December 9, 2013

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

Department Notes and Announcements

Events, Presentations & Rounds

December 9, 2013, noon-1:00 p.m., C&W Mental Health Programs Academic Lecture Series, presenting:  “Dancing with Molly: What do we actually know about MDMA?” An overview of MDMA and our present understanding of mechanism, drug interactions, consequences and purported therapeutic uses. Speaker: Dr. Ataa Azarbar, M. Sc., MD, Department of Psychiatry, UBC. Lunch Provided

December 11, 2013, ED Subspecialty RoundsSUPERVISOR: Dr.Joseph Copeland
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.,    Introducing Entonox to BCCH ED,  Rm. D308, SHY Bldg. Farah Vergee
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  ER Rounds Rm. D308, SHY Bldg. Dr. Lara Malks-Jjumba
10:00 – noon  Journal Watch, Rm. D308, SHY Bldg. Junior Residents
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.,  SIMULATOR SESSION, R. E617-619, SHY Bldg., Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Copeland *Fellows/Senior Residents Sims

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

Grand Rounds will resume on January 10, 2014

Advances in Pediatrics will resume on January 10, 2014

December 13, 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,  Michelle Muller, MSc candidate, Leavitt Lab, CMMT, UBC ** Exit Seminar ** Seminar title: Quantifying levels of iron in Huntington’s Disease,  and Speaker: Oksana Nemirovsky, 2013 CFRI Graduate studentship award Maxwell Lab, CFRI Seminar title: BRCA1 may regulate mitotic spindle orientation and > mammary epithelia polarity

December 16, 2013, noon – 1 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg., BCCH: C&W Mental Health Programs Academic Lecture Series: Title: “Catatonia in Children and Adolescents; Principles of Diagnosis and Management.” Speaker: Dr. Anna Gubanov, PGY 3, Department of Psychiatry, BCCH

December 17, 2013; 7:00 am – 8:00 am, Rm K0-155,  OPSEI Acadmic Rounds: ACB Summer Student Research Presentations (2 of 3) Moderated by: Dr. Eric Webber, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Jane Gardiner, Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Presentations: An appraisal of the OPSEI academic rounds evaluations, Quinten Clarke, SFU Health Sciences Student, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery; Evaluation of surgical outcomes of pediatric renal transplants, Karima Jiwa, UBC Medical Student, Division of Pediatric Urology,  A comparison of surgical outcomes between in-hours and after-hours tracheoesophageal fistula repairs,  Anthony Yeung, UBC Medical Student, Division of Pediatric Surgery

December 18, 2013, noon – 1:00 p.m., BCCH, Rm. 3D16, Special Presentation: How to Treat Higher Risk Favorable Histology Wilms Tumor and Stay Sane: Lessons I Have Learned”, Dr. David Dix, MBChB, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, BCCH, UBC

January 13, 2014, noon -1:00 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg., The Psychotherapy Program and Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic Present:  “The SPACE Program: Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions”  Speaker: Dr. Eli Lebowitz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders; WORKSHOP: 1:00-4:30pm, D308 SHY Bldg, BCCH. Please RSVP Workshop Attendance to

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 20-24, 2014, Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group 2014 Scientific Meeting, Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montreal, QC.

February 20-21, 2014, SoCRA Pediatric Clinical Trials Conference, Orlando, FL

February 21-22, 2014,  Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Conference, Vancouver, BC

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.

May 28-31, 2014, 25th anniversary Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Vancouver, BC


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 1, 2014, Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Research in Clinical Assessment Grant Competition The deadline for the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Research in Clinical Assessment grant competition is Feb. 1, 2014. The purpose and priorities of the 2014 competition are the encouragement of innovations in the assessment of clinical competence or performance of students, postgraduate trainees or practitioners. Priority will be given to proposals that show promise in contributing to the knowledge and understanding of measurement in clinical assessment and to clinical program evaluation methods for medical education. The proposal must focus on research, not development, in the assessment of performance or clinical assessment.

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 OverviewNomination 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 ​

March 7, 2014 - Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty The award recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers.  Up to three $1,000 cash awards are available.​ Deadline​: March 7, 2014 More Info Nomination Overview  Nomination Form

March 7, 2014, THE ORDER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Order of BC Advisory Council. Website: The Order of British Columbia is intended to honour any British Columbian (or former long-term resident) who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field, demonstrating the "greatest distinction and excellence in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere.



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