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PICNet welcomes Linda HoangSep102015

Dr. Linda Hoang has joined PICNet as Medical Co-Lead, following the retirement of Dr. Judy Isaac-Renton. This medical leadership position is a shared position with Dr. Elizabeth Bryce to lead and deliver the strategic goals of PICNet.

Linda is the Program Head of the Public Health Advanced Bacteriology & Mycology for the  BC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, which is part of the BC Centre for Disease Control. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC.

Dr. Hoang received her Master’s and Medical Degrees from UBC and is FRCPC qualified in Medical Microbiology (UBC). She also obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Epidemiology, UK. She enjoys teaching and is the BCCDC site-supervisor for the UBC Medical Microbiology Residency Training Program. 

Linda has been actively participating in PICNet projects for many years, especially as part of the Surveillance Steering Committee, and has led the implementation of the Surveillance Protocol for Carbapenemase Producing Organisms (CPO) in British Columbia. We hope you will join us in welcoming her into her new leadership position.



Dr. Linda Hoang


Dr. Elizabeth Bryce

Happy Retirement to Judy Isaac-Renton

We would also like to thank Dr. Judy Isaac-Renton for her ten years of contribution to PICNet. Judy was instrumental in bringing PICNet into existence. Her public health lens brought a balance to the network’s strategic direction, and her leadership helped navigate PICNet through many challenges. We thank her for her hard work and dedication during PICNet’s first decade, and wish her all the best for her retirement.

Dr. Judy Isaac-Renton