Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) medical conference in Penticton! There were more than 250 speakers, attendees, and volunteers from across the province who gathered together on May 22 and 23 to learn, teach, and network.
This year, RECC featured a Rural Nursing stream for the first time. The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) would like to thank Lora Lee Pacheko, Barbara Wilson, and Celia Evanson for organizing and leading the sessions in this groundbreaking stream.
Also new this year was the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) Health Centre tour. RCCbc would like to extend many thanks to Lynn Kruger, manager of the health centre, for guiding 24 conference delegates and volunteers, through the newly built facility which provides western medicine alongside traditional healing and community outreach services. Thanks as well to the Penticton Indian Band for their generous hosting of our tour members with a salmon feast! Photos from the tour are available on RCCbc’s Flickr stream
RCCbc would also like to thank the many physicians and staff who contributed many hours to help shape and facilitate an excellent slate of speakers for 2015 RECC: Nick Balfour, John Bosomworth, Jeanette Boyd, Jel Coward, Jeff Eppler, Mike Ertel, Dan Horvat, Mary Johnston, Stuart Johnston, Andrea Keesey, Roberto Leon, Francois Luow, Ray Markham, Kirstie Overhill, John Pawlovich, Kim Pedersen, Cathy Rublee, Sara Wadge. RECC owes much of its success to your efforts.
RCCbc staff will take a short break before beginning planning and organization for 2016 RECC. Next year’s conference will likely take place in northern BC to offer regional physicians, nurses, residents, and students an opportunity to attend this event closer to home. Details will be announced in this eNewsletter towards the end of the year – watch this space!
If you would like to contribute to 2016 RECC, please contact Sharon Mah, Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org