May 24, 2016: Research in Action: BC Health System Priorities

How can health research help us build stronger communities on the Island and across BC? Learn about current work in seniors health, mental health and substance use, and community care.


Welcome and Opening Comments

Dr. Jeremy Etherington, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Island Health

Cindy Trytten (Moderator), Director of Research, Island Health

More than the Sum of its Parts: Addiction Treatment and System Integration    

Dr. Karen Urbanoski, Canada Research Chair in Substance Use, Addictions and Health Services; Scientist, Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia; Assistant Professor, School of Public Health & Social Policy, University of Victoria

Precision Medicine: New Directions for Healthy Aging Research on Vancouver Island

Dr. Morgan Price, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Island Medical Program, UBC; Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Health Informatics, University of Victoria

Pecha Kucha Presentations

TORCH: Lightning the Way for Practice Change in Residential Care

Juna Cizman (Victoria Division of Family Practice) and Dr. Margaret Manville, MD, FCFP (Care of the Elderly); Master Teacher, Island Medical Program; Residential Care Initiative Clinical Lead, Victoria Division of Family Practice; Medical Director, Kiwanis Pavilion

From Chaos to Best Practice in a Complicated Kidney Disease

Dan Martinusen, BSc (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

“Don’t Blame Me: I’m Trying to Stay Active!” - Maintaining Physical Activity Among Older Adults

Melody Burgoyne, MA, BCRPA Certified; Rehabilitation Assistant, Island Health

Panel Discussion — Q&A