News & Events

Welcome to Dr. Sandesh Shivananda to the Division of NeonatologySeptember 19, 2016Dr. Shivananda’s interest lies in knowledge translation and quality improvement. His focus has been in designing, implementation and evaluation of programs relevant to local context. So far he has obtained grants ($500,000) for programs in three domains; resuscitation and stabilization, Infant wellness assessment and prevention of escalated care events. These programs have 5-7 interventions involving […] Read More >

Pediatric Oncology Hematology Education Day, Oct 28 2016The Provincial Pediatric Oncology Hematology Network, in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Oncology Hematology BMT is committed to provide ongoing educational and discussion opportunities to support physicians and health care providers in the care of the child/adolescent with cancer and hematological disorders. This education day has been developed to reflect the needs of multidisciplinary […] Read More >

Tuberous Sclerosis Canada, Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at BCFRISeptember 15, 2016Tuberous Sclerosis Canada and the TSC Clinic at Children’s are hosting an Education Day on TSC on Sept 17th in the Chan Centre at CFRI. Dr. Elizabeth Thiele who is Director of the TSC Clinic at Mass Gen Hospital in Boston will speak. They follow over 400 children and adults. Dr. Peter Crino who is […] Read More >

Welcoming the 28th International Pediatric Association Congress to VancouverAugust 16, 2016For the first time ever, Vancouver will host the International Pediatric Association (IPA) Congress from August 17-22. More than 2,400 delegates from around the world, including BC Children’s Hospital, will come together to discuss initiatives and research, listen to speakers and take part in a variety of workshops. [read more] Read More >

Summer program in medicine becomes global magnetBrain anatomy can be a challenge for any student – so many sections, so many functions, so many connections. For students in the Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine, most of whom are not native English-speakers, it can also be a tongue-twisting experience. [read more] Read More >

Not all anticancer drugs are created equal. Certain chemotherapeutic agents do more than just kill the tumor cells.August 9, 2016To read the full article by Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD, please click on the link below: C-C Liu, P Leclair, M Monajemi, LM Sly, GS Reid and CJ Lim.α-Integrin expression and function modulates presentation of cell surface calreticulin. Cell Death and Disease (2016) 7, e2268 For more information: Dr. James Lim Chinten, PhD UBC […] Read More >

Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam appointed Medical Director for the Provincial Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at BC Children’s HospitalSince joining the Department of Adolescent Medicine at BCCH in 2010, Pei-Yoong has been the medical lead for the Provincial Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program and provincial consultant for medically complex and unstable adolescent eating disorders patients. She sat on the advisory committee that created the provincial guidelines for the management of eating disorders […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Lori TuckerAugust 7, 2016Dr. Lori Tucker is a recipient of this year’s 2016 CFRI Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Tucker is an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. Congratulations Dr.Tucker! Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph TingDr. Ting is a recipient of this year’s 2016 CFRI Clinical Investigator Award. Dr. Joseph Ting is an Investigator with BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. Congratulations to Dr. Ting! Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Tim OberlanderCongratulations to Dr. Tim Oberlander recipient of The Teratology Society’s 2016 Birth Defects Research Part B Distinguished Scholar Award recognizing contributions to the general field of birth defects research. His article “Major congenital malformations following prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines using population-based health data” was highly regarded in terms of impact and […] Read More >

2016 Doctors of BC AwardsEvery year, Doctors of BC acknowledges the outstanding contributions of physicians around the province through a number of awards. Achievements are recognized in areas such as community contribution, improving the welfare of British Columbians, health promotion, and grassroots advocacy. CMA Honourary Membership Award Honorary membership is an honour bestowed on those who, at the age […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” KissoonCongratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine for Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty. Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon is from the Division of Critical Care and he is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies, Vice-President, Medical […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Clara Van KarnbeekCongratulations to Drs. Clara Van Karnbeek, recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, is a Pediatrician and Biochemical Geneticist at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). She currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Biochemical Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. Since obtaining her PhD in the genetics […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jasmine AllaireCongratulations to Dr. Jasmine Allaire recipient of the 2016 Faculty of Medicine Award for Innovation in CME/CPD. This award recognizes the outstanding innovation and creativity with original work in CPD program development and continuing medical education research. The committee was very impressed by the innovation and impact of Dr. Allaire’s Pediatric Advanced Trauma Simulation course. […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine PallenCongratulations to Dr. Catherine Pallen recipient of the 2016 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. This award is a very strong affirmation of her contribution in mentoring. The Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the University Golf Club. Dr. Pallen is a […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Wingfield RehmusCongratulations to Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Rehmus is the recipient of this year’s, The Resident’s Selection for Excellence in Teaching annual teaching award selected by the dermatology residents. Read More >

Congratulations to Matt Carwana, PGY-2 Pediatrics!Matt presented two posters and one oral presentation at this year’s 2016 Canadian Paediatric Society Conference in beautiful PEI. Matt ended up winning the Resident Research Award for Excellence. This is the second year in a row that UBC has won this prestigious award. Last year, Rebecca Ronsley, a PGY-3 won. Read More >

Dr. Michael Klein appointed the Order of CanadaCongratulations to Dr. Michael Klein, who has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his pioneering work integrating family medicine and maternity care in Canada. Dr. Klein is an Investigator Emeritus at BC Children’s Hospital and an Emeritus Professor Department of Family Practice and the Department of Pediatrics at […] Read More >

The 2016 Miracle Weekend raised over 20 million!A big thank you to all that supported this worthy fundraiser. Read More >

2016 Miracle Weekend HighlightsThank you to the Pediatricians and Researchers at BCCH! Read More >