November 25, 2013

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

Department Notes and Announcements

Events, Presentations & Rounds

November 25, 2013, Noon – 1 p.m., C&W Mental Health Programs, Academic Rounds Rm. D308, Lecture Title:   “ECT in Adolescents: Attitudes and Misconceptions”  Speakers: Alexander Leung, PGY 3, UBC, BCCH

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

November 27, 2013ED Subspecialty Rounds, SUPERVISOR: Dr. Jasmine Allaire
9:00 – noon   Fellows OSCE, ED Bldg. Dr. Michelle Clark
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., SIMULATOR SESSION, E617-619 SHY Bldg.,  *Fellows/Senior Residents Sims – Supervisor: Dr. Jasmine Allaire

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”

November 29, 2013- Grand Rounds 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI.  Title: Grains, Scruples & Drachms? – The Evolution of Modern Fluid Therapy  Speaker:  Dr. Peter Skippen, Clinical Professor, Division of Critical Care and Senior Medical Director, Acute/Critical Care.  The presentation will be video-conferenced to the following sites: Abbottsford Regional Hospital: Baker 1; Chilliwack GeneralHospital: 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; 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 29, 2013, Advances in Pediatrics 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg.,  A Diamond in the Rough, presented by: Dr. Orlee Guttman, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, and Dr. Paul Rogers, Division of Oncology/Hematology/BMT.  The presentation will be video-conferenced to the following sites: Royal Columbian Hospital: Rm 017; Surrey Memorial Hospital: Rm 339; Kelowna General Hospital: Rm 1434; Penticton Regional Hospital: Meeting Rm A; UHNBC: Rm 5005; Sunny Hill Health Centre 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 29, 2013, at 4:00 pm, Rm 2108 across from the Chan Centre for Family Health & Education at CFRI, CMMT/CFRI/UBC presents Friday Afternoon TGIF Series, Hosting, Daniel Goldowitz PhD, Acting Director, CMMT, Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics, UBC, Scientific Director, NeuroDevNet, Scientist Level 3, CFRI, NeuroDevNet at 4: update and the way forward -and– Bjorn Bean BSc PhD Candidate, Conibear Lab, CMMT & Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC The Role of GDP/GTP Exchange Factors in Retromer Recruitment

December 3, 2013, 7:00 am - 8:00 am, Rm K0-155, ACB, OPSEI Academic Rounds, Summer Student Research Presentations (1of 3), Moderators:  Dr. Doug Courtemanche, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Dr. Kourosh Afshar, Division of Pediatric Urology Presentations, Tracheostomy at BC Children’s Hospital: A quality of care 30-year review, Lauren Ogilvie, UBC Science Student, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Minor surgery procedures in a pediatric population, Emily Chan, UBC Medical Student, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Photovoice: Engaging youth in rural Uganda in articulating health priorities through participatory action research, Austin Ho, UBC Medical Student, Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation, The reliability of clinical tonsil size grading in children, Divjot Kumar, UBC Medical Student, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

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 13-14, 2014, 9 am – 4 p.m. , CFRI @ BCCH, 950 W. 28th Ave., Vancouver, BC The Speech-Language Pathologists at BCCH, BC Women's and SHHCC Present: Theory of Mind Assessment & Intervention: Innovations for Children with ASD with Patricia Prelock, Ph.D. Questions? Contact Jeanette Pernu 604 453-8314,

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 29, 2013

The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) has called for nominations for the Certificate of Merit Award 2014. The objective of the Award is to promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools, and to promote CAME within these schools. The Award consists of a certificate and CAME membership for one year. For those who are already CAME members, their membership will be extended for one year. The names of the awardees will be announced during the CAME annual business meeting.

For more information on the award, selection process and criteria please refer to the CAME website at: The nomination package is due at the Dean’s office on Nov. 29, 2013


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 13, 2013

UBC Faculty of Medicine – Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research Deadline: December 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT 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. Please visit the website for more information.

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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