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Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Grunau!

Dr. Ruth Grunau is the 2018 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief Dr. Ruth Eckstein Grunau is a Professor in the Neonatology Division, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia (UBC), and Senior Scientist in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Grunau’s research in the past 10 years is world-known for establishing […]

Congratulations to the RICHER Team!

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jaclyn Strauss!

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. […]

Congratulations Dr. Gregor Reid!

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. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Soren Gantt!

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 […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Drs. Turvey, Carleton, Van Karnebeek, and Sadarangani!

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]

Chat n Chew Health Speaker Series – noon hour for a brown bag lunch series led by qualified health professionals

SERIES GUEST SPEAKER Marisa is a BCRPA Personal Trainer and owner of Motivated Movement Personal Training. She has certifications in weight training, kettle bells, yoga, & older adult training. She loves working with her clients to develop a program that suits their needs and skill level. She has experience working with clients from 25-87 and with a […]

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 http://ubccpd.ca/course/PedER2018 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 Register: http://www.eply.com/PedER2018 Highlights: New and […]

New Concussion Awareness Training Tool website (CATT) Website Launched

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, […]