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As a courtesy we would like to remind you to join us at our Two-day Professional Grant Development Workshop to be held at the University of British Columbia from May 12-13,2016. This intensive interactive workshop is perfect for those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, and beginners who wish to acquire the proven techniques of preparing and writing proposals for various funding agencies.
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The fee for this course is $535
There is a $45/person discount available for registering two or more individuals from the same organization. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and includes materials, a certificate of completion, and continental breakfast.
We hope that you will join us for this opportunity!
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The annual “Balding for Dollars” event will take place May 14th at the BC Children’s Hospital. Visit the Balding For Dollars website for information on how to participate in the event.
BCCH’s own Dr Bjorn Baadjes will be giving up his beloved locks to raise funds to support Oncology, Hematology, and BMT. You can help by pledging your donations to Dr Baadjes by clicking here.
We hope to set a new record for total donations this year, so please contribute what you can.
Skip that afternoon cookie, dine-in, or put that emergency $5 bill in your wallet to good use! Every little bit helps the children of BC!
Run to work every day, uphill both ways? Power walk like you’re on a mission? Whether you’re a seasoned
pro or run like you’re in slow-mo, come out on April 17th and join the Department of Pediatrics Team at the 32nd Annual Vancouver Sun Run. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the Spring weather and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues.
Don’t run? Don’t worry! The team will be participating in a 10K walk and will leave no one behind!
The Sun Run starts at 9:00am but the fun will continue afterwards at Hurricane Grill in Yaletown to replenish all those burned calories!
For more information, contact Michelle Man at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our very own residents Anas Manouzi, Haley deVries, and Victoria Cook have been featured on the Faculty of Medicine’s website for the excellence they have achieved in developing a resident-led clinical simulation curriculum. Simulations give trainees the opportunity to practice until perfect so they will fully ready to handle real patient emergencies. As Anas puts it, “simulation is a very powerful tool.”
A few years ago, residents would participate in ten to twelve simulations over their entire residency. That number has now tripled to about thirty simulations, performed every Tuesday afternoon during the academic half day. Participants in the program report an improvement in their performance, and have shown better handling of emergencies with their additional training.
Thank you to the Faculty and Residents who have endeavoured and persevered to continuously improve the level of training the Department of Pediatrics delivers.
To read the full article featured on the UBC Faculty of Medicine website, please click here.
The Fall 2015 edition of the Pharmacy Informer is hot off the press!
The Pharmacy Informer is a quarterly newsletter that contains important updates and highlights from the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy.
The Fall edition includes:
- PT&N Committee update
- Fever and Neutropenia Guidelines and Update
- Buprenorphine in Pregnancy and Lactation
- Tricyclic Antidepressant Poisoning and Current Controversies
- Research, Education, and Awards
Click here to view the Fall 2015 Edition online
On November 5th and 6th, join us at the Vaccinology Research Symposium at the Child and Family Research Institute to celebrate Dr. Scheifele’s 38 years of dedication to improving health through prevention of infections. Throughout his career, Dr. Scheifele’s contributions to research have garnered prestigious recognition. Career highlights include being inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada and receiving the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
This symposium will cover topics such as vaccine preventable disease surveillance, measles elimination and vaccine safety. Participation in the Symposium is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. Registration is required to attend the session and we recommend registering early as space is limited. Please visit www.caire.ca for more details.
The Summer 2015 edition of the Pharmacy Informer has just been released with important updates and highlights from the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy.
Please take a moment to read through the 2015 Summer Edition.
You can also find a copy of the previous fall’s edition by following this link.
The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and the UBC Faulty of Education are proud to present the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, commencing September 29th, 2015.
Dr. Korczak was a paediatrician, an author, and a champion of child rights who perished during the Holocaust. The life of this moral exemplar is well-documented in Betty Jean Lifton’s biography The King of Children. Dr. Korczak has become an international symbol of the fight for social justice and rights for vulnerable children, and his theories have inspired, amongst numerous advocate groups, the UN Convention of Rights of the Child.
“How to Love a Child” lecture series is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today. Many speakers and panelists in the lecture series are long time champions of children’s rights themselves, with representatives from the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Arts at UBC, the University of Victoria, McGill University, and The BC Children’s Hospital.
The six-part lecture series will be presented from Sept 29, 2015 – Apr 6, 2016 at the UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. For a detailed lecture schedule, please click here.
Beautiful blue skies and the scent of Po’boy brisket set the stage for this years residents welcome BBQ. Faculty, staff, and senior residents were present to extend a warm welcome to the first year residents. Bread was broken as stories of residency were shared, advice was dished out, and all were reminded it eventually gets better! After the seriousness, everyone let loose at the photo booth, striking odd poses and making funny faces.
Thank you to the Department of Paediatrics Education team who made this event possible!
April 23rd, 2015- Congratulations to Dr. Judith Hall (former UBC and BCCH head of paediatrics) who has been named one of the 2015 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductees. This prestigious honour is bestowed upon medical heroes to recognize and celebrate their contributions to the advancements in health sciences.
An exemplary clinical investigator and passionate international thought leader in her field, Judith G. Hall is a pediatrician and geneticist, specializing in the genetic factors that affect children’s growth. With more than 325 publications, Dr. Hall has been at the international forefront of genetics and pediatrics for more than four decades. Her particular interests include human congenital anomalies including neural tube defects, connective tissue disorders such as arthrogryposis and dwarfism, and disorders resulting in short stature. Data from her research is available in the Handbook of Physical Measurements, an essential resource for physicians worldwide.
Dr. Hall has clarified medical understanding of how folic acid helps reduce birth defects and has developed new ways to classify dwarfism and other abnormalities. As head of paediatrics at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Hall worked with physicians to develop guidelines for care of common disorders, and with lay groups to explain genetic disease that helped parents choose among the available care options.
To read more about Dr. Hall, please visit the CMHF website