The 11th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 29-November 2. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health” and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. 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.

The week starts off with our fun, social event on the Monday with a workshop on Sushi making–which has already sold out!  We’ll also have the posters on display starting on Monday, so don’t forget to participate in the Poster Scavenger Hunt all week for your chance at some great prizes.  The posters will be on display on the Lane Level and 2nd floor hallways.

One change to note this year is that all workshops and presentations will take place in the Medical Student Alumni Centre (MSAC) building next door.

Tuesday highlights include our own Dr Jennifer Gardy as the day’s keynote speaker, who will speak on “Digital Pathogen Surveillance: Driving Disease Detection with Data”.  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, the Symposium continues (see full schedule below) and will close with our final Keynote speaker, Dr Caroline Colijin, Mathematics Professor at Simon Fraser University and Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Infection Evolution and Public Health, and  who will present “Mathematics and the genomic toolkit for epidemiology and public health”. Thursday’s event is a workshop on “Data Visualization Tools and Techniques” presented by Mike Coss, that should prove useful to many at BCCDC.

And we have an addition to the lineup this year: the Research Week Poster Session will be the final event of Research Week. Representatives from displayed research posters will be standing beside their posters on Lane Level and 2nd floor hallways between 12:00 and 1:00 on Friday, November 2nd, to answer questions you may have on their posters.

RW2018 Speaker Schedule click for a downloadable copy

We hope to see you there!