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A Retrospective Look at 43 Years of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): How Did We Get Here From Where We Started?March 20, 2018Kenneth Lyons Jones, M.D. Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones is a world-renowned pediatrician, dysmorphologist and researcher in the field of birth defects. He is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. Dr. Jones is considered to be the father of […] Read More >

Thank you for your contribution!March 15, 2018To Julie on her retirement: Dear Julie, You know you cannot avoid the poem I would write I’ll keep it short but cannot let you go slipping off into the night.   It’s been an amazing privilege working with you all these years From your colleagues and your patients, constant thanks for you I hear. […] Read More >

Canadian Paediatric Society Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics – Fall Course October 19-21, 2018, BANFFMarch 7, 2018Learn in the morning, enjoy free afternoons with family and friends! Fascinating topics: Serious bacterial infections, proton pump inhibitor, Kawasaki disease, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, antibiotics, Lyme disease, ‘hot topic’ discussions and interactive, cased-based workshops. Featured lecture: “New innovations in gene therapy” by Dr. Ronald Cohn, Toronto, Ont.   The event will be held at […] Read More >

Congratulations graduates of the Sauder Physician Leadership Program!March 5, 2018Drs. John Wu, Mumtaz Virji, Mark Chilvers and Sandesh Shivananda are the newest graduates from the Physician Leadership Program (PLP) at The Sauder School of Business The objective of this innovative program is to deliver the leadership knowledge, behaviours, and skills that senior physicians need to effectively engage in the planning, delivery, and transformation of our […] Read More >

Celebrate Research Day Friday, March 9th 2018February 27, 2018 Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Grunau!February 19, 2018Dr. 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to the RICHER Team!February 16, 2018RICHER 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jaclyn Strauss!February 6, 2018Dr. 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. […] Read More >

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. […] Read More >

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 […] Read More >

The 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Beyond the ClinicFebruary 1, 2018October 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Turvey, Carleton, Van Karnebeek, and Sadarangani!January 29, 2018Bringing 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] Read More >

Chat n Chew Health Speaker Series – noon hour for a brown bag lunch series led by qualified health professionalsJanuary 25, 2018SERIES 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 […] Read More >

15th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine update event taking place May 4th – 5th at UBC Robson SquareRegistration 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: Register: Highlights: New and […] Read More >

New Concussion Awareness Training Tool website (CATT) Website LaunchedJanuary 19, 2018What 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, […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Christine Loock!January 9, 2018The 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Shazan Ahmed!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 […] Read More >

Improving the early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in MalawiNovember 27, 2017Congratulations 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Lori Tucker!November 10, 2017Dr. 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Kirk Schultz!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 […] Read More >