COVID-19 Response: Thank You from UBC CPD

Thank You for COVID-19 Work

UBC CPD delivered 21 webinars as part of the COVID-19 Webinar Series from March to June 2020. These webinars have been disseminated to an extensive audience and have reached health care providers throughout Canada as well as in 50 other countries across six continents. In total, these webinars have supported 10,928 health care providers. To learn more about our response efforts, you can watch the video overview here.

On behalf of the team at UBC’s Division of Continuing Professional Development we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many health care providers who participated in our COVID-19 Webinar Series:

  • Aaron Childs, Department of Family Medicine   
  • Adam Thomas, Department of Emergency Medicine      
  • Alisa Harrison, Midwives Association of BC
  • Alyssa Cantarutti, Department of Family Medicine          
  • Amy Ellis, Department of Physical Therapy          
  • Annabel Mead, Department of Family Medicine, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
  • Anne McNamara, Department of Medicine, Respirology              
  • Bob Bluman, Department of Family Medicine, UBC CPD
  • Bonnie Henry, School of Population and Public Health, Provincial Health Officer, Government of B.C
  • Brenda Hardie, Department of Family Medicine
  • Bruce Hobson, Department of Family Medicine, UBC CPD
  • Dana Hubler, Department of Family Medicine
  • Daniel Ngui, Department of Family Medicine     
  • Danish Ahmad, Mount Sinai Health System
  • David Catterall, Department of Family Medicine               
  • David Patrick, School of Population and Public Health, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Deborah Money, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, and the School of Population and Public Health  
  • Derek Puddester, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Dianne Millette, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Physical Therapists of BC
  • Donovan MacDonald, Department of Emergency Medicine        
  • Fify Soeyonggo, Department of Medicine, Palliative Care             
  • Grant Warrington, Midwives Protection Program of BC
  • Heidi Oetter, Department of Family Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Holly Workman, Department of Family Medicine             
  • Inna Sekirov,Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Jacqueline Holmes, WorkSafeBC
  • Jaron Easterbrook, Department of Family Medicine        
  • Jason Coolen, Department of Physical Therapy 
  • Jeanette Boyd, Department of Family Medicine,BC College of Family Physicians, Rural Coordination Centre of BC, Perinatal Services BC
  • Jenn Baxter, Department of Family Medicine
  • Jill Longhurst, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Jonathan Coelho, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC CPD 
  • Kash Basi, Midwives Protection Program of BC
  • Katie Wiskar, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine          
  • Kim Campbell, UBC Midwifery, UBC CPD
  • Launette Marie Rieb, Department of Family Medicine   
  • Lee-Anne Laverty, Faculty of Medicine, Orthopaedics   
  • Liisa Honey, Canadian Medical Protective Association                    
  • Louise Aerts, College of Midwives of BC
  • Mario Francispragasam, Department of Emergency Medicine    
  • Matthew Carwana, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Mayank Singal, Department of Emergency Medicine, BC Centre for Disease Control, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • Mel Krajden, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Melanie Basso, School of Nursing            
  • Nichole Okeke, Interior Health, Department of Physical Therapy              
  • Olivia Sampson, Department of Family Medicine, WorkSafeBC
  • Omar Ahmad, Department of Emergency Medicine, Island Health
  • Pamela Kibsey, Microbiology Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics, Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Peter Curtain, Department of Physical Therapy 
  • Philippa Hawley, Department of Palliative Care 
  • Rahul Gupta, Department of Family Medicine   
  • Rakel Kling, School of Population and Public Health, Northern Health
  • Ran Goldman, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Regina Renner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology       
  • Reka Gustafson, Vice President, Public Health and Wellness and Deputy Provincial Health Officer, School of Population and Public Health, Government of B.C
  • Richard Welsh, Department of Family Practice   
  • Ross Taylor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Ruth Comfort, College of Midwives of BC
  • Simon Moore, Department of Family Practice, UBC CPD
  • Satpal Dhillon, Department of Family Practice, Hospitalist
  • Sayeeda Hudani, Department of Family Practice, Hospitalist
  • Sharla-Rae Olsen, Division of Respiratory Medicine         
  • Shelley Perlman, Community Internal Medicine, WorkSafeBC
  • Simone Gruenig, Department of Physical Therapy           
  • Susan Albersheim, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Susan Paul, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Physical Therapists of BC
  • Tandi Wilkinson, Department of Family Practice, UBC CPD           
  • Tom Kosatsky, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, School of Population and Public Health, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Tom McLaughlin, Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Trevor Hartl, BC Otolaryngology Society Department of Surgery
  • Wallace A. Robinson, Providence Health Care
  • Zoe Hodgson, UBC Midwifery  

We acknowledge that this has been an extraordinarily challenging and stressful time for those working in the health care system. Your commitment to contributing to this pivotal education demonstrates true dedication to the provision of quality health care in British Columbia.

The feedback that we have received from participants demonstrates the importance of these webinars and their gratitude to all the speakers involved, as highlighted in a few quotes below.

  • “The entire panel offered insights and personal experiences that have enhanced our knowledge and practice. Thank you for selflessness in providing excellent care.”
  • “Keep up the great work you are all doing to guide us through this extraordinary and unprecedented time in our history - sincerely appreciated! You are helping us keep calm, keep kind and keep well!”
  • “In awe of your courage, your inventiveness, your dedication to keeping your workplace safe for your patients, your staff and yourself! No wonder that BC, with such bright, calm, industrious doctors, succeeded in beating Covid-19 so quickly and efficiently!  Congratulations to you all!”
  • “You are the real heroes of this pandemic! … All the speakers were superbly intelligent, articulate and humble. Truly marks of character, wisdom and humanity…”

Thank you, once again, for your involvement in such a rapidly changing, challenging, and important education series. Your participation has been fundamental to its success.

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