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BC COVID-19 Research and Collaboration Symposium: Public Health, Populations, Health Services, and Impacts

September 1 - September 2

This event has concluded.

Recording links:

View the entire symposium playlist on YouTube here, or see recordings for each session below.

Day 1:


Day 2:

When tweeting about the symposium, please use the hashtag: #BCCOVIDResearch 

Detailed event agenda

The goals of this symposium were to:

  1. 1. Share the broad range of research being conducted across BC on population and public health, health services, social sciences, education, and other impacts of COVID-19 to stimulate discussions around synergies and research gaps;
  2. 2. Learn how this research can inform and support the BC Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 strategic priorities and the BC Strategic COVID-19 Research Framework; and
  3. 3. Discuss strategies for minimizing patient burden and the efficient use of data and support platforms that are available to COVID-19 researchers in BC.


The online symposium included keynote presentations and rapid-fire presentations from leading BC researchers working on COVID-19, spanning Global Health and the following four themes:


  1. 1. Development and Implementation of Public Health Measures
  • – Epidemiology and Modeling
  • – Implementing Public Health Measures, Including Vaccination
  • – Communicating Public Health Measures
  • – Organization, Politics and Governance of Response


  1. 2. Population Health Impact of Public Health Measures
  • – Overall Population Impacts
  • – Indigenous Peoples/Communities
  • – Vulnerable Populations
  • – Seniors
  • – Children and Youth
  • – Rural Populations
  • – Specific Patient Populations


  1. 3. Pandemic Impact on Health Services and the Workforce
  • – COVID-19 Health Services
  • – Non-COVID-19 Health Services and Delivery
  • – Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • – Rural Medicine and Virtual Services
  • – Long-Term Care
  • – Health Workforce


  1. 4. Other Impacts and Unintended Consequences of Public Health Measures
  • – BC Schools/Post-Secondary Institutions
  • – Work from Home
  • – Back to Work
  • – BC Geographies



September 1
September 2




BC Academic Health Science Network