RICHER was presented with the John McCreary Prize for Interdisciplinary Teamwork at the UBC Health Awards Reception earlier this year.
A number of our pediatric colleagues from BCCH and UBC faculty have been and continue to be deeply involved in the RICHER social pediatrics initiative.
RICHER is an important link for BCCH to the community of Vancouver and has enabled us to develop long standing relationships with multiple community agencies and families, be more responsive to the needs of adolescents presenting to the ED and provide a rich training and education environment for medical students, pediatric residents and others.
Image: The RICHER Interdisciplinary Health Care Team. Back Row (left to right): Eva Moore, Judy Lynam, Chris Loock, Kristina Pikksalu, Lorine Scott, Clea Bland, Tamera Stilwell, Jane Hailey, Natasha Prodan-Bhalla, Gwyn McIntosh, and Tram Nguyen. Front Row (left to right): Shazeen Suleman, Denise Hanson, Joan McNeil, Curren Warf, and Dzung Vo. Not pictured: Ashley Roberts, Mia Remington, Kelly Luu, Kelley Zwicker, Grace Yu, Myles Blank, Wingfield Rehmus, Kristina Stockley, Warda Toma and Janet Greenman.
Dr. Jaclyn Strauss, one of our current R3’s was awarded the International Abstract of Distinction for her resident research work entitled “Catheter Related Complication in Central Venous Catheters Locked with Taurolidine vs Ethanol in pediatric Patients with Intestinal Failure” at the American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ASPEN) in Las Vegas earlier this year. ASPEN is one of the largest and most prestigious nutrition conferences in North America.
Dr. Reid has been awarded $688,500 over 5 yrs from CIHR for his work Identifying infection-induced determinants of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia progression.
New research from the Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital provides insight into how infections early in life may reduce the risk of leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. Dr. Reid found that when the immune system is exposed to infections during the pre-leukemic phase, the activated immune response may reduce the risk of leukemia developing. The receptors that recognize infections and initiate the immune response trigger the production of interferons, which attack both the infection and the abnormal BCP cells, reducing their ability to turn into cancer.
Dr. Gregor Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and BMT at the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Reid is also a Scientist with the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
More about Dr. Reid’s work can be found here: https://bcchr.ca/our-research/researchers/results/Details/gregor-reid
Congratulations Dr. Reid!
Dr. Soren Gantt has been awarded a CIHR Project Grant of $1.1M over 5 yrs for his study “Viral determinants of natural human cytomegalovirus transmission.”
Cytomegalovirus is the most common congenital infection, and a major cause of birth defects worldwide.
This study will characterize the specific viral variants and modes of transmission between mothers and children, to guide the development of a vaccine to prevent CMV infection.
Dr. Soren Gantt is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases which is part of the Department of Pediatrics at UBC.
More about Dr. Gantt’s work can be found here: https://bcchr.ca/our-research/researchers/results/Details/soren-gantt
Congratulations to Dr. Gantt!
The 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Beyond the Clinic
October 25-17, 2018
The Westin Calgary, AB, Canada
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!
This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.
For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/obesity2018/
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Bringing the benefits of genomics and precision medicine to BC kids
BC Children’s Hospital’s role as a national leader in the field of pediatric precision health was highlighted this week with the announcement of the result of Genome Canada’s 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) competition. [MORE]
15th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine update event taking place May 4th – 5th at UBC Robson Square
Registration is now open for the popular annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update!
15th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update
May 4-5 (Fri-Sat) |UBC Robson Square| Vancouver BC
Target audience: pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, allied health professionals & residents
Up to 12.5 MOC Section 1 credits/ Mainpro+
Program Content: https://ubccpd.ca/course/PedER2018#agenda
- New and Improved: Practice Altering Articles | Dr. Ran Goldman
- Greatest Hits: Update on Pediatric Trauma | Dr. Gen Ernst
- At a Loss: Managing the Child with an Eating Disorder | Dr. Tara Tandan
- Baby Driver: Pediatric Transport Considerations | Dr. Arthur Cogswell
May 3 (Thu)
Requirement: successful previous completion of PALS or APLS course suggested. Only for physicians who are routinely involved in the care of critically ill or injured children.
Up to 7.5 MOC Section 3 credits or 15.0 Mainpro+ credits (2cr/hr)
Max: 24 participants
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What do you know about concussions?
Dr. Shelina Babul’s cattonline contains courses and information on recognition, treatment, and management of concussion.
Parents, coaches, health care providers, and school professionals can now access the latest information on concussions on the refreshed Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) website.
The three toolkits—CATT for Medical Professionals, CATT for Parents, Players, and Coaches, and CATT for School Professionals—have been combined into one website, which contains more information about concussions, new pages for the e-learning courses, a section for latest news, and more.
Led by Dr. Shelina Babul, Clinical Associate Professor at UBC’s Department of Pediatrics and Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, CATT first launched their course for medical professionals in 2013, and added additional courses for coaches, parents of players, and school professionals shortly after.
Dr. Babul and her team have also refreshed the look and functionality of the SCAT5 and Child SCAT5 tools for use by medical and licensed health care professionals for use in office or on any desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
CATT is based upon the established principles of the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) Consensus Statement builds on the principles outlined in previous concussion statements and aims to develop better understanding of sport-related concussion. The e-learning module for medical professionals will be updated to reflect the new standards by Spring 2018, with the others to follow.
Users can also access the latest concussion information on CATT’s Twitter or Facebook pages. The team would like to extend a special thanks to the team at SIOLab for their diligent and meticulous work.
Visit the new cattonline.com today.
Dr. Shelina Babul, PhD
Associate Director, Sports Injury Specialist I BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit I BC Children’s Hospital
Director I CHIRPP I BC Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor I Department of Pediatrics I UBC
Investigator I BC Children’s Hospital
Investigator I Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, UBC
The RICHER* Social Pediatrics Initiative has been selected as the 2017 winner of the John F. McCreary Prize which recognizes and promotes interprofessional teamwork in the health and human service professions.
The award will be handed out the UBC Health Annual Awards reception in February at UBC.
*Responsive, Intersectoral-Interdisciplinary Child-Community, Health, Education and Research
Congratulations Dr. Loock and the RICHER Team!
Drs. Shazan Ahmed, Kendall Ho and Matthias Gorges are the recipients of $200,000 from a CIHR grant to support the development of Live 5-2-1-0. Live 5-2-1-0 is an evidence-based message promoting four simple guidelines for raising healthy children. Through the Live 5-2-1-0 message, SCOPE is supporting communities as they take action across all sectors to build healthy environments for children.
They plan on piloting their new app both in the outpatient clinic setting and in schools with the assistance of Tactica a specialist in making eHealth Apps.
For more information:
Congratulations Dr. Ahmed!
Congratulations to Dr. Lavoie and his team for their mobile phone app to improve the diagnosis of sepsis in infants in Malawi. Dr. Lavoie’s project is one of 20 Canadian projects that have won funding through Grand Challenges Competition, which is awarding $2 million to Canadian innovators with ideas that address issues of child and maternal health.
The app is low-cost, easy-to-use, and based on specialized blood tests, to assist health care workers and improve the early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. Over the next 18 months, they will survey 500 infants presenting with a clinical suspicion of sepsis at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa. They will collect medical information about their conditions, and their cardiopulmonary stability at the time of initial presentation to the hospital. The use of special personalized blood test done at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute will allow a more accurate diagnosis of infection, which will be essential to develop ways to predict infants at high risk of sepsis.
- Pascal Lavoie, MD PhD FRCPC; Neonatologist, BC Women’s Hospital; Clinician-Scientist, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
- Msandeni Chiume-Chiphaliwali, MBBS, MSc Trop Paeds (UK), FcPeads ( SA) Head of Paediatrics and child health , Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi.P.O Box 149, Lilongwe Malawi
- Norman Lufesi, Acute Respiratory Infections Control Manager, Community Health Sciences Unit, P/Bag 65 Lilongwe, Malawi
- Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MBBS, MCCM, FRCP(C), FAAP, FACPE; UBC & BC Children’s Hospital Professor in Critical Care – Global Child Health; Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, UBC; Clinical Investigator, Child and Family Research Institute
- Mark Ansermino, MBBCH, MMed, MSc (Informatics), FFA (SA), FRCPC; Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia; Director, Centre for International Child Health, BC Children’s Hospital – Mobile technology.
- Matthew Wiens, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Bertram Hoffmeister Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
- Guy Dumont, Dipl Ing, PhD, P Eng; Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia
- Constantin Popescu, MD MSc, FRPCP, FAAP; Neonatologist, PhD Student, Experimental Medicine Program, UBC/BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
- Jennifer Claydon, BSc, MSc; Study Coordinator, UBC/BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Dr. Lori Tucker is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Parminder Singh Award from the BC Pediatric Society. Dr. Tucker is an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia.
The award comes with a $1000 cheque which was presented on Nov 3 2017.
Congratulations Dr. Tucker!
Dr. Kirk Schultz is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Judith Hall Award from the BC Pediatric Society. Dr. Schultz is the Director, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program, Co-Lead, Childhood Cancer & Blood Research Group, and Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia.
The award comes with a $500 cheque which will be presented to the charity of Dr. Schultz’s choice.
Congratulations Dr. Schultz!
Dr. Ronsley is 1 of 3 trainees awarded the Dr. John Dupré Award. The Resident Clinical Case/Research Project Poster Award includes a $500 honoraria and certificate awarded to trainees who have presented the highest ranked oral or poster clinical research projects or resident poster clinical vignettes at the CSEM (Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism) Annual Professional Conference in Edmonton Nov 1-4 2017.
Rebecca was given the award for her poster entitled: Adherence to a Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Protocol in Children Presenting to a Tertiary Care Hospital.
Congratulations to Rebecca!
Reflections on an Academic Career, Dr. Judith G. Hall, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics
Dr. Judith G. Hall
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medical Genetics and Paediatrics,
University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital
Friday, November 3, 2017
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, AERL Theatre (120)
2202 Main Mall
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Little is available in the academic literature about academic career development, This talk will provide ‘ lessons learned’ from the perspective of a 40 year academic career, and will be relevant to all stages of career, from student to emeritus.
Dr. Judith G. Hall is a Clinical Geneticist and Pediatrician. She trained at Wellesley College, the University of Washington School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was chair of Pediatrics at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital from 1990-2000. She is presently Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia based at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Her areas of research interest are human congenital anomalies, natural history of genetic disorders, and non-traditional mechanisms of genetic disease.
Dr. Judith G. Hall was born in Boston, Massachusetts. During her childhood she lived in New England, the Midwest and Seattle, Washington. After graduation from high school in Seattle, she attended Wellesley College. She received her M.D. from the University of Washington in 1966, completing a master’s degree in Genetics with Dr. Arno Motulsky at the same time. She did her Pediatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and fellowships in Medical Genetics with Dr. Victor McKusick and in Pediatric Endocrinology with Dr. Robert Blizzard. In 1972, she joined the Department of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Washington, developing medical genetics clinics throughout the WAMI area. In 1981, she moved to the University of British Columbia as Professor of Medical Genetics and Director of the Genetics Services for British Columbia. In 1988 she received a Killam Senior Fellowship for a sabbatical year in Oxford, England. From 1990-2000, she was Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital. During 2001, she was a Distinguished Fellow at Christ College, Cambridge, UK. She became Emerita at UBC in 2005.
Her research interests are in the areas of human congenital anomalies including neural tube defects, the genetics of short stature, mechanisms of disease such as mosaicism, imprinting, epigenetics, the natural history of genetic disorders, the genetics of connective tissue disorders such as arthrogryposis and dwarfism, and monozygotic twins. She has described many previously unrecognized syndromes and the natural history of many disorders.
She has published over 335 original articles, 104 chapters, 49 conference proceedings, and 12 books, two of which have received awards. She has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals. She has played an active role in developing standards for Clinical Genetic services and pediatric physician resource planning, as well as establishing liaisons with lay groups related to specific genetic disease entities. She has been involved in education from undergraduate to continuing medical education and has personally been responsible for over 40 subspecialty fellows. In Pediatrics, she became involved in pediatric education, health care delivery for children, child advocacy issues, gender issues, and international pediatric child health.
She is a fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Medical Genetics, the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics and Medical Genetics) and the American College of Medical Genetics. She was on the founding board and Vice President of the American Board of Medical Genetics. She has been Vice President of the Society of Pediatric Research, and President of the Western Society for Pediatric Research, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the American Pediatric Society. She has served as consultant to the United Nations Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation; on the Management Committee of the Canadian Genome Analysis and Technology Program; as an advisor to the American National Center for Human Genome Research Intramural Program; as Chair of a Canadian Paediatric Society Ross Conference and several David Smith Morphogenesis and Malformation meetings. She is a founding member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was responsible for its first assessment. Recently, she was President of the UBC Association of Professors Emeriti, the International Congress of Human Genetics, and the Vancouver Institute.
She has received many awards, including the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Wellesley College, has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and into the B.C. Science World Hall of Fame. She has a genetic student lectureship and a BC Pediatric Society prize named for her. In 1998, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, in 2011 became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy III, in 2015, was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and in 2017 received an honorary degree from UBC.
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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: email@example.com
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!
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