Vol. 2 No. 3, October 2009

News & Events

e-HLbc welcomes Nicola Valley Institue of Technology and the BC Association of Kinsesiology to the consortium; the e-HLbc Marketing and Communications, Membership and Training Committees are seeking volunteers; and much more.

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Success Story: Dr. Romayne Gallagher on Palliative Care

“Palliative care is a growing field, but it remains difficult to find a lot of evidence on how to effectively manage patients' symptoms,” says Dr. Romayne Gallagher. She is the Physician Program Director for Providence Health Care’s Residential Program, Program Director for Palliative Care, and an active clinician.

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Conference Update: Rural Health Workforce Symposium

e-HLbc was proud to sponsor the Rural Health Workforce Symposium and to showcase our partnerships and databases during the three-day event, held in Prince George. The Symposium brought together 85 educators, health care practitioners and government representatives to share information, discuss the health needs of rural communities, and explore strategies for collaboration and action.

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Member Profile: Yukon Health and Social Services

Priya Chetty was thrilled when she learned that e-HLbc was opening its doors to affiliate members outside the province of British Columbia. “We didn’t have access to the evidence-based information that encourages best practices,” says Chetty, Mentorship Coordinator for Yukon Health and Social Services (YHSS). “Our staff struggled to access resources however we could.”

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Notes from the Chair

We’re well into the second year of the three-year term of e-HLbc and there’s lots of news to report.  The big news is the new online format of e-Wire Magazine. The move to web format will enable you to navigate quickly to e-HLbc news of interest.

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