Upcoming Webinars

Please note: the webinars listed on this page are hosted by other organizations, so any questions regarding the webinars should be sent to the relevant organization, and not PICNet. Webber Teleclasses are listed on a different page.

May 2

BCCDC Grand Rounds: The Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC, 2005-2014

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Date and time: Tuesday, May 02, 2017  12:00 PM PDT
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Gardy, BCCDC’s Genome Research Laboratory Head, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC; and Jennifer Guthrie
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More information will be posted closer to the lecture date.
May 4

CPSI webinar: Changing practice through knowledge translation and implementation science

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Date and time: May 4, 2017  9am PST
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Summary: Have you asked, told, taught and begged, but your hand hygiene results aren’t changing as quickly as you want? Changing practice is hard! Join CPSI on May 4th for an interactive webinar exploring the fundamentals of knowledge translation and the efforts of Public Health Ontario to change practice through this innovative science. We will also look at how you can impact patient and family hand hygiene efforts through the successful use of campaigns.
Don’t let your frustration overwhelm you, we have practical examples and tools that you can use in your healthcare setting to improve your hand hygiene results. Space is limited, so register now!

Sponsor:· Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Guest Speakers: Dr. Kim Corace, Mr. Jignesh Padia, Ms. Cecilia Bloxom
Facilitator: Jason Thompson, Communications Officer for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Speaker bios

Dr. Kim Corace is the Director of Clinical Programming and Research in the Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, an Associate Professor at University of Ottawa, a Clinical Investigator with the Institute of Mental Health Research, and a Clinical Health Psychologist. She has expertise in health behavior change, including how behaviour change theories can be used to guide and inform novel interventions to improve healthcare worker vaccination uptake and hand hygiene adherence. She works at local, regional, provincial, and national levels to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative interventions that lead to improved healthcare access and uptake for vulnerable populations, with a focus on developing collaborative hospital-community models of care.

Jignesh Padia is a father of a 5-year-old boy, a husband and a passionate patient safety advocate. He was born and raised in India. He first move to Canada in 2005 and has lived in Scotland and England. He works for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and feels proud to have the opportunity to serve patients, families and staff in improving safety and reducing risks in every possible way. Jignesh is a certified Manager of Operational Excellence from American Society of Quality and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Jignesh joined Patients for Patient Safety Canada as a member in 2013. He also serves as a member on a local patient safety advisory committee with Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. He is well known in his organization for creating an electronic reporting system. His long term dream is to work on a patient safety reporting kiosk where patients and visitors can report occurrences and near misses directly to their care team creating more robust partnership and improvement in health sector.

Cecilia Bloxom, APR, ABC, is accredited in communications by both the Canadian Public Relations Society and the International Association of Business Communicators.  As the senior director, strategic communications for CPSI, Cecilia is dedicated to the mission of safe healthcare for all Canadians.  Cecilia has worked in healthcare communications for ten years and joined CPSI from a senior role in public affairs at Capital Health, Edmonton area. She had the opportunity to work in acute care, rural care, geriatrics, rehab, long-term care, home care, supportive living, and public health. Cecilia is the executive lead on Canadian Patient Safety Week and the Co-Chair of Canada’s Virtual Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.

May 9

Hepatitis C Elimination: What are the Implementation Gaps?

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Date and time: May 9, 2017  12:00PM to 1:00PM PDT
Presenter:Dr. Mel Krajden
Location: BCCDC Lane Level Lecture Hall
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In less than 30 years we’ve gone from identifying the casual agent of Non A, Non B hepatitis -hepatitis C virus, to being able to cure >95% of those infected. But, having a cure on a shelf isn’t enough. There are numerous gaps that need to be filled before we can eliminate hepatitis C in BC and globally. Dr. Mel Krajden, who has spent much of his career working on hepatitis control will share some of the unique elimination challenges.

Speaker Bio
Mel Krajden MD, FRCPC, is the Director of BC’s Public Health Laboratory, and the Medical Head, Hepatitis, at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. He is also a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

About the Grand Rounds
BCCDC Public Health Grand Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Offsite participants (MDs only) can earn MoC credits by notifying Cletus.DSouza@bccdc.ca about their attendance providing their name, title, institution, email address & phone.

For those attending in person, please bring your own cup and enjoy a coffee or tea on us!

May 18

Pneumococcal Immunization Programs for Children across Different Countries

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Date and time: Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:00 pm PDT
Hosted by: International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID)
Webinar link: (to be posted)

Summary and Presenters: Internationally acclaimed speakers from 3 countries will describe pneumococcal immunization programs in those countries (Further details to follow)
Moderator: Dr. Joel Kettner, MD MSc FRCSC FRCPC
Medical Director, International Centre for Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences University of Manitoba
Adjunct Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Winnipeg

More upcoming Grand Rounds

Full details of the following presentations are yet to be posted:
Critical analysis of the evidence for health care worker influenza vaccination
Dr. Danuta Skowronski
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Inna Sekirov and Dr. Ghada Al-Rawahi
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

HIV and MSM in Vancouver: Results from the Momentum Study
Dr. David Moore
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Maternal pertussis immunization
Dr. Danuta Skowronski
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Archived Webinars

BCCDC Grand Rounds Archives

Did you miss a Grand Round that you’d like to have seen? Most of them are archived on the PHSA Mediasite.

April 25

Public health and the ethics of surveillance

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Date and time: Tuesday April 25 2017, 12:00PM to 1:00PM
: Lane Level Lecture Hall
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Please note: you will need MS Silverlight to view this webinar. According to PHSA Mediasite, Google Chrome no longer supports the Microsoft Silverlight player that is required for these live webcasts. If you have a PC, then Internet Explorer should work. If you are using a Mac, we recommend using Firefox.

Presenter: Dr. Ross Upshur

Summary: Surveillance is a core activity of public health practice. As information technology and data linkage continues to grow new patterns of disease are being recognized that pose ethical issues. Drawing on recent scholarship and research in public health ethics, this presentation will explore some emerging ethical issues in public health surveillance.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Ross Upshur is currently the Head of the Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and Assistant Director of the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System. At the University of Toronto, he is a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, affiliate member of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

His ethics research focuses on issues in public health. He is a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics where he is part of the World Heath Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. In this capacity he was engaged in work related to guidance documents for Ebola Virus, Epidemic response and tuberculosis management. He is a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Public Health Ethics Consultative Group and Special Adviser to the Ethics Review Board of Medecins Sans Frontieres. He was Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Ethics Committee from 2013-2017.

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council (BCPSQC) Archived Webinars

…can be found here.