October 21, 2013


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

Department Notes and Announcements 

Events, Presentations & Rounds

October 21, 2013, 12 noon, Rm D308, SHY Bldg, BCCH,  C&W Mental Health Programs, Academic Rounds presents:   “A Case of Culture”  Speaker: Priyanka Halli, PGY3 . 

October 21, 2013, 4-6 p.m., Gairdner SymposiumLife Sciences Centre, UBC, (LSC2), 2350 Health Sciences Mall, free public lecture will feature: Dr. Nasmyth [2007 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient] Title: How are chromosomes held together? and Sir Gregory Winter [2013 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient] Title: The antibody revolution: new pharmaceuticals for a new age.

October 22, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m., BCCH, Rm V2-222, Clinical Support Bldg. Ethics Brown Bag Journal Club, Topic: “The Charting of Sensitive Information: What’s too much? What’s too little?” Speakers: Team of Physicians from BC Children’s Hospital: Dr. Mercedes Chan, Pediatric Rheumatologist, Dr. Carol Ann Saari, Pediatric Psychiatrist; 
Dr. Dzung Vo, Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Curren Warf, Head, Division of Adolescent Medicine Telehealth:  Available at all other centers, plus a few extra seats in the Ambulatory Building, room K4-142

October 23, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mini-Med School, featuring: Debate: Is Insulin Working Hard or Hardly Working?, Presented by Scott Covey, Jim JohnsonChan Centre for Family Health Education at the Child & Family Research Institute (938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver). Admission is free but space is limited. If you are unable to attend all sessions will be recorded and viewable on the CFRI Training website for educational purposes.

October 24 & 25, 2013Changing the Course of Autism 2013 addresses a range of issues, including research, education/behavior interventions, communication strategies, biomedical treatments, advocacy and other topics. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to network with parents, therapists, doctors, researchers, exhibitors and presenters. You can also join by live webcast; no advance registration is required, simply go to www.ustream.tv/channel/autismcanada.com.

October 24, 2013, 9:00 amCFRI Member & Staff Recognition Awards Celebration Event You’re invited to celebrate excellence in research and service at the CFRI Member & Staff Recognition Awards event.  Join us on Thursday, October 24th at 9:00 a.m. in the Chan Centre for Family Health Education for The Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship, presented by Dr. Ron Barr, and a special awards presentation. Reception to follow; RSVP to comm@cfri.ca or by telephone to Luisa Ciarniello at ext. 2244.

October 24, 2013, ED Subspecialty Rounds, SUPERVISOR: Dr. Karen Black
8:00 – 10:00 am, Rm. K0-157, ACB, Fleisher Session, Topics:  Miscellaneous: (91, 47, 76, 77) Fellows & Senior Residents Only, Dr. David Haughton
10:00 – 11:00 am, Toxicology, Rm. K0-157, ACB, CME Accredited, Dr. Vik Sabhaney
11:00 am – noon, Eating Disorders, Rm. K0-157, ACB, CME Accredited, Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., SIMULATOR SESSION, E617-619, SHY Bldg., SupervisorDr.  Karen Black,  *Mandatory for Junior residents

October 25, 2013, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Chan Centre for Family Health at CFRI Auditorium, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Title: Mason Bond Memorial Lecture, Ewing’s Sarcoma: the Art and Science, Presenter: Caron Strahlendorf, MD, Pediatric Oncologist, Division of Pediatric Hem/Onc/BMT. The presentation will be videoconferenced to the following sites: Abbottsford Regional Hospital: Baker 1; Chilliwack General Hospital: 3rd Floor Conference Room C; Langley Memorial Hospital: EOC Rm; Royal Columbian Hospital: Rm 025; Surrey Memorial Hospital: Rm 339; Royal Inland Hospital: Rm B1; Kelowna General Hospital: Rm 1434; Penticton Regional Hospital: Meeting Rm A; UNBC: Rm 5005; Quesnel-GR Baker Memorial Hospital Rm 230; SHHC Rm SH-3 Recreation Rm S214; Lion’s Gate Hospital: Seminar Rm D; Nanaimo Regional General Hospital: Rm 2053; Queen Alexandra Centre for Children Rm A015; Victoria General Hospital: Rm 1912    

October 25, 2013, 12:00 – 1: 00 p.m.,  Rm D308, BCCH, Advances in Pediatrics: featuring:  A Sugary Halloween Treat: Intravenous Imuno-GOBLIN; presented by: Colin White, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics/Nephrology and Nick Au, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology. The presentation will be videoconferenced to the following sites: Royal Columbian Hospital: Rm 017; Surrey Memorial Hospital: Rm 339; Kelowna General Hospital: Rm 1434; Penticton Regional Hospital: Meeting Room A; UNBC: Rm 5005; SHHC Rm S214; Lion’s Gate Hospital: Seminar Rm D; Nanaimo Regional General Hospital: Rm 2053; Queen Alexandra Centre for Children Rm A015; Victoria General Hospital: Rm 1912

October 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Rm. 2108, Chan Centre for Family Health & Education, CFRI: CMMT/CFRI/UBC presents Friday Afternoon TGIF SeriesFeaturing:  Lucina Uddin, PhD, Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, Stanford University. Seminar title: Brain Connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

October 25, 2013, 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. SEMP: Simulation-Assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures CourseVenue: 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

October 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI, 2013 Pediatric Translational Informatics Research Workshop To attend, please RSVP to Starlet Lum at starlet.lum@cw.bc.ca   View the event poster This event is hosted by: Dr. Allison Eddy, Chief, Department of Pediatrics; and CFRI Clinician Scientist; Dr. Dan Goldowitz, Co-Head, CMMT; PI, NeuroDevNet NCE; and CFRI Scientist and Dr. Anne Junker, Scientific Director, MICYRN; and CFRI Clinical Investigator

October 28, 2013, Rm D308, SHY Bldg, BCCH,  C&W Mental Health Programs, Academic Rounds presents: Rounds: Noon- 1pm/ Workshop: 1pm-3pm (RSVP to wchen@cw.bc.ca for attendance) Lecture Title: “Gender Dysphoria in Youth” Workshop Title:  “Gender is. Gender Known: Different Clinical Issues in Working with Young Children with Gender Identity Concerns” Speakers: Dr. Chris Booth, MD, FRCPC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Director at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Dr. Wallace Wong, Registered Psychologist in both California and British Columbia. Dr. Daniel L. Metzger, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UBC, Pediatric Endocrinologist, BCCH, Lorraine Grieves, MA, RCC, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Vancouver Coastal Health Transgender Health Information Program, Prism, and Youth Substance Use Services.



November 1, 2013, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, with complimentary lunch @ 11:30 am. Faculty Development, Clinical Teaching on the Run Series featuring: Dr. Leslie Sadownik, Do You Know What Your Learners are Doing? Location: Multipurpose Rm, Paetzold Education Centre, JPP, VGH, RSVP: fac.dev@ubc.ca or call Tejal Sharma, 604-875-4396, http://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/FD11004

November 1-3 2013, Lifelong Learning in Pediatrics Course, The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario. Content areas: Complementary and alternative medicine; Developmental paediatrics; Infectious diseases Neonatology; Neurology Early Bird Registration: September 30, 2013

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 abstractRegister 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.

November 15, 2013- Grand Rounds 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI. Dr. James Swain – Neurobiology of Parent-Infant Attachment – Perspectives in Health, Psychopathology and Interventions toward Healthier Families. Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health Research Day 10:30 -5:00 p.m.  Investigator and trainee research presentations. Keynote address Dr. Paul Wise – Developmental Neurosciences and Justice: Making Policy Sense of Life-Course Discoveries. To register or for more information contact Melanie Catacutan at Melanie.catacutan@cw.bc.ca

November 17-19, 2013, 33rd Annual Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference (CACAP), The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC

January 23-25, 2014Western Society for Pediatric Research Meetings, Carmel CA. Abstract Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013. For more information, please contact Dr. Colin White: cwhite@cw.bc.ca

February 7-9, 2014Lifelong Learning in Pediatrics, Winter 2014 Course, The Four Season Resort Whistler; Whistler, BC. Content areas: Haematology, Mental health, Respiratory health, Sports medicine

February 25-March 1, 2014, 14th Annual Conference on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Beaver Creek, Colorado, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.

May 3-6, 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, May 3-6, 2014, Vancouver, BC.  Call for Abstracts Now Available Online www.pas-meeting.org  Submission Deadline: November 14, 2013, 11:59pm CST

May 4, 5, 6, 2014,
 Paris, France International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. Venue: The Hotel Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel on the Seine River less than a mile from the Eiffel Tower. The program will offer a balance of the presenters who are leaders in their field from North America and Europe and around the world. The Scientific Program Planning Committee is accepting abstracts from professionals from throughout the world to present from these areas of expertise: latest medical information and research, legal challenges surrounding AHT cases, evidence-based and creative prevention programs and initiatives.


Call for Nominations, Awards, Funding Opportunities

October 31, 2013, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Records for Life: A Design Contest that can Save Lives Deadline: October 31, 2013 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched Records for Life: A Design Contest that can Save Lives. This new grant opportunity seeks individuals or teams to re-examine the current child health record and design new ways to accurately track vaccine doses, increase ease of interpretation and use, and incite behavior change to make the record a valued asset for health professionals and families alike. The application deadline is October 31, 2013. Details on how to apply for a grant can be found at http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities/Records-for-Life-RFP.

November 1, 2013

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize:
 The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes one or more scientists whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of and/or ability to treat disease. The $250,000 Prize is open to scientists, physicians, and researchers from any country. Nominations must be received by November 1, 2013.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – The New Idea Award LOI Deadline: November 1, 2013 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce our second year of The New Idea Award, a grant program designed to identify novel research strategies with high potential for high impact on the future of blood cancer treatment(s).  Specifically, this program supports academic researchers with innovative ideas for approaches that are substantially different from standard therapies and prognostic/diagnostic modalities, as well as ideas that may fundamentally change our understanding of blood cancer(s).  Grants will be awarded in an amount of up to $100,000 for a one year grant period. Please visit the LLS website for further details.

November 8, 2013

UBC Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic – Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: November 8, 2013. The following documents relate to the 2014-2015 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF):  (i) TLEF Call for Proposals 2014/2015  (ii) TLEF Memorandum 2014/15 (iii) TLEF Application FormsPlease note the internal deadline for submission of proposals is 4:00 pm, Friday, November 8, 2013. Submit one (1) complete & signed proposal via e-mail or mail to: Ms. Vanessa Ho, Office of the Executive Associate Dean Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine, 11th floor, Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Ctr., 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9 Email: eade.assist@ubc.ca

November  11, 2013

Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Innovation Award LOI Deadline: November 11th, 2013 Do you have a high risk idea that has potential for high impact on pediatric cancer patients? Does your idea, approach, or methodology have the potential to move your research and the field in a new direction? ALSF's Innovation Award provides seed funding for proof-of-concept proposals. The award is $250,000 over two years. Notification will be sent early January 2014. Upon invitation, the full application will be due March 3, 2014. Please review the application guidelines.

November 30, 2013

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) – 2014 CMA Awards Deadline: November 30, 2013. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) invites nominations for its 2014 CMA Awards.  The CMA has 13 awards to recognize the dedication, successes and talents of Canadian men and women who have made significant contributions in a number of different spheres.  Three of the 13 awards pertain to research accomplishments – Medal of Honour, William Marsden, and Young Leaders. Please review the award descriptions and nomination forms, available at the CMA website.

December 16, 2013

The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) is launching an internal Canada Research Chairs (CRC) competition to fill vacant Tier 2 CRCs who will go forward to the national CRC competition in April 2014.  The application deadline for this FoM internal competition is December 16, 2013. Full competition details are available at www.med.ubc.ca/canada-research-chairs/.  If you have any questions, please contact Lina Jung at lina.jung@ubc.ca.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Young Investigator Award Deadline: December 16th, 2013 ALSF is committed to the next generation of pediatric cancer investigators! The Young Investigator Award provides start-up funds for new scientists at the end of their fellowship training or early in their research career. Developing an impactful line of research and a sustainable career in pediatric oncology research are key components of this grant program. The award is $100,000 over two years.  Please review the application guidelines.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Epidemiology Grants Deadline: December 16th, 2013; ALSF provides funding that will allow investigators to pursue novel and promising epidemiological approaches to understanding childhood cancers. New in 2014, we have expanded our eligible areas of investigation to include comparative effectiveness and outcomes research. Proposals for evaluating effectiveness of interventions related to prevention, detection and treatment of childhood cancer will be considered. Maximum $100,000 of direct costs will be awarded to applicants annually and a maximum of two years of funding may be requested. Please review the application guidelines.

See: Department of Pediatrics Career Opportunities