British Columbia Chapter

Critical Care: State of THE ART, combining compassion and technology when patients need us the most.

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2021 Spring Innovation Roundtable - Final
2021 Spring Innovation Roundtable & AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is coming, join us to vote for next year's executive board and participate. We will also have our Spring Innovation Roundtable with topics such as patient centred care in BC, new post extubation swallowing assessment trials, and a patient experience from a critical nurse who was admitted to his own ICU for COVID-19.

Click on the poster or go to for more details on how to attend online.

Speaker Profiles - Neil Asayo

Neil is an ICU nurse at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Early in the pandemic he became a patient in his own ICU after contracting COVID-19. He will share his experience with us during the Roundtable & AGM.

Speaker Profiles - Nicole Desjarlais & Sybil Hoiss

Nicole Desjarlais - IHA Professional Practice Leader for Speech-Language Pathology will be presenting on the trial of a new post-extubation swallowing screen along with CNS Sybil Hoiss.

British Columbia CHapter

Set between the province of Alberta and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is Canada’s most westerly province. BC entered the confederation in 1871, Victoria is our capital city and we have a population of approximately 4 million people.   There is a rich first nation’s art and history to discover. Vancouver, although not our capital is a multicultural, cosmopolitan city with something for everyone.

Chapter Executive

President –  Sybil Hoiss (until April 2022)
CNS Critical Care Network – Interior Health Authority

Vice President – Simmie Kalan (until April 2022)
CNE Vancouver General Hospital ICU – Vancouver Coastal Health

Treasurer –  Heidi O’Callaghan (until April 2022)
Richmond Hospital ICU RN – Vancouver Coastal Health

Secretary & Fraser Health Authority Representative  – Sharon Hickin (until April 2022)
CNS Fraser Health Critical Care Network – Fraser Health Authority

Journal Club Lead – Heidi O’Callaghan (Until April 2022)
Richmond Hospital ICU RN – Vancouver Coastal Health

Social Media – Vacant

CCSEC & BCPSQC Representative – Allana LeBlanc (until April 2022)
CNS Vancouver General Hospital ICU & HAU – Vancouver Coastal Health 

Upcoming Events

World Congress of Intensive & Critical Care

The WCICC is an annual gathering by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine that brings together practitioners and researchers to discuss the latest innovations in our field.

Canadian Intensive Care Week

Canadian Intensive Care Week is a week to reflect on our practice, promote the work we do, promote our workplace, acknowledge our co-workers and celebrate the Intensive Care Team!


CACCN is a national association of nurses dedicated to the advancement and innovation of clinical practice, research, and leadership in critical care.