Vernon Atrium Hotel

Drs. Rod Rassekh and Howie Lim will be talking “Precision Medicine”. Details to come!

2018 Guest Speaker-March 3, 2018 at 6:30 – Vernon Atrium Hotel

Former NHL player Wendel Clark was drafted First Overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1985 NHL entry draft after spending his junior career with his home province’s WHL team, the Saskatoon Blades. Clark represented Canada in the 1985 World Juniors, winning Gold! In his rookie season with the Maple Leafs, Wendel made an immediate impact in the league and with the ‘Leafs Nation’. He scored 34 goals for 45 points and took on all comers, racking up 227 penalty minutes. His physical style of play and offensive talent built the foundation for a great career, and later led to Clark becoming captain of the storied Maple Leafs. He led by example and was the one working the hardest, scoring the big goals and doing whatever was needed to win. He got the job done. His particular style of play, however, took its toll. At the young age of 33, Wendel was forced into retirement due to back injuries. He played 793 career NHL games, recording 564 points and 1690 penalty minutes playing for Toronto, Quebec, New York, Tampa Bay, Detroit and Chicago. He currently resides with his family in Toronto. He keeps busy as an ambassador for the Maple Leafs, plus working with various charitable organizations. He owns a chain of restaurants and the Meineke Car Care Centres.


2016 Medical Symposium

2016 Symposium-Friday, March 4 6:00pm

  1.  Dr. Terry Curran-Investment Advisor who specializes in Doctors and Dentists financial health using the “Neuro Approach Investment Strategy. Topic : Why The Tortoise is so Wealthy
  2. Mr.Jeremy Griffiths, Critical care paramedic (UK) Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in England

Guest Speaker 2016

Saturday, March 5  6:30pm

Former NHL defenceman Rudy Poeschek’s NHL career was spent with New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning. Known as an enforcer, Rudy was never one to shy away from a good fight, but he has met his match in his off-ice battle to retain his memory.  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is not what Rudy expected to get from his 12 year career in the NHL. He now fights with depression, anxiety and insomnia.  Rudy is now part of a lawsuit against the NHL brought about by former players.IMG_2465


Friday, February 27, 2015- 6:00 pm

Dr. Richard Currie

Richard is a family and emergency physician from Salmon Arm, BC. He has
spent over three years working overseas in medical relief and international
development projects, primarily with Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors
Without Borders (MSF). This talk will examine some of the challenges and
pitfalls of providing medical relief in remote and/or difficult parts of the
developing world, using examples from Ethiopia, Ghana, Somalia, Tchad, and
the Central African Republic. The primary objective of this talk is to
solve all of the world’s problems, while we simultaneously enjoy the open
bar and gorge at the all-you-can eat buffet

Guest Speaker 2015

Vernon Lodge Ballrooms

Saturday, February 28, 2015,

Doors Open 5:45

Dinner 6:00 pm


Guest Speaker – Josh Dueck

In 2004, Josh was in a life-changing freestyle skiing accident that left him as a T11 full paraplegic.

From his hospital bed with the long months of recovery ahead, it was the initial encouragement from his now-mentor Rick Hansen that helped Josh re-dedicate his life to freedom, adventure and helping those that could learn from his example.

By 2009, Josh was the Para-Alpine World Champion; he won a silver medal in Vancouver 2010 and an X Games gold medal in 2011.

Then, came the backflip.

After a year of planning and progression, Josh, his close friends and a film crew, lead by legendary industry director Mike Douglas, ventured into the Whistler backcountry to build a jump that would help safely land the first backflip on a sit- ski.

On a perfect bluebird day in February 2012, Josh hit the jump, soared upside down and landed in the soft-snow below.

It also landed Josh on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

In Sochi 2014, Josh’s story continued to inspire. On the 10th anniversary of his accident, he won a Paralympic silver medal for Canada. Days later, he won gold in the Super Combined to become Paralympic Champion and Canada’s Flag Bearer.

Like the backflip, his story has come full circle.

Medical Symposium 2014

Vernon Lodge Ballrooms

Friday March 7, 2014, CME session:


6:00 pm – Symposium

Doctors of BC

Brief Update – Dr. W. Cunningham,, President

QA Session

Dr. Ghee Hwang “General Surgery in Africa”
Medical Symposium 2014 with agenda.

We are pleased this year to have, as our special Guest Speaker at the Tournament Banquet, Bryan Trottier, who was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes.



Bryan Trottier was a modern-day player with old-fashioned attributes. At a time when specialists were beginning to take over from the all-round player, Trottier was a throwback. He was a defensively sound centerman with the vision and instincts of a pure scorer. Over an 18-year National Hockey League career, he led his teams to the Stanley Cup six times, including four consecutive titles with the New York Islanders in the early 1980s and two with the Pittsburg Penguins in the early 1990s. And his achievements went beyond team success. He was the winner of the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie, the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer and the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player. Trottier, at his retirement, was the league’s sixth-highest all-time scorer. Trottier retired following the Penguins’ second Cup victory and spent one year in the Islanders’ front office. But he was soon bored with his desk job and returned to the league as a player in 1993-94 at the age of 37. He played 41 games with the Penguins while acting as an assistant coach, a job he continued after finally hanging up his skates at the end of that season. Trottier remained with the Pens until 1997, at which time he took the coaching reigns of the Portland Pirates of the AHL. He returned to the NHL within a year, this time as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. Bryan helped the Avs claim their second Stanley Cup championship in 2001, adding yet another ring to his already impressive haul. Bryan Trottier was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.