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BCCDC Celebrate Research Week

Project Duration: September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2016 BCCDC has held a highly successful annual research symposium involving internal staff and external guests, beginning in 2008. In 2011, the format was extended from a 2-day event to a week-long “Celebrate Research” activity. The intent was to achieve even greater staff involvement, enhanced profile for …

Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

Project Duration: June 12, 2012 to February 28, 2017 Federally and provincially, Canada is committed to reducing the rates of tuberculosis (TB) over the next decade. In BC, innovative molecular epidemiology techniques have been used to reconstruct person-to-person rates of transmission in large outbreaks. This project examines the hypothesis that high risk infectious individuals moving …

QUEST – Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study

Project Duration: August 31, 2012 to August 30, 2013 This program is part of a national initiative (QUEST) to compare the durability and efficacy of 2 different vaccination programs against HPV in girls ages 9-12. Participants are enrolled across Canada. Vaccine is given as either 2-doses or 3-doses as part of a larger clinical trial. …

Hepatitis Education Forum

Project Duration: September 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012 The hepatitis education and care program for professional health care workers provides a series of workshops to support the delivery of information about education prevention and hepatitis clinical care delivery in western Canada. The workshops have been well attended with excellent evaluations that have commented especially …

Surveillance of Lyme Disease Vectors

Project Duration: October 25, 2012 to December 31, 2015 (extended) Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. Infected individuals have fatigue, neck stiffness, fever and headache, amongst other symptoms. The prevalence of Lyme disease is increasing in eastern Canada, apparently related to higher temperatures and global warming. This project will use …

Complex Chronic Disease Clinic in the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Project Duration: August 15, 2013 until funds are spent The complex chronic disease program focuses on disorders such as chronic disease syndrome, and the tick-borne Lyme disease. It combines treatment and care, through an integrative approach with clinical and research advisors and key patient advocacy groups. There is a strong research component. The research goal …

Evaluation of HPV Interventions in BC

Project Duration: June 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017 Vaccine treatment is highly effective in preventing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections in women, but there is controversy over the right age at which to start a vaccination program in girls. This project examines the acceptability of a vaccination program for grade 6 girls. It will …

Public Health Grand Rounds Webcasting

Project Duration: April 1, 2013 to July 1, 2015 BCCDC has hosted a Public Grand Rounds Series with internal and external speakers and guests for almost 15 years. This program is accredited as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This Award supports an enhanced interactive …

BC Zoonoses Symposium

Project Duration: August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2018 The BC Zoonoses Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary participants working in animal and human health to share recent information on the incidence, spread and biology of zoonotic disease (diseases that are caused by transmission of infectious agents between animals and humans) in British Columbia. It is a …

Western Canada Immunization Forum 2013

Project Duration: October 31, 2013 to July 31, 2014 The Western Canada Immunization Forum brings together public health immunization service providers, provincial medical health officers, primary care physicians and other end users to  inform front line professionals about the scientific basis of current and emerging issues in immunization, program monitoring, information systems, program evaluation and …