BC Lung hosts a Annual Radon Workshop every November mobilizing stakeholders and researchers on radon, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
BC Annual Radon Virtual Workshop: What's New in Radon?
Date: Nov 29, 2023
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 PST
Registration is free. Sign up here.
2023 BC Lung Foundation Annual Radon Workshop Schedule
November 29, 2023
Noah Quastel, Director, Law and Policy, Healthy Indoor Environments, BC Lung Foundation. Introductory Statements.
10:00 - 10:05
Anne-Marie-Nicol, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. Building Radon Awareness and Building the Radon Community.
10:05 - 10:10
Jill Hall, Realtor and Radon Community Advocate
10:10 - 10:15
TESTING AND MAPPING
Gurpreet Sandhu, Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer, BC Cancer, Surrey. “Occupational Radon level measurement and Radon Education & Awareness program in Department of Radiation Therapy - BC Cancer Surrey”
10:15 - 10:20
Dr. Fatemeh Sabet, Medical Health Officer, Interior Health, Responsible for School Health. “Radon checking at schools in Interior Health Region.”
10:20 - 10:30
Dr. David McVea, Public Health Physician, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Environmental Health Services. “BCCDC Radon Data Repository Updates”
10:30 - 10:40
Pam Warkentin, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists and Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program. Radon Outreach through the Take Action on Radon Program
10:40 - 10:55
Questions Period and Break.
10:55 - 11:00
Andy Chase, Acting Director, Building Codes & Standards, Building and Safety Standards Branch, Government of British Columbia. “Building Code Changes to Radon Rough-ins”
11:00 - 11:15
CANCER PATIENTS CLINICAL TRIAL
Kate Witham, Research Intern. Clinical Trials and Research, BC Cancer-Kelowna. “Residential Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer – A feasibility study in the Interior Health Authority Region of British Columbia, Canada”.
11:15 - 11:25
Yalda Yalvari, Regional Radiation Specialist, Health Canada. BC region updates.
11:25 - 11:30
Kasey Knowles, Project Coordinator, Canadian Association of
Nurses for the Environment “CANE-ACIIE Radon Outreach Contribution Program”
11:30 - 11:35
Brandon Monahan, STEAM Specialist, Fraser Valley Regional Library – Administrative Centre “New Developments in Library Lending Programs”
11:35 - 11:40
WORKING FROM HOME
Mathieu Broussard, Regional Radiation Specialist, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch-ROEB.”Pilot project: Teleworking and hybrid working increased radon exposure during working hours.
11:40 - 11:50
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