COVID-19 Update: Expert Q&A with Public Health, Vaccine, Epidemiology, and Lab Specialists

COVID-19 Update: Expert Q&A with Public Health, Vaccine, Epidemiology, and Lab Specialists

COVID-19 Webinar Series

Target Audience:

Physicians and other health care providers.

  • May 12, 2021
Broadcast starts: 6:30 PM PDT

Online from Vancouver BC


Join us for this free online accredited educational session where highly experienced and knowledgeable public health leaders and experts will answer your questions, share their experiences and recommended best practices in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will include a panel of presenters and participants will be prompted to ask their questions in real time using webinar technology. We encourage you to send your questions in early.

Skills Gained

  1. Become familiar with and able to apply emerging evidence regarding COVID-19 epidemiology, prevention, and investigation in clinical practice, including the use of vaccines.
  2. Be able to provide practical advice to patients regarding COVID-19 based on the emerging evidence and the experience of BC public health experts.

Key Speakers

Panelist: Reka Gustafson, Vice President, Public Health and Wellness and Deputy Provincial Health Officer

Panelist: Mark Lysyshyn, Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

Panelist: Mel Krajden, Medical Director of the Public Health Laboratory, BCCDC

Panelist: Manish Sadarangani, Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center at BC Children’s Research Institute

Panelist: Nomi Mate, Public Health Nurse

Moderator: Simon Moore, Family Physician, UBC CPD Medical Lead


  • Moderator and presenters visible via webcam
  • Presentation slides visible on the webinar
  • Audio live through your computer speakers
  • Your questions sent via slido

Connection Details

Prior to the webinar you will receive an email from UBC CPD with connection details. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folders. You should add "" to your safe sender list. If you do not see the connection email, please contact us.

How to ask Questions

  • The Question & Answer page is OPEN NOW - we encourage you to submit your questions early.

  • Go to and enter the event ID #: COVID-12May. Or go directly to

  • Type out your question in the ‘type your question’ field and click ‘SEND'. You will see your question posted and you will be able to review questions that others have asked. Your questions can be asked anonymously, just leave your name out when posting your questions.
  • Up-vote: feel free to click the thumbs up icon beside the questions you like as this will move those questions to the top of the queue.
  • Questions will be reviewed by the moderator and relayed to the presenters before the session and during the Q&A period.

More COVID-19 Information

View Past Webinar Recordings      View COVID-19 Resources      View External CPD/CME Calendar


Free, but space is limited. Please email if you register but cannot attend.

You May Also Like

Target Audience:

Family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, residents & students.

Date: Apr 8, 2021, Apr 29, 2021, May 13, 2021
Broadcast Online from Vancouver, BC
Target Audience:

family physicians, emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare administrators, policy makers, residents & students.

Date: May 15, 2021
Broadcast Online from Vancouver, BC
Vancouver  British Columbia
More »