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David Speert’s Symposium: International Research Symposium Centred on Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children, April 27 & 28 2017April 18, 2017Sent on behalf of the Organizing Committee. The International Research Symposium Centred on Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children will be held at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute from April 27-28 2017. This research symposium is being held to celebrate the research career of  Dr. David Speert at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC over the past […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Anne JunkerApril 11, 2017The Canadian Organization for Rare Diseases held their annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala recognizing individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the Canadian rare disease community on March 30th in Vancouver. MICYRN’s scientific director, Anne Junker, won the Scientific Leadership Award, which is presented to a distinguished researcher whose career represents a unique blend of scientific […] Read More >

Behavioral and Pharmacological Interventions for Children and Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, May 8-9 2017April 10, 2017 Read More >

Winners of the Celebrate Pediatric Research Day 2017April 5, 2017On Friday March 10th,  the UBC Department of Pediatrics held our Annual Celebrate Pediatric Research Day showcasing the research being done by our pediatric trainees.  It was a fantastic day, demonstrating a high standard of research and efforts being done across the various trainee levels.  Congratulations to everyone who came out to present their work! […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Iain Johnstone, Division Head, Critical CareApril 4, 2017Dr. Iain Johnstone trained in Pediatrics and PICU in London before taking up a consultant post in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2006. He was the Head of PICU at the Great North Children’s Hospital before taking on the role of Clinical Director at GNCH with a remit for the whole children’s hospital. Dr. Johnstone is a strong advocate of […] Read More >

Friday, May 19, 2017, SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDSMarch 23, 2017Dr. Christine White, MD, MAT, is a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and chief residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White’s interests and research focus on quality improvement. She has led hospital wide efforts to increase medication reconciliation completion. She is currently […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Loock, Panagiotopoulos, and van Karnebeek, 2017 Women of Distinction Awards NomineesMarch 15, 2017YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce 85 outstanding nominees for the 34th Annual Women of Distinction Awards. The UBC Department of Pediatrics is well represented in the Health & Wellness and Research & the Sciences category. Congratulations to Drs. Loock, Panagiotopoulos, and van Karnebeek! For the full list, please visit: https://ywcavan.org/node/108/2017-ywca-women-distinction-nominees Health & Wellness […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Dianna Louie!March 7, 2017Dr. Dianna Louie is the 2016 recipient of the Resident Doctors of Canada Puddester Award for Resident Wellness. Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 9,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our members. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster […] Read More >

March 10 2017 is Celebrate Research DayFebruary 22, 2017Friday, March 10, 2017 8:30am – 3:15pm The Chan Centre for Family Health Education 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Featuring Guest Grand Rounds presenter: Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, Director, Centre for Clinical & Transitional Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute Resident Research Competition Fellows/SSR Research competition Poster competition Research ‘In Progress’ presentations Morning tea & Lunch […] Read More >

Feb 22 2017 is Pink Shirt Day! Read More >

Mark your calendars!February 9, 2017 Read More >

Dr. Bonnie Ramsey to present at Grand Rounds for Resident Research Day, Mar 10 2017 Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Andrea HumanMy name is Andrea Human, and I will be starting as a locum with the Rheumatology division in March 2017. I was told to send you a picture and a short bio: Andrea was born in Capetown, South Africa, but raised in beautiful North Vancouver. After attending medical school at the University of British Columbia, […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Katey ArmstrongThe Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Katey Armstrong Dr. Armstrong obtained her Bachelor of Science & Undergraduate Medical Degree (MBChB) from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. She completed her Pediatric training from the Royal College […] Read More >

150th cancer patient receives leading-edge genomic testing at BC Children’s HospitalNovember 17, 2016New oncology patients at BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, now receive state-of-the-art testing for genetic variations that increase the risk of serious complications from two common chemotherapy drugs. With the results of this testing, each child’s care team can develop a personalized treatment plan that balances the risks of […] Read More >

Low kindergarten vaccination rates in parts of Metro Vancouver a public health concern: UBC studyNovember 16, 2016Disturbing new numbers show that in some areas of Metro Vancouver the number of kids getting vaccinated has fallen to surprisingly low levels, increasing the risk of an outbreak. University of British Columbia researchers surveyed vaccination rates among kindergarten students across Metro Vancouver and found that some of the lowest rates were found in more […] Read More >

A record 111 vaccinated on the first day of the Free family flu vaccination clinic at BC Children’s Hospital!November 3, 2016Free family flu vaccination clinic at BC Children’s Hospital BC Children’s Hospital is offering free flu vaccine for children, family members, pregnant women and visitors to patients in the hospital. Refer your patients and their families to our drop-in clinic located in the Ambulatory Care Centre. Please note that the clinic is not intended for […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Ashley SzpurkoNovember 2, 2016Dr. Szpurko will be working as a locum in the department of Paediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT until June 2016. She is from Ontario and she completed her medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, followed by her paediatrics residency at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Szpurko was a fellow at BCCH in paediatric heme/onc from 2013-2016. […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Kames!October 26, 2016Magnetic resonance imaging scientist Dr. Christian Kames from Dr. Alexander Rauscher’s UBC MRI lab has won the 2016 International Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) Reconstruction Challenge for creating the best method currently available. QSM is a technique that turns an MRI scan into a high resolution map of magnetic properties of biological tissues. Due to its […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Dianna Louie!October 20, 2016Dr. Dianna Louie is one of the recipients of the inaugural UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award that honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness. All residents across the province were invited to nominate a staff or faculty member for the award. This award recognizes faculty […] Read More >