Thank you – BCSS (virtual) ASM 2021

This year’s 74th (virtual) BCSS Annual Spring Meeting was a great success, with over 100 registrants and eight sponsors. We had an amazingly high caliber of research presentations and invited talks, including a wonderful talk with our Royal College Speaker, Dr. Najma Ahmed.

Congratulations to top three winners for the Resident Research Prizes for this year!

  • 1st place ($750) – Ms. Sophie Carr, “Improving Adherence to an Incorrect Surgical Count Protocol
  • 2nd place ($500) – Dr. Lina Cadili, “COVID-19 and breast cancer at a Regional Breast Centre: Our flexible approach during the pandemic.”
  • 3rd place ($250) – Dr. Subin Punnen,Outcomes of high MELD liver transplant recipients: An experience from a Canadian center”

Attendees enjoyed various wellness activities from painting to yoga to cooking and more! Click here to view all the activities hosted.

A big welcome to the Society’s incoming President is Dr. Anise Barton. Dr. Barton takes over from Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin whose term was extended for a second year at the wake of the pandemic. Thank you to Dr. Karimuddin for all his efforts for the past two years!


Dr. Anise Barton                                    Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin
President (2021-2022)                          Past President (2019-2022)


Next year marks the Society’s 75th year of the Annual Spring Meeting which will be held at the Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC, May 5 – 7, 2022.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this meeting at a great location! For further details about the resort you can visit their website.​

Thank you for making our first ever virtual Annual Spring Meeting a great success! We look forward to seeing you in-person in Kelowna.