The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant outbreaks in recent history and has presented severe public health challenges.

The scale and intensity of the pandemic around the globe presents the ongoing risk that even well-resourced healthcare systems can be overwhelmed. British Columbia has provided one of the most effective responses to the pandemic, but it has not been without it challenges.

Genome BC presents its 11th Annual Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address Battle Lines: Fighting COVID-19 at the intersection of policy, treatment and prevention. This virtual event brings together the unique perspectives and insights from three BC leaders who have made an indelible impact in the fight against COVID-19.

Join BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, along with Dr. Mel Krajden, Medical Director at the BC Centre for Disease Control’s Public Health Laboratory and Dr. Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera to learn what we know about the virus so far and the challenges we face in preventing the spread while working to provide effective treatments and vaccines.

Featured speakers

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Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Bonnie Henry

Provincial Health Officer

Dr. Mel Krajden

Dr. Mel Krajden

Medical Director

Dr. Carl Hansen

Dr. Carl Hansen

CEO