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Dr. Lee won the Canadian Paediatric Society Mental Health Section Award for the best poster submitted by a resident/fellow in the field of mental health. The poster presentation was on HEARTSMAP.
The Mental Health Section is a network for paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals who want to meet and exchange information about best practices for children and youth with mental health issues. The section is a forum for discussion, dissemination and advocacy, making recommendations through the CPS to promote the healthy development of children and youth.
The judges gave Dr. Lee high scores in every category and stated that her presentation was excellent overall.
Dr. Shivananda’s interest lies in knowledge translation and quality improvement. His focus has been in designing, implementation and evaluation of programs relevant to local context. So far he has obtained grants ($500,000) for programs in three domains; resuscitation and stabilization, Infant wellness assessment and prevention of escalated care events. These programs have 5-7 interventions involving adoption of evidence-based practices, Interprofessional education, integration of technology and measures to ensure sustainability. These programs have resulted in elimination of inappropriate practices, improved patient safety and promotion of teamwork, thereby adding value to the organization. He is also a co-applicant and steering committee member for SCREEN ROP, CIHR funded, multi-centric study involving all level III NICUs in Canada. He is also the site investigator for Canadian Neonatal network and Evidence based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ- national collaborative initiative to improve quality in NICUs).
The Provincial Pediatric Oncology Hematology Network, in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Oncology Hematology BMT is committed to provide ongoing educational and discussion opportunities to support physicians and health care providers in the care of the child/adolescent with cancer and hematological disorders. This education day has been developed to reflect the needs of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals in the care of children with cancer and hematological disorders. There will be opportunity for dialogue, discussion and question and answer throughout the program.
The morning session includes the Grand Rounds with guest speaker Dr. Doug Diekema on the topic “When Parents and Providers Disagree: Understanding & Responding to Conflicts in the Care of Children”.
To register: https://www.eply.com/POHN-ed-day-2016 (Early Bird Deadline is September 26!)
For more information, please visit http://ubccpd.ca/course/POHN-ed-day-2016
Tuberous Sclerosis Canada and the TSC Clinic at Children’s are hosting an Education Day on TSC on Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at CFRI.
Dr. Elizabeth Thiele who is Director of the TSC Clinic at Mass Gen Hospital in Boston will speak. They follow over 400 children and adults. Dr. Peter Crino who is a neurologist who does a lot of research into the mTOR and other pathways will speak about new and future therapies. There will be other Canadian and US speakers.
As many of you know, Neurology started a TSC Clinic in 2012 as about 90% develop epilepsy and currently follow about 90 children. This clinic is held once per month, on first Thursday of every month 1-5pm.
This conference will allow us to learn more about how other centres are organizing care for patients with TSC. In BC, the majority of adults are not followed and fall through the cracks and end up with renal failure, bleeding into AMLs and respiratory disease.
For the first time ever, Vancouver will host the International Pediatric Association (IPA) Congress from August 17-22. More than 2,400 delegates from around the world, including BC Children’s Hospital, will come together to discuss initiatives and research, listen to speakers and take part in a variety of workshops. [read more]
Not all anticancer drugs are created equal. Certain chemotherapeutic agents do more than just kill the tumor cells.
To read the full article by Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD, please click on the link below:
For more information:
Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD
UBC Dept of Pediatrics
3092-950 West 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 Canada
Tel: 604-875-2000 x 4795
Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam appointed Medical Director for the Provincial Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at BC Children’s Hospital
Since joining the Department of Adolescent Medicine at BCCH in 2010, Pei-Yoong has been the medical lead for the Provincial Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program and provincial consultant for medically complex and unstable adolescent eating disorders patients. She sat on the advisory committee that created the provincial guidelines for the management of eating disorders for children and adolescents and she continues her clinical research in this field.
Welcome Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam!
Dr. Lori Tucker is a recipient of this year’s 2016 CFRI Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Tucker is an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Ting is a recipient of this year’s 2016 CFRI Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Joseph Ting is an Investigator with BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia.
Congratulations to Dr. Ting!