Grand Rounds are held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Paetzold Lecture Theatre (when possible) at Vancouver General Hospital. In January of each year, they take place on the 2nd Thursday in January. There are no Grand Rounds in August. View the current schedule here.
Grand Rounds are currently broadcast by videoconferencing to various hospital sites in BC and via Cisco WebEx. The audience are faculty members, residents and medical students. Rounds are presented by a different division each month (each Division assigns a speaker). The rounds should be case-based and multi-disciplinary. When possible, speakers should include case examples to illustrate their talk (this is based on feedback from evaluations).
This event is an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
If you are unable to attend the rounds in person, we encourage participants to attend via Cisco WebEx! This technology will enable you to join rounds from your desktop, laptop, and supported Android/Apple mobile devices. Once connected, you will have a similar video and presentation experience that you would in a standard UBC Faculty of Medicine videoconference room.
Setting yourself up to view Grand Rounds via Cisco WebEx is a very quick process, but differs slightly depending on the platform you intend to use. There are three VC Anywhere Visual Quick Start Guides: Windows and Mac, iOS and Android. Although mobile devices are an option, we strongly recommend that you join sessions from a desktop or laptop computer for a more stable user experience. For those of you intent on attending via a mobile device, we encourage you to download the required app in advance of January 8th and join the session using WiFi to avoid data charges.
In order to ensure that all participants have the best experience, please follow this etiquette guide when joining via WebEx.
NOTE: VGH Grand Rounds are held on the first Thursday of each month. In January of each year, they take place on the second Thursday in January. There are no Grand Rounds in August.
In light of developments regarding COVID-19 we will be CANCELLING VGH Medicine Grand Rounds on April 2nd and May 7th, 2020.
We will reassess the situation in the coming weeks and inform you of any further changes to the planned Grand Rounds schedule.
To view all upcoming rounds through the BC Rounds Calendar and access the WebEx link for each round, please click here
Grand Rounds Evaluation Forms are available at the host site or can be downloaded here VGH Grand Rounds Evaluation Form
For more information on Vancouver General Hospital Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, scheduling and videoconference connection requests, please contact:
VGH Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Coordinator
(604) 875-4111 ext. 61639
- Remote sites, please ensure your microphones are “muted” during the presentation (unless it’s during Q&A).
- Host site audience: please use microphones during Q&A so remote sites can hear you
- If remote sites are experiencing technical issues or cannot see presentation, please do not adjust the controls yourself (as this causes disruptions at the host site). Please call UBC MedIT service desk at the # posted in your room. Health authorities, please contact your local IT service desk.