November 18, 2013

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

Department Notes and Announcements

Events, Presentations & Rounds

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

November 18, 2013, Noon – 1 p.m., C&W Mental Health Programs, Academic Rounds Rm. D308, Lecture Title: ECT in Adolescents: Attitudes and MisconceptionsSpeakers: Alexander Leung, PGY 3

November 19, 2013,7:00 am – 8:00 am, Surgical Suites Grand Rounds,CFRI Chan Centre for Family Health Education, The Unanticipated Intraoperative Complication with Severe Harm
Dr. Erik Skarsgard, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, BC Children’s Hospital

November 19, 2013 at 12noon – 1:00pm in Rm 3D16. Topic:  “When is choice no choice? End of Life decision-making in the NICU”  Speakers: Dr. John Smyth, Neonatologist, NICU; Dr. Lori d’Agincourt-Canning, Clinical Ethicist Article for discussion: The Culture of Dysthanasia: Attempting CPR in Terminally Ill Children Jonna D. Clark and Denise M. Dudzinski Published online February 4, 2013  Pediatrics Vol. 131 No. 3 March 1, 2013 pp. 572 -580 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0393)

November 20, 2013, ED Subspecialty Rounds, SUPERVISOR: Dr. Garth Meckler
8:00 – 10:00 am, M&M Rounds, CSB Bldg Rm. V2-222,  CME Accredited, Drs. Genevieve Ernst and Elisa Mapelli
10:00 – 11:30 amComplex Regional Pain Syndrome, CSB Bldg., Rm. V2-222, CME Accredited, Dr. Gill Sauder
11:30 – noon High Flow Study  CSB Bldg., Rm. V2-222, CME Accredited,  Dr. Michael Seear
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., SIMULATOR SESSION, E617-619 SHY Bldg.,  Mandatory for Junior residents– Supervisor: Dr. Garth Meckler

November 22, 2013- Grand Rounds 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI.  Division presenting this week is theTitle Severity & Outcomes of  Synctial Respiratory Viral Infection: Is it the Host or the Pathogen … or both? Speaker: Dr. Maria A. Mejias, MD.  The presentation will be video-conferenced to the following sites: Abbottsford Regional Hospital: Baker 1; Cowichan District Hospital: CDH 045; Chilliwack General Hospital: 3rd Floor Conference Rm 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; Sunny Hill Health Centre 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

November 22, 2013, Advances in Pediatrics
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg., “Call to Arms – Fighting the Flu” presented by: Michelle Pinto, MD, Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Peter Tilley, MD, Head of Microbiology, David Scheifele, MD, Professor, Director, Vaccine Evaluation Centre

November 26, 2013, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Faculty of Medicine Full Faculty Meeting  Host site: Diamond Health Care Centre

November 27, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m., VEC Academic Rounds, CFRI Room 2108; Speaker: Dr. Soren Gantt; Title: “Epstein-Barr virus infection in children: immune correlates of protection and prospects for an effective vaccine”

December 3, 2013, Department of Pediatrics Annual Festive Celebration, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel,  1038 Canada Place, Vancouver BC; for information, please contact 

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

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  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

November 22, 2013

UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Office – Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Internal Deadline: November 22nd, 2013; As part of UBC’s ongoing efforts to increase the benefits for Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs), the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) is pleased to announce the 2014 Killam PDF Prize, an opportunity to recognize and reward. The Killam PDF Prize is in memory of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, who together created the Killam trusts.  The internal deadline for the Faculty of Medicine is 4:00pm November 22ndA top candidate will then be selected from the Faculty for the final competition; this candidate’s application will then be submitted to the UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Office for the December 13, 2013 deadline. Please submit your completed application to by the internal deadline in order to be considered for this competition. Details available on our website.

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  If you have any questions, please contact Lina Jung at

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.

January 2014

February 2014

February 3, 2014, Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC – Distinguished Academics Awards Nomination Deadline: February 3, 2014 The CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards are the brainchild of former CUFA BC President Ehor Boyanowsky (1994-95), who wanted to create a means to demonstrate to the public the importance of the research and scholarly activity carried out by public university professors. More information about the awards can be found at The award nomination form can be found at

February 28, 2014  UBC Faculty of Medicine – The Margolese National Brain & Heart Disorders Prize Deadline: February 28th, 2014 The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes establishes two prizes, one each for Brain Disorders and Heart Disorders. The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the Prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work. Additional information and the nomination form are available at


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