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Grand Rounds

BCCDC hosts public health rounds to encourage new ways of thinking, introduce new or updated ideas, generate discussion, and in some cases debate around important public health issues.

BCCDC Grand Rounds are a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CME accredited activity and are broadcast online.

These rounds must have educational value for the target audience, as identified by the Grand Rounds committee. Volunteers and suggestions from the BCCDC community are welcome, but need to be confirmed by the committee before scheduling.

Types of presentations that are relevant to Grand Rounds and eligible for CME credits include the following:

  • research-based talks from BCCDC faculty/staff/trainees and external public health researchers;
  • talks from BCCDC service lines and BC health authorities on research, policy or quality improvement initiatives; 
  • talks from visiting speakers and collaborators from other provinces or countries;
  • talks on emerging, ongoing or seasonal public health issues;
  • talks that give a unique or underrepresented perspective on public health; and

  • talks that discuss the existing knowledge base behind public health recommendations.

The Grand Rounds committee welcomes joint presentations between BCCDC and external speakers, research and service collaborations, and team presentations. All presentations need to provide learning objectives and include 10-15 minutes for questions from the audience.

Recent rounds

Presenters: Dr. Mike Irvine, senior scientist in Data & Analytics Services at BCCDC & Dr. Binay Adhikari,  geospatial scientist in Data & Analytics Services at BCCDC. 

Presenter:  Dr. Rania Awaad,  clinical professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology Lab as well Stanford University's Affiliate Chaplain. 


Adaptation to climate change-driven infectious disease risks in Canada
Presenter: Dr. Nick Ogden, senior research scientist and Director of Public Health Risk Sciences division within the National Microbiology Laboratory of Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). 


The views of the presenters are not necessarily those of the BCCDC nor do they necessarily represent BCCDC policy. The official BCCDC policy on an issue can be found on the BCCDC website or by contacting BCCDC ( 


Webcasting for Grand Rounds is generously supported by PHSA.

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