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Education Development

A key component of BC Transplant's mandate is to support knowledge-development through research and teaching.

There are various transplant-related education opportunities throughout the year available to both BC Transplant staff and other health care professionals who want to learn more about organ donation and transplantation.

BCT Education Days

Every year, BC Transplant hosts an educational conference for healthcare professionals around the province who work in organ donation and transplantation. 

BCT Education Days 2019: Journey from Donation to Transplant, #BCTEDdays2019, will be held on September 16 and 17 at Vancouver General Hospital's Paetzold Health Education Centre. As part of BC Transplant's mandate to support knowledge development through research and teaching, our two-day conference will feature a program focused on organ donation (September 16) and transplant (September 17).

Our featured speakers this year include:

  • Dr. Sam Shemie (Medical Advisor for Canadian Blood Services)
  • Dr. Maureen Meade (Director, DONATE Research Program)
  • Jennifer Woolfsmith (donor mom)

The conference will bring together multidisciplinary organ donation and transplantation experts and offer patient and donor family perspectives – all wrapped in one event. Don't miss out and register now! 

There are three registration fee categories and seating is limited. Single day registration is available for those unavailable to attend the full conference.

1) Healthcare Professionals/Students

Applicable to all healthcare professionals and students, including residents and fellows. 

2) Physician

Applicable to physicians only. Fees reflect CME accreditation guidelines. 

3) Webcasting – NEW!

PHSA Media Production and Services will be recording and broadcasting our event for viewing through web browsers. Using your own computer, you will be able to view a live stream of all our sessions through a user-friendly player on both September 16 and 17. Detailed instructions related to your webcasting registration will be released prior to the conference. 

Lunch and refreshments provided. Registration closes on September 4. 

Full conference program coming soon. 

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Please see our preliminary schedule here – check back regularly for updates!‎


Our official airline partner is Air Canada. They are providing a reduced rate on select booking classes. To book a flight with a discounted fare, go to and enter the promotion code D98ZEKN1.

Promotion code is valid for bookings in the travel period beginning Monday, September 9, 2019 and ending Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Park Inn & Suites by Radisson Vancouver (898 West Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1J8) is providing a preferred rate for conference attendees and speakers.

Please make your reservations by phone at (604) 872-8661; or by email at Please quote the group name BC TRANSPLANT when booking to access the rates and availability. Offer expires July 25, 2019.

In partnership with Transplant Research Foundation of British Columbia (TRFBC), we are also hosting Celebrate Transplant: Embracing the Journey on the evening of September 16. Join us at Paetzold Health Education Centre after our donation day program to hear about the exciting and innovative transplant research funded by TRFBC. Limited seating is available. 

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For any questions related to BCT Education Days 2019, please contact or 604-877-2240.
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