6-Dec-2013 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
900 Canada Place Way
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5

BC Lower Mainland Chapter Event and Webinar
First Nations Health Authority: a public health perspective on surveillance, health promotion and health protection


Friday, December 6, 2013


7:00 to 7:30 am PST Breakfast and Registration
7:30 to 9:00 am PST Session


Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver


A live webinar session is also available – this is a first time test
for CCHL BC Lower Mainland. We hope local members will attend in 
person to participate in this presentation.


Panel Listed Below 


CCHL Member in person - $50.00
Non Member in person - $70.00
Student Member in person - $40.00
CCHL Member via webinar - $15.00
Non Member via webinar - $20.00 

Join a physician panel of experts to hear the current status of the work of the FNHA and the collaborative work of their physicians group - and vision moving forward …. Bring your questions!

Physician panel includes:

Dr. Naomi Dove

Dr. Sarah Williams

Dr. Shannon Waters

Dr. Isaac Sobol

Dr. Naomi Dove, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention, FNHA

Dr. Naomi Dove is the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention at the First Nations Health Authority. Naomi is originally from rural northwestern Ontario, but has lived in BC since 1997.

She attended medical school at the University of British Columbia, followed by two years of training in Psychiatry at McGill University. Naomi completed the remainder of her specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at UBC, where she maintained a strong interest in mental health and wellness promotion. Her portfolios at FNHA include early childhood development, chronic disease and injury prevention, and mental health and addictions.

Dr. Sarah Williams, Senior Advisor for Health Services, FNHA

Dr. Sarah Williams is a medical doctor and Anishnaabe (Ojibway) from Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario, and Trout Lake, which is her mother’s homeland, located in northwestern Ontario.

She resides in Victoria, B.C. with her partner and his two daughters.

Currently, Sarah is a Senior Advisor of Health Services with the First Nations Health Authority.

Sarah completed her family medicine residency training at UBC in the Aboriginal Residency Program. She attended Trent University and the University of Manitoba for her undergraduate studies, and received her medical degree from McMaster University.

Dr. Shannon Waters, Director of Health Surveillance, FNHA

Dr. Shannon Tania Waters is Coast Salish and a member of Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island. She completed the First Nations Family Practice Program at the University of British Columbia and was honoured to work as a family doctor close to her home in Duncan, BC.

After 2 years in family practice Shannon returned to school and completed her specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She is now working as the Director of Health Surveillance at First Nations Health Authority.

Dr. Isaac Sobol, Director of Health Protection, FNHA

A graduate of Queen’s University, Dr. Isaac Sobol began his career as a family physician at Ile-a-la-Crosse in Saskatchewan. He lived and worked for several years among the Nisga’a as a family physician and Medical Officer of Health. He completed a residency in Community Medicine and obtained a MHSc degree at UBC. Dr. Sobol worked at the UBC Faculty of Medicine as Director of the Division of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and as Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nunavut from 2005 until 2011.

Dr. Sobol served on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Aboriginal Health of CIHR for two terms, and he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the National Collaborating Centre since its inception. Currently, he is the Director of Health Protection, FNHA.


Full Details

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to  1.5 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

For further information please call
Portfolio Conference Planning and Event Management
at 604.685.4888

Due to catering commitments, cancellations will be billed the full amount if not received before December 3, 2013.

As this event is expected to be well attended – plan to register early.

Due to space limitations we cannot guarantee admission to on site walk-ins.  No-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.