Forefront Lecture

Forefront Lecture

The BOOST Collaborative: Teams at the Frontlines

of the Opioid Crisis are driving System Change to Improve Care


Dr. Rolando Barrios

Assistant Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Senior Medical Director, Vancouver Community Health Services, VCH

Dr. Cole Stanley

Medical Lead, Continuous Quality Improvement, VCH
Family Physician, Raven Song Community Health Centre and the Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC)


Where: Cullen Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477), Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12-1 PM

This talk is open to the public

A light lunch will be served


Dr. Rolando Barrios is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health and a Clinical Associate for the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Barrios joined the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) as Assistant Director, and is also the Principal Investigator of the Pharmacovigilance Program and Co-Chair of the Committee for Drug Evaluation and Therapy at the BC-CfE. In this capacity, he leads important programs in the areas of patient safety, pharmacovigilance and continuous quality improvement. As of July 2017, Dr. Barrios is also the Acting Director of Epidemiology and Population Health at the BC-CfE. In addition to his work at the BC-CfE, Dr. Barrios is the Senior Medical Director of Vancouver Coastal Health (Community Health Services), where he is leading key health system redesign initiatives aimed at creating efficiencies and better aligning resources to population needs.

Dr. Cole Stanley is Medical Lead for Continuous Quality Improvement for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Community. He is a family physician at both Raven Song Community Health Centre (VCH) and the John Ruedy Clinic (IDC) at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. His practice includes general family medicine, HIV primary care, hepatitis C treatment, and addictions care. Dr. Stanley has also completed additional training in Quality Improvement for his QI role at VCH and his work on the BOOST Collaborative.


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