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2016 Presentations

BCKD 2016 was held on Oct 6-7, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel. 

Transitions: The Kidney Patient Journey 

Oct 6th 

Opening Remarks - Carl Roy, President & Chief Executive Officer, PHSA; Colleen Hart, VP Provincial Population Health, PHSA

BC Renal Agency Update(PDF) - Dr. Adeera Levin, Executive Director BC Renal Agency

BC Transplant Update(PDF)- Dr. David Landsberg, Medical Director, BC Transplant 

Health Authority Renal Program Showcase

BC Children’s (PDF) - Patient Engaged Clinical Pathways: An Update from BCCH- Dr. Cherry Mammen

Northern Health(PDF) - Tele Kidney Care in Northern BC - Sheri Yeast/Dr. Anurag Singh

Fraser Health(PDF) - Fraser Health Nocturnal In-Centre Hemodialysis Program - Dr. Robin Cho

Interior Health(PDF) - IH Transplant Project  - Marg Daum

Island Health(PDF) - Managing the Complex Renal Inpatient in an EHR - Amy Hunter, Dr. Rachel Carson

Providence Healthcare/Vancouver Coastal Health (PDF) - Update on Care Models for Mega Units (PHC/VCH) - Warren Hart/Dr. Mike Copland

Plenary Sessions

Update on Provincial Initiatives in Polycystic Kidney Disease(PDF)  - Speaker: Dr. Mike Bevilacqua

ADPKD: What Have We Learned Over the Past Decade?(PDF) - Speaker: Dr. Alrene Chapman

Renal Social Work in BC: The Scope (PDF) - Speaker: Bobbi Preston

Highly Sensitized Patient Registry: Update and Successes(PDF- Speakers: Dr. Olwyn Johnston/ Teresa Atkinson, Patient


Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)  (PDF)- Speaker: Dr. Heidi Oetter, Family Physician; Panel: Dr. Karim, Dr. Jiwani and Peter Shurvin 

A Palliative Approach to Physician-Hastened Death(PDF- Speaker: Dr. Doris Barwich, Palliative Care Specialist; Panel: Dr. Karim, Dr. Jiwani and Peter Shurvin


Concurrent Sessions

Expansion of the Home Hemodialysis Program: Patient Selection for a 2 Machine Model (PDF)- Speaker: Sarah Thomas 

IgA Nephropathy: An Update on Clinical Trials (PDF)-  Speaker: Dr. Sean Barbour

BCPRA Conservative Care Pathway: A Client-Centred Approach(PDF) - Speakers: Dr. Susan Cooper; Bobbi Preston, RSW; and Jane Valcourt, RN

Demystifying the Black Box of Transplant Immunology and New Clinical Initiatives (PDF) - Speaker: Dr. James Lan 

Deprescribing in CKD: Is More Less?(PDF) - Speaker: Dr. Judith Marin

Oct 7th 

Plenary Sessions

Cross-Cultural Considerations: The Asian Perspective(PDF) - Speaker: Mimi Luk, Life Coach, Health Advocate and Patient

Breaking Barriers on Organ Donation in the Aboriginal Community(PDF) - Speaker: Adrienne Charlie, Donor


A New View of an Old World Problem: BC Tuberculosis Perspectives(PDF) - Speaker: Dr. Alissa Wright 

Is There Anything Left to Eat? Diet Guidelines from CKD Non-Dialysis to Dialysis(PDF) - Speakers: Jennifer Zinetti & Eileen Carolan

Green Light to Transplant: A Stepwise Approach(PDF) - Speakers: Andrea O'Shaughnessy & Sharon Duncan, Transplant Coordinators 

Occupational Health – Coping Skills for Teams(PDF) - Speaker: Dr. Melady Preece

Renal Transitional Care(PDF) - Speakers: Gurjit Cheema, Patient & Nurse; Sushila Naicker, Patient

Concurrent Sessions

A Team-Based Approach to Solving Vascular Access Problems(PDF) - Speaker: Panel discussion with Dr. Mercedeh Kiaii, Nephrologist; Dr. Jerry Chen, Surgeon; Mirita Zerr, Vascular Access Nurse; and Dr. Brooke Cairns, Radiologist

Growing Up in the YARD: A Model for Transitioning Young Adults with Chronic Disease(PDF) - Speaker: Dr. Angela How

FHA Renal Foot Care - Speakers: Dr. Scott Schumacher, Podiatrist(PDF); Sarah Lacroix, RN Project Lead Coordinator(PDF); and Dr. Shaoyee Yao,Nephrologist(PDF)

Non-Adherence: How to Improve the Therapeutic Relationship with Difficult Patients(PDF) - Speaker: Dr. Bradford Strijack

Psycho-social Work Up of Living Donor/Barriers to Prevent Donation - Speaker: Carolyn Jarvis

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

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