The BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) and Canadian Blood Services provide a free education session every fall to support and educate technologists, nurses and physicians about transfusion medicine issues. This conference is also broadcast via webinar, reaching attendees throughout the province and beyond.


2023 Education Day

Friday, September 15th, 2023
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Presentations and Speaker Biographies 

The Krever Commission Report and How It Changed Transfusion Medicine in Canada


Dr. Gwen Clarke
Clinical Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Department,
University of Alberta

A Clean Slate: How Canada's Blood System was Built


Dr. Graham Sher
CEO Canadian Blood Services 

PBCO – Old Dog, New Tricks


Dr. Andrew Shih
Regional Medical Leader, Transfusion Medicine, VCH
Medical Co-Director, BC PBCO 

Freeze-Dried Plasma


Dr. William Sheffield 
Associate Director, Research, Canadian Blood Services 

Something Old, Something New...Whole Blood in Canada


Dr. Johnathan Mack 
Medical Officer, Canadian Blood Services

Research Using Hemovigilance Data: Opportunities 2023 and Beyond


Nancy Heddle
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Implementation of Smart Fridges, Automated Temperature Monitoring Systems and an ePPID application - Vancouver Coastal Health's Journey


Margaret Roche
Regional Technical Practice Lead, Transfusion Medicine, VCH 

Inventory Management Modeling


Jas Dhahan
PhD Candidate, Department of Mathematics, SFU
Wellness Activity - Attitude of Gratitude Dr. Michelle Soltys
Practice Leader, Psychological Health & Safety,
Provincial Health Services Authority

Evolution of the BC IVIg Program


Dr. Katherine Beadon
Co-Director St. Paul's Immunotherapy for Neurology Centre
Dr. Kam Shojania
Head, Division of Rheumatology, VGH
Medical Director, Mary Pack Arthritis Program
Dr. Douglas Morrison
Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, Division of Hematopathology,
Children’s and Women’s Health Centre BC
Medical Co-Director, BC PBCO
Aimee Beauchamp
Business Operations Lead, BC PBCO
Katie Gabanowicz
Technical Specialist, Transfusion Medicine, Interior Health