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: 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
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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!
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