December 2, 2013

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

Department Notes and Announcements

Events, Presentations & Rounds

December 2, 2013, noon-1:00 p.m., C&W Mental Health Programs Academic Lecture Series, presenting: Free Play”, Learning Objectives: An introduction to play and its development, Familiarize ourselves with Rogerian principles and Axline’s Child Centered Play Therapy, An introduction to Filial Therapy and its support in literature. Speaker: Petra Stephen, PGY 3, UBC, BCCH

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 CourtemancheDivision of Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Dr. Kourosh AfsharDivision of Pediatric Urology Presentations, Tracheostomy at BC Children’s Hospital: A quality of care 30-year reviewLauren Ogilvie, UBC Science Student, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Minor surgery procedures in a pediatric populationEmily 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 

December 4, 2013, ED Subspecialty RoundsSUPERVISOR: Dr. Michelle Clarke
8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Radiology Rounds, CME Accredited, V/C from CSB V2-222 to DHCC 2267, Dr. Lila Yewchuk
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Dermatology, CME Accredited, DHCC 2263, (Joint AHD with VGH), Dr. Julie Prendiville
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Top 10 Pediatric Articles, DHCC 2263, (Joint AHD with VGH), Dr. Melissa Chan
11:00 – 12 noon, ER Pediatric Talks, DHCC 2263, (Joint AHD with VGH), ER Residents
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., SIMULATOR SESSION, R. E617-619, SHY Bldg., Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Clarke, Mandatory for Junior residents

December 6, 2013 Grand Rounds 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chan Centre for Family Health Education at CFRI.  featuring: Wyeth W. Wasserman, Ph.D., Executive Director, CFRI, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Senior Scientist, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics, Scientist Level 3, CFRI, professor of Medical Genetics, UBC Topic: Introducing the New Executive Director of the Child & Family Research Institute, Stuart Turvey, MBBS, DPhil, FRCPC, Director of Clinical Research CFRI, Aubrey J. Tingle, Professor of Pediatric Immunology, Associate Professor, UBC,  Topic: Discovery of a novel human primary immunodeficiency at BCCH: application of whole exome sequencing combined with functional immunological interrogation.  The presentation will be video-conferenced 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; 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

December 6, 2013, Advances in Pediatrics 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg., featuring: GLOBAL HEALTH JOURNAL CLUB; MODERATOR: Mr. Damian Duffy, Executive Director, OPSEI “In the Name of Global Health: Trends in Academic Institutions” Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT The Burden of Pediatric Surgical Conditions in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Call to Action Dr. Jennifer Stanger, Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Surgery  Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Dr. Heng Gan, Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesia Surgery and Global Health:  A View from Beyond the OR Mr. Nathan O’Hara, Project Manager, OPSEI.  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

December 6, 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, Douglas Allan PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC, Topic: Genomic identification and functional analysis of BMP-dependent enhancers in Drosphila neurons, Anita Cote PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Devlin Lab, Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mechanisms of Cardiometabolic Dysfunction in Children Treated with Second Generation Antipsychotics

December 11, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m., BCCH, Rm. 3D16, Special Presentation Pandora and Elpis The future of pediatric oncology”  Caron Strahlendorf, MB,BCh Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, BCCH, UBC; Refreshments will be served. Presented by the Department of Pediatrics, UBC

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

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

Canadian Cancer Society – Prevention Research Grants Abstract registration deadline: January 15, 2014, Full application deadline: April 15, 2014 (note that abstract registrations must be submitted in order to submit a full application).  The goal of this grant program is to support and accelerate research and the application of new knowledge relevant to cancer prevention. Proposed projects must demonstrate a specific and defined potential for impact on cancer incidence; multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Budgets awarded will not exceed $150,000 per year, for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years, to a maximum of $600,000 per grant. Please see website for details.

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 3, 2014  Distinguished Service to CME-CPD Award Description​: Presented annually to any individual affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine in recognition of substantial long term contributions to Continuing Professional Development/ Continuing Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine. Deadline​: February 3, 2014 More Info​ Continuing Professional Development​​

February 3, 2014  Innovation in CME-CPD Award Description​: Presented annually to any individual, a group or an organization or a specific Continuing Medical Education/ Continuing Professional Development program affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine in recognition of outstanding innovation and/or creativity with original work in the area of CME/CPD programming.​ Deadline: February 3, 2014. More Info​: Continuing Professional Development​​

February 14, 2013 Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award Description​: Recognizes extraordinary members of the Faculty of Medicine who have had sustained distinguished careers at UBC in the areas of research, teaching and/or service.​ Deadlines​: February 14, 2014; More Info​ Nomination Overview  Nomination Form  

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

February 28, 2014, Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching ​ Recognizes a senior Clinical Faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching over the course of his/her career.  The award consists of a financial prize of $2,500.​ Deadline​: February 28, 2014. More Info​: Nomination Overview, Nomination Form (MS Word)

February 28, 2014, Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Description​: Recognizes excellence in teaching by Clinical Faculty members at a Clinical Academic Campus. Three awards are available. Deadlines​ February 28, 2014. More Info​: Nomination Overview  Nomination Form

February 28, 2014, Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching Description:  Recognizes Clinical Faculty members throughout BC who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and made an educational impact in a local community. One award for each of the four regions in BC is available.  Deadlines​: February 28, 2014 More Info​: Nomination Overview Nomination Form ​


See: Department of Pediatrics Career Opportunities