Northern BC Research and Quality Conference

Conference Information

The next Northern Health Quality Celebration takes place October 2019.

The Objectives of the Quality Celebration are:

  • Celebrate and showcase our efforts in quality improvement,
  • Inspire one another to continue our efforts, and
  • Learn about leading practices and innovation.

The theme of the celebration is “Quality Lives Here”. This is an opportunity to showcase what individuals or teams have done to improve everyday practice and the experience of staff, physicians, patients and families in the places that they work.

How to participate:

  • Review the Calendar of Events and Session Descriptions (PDF)
  • Register for events by clicking on the event in the calendar. All Northern Health events are free! (Note: if you need to ‘Sign up for an account’ in the Learning Hub, click the link on the main page and follow the instructions)
  • You will receive a confirmation and meeting invitation for each event that you register for. Details on room location and/or instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent closer to the event date.
  • Most of the events are presented by webinar (WebEx) with a limit of 70-75 participants. If multiple people at your site would like to attend an event, book a room and attend together rather than all registering individually.
  • Quality Celebration Session Recordings (PDF)

Check out the Storyboard Book - A storyboard is a poster that describes a Quality Improvement project. Storyboards have been compiled for everyone to see. Choose your favourites to order and display at your site! (Ordering instructions and pricing is on page 2 of the book).

Storyboard Award

The Top Storyboards have been selected by a panel of judges and YOU get to pick the winner! 

Follow the links below to check out the Top Storyboards. Select your favourite and vote by 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 30th. (The link takes you to an online survey to cast your vote). The winner will be announced on October 31st.

You can look at the Storyboard Award Criteria used by the judges to select the top storyboards.

  1. Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Step 1 - Policy Implementation Project (Vanessa Salmons) (PDF)
  2. CFHI Connected Medicine Collaborative: Physician Learning Experiences (Dr. Anurag Singh, Dr. John Pawlovich, Dr. Abu Hamour, Dr. Haidar Hadi, Janice Paterson and Tiegan Daniels) (PDF)
  3. Improving Access to Cancer Screening Services: Fast Track Colonoscopy at Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Elena Raykov) (PDF)
  4. Improving Hip Protector Adherence for Dementia Clients at Terraceview Lodge (Amber Brown) (PDF)
  5. Organizing Space and Improving Processes around Supplies & Client Files (Sherry Sawka) (PDF)
  6. Sterile Storage - Meeting CSA Standards (Bonnie Mackenzie) (PDF)

Vote by 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 30th.

Questions? Please contact

The next Northern BC Research and Quality Conference will take place in fall 2020.