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Sadly, the opioid crisis continues to devastate the lives of Canadians, and unfortunately, it has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased movement toward opioid-sparing pain management strategies means that we are at risk of undertreating serious pain. This can be particularly devastating in children with high burdens of pain, where ongoing pain can […]
On September 20 2023, The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) shared their distinguished list of Fellows that represent excellence in health sciences. Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. The nomination carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy […]
Join us for the upcoming Provincial Pediatric Pain Symposium on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the BC Children’s Chan Auditorium. Several Department of Pediatrics faculty, learners and staff will be presenting. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/partnering-for-pediatric-pain-4th-provincial-pediatric-pain-symposium-tickets-663265062657 Agenda
Congratulations to Michelle Man recipient of the 2023 President’s Staff Award for Wellbeing. This award is presented to staff who promote the social, physical, and/or mental health and wellbeing for those who study, work, and live at UBC. They develop welcoming and inclusive physical and virtual spaces to nurture community and connection. They take initiative […]
Read about some of the exciting discoveries and progress our researchers have made in the last year! Faculty spotlights from the Dept of Pediatrics include: Dr. Bruce Carleton Dr. Bruce Verchere Dr. Christopher Maxwell Dr. Gregor Reid Dr. James Lim Dr. Mehul Sharma Dr. Philipp Lange Dr. Shazhan Amed Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani Dr. Stuart Turvey […]
Breathr 3.0 is now out! The app was developed by experts at BC Children’s Hospital Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and Centre for Mindfulness, and has been updated to include new content, functionality and features. Breathr was originally created for young people, but has been expanded for everyone to give it a try! Begin to […]
Kudos to the exemplary leadership, staff, instructors, and volunteers that made this year’s Vancouver Summer Program a smashing success. Students from around the world were mentored by leaders that provide exemplary pediatric clinical care and research at our state-of-the-art teaching, clinical and research facilities. See you next summer! More: https://www.med.ubc.ca/news/ubcs-vancouver-summer-program-in-medicine-brings-students-together-from-across-the-globe/
As summer draws to a close, and preparations begin for Back-to-School, we celebrate Mckenna Laing, a former long-term patient at BC Children’s Hospital, who is wrapping up her first Co-Op placement with the Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCH (DoP). Mckenna is entering her third year at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. […]
This year, the 2023 BC Pediatric Children Health Today Conference will take place on November 3-4, 2023, at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, BC. The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to pediatrics. Distinguished experts will be presenting their latest research findings and best practices. Attendees, will have the opportunity to learn […]
Another beautiful Vancouver evening to welcome our incoming residents and fellows. Thank you to the organizers for a lovely event!