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2015 Presentations

BCKD 2015 was held on Oct 1-2, 2015 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront.

The theme was: Sharing our Success and Building our Future

Oct 1st 

Opening Remarks - Carl Roy, President & Chief Executive Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Renal Agency Update Dr. Adeera Levin, Executive Director BC Renal Agency

BC Transplant Update Dr. David Landsberg, Medical Director, BC Transplant 

Health Authority Renal Program Showcase

BC Children’s - Health Authority Showcase - Dr. Janis Dionne, Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Services 

Northern Health - Tele Kidney Care in Northern BC Sheri Yeast

Fraser Health - Foot Care Initiative in Dialysis Patients - Dr. Shaoyee Yao

Interior Health - Advanced Care Planning, A Standardized Approach to IH Renal Services - Lois Neufeld & Karla Ramsay

Island Health - Center Vancouver Island Program Expansion - Dr. Rachel Carson

Providence Healthcare/Vancouver Coastal Health - Care Models for Mega-Units: A Mega Challenge - Karen Mahoney, Pam Papp & Michele Trask

Plenary Sessions

First Nations Health Authority - Speaker: Dr. Evan Adams (video presentation)

The Role of a Donor Coordinator - Speaker: Patricia Bosch

Evidence-based Decision Making vs. Decision-based Evidence Making - Speaker: Dan Martinusen

The Effects of Social Determinants on Children with Chronic Health Problems- Speaker: Dr. Mike Seear

Concurrent Sessions

Frailty(Youtube)  PDF Presentation  - Speaker: Dr. Mara McAdams Demarco 

Kidney Disease and Pregnancy - Risks and Rewards(Youtube) PDF Presentation - Speaker: Dr. Monica Beaulieu

Getting Shot: Vaccinations and Other Considerations for the Transplant Recipient(Youtube)  PDF Presentation - Speaker: Dr. Alissa Wright

Anxiety and Depression in Renal: Screening Assessment and Referrals(YouTube) PDF Presentation - Speakers: Bobbi Preston, Heather Renwick, Dr. Henry Wong

Hemodiafiltration in BC:  Current Status and Obstacles(YouTube)  PDF PresentationSpeaker: Dr. Myriam Farah

Oct 2nd 

Plenary Sessions

Telehealth and Kidney Care - Speaker: Dr. John Pawlovich

BC GN Network and Registry - Speaker: Dr. Sean Barbour 

Causes and Consequences of Moral Distress in ICU Healthcare Workers - Speaker: Dr. Peter Dodek (Power Point)

A Brazil Nut a Day Keeps the Dietitian Away - Speakers: Eileen Carolan & Brianna Hawkins (Power Point)

Non-Adherence: A Mile in my Shoes - Speakers: Yanick McDonald, Kidney Recipient & Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin


For any additional information, please contact the BC Renal Agency at 604-875-7340 or by email.

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