The 10th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 23-27. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: the New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond.

The week starts off strong on Monday, with a workshop on Naloxone Training and Emergency Preparedness. We’ll also have the posters on display, so don’t forget to participate in the Poster Scavenger Hunt all week for you chance at some great prizes. Tuesday highlights include Keynote speaker Nathan Yozwiak, Associate Director, Viral Genomics in the Infectious Disease Program of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who will speak on “Outbreak Response in the Genomic Age”. As well, this is the first day of the research symposium, so you won’t want to miss presentations on innovation and research at the BCCDC. On Wednesday, we’re having a fun workshop on Ikebana, which now has a wait-list. Thursday, the Symposium continues (see full schedule below) and will close with our final Keynote speaker, our own Jane Buxton, who will present, “Naloxone: A Miracle Medication for the Opioid¬† Epidemic, but is it Enough?” The final event of Research Week is the Zombie Outbreak event on Friday Oct 27th, a collaboration between the BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC, and Science World. We hope you already have your ticket as it’s sold out!

Downloadable pdf: RW poster Schedule 2017

The BCCDC Foundation is proud to be an integral part of the planning and delivery of Research Week, as well as a sponsor, since 2011.