Annual Radon Workshop

BC Lung hosts a Annual Radon Workshop every November mobilizing stakeholders and researchers on radon, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.  



9:30-9:50 Welcome/Year in Review

  • Opening Remarks - Chris Lam, President and CEO, BC Lung Foundation
  • Year in Review - Dr. Anne- Marie Nicol, Simon Fraser University

9:50–10:30 New Issues in Monitoring and Surveillance

  • The BC Radon Data Repository and Map – Initiatives to Support Research, Planning, and Public Awareness - Mr. Jeff Trieu, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Combining Community Smoking Rates and Radon Concentrations to Determine Radon-related Risk in BC - Dr. David McVea, BC Center Disease Control
  • Survey on Radon Public Knowledge and Awareness in BC - Javis Lui, BC Cancer Agency

10:40-11:20 Building Codes and New Technologies

  • Radon in Water: What You Don’t know - David Ines/Alan Whitehead, Radon Environmental Corporation
  • National Research Council and Studies of Radon Control Measures - Grace Zhou, National Research Council
  • Assessing Building Code Implementation: Stories from the BC Interior - Chantal Wilson, Little Bear Engineering

11:25 - 11:50 New Developments in Radon Policy

  • Real Estate and Radon - Sarah Kennedy, Coldwell Banker Four Season Real Estate, Vernon
  • Why Climate Action is Our Best Bet for Addressing Radon - Noah Quastel, BC Lung Foundation

Questions? Contact Dr. Menn Biagtan, VP, Lung Health Programs & Initiatives.  


Topics & Presenters 

  • Taking the Long View: Where We have Been and Where We Need to be Going - Dr. Elena MacIntyre, Public Health Ontario

  • Health Canada’s National Radon Program - Ms. Kelley Bush, Health Canada

  • The Right to a Healthy Environment/Developing Municipal and Provincial Strategies - Dr. Noah Quastel, BC Lung Foundation

  • BC Mapping Initiatives -  Mr. Jeff Trieu, BC Centre for Disease Control

  • Library Lending Project - Ms. Maureen Sioson, BC Lung Association

  • 100 Test Kit Challenge - Lessons Learned - Ms. Nancy Mora-Castro, Regional District of Central Okanagan

  • What is Going on in Castlegar?  - Mr. Dana Schmidt, Donna Schmidt Lung Cancer Prevention Society

  • Public Health Initiatives to Protect Workers - Mr. Greg Baytalan, Interior Health Authority

  • What's Next?/Summary - Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol, Simon Fraser University

2020 WORKSHOP RECORDING: Watch the 2020 Workshop



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