COVID-19, the BC-CfE Update

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Webinar Main Objectives:

  1. To review the current epidemiology, containment, and clinical management of COVID-19 in BC
  2. To describe COVID-19 molecular virology and bioinformatics support that the BC-CfE laboratory is providing to the local and international community
  3. To provide background on the virus and some understanding of it’s evolution and molecular epidemiology in BC, Canada, and beyond
  4. To provide a brief update regarding the approach of the BC-CfE to HIV treatment and Prevention within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic


Update on the Epidemiology and Clinical Aspects of COVID-19 in BC
Dr. Peter Phillips

Clinical Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia

Update on Virology Research
Dr. Zabrina Brumme

Laboratory Director
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Evolutionary genomics and molecular epidemiology of COVID-19
Dr. Jeffrey Joy

Research Scientist (Evolutionary Genetics and Bioinformatics)
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

COVID-19, BC-CfE Activities in the DTES
Dr. Rolando Barrios

Senior Medical Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Director STOP HIV/AIDSĀ® Program

BC-CfE Update
Dr. Julio Montaner

Executive Director & Physician-in-Chief
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Cost: Free registration.

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The recorded session will be accessible on the BC-CfE’s website at

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