On Friday, Sept 29 2017 members from the department of Pediatrics central administrative office had their Fall team-building event.
Led by Cristel Moubarak, RD the event was a timed cooking challenge between 5 teams to create the most delicious and Instagram worthy dishes.
More about our instructor Cristel Moubarak, RD can be found here: http://www.nutrifoodie.org/about.html
On Friday, September 21, 2017 the Department of Pediatrics Team raced in the Pure Protein Night Race™
It was a beautiful Fall night and a great team building event.
The race will take runners through Stanley Park to create a moving celebration of light- a celebration that will continue at our post race party! Every participant will receive an Energizer LED Headlight and a Pure Protein Night Race tee.
Pure Protein Night Race™ Details:
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Race and Party Location: Stanley Park Pavilion
Distances: 5K, 10K and Run Happy Kids KM
We will be putting in a team again for 2018, if you are interested in joining, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wilma Crockett Memorial Award is an opportunity for the BC renal and kidney transplant community to recognize individuals who have made and outstanding contribution to patient care in this province. Dr. White is the recipient of the 2017 Wilma Crockett Award!
Dr. Colin White is a Pediatric Nephrologist who has been at BC Children’s Hospital for almost 15 years. He has cared for children with renal disease in the province, in particular children with chronic kidney disease and those on both peritoneal and hemo-dialysis. He is a leader in his field, an innovator in provision of care, and educator of trainees at all levels, and most importantly, a caring and compassionate health care provider. He is known for his dedication to spending the time that was needed with each and every patient and family to ensure they were provided with all the information necessary to optimally care for their child. Locally, he has developed guidelines for anemia management in CKD and dialysis as well as a PD peritonitis guideline and kits that allows children to be managed in their home whenever possible. He has also taken on roles in the development of the international KDOQI and KDIGO guidelines with particular expertise in anemia management. He has been involved with several international collaborations on studies of children with CKD and those requiring dialysis with many resulting publications. He is respected by his peers for his knowledge and expertise in caring for children on dialysis.
Congratulations to Dr. White!
Congratulations to Drs. Hildebrand and Houghton recipients of the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award which recognizes clinical faculty members throughout BC who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and made an educational impact in a local community. MORE
King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak
By Betty Jean Lifton
Introductions by Elie Wiesel; Curren Warf and Alison A. Eddy
• As featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper’s Wife
• Korczak gave his life to continue protecting the children in his care
This year’s recipient of the Jerry Dolovich Award for Contributions to Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Canada is Dr. Edmond Chan. This award is the most prestigious award given by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Presentations will take place at the CSACI Annual Dinner on Saturday, October 14th, at 8:30 p.m.
List of past recipients: http://csaci.ca/csaci-awards/
Congratulations Dr. Chan!
Victoria Cook, a pediatric clinical immunology and allergy fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2017 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize residents who exemplify leadership within Canadian specialty education and encourage the development of future leaders in medicine. MORE
APLS: THE ADVANCED PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY COURSE
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Location: BC Simulation Centre, BC Children’s Hospital
Learn to assess and manage critically ill children and detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay within the first hour of presentation to the ER. This course consists of presentations, simulator-based scenarios, and skills stations covering respiratory emergencies, shock, central nervous system problems, pediatric trauma, surgical emergencies, neonatal emergencies, common toxins, and maltreatment.
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The Fall 2017 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.
In This Issue of the C&W Pharmacy Informer:
- PT&N Committee Update
- Extended Interval Gentamicin in Neonates
- Long Acting Injectable Antipsychotics
- Empiric Antimicrobial Guidelines Update
- Research and Awards
- Pharmacy Informer Editorial Board
The HEARTSMAP team is on the road, bringing better mental health assessment for kids to emergency departments (EDs) across BC.
This summer and fall, the team will be visiting EDs in the Interior and Northern BC, providing two-hour on-site training sessions for clinicians on how to use the HEARTSMAP tool. In total, the tool will be implemented and evaluated in 50 EDs across the province.
HEARTSMAP is a new online emergency psychosocial assessment and management tool developed by the Divisions of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Psychiatry at BC Children’s Hospital. The project is led by Dr. Quynh Doan, investigator and pediatric emergency physician at BC Children’s Hospital, and associate professor with the UBC Department of Pediatrics. [Read More]
Dr. Manish Sadarangani named Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani on his recent appointment as the Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia. Funded by a donation from the Sauder Family, the Chair supports research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood infectious diseases.
When it comes to saving the lives of kids with serious infections, Dr. Sadarangani believes “the best option is prevention.” This new Chair will enable Dr. Sadarangani to further laboratory, clinical and population-based studies aimed at:
• understanding the immune response to vaccines
• developing new vaccines
• evaluating vaccine programs at the population level
• examining the incidence, causes and effects of serious childhood infections
Reprinted with permission from BCCHR.
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Dr. Biggs graduated from UBC Medicine in 2011. She then completed her Pediatrics Residency and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. As a trainee in Boston, she received the Frederick H. Lovejoy Jr. Residency Award and performed translational research on primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulatory syndromes.
Dr. Biggs will be joining the Allergy/Immunology Division at BC Children’s Hospital.
She has been awarded the AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist and CAAIF Research Fellowships to continue her research training into allergic and immune diseases under the mentorship of Dr. Stuart Turvey.
Welcome to Dr. Biggs!
Two UBC doctoral students, Stephanie Lake (Faculty of Medicine) and Brett Schrewe (Faculty of Education), have received the prestigious 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship. They are the 22nd and 23rd recipients of this scholarship from UBC since its inception, and Brett is the first from educational studies.
To learn more about Dr. Schrewe and the 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/news/two-ubc-doctoral-students-awarded-2017-pierre-elliott-trudeau-doctoral-scholarships
Dr. Schrewe is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics.
Congratulations Dr. Schrewe!
Dr. Alison Lee is this year’s recipient for the 2017 Outstanding Achievement by a Resident from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
“It is wonderful that your hard work, dedication, and research productivity is being recognized. We are all very proud of your achievement!” – Dr. Lori Tucker, Director, UBC Pediatric Resident Research Program
Congratulations Dr. Lee!
Dr. Bhanji has been selected by the Family Practice residents at the Vancouver Fraser Site to receive a Postgraduate Teaching Award for 2016-2017.
The award recognizes preceptors who have made extraordinary contributions in the area of teaching and education in our Residency Program.
“Proving once again that he is LOVED by all!” – Raquel Kirby Feswick, Program Coordinator, Department Family Practice, Postgraduate Program
Congratulations to Dr. Bhanji!
Drs. Hildebrand and Houghton are the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.
The Clinical Faculty Awards for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching recognize senior Clinical Faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching over the course of their careers.
Three awards are available. The awards, presented at the Faculty of Medicine Awards Reception, consist of a certificate and financial prize of $1,000.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017.
Dr. Judge is the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice’s (PEMP) 2016 “Issue of the Year” award winner for his article entitled, “Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric Patients: Recognizing the Undiagnosed and Managing Complications in the Emergency Department.” The award recognizes the efforts of authors who have expanded and enhanced the body of evidence-based emergency medicine literature via EB Medicine’s premier journal.
The article can be found at: http://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=502
Congratulations to Dr. Judge!
At the recent 94th Annual Canadian Paediatric Society Conference meeting in Vancouver, Dr. Jessica Woolfson won the “Best Pediatric Trainee Research Competition Award for Excellence for Abstract/Oral presentation” entitled “Biliary Atresia home screening program in British Columbia: Evaluation of the first two years.”
Congratulations Dr. Woolfson!
Dr. Aven Poynter is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s national “Distinguished Community Pediatrician” award.
The Community Paediatrics Section established the Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award in 1999 to recognize a colleague(s) who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of community paediatrics.
This year’s Distinguished Community Paediatrician is Dr. Aven Poynter (Langley, B.C.), who has practised in the Langley community for 30 years. Dr. Poynter cares for kids well beyond the scope of her private consultation practice. In addition to providing general consulting and community paediatric respiratory services with pulmonary function testing, she is a consultant Paediatrician in the Ministry of Child and Family Development’s Child and Youth Mental Health team in Surrey and is a clinical assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Paediatrics. Over the years, she has continued to teach a variety of programs, such as asthma education and mental health to family physicians, medical students, family practice residents, and members of the public . She was an active Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor for 25 years.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cps.ca/awards-prix/details/distinguished-community-paediatrician-award
In a statement issued by her family, former Social Credit cabinet minister in British Columbia Grace McCarthy died peacefully at her Vancouver home surrounded by her family on May 24, 2017 after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour.
Grace McCarthy blazed a trail for women in politics and business; she was 89 at the time of her death.
In 1995, Ms. McCarthy started the CH.I.L.D Foundation, the first Canadian charity focused on finding a cure for children suffering from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and liver disorders. Since then the foundation has raised millions of dollars in research funds, supporting laboratories and researchers housed at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, as well as the Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network, linking all the major Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease centres in Canada towards a combined research effort.
According to Dr. Kevan Jacobson, Division Head, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at UBC, “Grace’s efforts were instrumental in the expansion of the inflammatory bowel disease and liver research programs at BC Children’s Hospital and in the upgrading of the Division’s procedural suite. Further, researchers from our department such as Dr. Laura Sly, Dr. Bruce Vallance, Dr. Richard Schreiber, and myself included have been impacted by the work of Ms.McCarthy. Hundreds of patients and families across BC and the rest of the country owe their thanks to the tireless work of Ms. McCarthy who was inspired to help other sick children when her own grand-daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. ”
Ms. McCarthy was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1992, and was appointed to the Order of British Columbia in 2004.
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