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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:
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Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD
UBC Dept of Pediatrics
3092-950 West 28th Ave
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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!
Congratulations to Dr. Tim Oberlander recipient of The Teratology Society’s 2016 Birth Defects Research Part B Distinguished Scholar Award recognizing contributions to the general field of birth defects research. His article “Major congenital malformations following prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines using population-based health data” was highly regarded in terms of impact and innovation.
Congratulations Dr. Oberlander!
Every year, Doctors of BC acknowledges the outstanding contributions of physicians around the province through a number of awards. Achievements are recognized in areas such as community contribution, improving the welfare of British Columbians, health promotion, and grassroots advocacy.
CMA Honourary Membership Award
Honorary membership is an honour bestowed on those who, at the age of 65, having been active members of the Association for at least 10 years, have been nominated by their provincial/territorial medical association and have had their nominations approved unanimously by the Board of Directors of the CMA. The nominees are held in high regard by their colleagues, they are humanitarians who have put into practice the aims and ideals of our profession.
• Dr Geoff Appleton
• Dr Jean Carruthers
• Dr John Fleetham
• Dr Kenneth Fung
• Dr Peter Konkal
• Dr William McDonald
• Dr Ralph Rothstein
• Dr Anthony Salvian
• Dr Evelyn Shukin
• Dr Beverly Spring
• Dr Paul Thiessen
• Dr Hugh Tildesley, posthumously
• Dr Kenneth Turnbull
Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine for Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty.
Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon is from the Division of Critical Care and he is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies, Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery (Emergency Medicine) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC as well as he holds the University of British Columbia BC Children’s Hospital (UBC BCCH) Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health. Dr. Kissoon is the vice chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance, co-chair of World Sepsis Day and the International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative.). He has been involved in both advocacy and in promoting Canada-wide involvement in World Sepsis Day as part of a global initiative. He is also involved in promoting sepsis guidelines such that appropriate treatments are given even in areas where there are limited resources.
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine has conferred Distinguished Achievement Awards on two Pediatrics faculty members whose performance during an assessment period (January 1 to December 31, 2015) was particularly commendable, Drs. Clara VanKarnbeek and Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon.
Congratulations to Drs. Clara Van Karnbeek, recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, is a Pediatrician and Biochemical Geneticist at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). She currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Biochemical Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. Since obtaining her PhD in the genetics of intellectual disability in 2002, Dr. van Karnebeek has been actively bridging her clinical work with passion for medical research.