June 24, 2013

Department of Pediatrics Update
for the Week of June 24, 2013

Department Notes and Announcements
Call for Nominations/Awards/Funding Opportunities
Upcoming Events/Presentations/Rounds

Department Notes and Announcements


“Faces of Palliative Care”, featuring Dr. Hal Siden, Medical Director, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will be broadcast by the CBC on June 29 at 7 pm

Retirement of PHSA President & CEO

Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) Growth Charts

Results of the UBC REB Satisfaction Survey now available

Highlights from the June/July 2013 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health

Faculty of Medicine Guideline: Approval of expenditures with two signatures


Call for Nominations, Awards, Funding Opportunities

June 24, 2013

CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund – Faculty of Medicine Internal Competition for Retention Candidates FoM Internal Deadline: June 24, 2013 9am PDT, Notice of Intent to apply by May 31, 2013. The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) is launching an internal Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) competition to distribute $419,339 of Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) retention funds. We expect to select up to six applications to go forward. Applicants must hold a full-time academic appointment in the UBC Faculty of Medicine (i.e., full-time tenure stream, including partner stream, at the level of Assistant Professor or higher). Project budgets must not exceed $187,500, with the CFI portion representing 40% (e.g., $75,000) and BCKDF 40% (e.g., $75,000). Applicants should indicate the source of funding for the remaining 20% (e.g., $37,500).

THE CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME; Deadline: June 24, 2013: Description: Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of Canada’s medical heroes who through discovery and innovation, have made, and are making, significant contributions to improving health in Canada and around the world. Laureates are Canadian citizens, living and posthumous, whose outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments in the following categories: Builder – Innovative leadership in health education, health research and/or the creation of an institution or program that has endured to the benefit of human health; Excellence in Health Care – Innovative leadership in health care exemplifying professionalism and services to humankind Excellence in Health Research: Basic Research, Clinical Research, Health Services, Population and Public Health Research Area(s): Health & Life Sciences.

July 1, 2013

GE NFL Head Health Challenge I – Methods for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Deadline for Responses: July 1, 2013 GE and the NFL invite proposals for technologies and imaging biomarkers that address identification and management of subclinical and mild traumatic brain injury. Multiple awards with a cumulative value of up to $10 million are available. Specific focus areas for this challenge include: Development and validation of imaging and/or sensor based biomarkers that can aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of mild traumatic brain injury events. These include imaging biomarkers of brain structure, connectivity, function, cognition, neuroinflammation, and molecular markers. Development of new technologies that are more sensitive to small contusions and injuries that are missed by current technologies; and assessing the long-term chronic impact of these events. Improved algorithms for the quantification and visualization of markers of brain injury severity and longitudinal change. Algorithms and tools that link imaging data to clinical, cognitive, and biomechanical data. Models of individual risk and long-term prognosis and clinical decision support tools using population studies. Robust methods for triaging acute stage events and developing “Return to Play” guidelines using physiological, molecular, electrical or physical changes in brain or body functions.

July 1, 2013: Description: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. Awards will be granted in eight prize categories, spanning three domains. First, scientific and technological research in the areas of Basic Sciences, Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, and Economics, Finance and Management. Second, the creation, direction or performance of works of contemporary classical music. Third, scientific research and/or projects that represent significant advances in two core concerns of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation. The prize categories are: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change and Development Cooperation. Research Area(s): Multiple.

July 3, 2013

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Breast Cancer in Young Women Research Program LOI Deadline: July 3, 2013 Application Deadline: November 20, 2013 The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has launched a new National Research Grant Competition, seeking proposals for a multidisciplinary, integrated research program focused on breast cancer in young women. This one-time funding opportunity has been designed to facilitate progress in this underserved research area towards improving the clinical outcomes and quality of life for young women with breast cancer. The amount available to support a single Program Grant is $6 Million over 5 years; approximately $1.2 million/year. For more information about this research funding opportunity, including Program Description and Funds Available, please download the full Request for Applications . Please note that while multiple applications will be accepted, only one Pan-Canadian Program will be funded. For more information, please visit the website.

July 15, 2013

RESEARCH AWARD – PRIX GALIEN CANADA Deadline: July 15, 2013; Note: This nominations requires endorsement from the Dean. Description: The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research innovation. This award recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. The competition is open to any person or team who has been involved for at least the last five years in biopharmaceutical research leading or making a substantial contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. Candidates from academia, health care institutions, research centers and industry are eligible.

July 22, 2013

UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award: “Leaders in Medical Discovery Deadline: July 22, 2013 Each year, two Faculty Lectureships are held, one from the basic sciences and one from clinical sciences. The Research Council Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award. Nominations in either or both categories are encouraged. Acceptance of this award is accompanied by a seminar open to all faculty members and students as a part of the Leaders in Medical Discovery Series.

July 31, 2013

THE WILEY PRIZE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES – The Wiley Foundation Deadline: July 31, 2013. The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. The award may recognize a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate the nominee’s significant leadership in the development of research concepts or their clinical application. Particular emphasis will be placed on research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. Research Area(s): Health & Life Sciences USD $35,000.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Gates Vaccine Innovation Award Deadline: July 31, 2013. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting nominations for the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, which recognizes, celebrates, and spurs transformative ideas for improving health through the delivery of vaccines. By focusing on the delivery of vaccines, the award is designed to complement other awards focused on scientific research and vaccine development. The foundation will recognize the winning innovation with a $250,000 prize, to be shared by the award winner and an organization that can further improve vaccine delivery.

August 30, 2013

UBC Faculty of Medicine – Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research. The Inaugural Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research establishes a prize to a physician or scientist – whether in academia, government, non-profit organizations, or the private sector – who has made a transformational, internationally recognized contribution to the fight against cancer, with an emphasis on researchers whose achievements span the spectrum of health research, from the laboratory to clinical care to health systems and public policy. Commencing in 2014, one prize of CDN $50,000.00 will be awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure for cancer. Deadline: August 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT.

September 3, 2013

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – 2013 Call for Applications Deadline: September 3, 2013. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders is seeking proposals for innovative research projects related to idiopathic gastroparesis. Grants of $40,000 each will be awarded to three investigators for research in humans that ultimately leads to improvements in the understanding of idiopathic gastroparesis, its pathophysiology, and the care of patients. Priority will be given to clinical research, as well as basic research that is translational in nature.

September 10, 2013

CIHR September 2013 Operating Grant FoM Internal Deadline: September 10, 2013 The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. The mandate of CIHR is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system (Bill C-13, April 13, 2000). Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific research priority areas or CIHR Institute mandates. Applications are submitted through the Fall 2013 Open Operating Grant: 2013-2014 funding opportunity. Priority announcement details can be found here.

September 13, 2013

Friedman Scholars Program; Mission: To extend the global reach of UBC graduate students and UBC Medical Resident Trainees and to enrich our scholarly community by investing in our learners in the health sciences. To increase the sources and perspectives of our future researchers and health professionals’ learning in order to expand their horizons.

October 1, 2013

2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award; Nominations are being requested for the 2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, an annual award of $100,000 CND given to an individual scientist who has made “major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world.


Events, Presentations and Rounds

June 24, 2013 noon – 1 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg., BCCH C&W Mental Health Programs Academic Health Lecture Series Presents: “The Hikikomori – exploring a Japanese syndrome of social withdrawal” Speaker: Brian Banno, PGY 3, Department of Psychiatry, UBC

June 25, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. SHY Auditorium You are invited to come to a President’s Forum for BC Children’s and Sunny Hill. Please take the opportunity to hear an update on the BCCH Strategic Action Plan and to talk with Larry Gold.

June 27, 2013, ED Subspecialty Rounds, Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Phillips
9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Rm. K0-157, ACB, Summer Rashes, Dr. Melissa Chan
10:00 – noon, Rm. K0-157, ACB, Resident Journal Watch, Drs Mary Dunbar, Jacqueline Wong, Chelsea Ricketts, Michelle Thielman, Resident Presentations: Wilson Wan, Camila Guan
1:00 pm-3:00 p.m., Rm. E617-619, SHY Bldg., Simulator Session, Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Phillips

Regular Grand Rounds and Advances in Pediatrics will resume September 2013

June 27, 2013, Annual Department of Pediatrics Graduation and Awards Dinner, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, BC

June 28, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m.: Invitation to a Webinar Presentation from SHHCC/Cafeteria Conference Room Title: Family Ecology Held in conjunction with Research Seminar Series of the Sleep Research Lab; www.childrenssleepnetwork.org; a collaboration with TIDE-WP-IV [http://www.tidebc.org/] and Knowledge Guest Speaker: Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn (Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/sped/joseph-m-lucyshyn-phd) To register for the Webinars, please provide your information through the following link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/494483151
(for troubleshooting please contact Duncan Wong at duncan.wong@cw.bc.ca

July 5, 2013 Special Grand Rounds, featuring Susan Etheridge, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Title: LQTS in the Fetus, Newborn & New Mom The presentation will be videoconferenced to the following sites: Abbotsford Regional Hospital: Baker 1; BC Cancer Agency: Fairmont Boardroom; Chilliwack General Hospital: Admin Rm C; Langley Memorial Hospital: EOC Rm; LGH: Seminar Rm D; Nanaimo Regional General Hospital: Rm 2053; Penticton Regional Hospital: Meeting Room A; Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health: Rm A015; Quesnel GR Baker Memorial Hospital: Rm 230; Royal Columbian Hospital: Rm 025; Royal Inland Hospital: Rm B1; SHHC: Rm S214; Surrey Memorial Hospital: Rm 339; UNBC: Rm 5030; Victoria General Hospital: Rm 1912

July 10-13, 2013, 15th Annual Summer Conference on Pediatrics, Napa, CA

July 18, 2013: The Burden of Concussion, Standardizing Care in BC, 2013 BCIRPU Webinar Series To read more or register, click here

July 22-24, 2013, Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach to Common Problems, Anaheim, CA

July 24-28, 2013, 4th conference in the series: “Brain Development and Learning: Making Sense of the Science”, Vancouver, British Columbia http://braindevelopmentandlearning.com/BDL2013/

August 2-4, 2013 187th Spring Scientific Meeting; Organization North Pacific Pediatric Society, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA

August 24-29, 2013, 27th International Congress of Pediatrics 2013 (ICP) Bridging the Gap in Child & Adolescent Health, Location: Melbourne, Australia

September 25-28, 2013, Current Issues in Neonatal Care, Napa, CA

September 20-22, 2013, 2013 Clinical Pediatrics Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

October 4-6, 2013, Women’s & Pediatric Dermatology Seminar 2013 Newport Beach, CA

October 25, 2013, 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. SEMP: Simulation-Assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures Course; Venue: The Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI) 3602-910 W. 10th Avenue (3rd Floor). Accreditation: Up to 15 MAINPRO M1, Section 1, and AMA Category 1 CreditsTM To register or for more information: http://www.ubccpd.ca/event/sempoct25/ Contact: E: cpd.info@ubc.ca or T: 604-875-5101

October 27-29, 2013, The 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Ontario

November 3-6, 2013, Canadian Cancer Research Conference Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario; Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline Is Approaching. Don’t miss your opportunity to present your work at the conference: abstract submission is open until June 28, 2013. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral presentations in symposia, oral presentations in poster discussion sessions, and poster presentations. If your data is not available in time for the general abstract submission deadline, consider submitting a late-breaking abstract. Register for the Conference. Registration for the conference is open until October 14, 2013.

November 5-7, 2013 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference , Location: Montreal, Quebec. Abstract submission open.




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