From the clinicians who brought you the
Best Science Medicine Course; Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) Conference; and Tools for Practice

MAY 24 & 25, 2024
Vancouver, BC

Excellent conference with great emphasis on evidence, reminders about how to remain appropriately skeptical in medicine, and tools to equip physicians in shared decision making!
– Dr. Nathan Toh


Dr. Jamie Falk

Jamie is an Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba and practices as an extended practice pharmacist with the…

Dr. Mike Kolber

Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He practices in Peace River, Alberta using his additional skills training…

Dr. Tina Korownyk

Tina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has worked as a Family Physician for the past 15 years, primarily in Edmonton…

Dr. James McCormack

James is a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He has extensive experience, both locally and internationally talking to health professionals…

A Culture of the Best Available Evidence and Healthcare Messages That Resonate in Primary Care

The BS Medicine Podcast episodes are presented by James McCormack and Michael Allan. We try to promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking and most of the podcasts are presented in a case-based approach. We also try to inject some humour into the whole process to make the learning more interesting. Occasionally we have great guests like Mike Kolber, Tina Korownyk and Bruce Arroll help us out.

Most podcast episodes are available for free until they become archived after about 1-2 months. Every 4th episode or so is a “New Studies You Need to Know About” podcast and these will only be available to our Premium Podcast members. Premium members will also be able to listen to all archived episodes since episode #1.

Through a joint collaboration between a small group of physicians from the University of Alberta in 2009 to now, a full interdisciplinary group of pharmacists, nurses, and family physicians, the ACFP and PEER have developed an award-winning Evidence & CPD program that aims to inspire and equip clinicians to use the best evidence for shared-informed decision making with their patients.

The Evidence & CPD program is a physician-led and taught education project that is free from industry bias and based on the best available evidence. The absence of industry funding or participation in the planning and program development is one of the distinguishing factors of the Evidence & CPD program.