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150th cancer patient receives leading-edge genomic testing at BC Children’s Hospital

New oncology patients at BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, now receive state-of-the-art testing for genetic variations that increase the risk of serious complications from two common chemotherapy drugs. With the results of this testing, each child’s care team can develop a personalized treatment plan that balances the risks of […]

Low kindergarten vaccination rates in parts of Metro Vancouver a public health concern: UBC study

Disturbing new numbers show that in some areas of Metro Vancouver the number of kids getting vaccinated has fallen to surprisingly low levels, increasing the risk of an outbreak. University of British Columbia researchers surveyed vaccination rates among kindergarten students across Metro Vancouver and found that some of the lowest rates were found in more […]

A record 111 vaccinated on the first day of the Free family flu vaccination clinic at BC Children’s Hospital!

Free family flu vaccination clinic at BC Children’s Hospital BC Children’s Hospital is offering free flu vaccine for children, family members, pregnant women and visitors to patients in the hospital. Refer your patients and their families to our drop-in clinic located in the Ambulatory Care Centre. Please note that the clinic is not intended for […]

Welcome to Dr. Ashley Szpurko

Dr. Szpurko will be working as a locum in the department of Paediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT until June 2016. She is from Ontario and she completed her medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, followed by her paediatrics residency at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Szpurko was a fellow at BCCH in paediatric heme/onc from 2013-2016. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Kames!

Magnetic resonance imaging scientist Dr. Christian Kames from Dr. Alexander Rauscher’s UBC MRI lab has won the 2016 International Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) Reconstruction Challenge for creating the best method currently available. QSM is a technique that turns an MRI scan into a high resolution map of magnetic properties of biological tissues. Due to its […]

Congratulations to Dr. Dianna Louie!

Dr. Dianna Louie is one of the recipients of the inaugural UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award that honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness. All residents across the province were invited to nominate a staff or faculty member for the award. This award recognizes faculty […]

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Metzger!

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) has awarded Dr. Daniel Metzger the DR. HARVEY GUYDA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD. CSEM will be recognizing Dr. Metzger’s excellence in teaching and his significant contribution to the teaching of endocrinology on: October 29, 2016 12:45PM – 1:30PM Westin Ottawa, Governor General III Congratulations to Dr. […]

Welcome to Dr. Pavan Judge

Pavan was born and raised in Vancouver. He completed medical school at the University of Sydney. From there, he went on to complete his pediatric residency at the University of Saskatchewan at Royal University Hospital. Thereafter, he returned to Vancouver where he completed his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital. His areas of […]

Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine: Clinical Research and Clinical Skills

International Exposure The Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine is a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to learn with their peers from around the world. Having over 140 medical students from 11 countries and 30 different universities leads to an enriching environment that develops culturally sensitive physicians and scientists. This international aspect allows our leading […]

The Pharmacy Informer – Fall 2016 Edition

The Spring 2016 edition of the Pharmacy Informer is hot off the press! The Pharmacy Informer is a quarterly newsletter that contains important updates and highlights from the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy. The Fall edition includes: Medication Use in Lactation Resources Empiric Antimicrobial Guidelines Update Chlorpromazine Injection FloraBABY® for […]