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

  • Overview

    Join us for this free online accredited educational session where highly experienced and knowledgeable public health leaders and medical experts will answer your questions, share their experiences and recommend 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.


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


    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.


    • The Question & Answer page is OPEN NOW – we encourage you to submit your questions early.
    • Go to and enter the event ID # COVID-Jan25. 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. Due to the high volume of questions received during the webinar, please try to avoid asking questions that have already been asked by someone else. To increase the likelihood of a particular question being asked, please up-vote it as described in the next bullet.
    • 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 and will increase the likelihood that they will be asked of the panel.
    • Questions will be reviewed by the moderator and relayed to the presenters before the session and during the Q&A period.


Skills Gained
  • Apply emerging evidence regarding COVID-19 epidemiology, prevention, and investigation in clinical practice, including the use of vaccines.
  • 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: TBC
  • Moderator: Simon Moore, Family Physician, UBC CPD Medical Lead