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BCRS General Meeting going VIRTUAL – June 29, 2020

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PLAN TO ATTEND – June 29th at 6:00pm

The BC Radiological Society is adjusting the way we conduct business given COVID-19.  Part of this requires us to switch from providing in-person educational sessions, general meetings and the ever-popular President & Executive Director road trip where the BCRS comes to you, our members, to a virtual platform.  This represents an organizational learning curve as we move to a virtual model over the foreseeable future.

To that end, we are planning the first ever BCRS Townhall General Meeting for Monday, June 29th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Part of the agenda will be a brief BCRS update, an information exchange session based on collected membership inputs and finally a question-answer period to close off the meeting answering questions from the virtual floor.  Very specific details will be provided a head of the Townhall around log-in, how we plan to manage the meeting, taking questions from the virtual floor, etc. 


President’s Letters

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April 14, 2020

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the state of emergency was announced in BC on March 17th. Our professional and personal lives have changed significantly in this short period. Having just finished a teleconference with the other provincial heads across the country, it was a little comforting that we are not alone. Read more…

April 3, 2020

This is a difficult update for me to write as the immediate crisis with COVID-19 has caused tremendous shifts and changes in all radiologists’ practices throughout this province including both hospital and community clinics.  Read more…

UBC Faculty of Medicine Radiology Department Grand Rounds

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COVID-19 Best Practices

SARS-CoV-2 Imaging AI and How to Assess Medical AI Research: Presented by Dr. William Parker, UBC Radiology Resident – April 29, 2020. Watch video.

Plagues: Then and Now: Presented by Dr. Dan Kalla, Head, Emergency Dept, St Paul’s Hospital, Director of Acute Care Services, Providence Health Care, and Clinical Associate Professor, UBC – April 22, 2020. Watch video.

Radiology Mass Casualty Planning: Applying MCI Principles to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Presented by Dr. Siobhan O’Neill, Emergency/Trauma & Chest radiologist, VGH/UBCH – April 15, 2020. Watch video.

Changes in IR Workflow due to COVID-19: Presented by Dr. Stephen Ho, Clinical Professor, UBC Radiology – April 8, 2020. Watch video.

Anxiety, Uncertainty, Exhaustion & Grief: Strategies for COPING with COVID-19: Presented by Dr. Theresa Newlove, Head of Psychology & Clinical Psychologist, Medical Psychology, BCCWH & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children – April 1, 2020. Watch video

COVID-19: Presented by Dr. Deborah Money, Professor at UBC OBGYN and School of Public Health & Executive Vice Dean, UBC FoM & Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, Professor of Radiology and Cardiology UBC. Watch video…

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Health Authority COVID-19 Guidance for Physicians

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Links to Health Authority pages for Health Professionals and other medical staff

Fraser Health Authority Information for employees of Fraser Health

Interior Health Authority Health Care Professionals

Northern Health Authority Daily Medical Staff Updates

Provincial Health. Services Authority Resources for Health Professionals

Vancouver Coastal Health For Health Professionals – Physician’s updates

Vancouver Island Health Authority Medical Staff Coronavirus Updates

BCRS Supports Gender Equality

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CARJ “Diversity in Canadian Radiology: Success Requires Leadership Commitment” by Charlotte J. Yong-Hing, MD FRCPC and Michael N. Patlas, MD, FRCPC, FASER, FCAR, FSAR.  Read more…

After years of noticing a concerning gender gap in her field of medicine, BC Cancer radiologist Dr Charlotte Yong-Hing is spearheading a project to influence more women to apply to the specialty. Canadian Radiology Women utilizes  social medial to help spread the word. Read more…

To read more about gender diversity and inclusion, visit the ACR Diversity page.

UPDATE: Health Care Changes in Alberta

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Broadcast message to BCRS members from Dr. Simon Bicknell, President – Sent March 19, 2020

To All Members:

BC radiologists are once again raising concerns to the BCRS as Alberta announced the early termination of contracts for radiology groups providing service to Calgary and Edmonton hospitals on March 16th.  This announcement highlights a disturbing trend occurring in Canada where radiology service agreements are being terminated by health authorities independently or as directed by government.  Read more

BCRS BULLETIN from March 4, 2020

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Alberta doctors ‘outraged’ after government rips up contract, imposes new deal (

8th International Day of Radiology – November 8, 2019

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The International Day of Radiology, spearheaded by the European Society of Radiology and supported by many other imaging organizations, is coming up on November 8th. This year’s theme is ‘Sports Imaging’ and it gives us a chance as Radiologists to remind our physician colleagues, administrators and the general public about the huge role that imaging and intervention play in the diagnosis and treatment of common activity related injuries at all levels of play.  Hoping that this day is successful in your communities, and that your own athletic experiences keep you away from the Radiology Department!

Read the Press Release and Interview