Faculty & Organizing Committee

Infectious Diseases Update 2018

Faculty & Organizing Committee


Wayne Ghesquiere MD, FRCPC
Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Consultant
Island Health Authority
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia

David Patrick, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
Professor and Immediate Past Director, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Medical Epidemiology Lead, Antimicrobial Resistance
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Vancouver, BC

Kevin C. Kain MD, FRCPC 
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Parasitology
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Science Director, Tropical Disease Unit
Toronto General Hospital – University Health Network
Director, SA Rotman Laboratories
Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health

Joss J. De Wet, MD, MBChB, CCFP
Spectrum Health Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC, Department of Faculty Medicine
Vancouver, BC

Angel Chu, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Medical Director, Calgary STI Clinic
Division of Infectious Diseases
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, Alberta

D.M. Petrunia, MD, M.Sc.(Med.Physiol.), FRCP(C)
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Colonoscopy Lead, Island Health, BC Colon Cancer Screening Program
Victoria, BC

Mel Krajden, MD, FRCP(C)
Medical Director, BCCDC Public Health Laboratory Medical Head, Hepatitis
Clinical Prevention Services BC Centre for Disease Control
Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Eric Partlow MD, FRCPC
Section Chief, Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine Consultant
Island Health Authority
Victoria, British Columbia

Divya Virmani, MD, FRCPC, DTMH 
Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Victoria, BC

Suni Boraston MD, M.H.Sc. 
Director – Travel Clinic
Vancouver Coastal Health

Darin P. Cherniwchan BSc(Pharm), MD, CM, CCFP, FCFP 
Certificate in Travel Health(TM)
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of the Fraser Valley.
Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine,
University of British Columbia.
Medical Director, Fraser Valley Travel Clinic,
Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC

Pamela Kibsey MD, FRCP(C)
Division Director, Microbiology Department of Laboratory Medicine,
Pathology and Medical Genetics, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control
Island Health Authority

Vancouver Island Health Authority
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia
Victoria, BC

J. David R. Naysmith, BSc MD DMD FRCSC
Plastic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of BC
Victoria, BC


Organizing Committee

Dr. Eric Partlow FRCPC
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere FRCPC
Dr. Eugene Leduc CCFP
Dr. Lisa Veres CCFP
Paulina Pike RN CTH
Rand Walsh (Pharm)
Dr. Hans Cunningham FRCPC
Dr. Diane White
Dr. Divya Virmani FRCPC
Dr. Patrick White