The virtual nature of this year’s Engineers and Geoscientists BC annual conference—with the ability for registrants to attend from anywhere in the province—hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm about the conference’s planned keynote addresses: Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Deputy Director of Surveillance, Data and Epidemiology for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Peter Mansbridge, former anchor of CBC’s flagship newscast The National. Dr. Gardy and Mr. Mansbridge are scheduled to speak at the conference on October 27 and October 28, respectively.
In her keynote, Dr. Gardy plans to outline her vision for a 21st-century form of public health. “We must ensure that the outbreaks are ‘open source outbreaks’, where researchers around the world can create and share vital information in real time,” Gardy explains. Mr. Mansbridge will speak about what Canadian leadership looks like.
This year’s conference will also include many of the same features that registrants have come to expect and value, including 11 professional development streams, 24 Continuing Education (CE) sessions that count towards registrants’ new CE requirements, a virtual trade show, and networking opportunities.
Registrants that attend the conference will even be able to complete all their required CE hours for the year. A number of conference packages will be available for registrants to choose from, including the All-Access Conference Package, a Wednesday Conference Package, and a Thursday Conference Package.
For more information, visit egbc.ca/conference.