BCCDC Foundation as a Connector: Grand Rounds
The BCCDC has been hosting ‘Grand Rounds’, a series of knowledge translation sessions, with internal and external speakers and guests for over 15 years. This program is accredited as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The BCCDC Foundation provided funding in 2013 to support an enhanced, interactive Rounds experience remotely via webcasting for end users at distant or remote sites. We also supported archiving of audio and video material on the BCCDC website, emphasizing the role of BCCDC as a trusted source of public health information.
This has resulted in being able to disseminate these educational topics and research findings to a wider audience and provide greater interaction, as remote viewers can ask questions live at the end of each session. The Foundation is pleased to have supported the initial funding to demonstrate the value and we are thrilled to now see that the program will continue to be supported as a vital function of the BCCDC.
The library of recorded Grand Rounds sessions, as well as the presentations given at Research Week since 2011, can be accessed here.