Virtual Medical Staff Forum – Vaccine efficacy against Omicron & COVID-19 updates

January 19, 5:30 – 6:30

Join your colleagues at Vancouver Coastal Health for a presentation from Dr. Manish Sadarangani on vaccine effectiveness against Omicron, and a COVID-19 update and live Q&A session.

Panelists:
– Dr. Chad Kim Sing, Associate VP, Medicine and Quality and Safety (Host)
– Dr. Ross Brown, COVID-19 Immunize BC Operations Centre, Co-VP Pandemic Planning
– Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer
– Dr. Manish Sadarangani, Director, Vaccine Evaluation Centre, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
– Dr. Titus Wong, Regional Medical Director, Infection Control

Submit questions in advance during registration or email Darren.Piper@vch.ca
Medical Staff Forum audio recordings, slides, and summaries are posted here: https://one.vch.ca/covid19/for-medical-staff

VCH Employee Wellness

VCH Employee Wellness was extended to all medical staff during the pandemic. As a result, all medical staff have access to the full suite of employee wellness services which includes financial coaching. You can also go to this link to learn more: https://employee-wellness.ca/index.html

Physicians – ARE YOU NEEDING INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT FOR THE IMPACT THAT COVID-19 HAS HAD ON YOU?

The Physician Health Program of BC  (PHP) offers confidential advocacy, support, and referral assistance for individual physicians and physicians-in-training. PHP supports and assists physicians and physician trainees in overcoming challenging issues that can impact their health and well-being. Issues can include: physical health, mental health and addictions, relationship issues, workplace issues and burnout. 

We also provide referrals to counselling and life coaching. To access, please call our 24/7 intake line: 1-800-663-6729

VCH COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR STAFF

VCH is posting regular updates on the coronavirus on its website. Of special interest to VPSA members are the Situations Update section that is aimed specifically at health professionals including physicians and the Videos section.

Insurance related questions

For Insurance related questions: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/member-area/insurance/insurance-benefits-during-covid-19

Overall COVID-19 Information

For Overall Information: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/working-change/advocating-physicians/coronavirus-covid-19-updates

Grant opportunity for office reno’s due to covid-19:

If you made some Covid-19 safety changes to your office, you can apply for a grant at the link below. Payment will be for eligible expenses incurred from March 15 to December 31, 2020: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/news/covid-19-office-safety-plan-support-grant