Evening Scientific Program – Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dr. Christine Lee, MD, FRCPC

Dzifa Dordunoo, PhD, RN

Dr. Pamela Kibsey

  • Speakers: Dr. Christine Lee, Island Health, Dzifa Dordunoo, and Dr. Pamela Kibsey
  • Program: “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Dentistry” & “Infection Control and Prevention in Dentistry”
  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Venue: Uplands Golf Club
  • Registration: opens at 5:15pm
  • Light appetizers will be served

“Antimicrobial Stewardship in Dentistry” Description:

Learning Objectives:

  • Approach to the management of odontogenic infection
  • Current and evidence-based management of Clostridium difficile infection
  • Role of antibiotic prophylaxis: (a) Infective endocarditis; and (b) Prosthetic joints


Dr. Christine Lee, MD, FRCPC, is a Clinical Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and is based at Island Health at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC.

Trained in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the University of Toronto, her clinical and research interests are refractory and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, antimicrobial resistant organisms, inflammatory bowel disease, and fostering appropriate lab utilization best practices. Her program of research includes both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies.

Dr Lee has been awarded research funding from the Canadian Institutions of Health Research; the National Science, Engineering Council of Canada; and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. She is also a recipient of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Health Professional Investigator Award (2017) – the Michael Smith Foundation is British Columbia’s largest funder of health research. With her Health Professional Investigator award, she has established the British Columbia Associated Lyophilized (LYO) Microbiota Program (BCaLM), which aims to establish the safety of lyophilized Fecal Microbiota Transplant for patients living with chronic gut disorders.

Dzifa Dordunoo, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria in the School of Nursing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and a Master’s from Duke University, North Carolina; she completed her doctoral education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has 17 years of clinical practice experience working on general medicine and coronary care units as well as outpatient sickle cell and heart failure clinics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, she worked with the Johns Hopkins Austere Aesthesia Outcomes Group on a critical care education project in Ghana. She has also worked on several investigator-initiated studies and phase III/IV US FDA clinical trials. Formerly on faculty at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, her research interests include cardiovascular diseases, nursing care processes and knowledge translation.

Dr. Pamela Kibsey is a physician with a specialization in Medical Microbiology. She obtained her MD  from the University of Alberta  and pursued further training in clinical medicine in Pediatrics in Toronto. She completed her training in Laboratory Medicine in Toronto and initially practiced at the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital. Dr Kibsey was the Medical Director of Microbiology at the University of Alberta Hospital Edmonton and Clinical Associate Professor for 10 years. She is currently the Medical Director of Microbiology, and Infection Prevention and Control for Island Health, a position she has held for  over 20 years. Her areas of interest include laboratory automation, blood cultures and susceptibility testing. She is considered by her peers to be a leader and innovator in her field. Dr Kibsey has been an editorial reviewer for scientific journals, a Royal College examiner and leader in accreditation and proficiency programs in both provinces. In her spare time, she is an avid rosarian and fond of all botanicals.