Virtual BC COVID-19 Symposium

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Event Recording

Watch a recording of the virtual BC COVID-19 Symposium held on April 9, 2020 by the BC Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia.


1:30 pm
Introduction and Overview

  • Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer
  • David Patrick, BCCDC; UBC
  • Robert McMaster, UBC

1:45 pm
Diagnostics, Genomics and Transmission Dynamics

  • Natalie Prystajecky
  • Mel Krajden, BCCDC
  • Steve Jones, GSC
  • Peter Unrau, SFU

2:00 pm
Clinical Trials and Patient Management

  • Josef Penninger, UBC
  • Srin Murthy, UBC
  • Jim Russell, UBC
  • Richard Lester, UBC

2:30 pm
Epidemiology & Public Health Response

  • Danuta Skowronski, BCCDC
  • Manish Sadarangani, BCCH
  • Caroline Colijn SFU & Michael Otterstatter

2:45 pm
Social Dynamics, Communications and Trust

  • Cynthia Jardine, University of The Fraser Valley
  • Yue Qian, UBC
  • Kelley Lee & Julia Smith, SFU
  • Emily Rempel, CDC

3:10 pm
Development of Therapeutics and Vaccines

  • Bo Barnhart, AbCellera, Inc
  • Artem Cherkasov, UBC
  • Eric Jan, UBC
  • Francois Jean, UBC
  • Horacio Bach, UBC
  • Sriram Subramaniam, UBC
  • Wilf Jefferies, UBC
  • Leonard Foster, UBC
  • James Taylor, Precision NanoSystems
  • Lindsay Eltis, UBC

3:50 pm
Final Discussions and Summary