Virtual Study Groups

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Virtual Study Groups (VSG) are online study groups without the hands-on component of traditional study clubs. Meet online with your colleagues from the comfort of your home or office—no travel costs or time out of practice.

Led by a College approved mentor, VSGs focus on the didactic and case review component of clinical learning. Approved by the CDSBC for CE credit, VSGs are ideal for in-depth learning and coaching through guided case reviews and problem-solving. 

How do VSGs work?

  • Participants login to an virtual meeting room hosted on the Adobe ConnectTM web conferencing platform*
  • Multiple scheduled sessions - usually one per month for six months (no opt in and out)
  • Limited to 10 participants to optimize participation
  • Mentor and participants can see and hear each other and share content
  • Mentor leads a discussion on a clinical topic using Powerpoint, photographs, and/or video
  • VSG sessions are recorded and archived on the CE@DLC Portal under "My Courses" 

Technical requirements to participate

  • Computer (PC or MAC). For optimal experience, iPad not recommended. Note: Participants wanting to access Virtual Study Groups (VSGs) using their mobile device should download the FREE Adobe Connect APP for iPhone, Android and Blackberry for optimal streaming.
  • High-speed internet
  • Webcam
  • Dedicated phone line—not computer microphone or SKYPE (audio is not lost if your internet connection is disrupted). A headset is recommended.
  • Real time third party IT support provided via phone

Once participants have completed a VSG, they can arrange a hands-on course with their mentor.

* Registered participants will receive information and training on how to optimize their ADOBE CONNECT experience.