Unleashing the potential of clinical trials in BC: a vision takes shape


23 February 2023


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.




British Columbia now has a shared vision for clinical trials! We engaged over 170 stakeholders in the province and beyond to gain a more robust understanding of BC’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities in the areas of clinical trials capacity, expertise, review and approval processes, and culture. The outcome of this work is the “A Vision for Clinical Trials in British Columbia” document.


We are excited to host a panel discussion at Life Sciences BC’s Access to Innovation Conference to share details of the vision and how we can work together to advance it. Join us and other experts from health, academia, and industry to learn more.



  • Alison Orth, Director, Clinical Trials BC, Michael Smith Health Research BC (moderator)
  • Julia Bickford, Regional Director, Research Evaluation and Analytics, Northern Health
  • Barb Kinnaird, CEO, Response Biomedical
  • Ted Steiner, Professor, Medicine and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia
  • Gavin C.E. Stuart, Professor, Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia


Read the full vision document: