BC COVID-19 Research and Collaboration Symposium

Event Organization

Public Health, Populations, Health Services, and Impacts

September 1, 2020 - September 2, 2020
This event has concluded.

View the entire symposium playlist on YouTube.

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Detailed event agenda

The goals of this symposium were to:

  1. Share the broad range of research being conducted across BC on population and public health, health services, social sciences, education, and other impacts of COVID-19 to stimulate discussions around synergies and research gaps;
  2. Learn how this research can inform and support the BC Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 strategic priorities and the BC Strategic COVID-19 Research Framework; and
  3. Discuss strategies for minimizing patient burden and the efficient use of data and support platforms that are available to COVID-19 researchers in BC.

The online symposium included keynote presentations and rapid-fire presentations from leading BC researchers working on COVID-19, spanning Global Health and the following four themes:

1. Development and Implementation of Public Health Measures

  • Epidemiology and Modeling
  • Implementing Public Health Measures, Including Vaccination
  • Communicating Public Health Measures
  • Organization, Politics and Governance of Response

2. Population Health Impact of Public Health Measures

  • Overall Population Impacts
  • Indigenous Peoples/Communities
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Seniors
  • Children and Youth
  • Rural Populations
  • Specific Patient Populations

3. Pandemic Impact on Health Services and the Workforce

  • COVID-19 Health Services
  • Non-COVID-19 Health Services and Delivery
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Rural Medicine and Virtual Services
  • Long-Term Care
  • Health Workforce

4. Other Impacts and Unintended Consequences of Public Health Measures

  • BC Schools/Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Work from Home
  • Back to Work
  • BC Geographies