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Join us on May 30 and 31, 2015 for the 28th annual Miracle Weekend, live on Global BC.
The Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration, broadcasted live on Global BC that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC.
Since 1988, British Columbians have raised over $242 million through Miracle Weekend fundraising campaigns for the urgent needs of BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks in part to those donations, the way we care for children has been transformed. BC Children’s Hospital relies on donor support to upgrade equipment, provide education and support research.
The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation recognizes the generosity of supporters and is offering the Hospital Family Matching Gift Program for 2015. All donations of $10,000 or more (before the end of the year) by hospital family individuals will be matched with $10,000 from the Foundation. Both the donation and matching gift can be designated by the donor to a particular area within BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre, and the Child and Family Research Institute.
All donations and pledges made before May 28, 2015 will be added to the Hospital Family cheque presentation at the 2015 Miracle Weekend telethon on May 31st.
Important – Please enter the comment “Confirm designation with Janice Williams” when submitting a donation online in order for the funds to be designated appropriately, and included in the Miracle Weekend total.
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
The Department of Paediatrics would like to congratulate and welcome Dr. Dianna Louie. Dr. Louie is a general paediatrician in Vancouver who recently completed her pediatric residency in 2014.
Dr. Louie trained in medicine at the University of British Columbia after completing an undergraduate degree at UBC in biology. Her ongoing interest in medical education has led to her current position as Distributed Site Specific Leader for 3rd year medical student education at BCCH.
She also works in community paediatrics in Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. Dianna’s passion for resident advocacy and international work is evident in her faculty role in the Resident Wellness and Global Health Committees. She continues to volunteer locally and abroad.
The Department of Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani as the Head, Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Medical Director, BCCH Heart Centre, effective January 1, 2015.
Dr. Sanatani is a passionate teacher and trainee mentor, recognized by awards in both areas. He has been involved in training 10 pediatric cardiology subspecialty residents and 11 clinical fellows. His academic interests are rooted in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, with a focus on understanding and preventing sudden unexpected death due to cardiac arrhythmias in the pediatric population. He is the pediatric lead of the BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Krahn, Head of the Division of Cardiology (Internal Medicine) and Dr. Laura Arbour (Medical Genetics). Dr. Sanatani’s expertise in this field has been recognized by invitations to participate on national guidelines committees, on the Canadian and American Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome Foundations medical advisory committees, and to speak at regional, national and international meetings. Research funding from both industry and several extramural agencies, including CIHR and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, have supported over 100 publications.
He is a founding member of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society and is currently the VP Research for the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Dr. Sanatani is excited about these new leadership roles as he takes the reins from Dr. Derek Human, his long-time mentor, and the Pediatric Cardiology Division Head since 1993.
Please join the Department of Pediatrics in welcoming Dr. Cyrus Boelman as Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology. Dr. Cyrus Boelman was most recently the chief epilepsy fellow from 2012-2014 at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he also completed his paediatric neurology residency in 2012.
He trained in medicine at University College Dublin after completing undergraduate degrees at McGill and UBC in chemistry and neuroscience. His ongoing interest in epilepsy genetics emerged from his training with Dr. Berge Minassian in Toronto and Dr. Ingrid Scheffer in Melbourne.
In this research field, he has served as the Toronto Site Director of a large-scale Genome Canada-funded project, based in Montreal and Toronto.