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BC Pediatric Children Health Today 2023 Conference

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 […]

The 2023 Residents & Fellows Welcome Summer Garden Party

Another beautiful Vancouver evening to welcome our incoming residents and fellows. Thank you to the organizers for a lovely event!

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among B.C. youth ages 10 to 18 yrs

Matthew Carwana, a pediatrician and University of British Columbia researcher who studies substance use disorders in young people, said the numbers represent the most severe outcomes. The true number of young people who are struggling with addiction is likely much higher, he said. Read the full article in the Globe & Mail:

Good luck in your next chapter new grads!

Over 220 people attended the Department of Pediatrics 2023 Graduation and Awards Banquet to celebrate our newest graduates. Farewell and good luck in your next chapter!

Highlights from this summer’s Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) Medicine Package

The highly successful Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) Medicine package is in full swing! Developed and led by Dr. Ran Goldman, VSP Program Director, the VSP prides itself for its mixed-methodology teaching style, allowing for multi-faceted growth in students. In the ‘Introduction to Clinical Medicine in the Hospital Setting,’ VSP Medicine students see the active lives […]

Congratulations to Caroline Kim!

Caroline Kim, Neurology Trainee from the Miller Lab, led by Dr. Steven Miller, won “The People’s Choice Award” for her three-minute presentation at the Summer Student Research Program Poster Day organized by the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute on July 13! A hearty congratulations to all of this year’s participants and kudos for the flawless […]

Congratulations to Drs. Quynh Doan and Bruce Vallance!

Dr. Doan was presented with the Service to the University and Community Award, which recognizes significant contributions to local, national, or international communities aimed at improved health outcomes of the population. Dr. Vallance was bestowed, the Excellence in Basic Science Research Award, which acknowledges outstanding basic science research and scholarly contributions in the areas of […]

Congratulations to Drs. Matt Carwana, Mariana Brussoni and their team!

Drs. Matt Carwana, Mariana Brussoni and their team (Lisa Ritland, Rabia Mir and Britt Udall) were awarded a $300,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation to do a community-based participatory action project around early childcare. Together with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the Emily Carr Health Design Lab, this project will look at […]

New Clinical Faculty Appointment: Dr. Dylan Ehman

Meet Dr. Dylan Ehman, DSSL for BC Children’s Hospital.⁠ ⁠ Did you know that Discipline Specific Site Leaders (DSSLs) are the representatives for the Department of Pediatrics at the distributed medical school sites across the province? They are education leaders for our students and postgraduate trainees, and are responsible for logistics management, evaluation and liaising […]