Dr. Allan Holmes
Dr. Allan Holmes is an Emergency Room physician who founded Iridia Medical in 1998 with a goal of bringing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to workplaces across B.C. In the role of Founder, Allan continues to apply his 30 years of experience in the field of emergency and pre-hospital medicine to support Iridia’s clients.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Allan has worked to develop and implement industry-leading guidelines and protocols that have enabled essential workers in mining, construction, silviculture, oil and gas, and first responder agencies to safely provide their services. In addition, he continues to work closely with many branches of government including the Office of the Public Health Officers of B.C., Health Authorities, Ministries of Health, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Fire Commissioner as a consultant.
Session 1 - Navigating a changed world: Leadership in mental health during COVID-19