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Congratulations to Drs. Turvey, Carleton, Van Karnebeek, and Sadarangani!January 29, 2018Bringing the benefits of genomics and precision medicine to BC kids BC Children’s Hospital’s role as a national leader in the field of pediatric precision health was highlighted this week with the announcement of the result of Genome Canada’s 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) competition. [MORE] Read More >

Chat n Chew Health Speaker Series – noon hour for a brown bag lunch series led by qualified health professionalsJanuary 25, 2018SERIES GUEST SPEAKER Marisa is a BCRPA Personal Trainer and owner of Motivated Movement Personal Training. She has certifications in weight training, kettle bells, yoga, & older adult training. She loves working with her clients to develop a program that suits their needs and skill level. She has experience working with clients from 25-87 and with a […] Read More >

15th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine update event taking place May 4th – 5th at UBC Robson SquareRegistration is now open for the popular annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update!  15th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update May 4-5 (Fri-Sat) |UBC Robson Square| Vancouver BC Target audience: pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, allied health professionals & residents Up to 12.5 MOC Section 1 credits/ Mainpro+ Program Content: Register: Highlights: New and […] Read More >

New Concussion Awareness Training Tool website (CATT) Website LaunchedJanuary 19, 2018What do you know about concussions? Dr. Shelina Babul’s cattonline contains courses and information on recognition, treatment, and management of concussion. Parents, coaches, health care providers, and school professionals can now access the latest information on concussions on the refreshed Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) website. The three toolkits—CATT for Medical Professionals, CATT for Parents, […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Christine Loock!January 9, 2018The RICHER* Social Pediatrics Initiative has been selected as the 2017 winner of the John F. McCreary Prize which recognizes and promotes interprofessional teamwork in the health and human service professions. The award will be handed out the UBC Health Annual Awards reception in February at UBC. *Responsive, Intersectoral-Interdisciplinary Child-Community, Health, Education and Research Congratulations […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Shazan Ahmed!Drs. Shazan Ahmed, Kendall Ho and Matthias Gorges are the recipients of $200,000 from a CIHR grant to support the development of Live 5-2-1-0. Live 5-2-1-0 is an evidence-based message promoting four simple guidelines for raising healthy children. Through the Live 5-2-1-0 message, SCOPE is supporting communities as they take action across all sectors to build healthy […] Read More >

Improving the early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in MalawiNovember 27, 2017Congratulations to Dr. Lavoie and his team for their mobile phone app to improve the diagnosis of sepsis in infants in Malawi. Dr. Lavoie’s project is one of 20 Canadian projects that have won funding through Grand Challenges Competition, which is awarding $2 million to Canadian innovators with ideas that address issues of child and […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Lori Tucker!November 10, 2017Dr. Lori Tucker is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Parminder Singh Award from the BC Pediatric Society. Dr. Tucker is an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. The award comes with a $1000 cheque which was presented on Nov 3 2017. Congratulations […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Kirk Schultz!Dr. Kirk Schultz is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Judith Hall Award from the BC Pediatric Society. Dr. Schultz is the Director, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program, Co-Lead, Childhood Cancer & Blood Research Group, and Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia. The award comes with a $500 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Ronsley!November 7, 2017Dr. Ronsley is 1 of 3 trainees awarded the Dr. John Dupré Award. The Resident Clinical Case/Research Project Poster Award includes a $500 honoraria and certificate awarded to trainees who have presented the highest ranked oral or poster clinical research projects or resident poster clinical vignettes at the CSEM (Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism) Annual Professional Conference in […] Read More >

Happy Halloween from the Dept of Pediatrics!November 1, 2017 Read More >

Reflections on an Academic Career, Dr. Judith G. Hall, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medical Genetics and PediatricsOctober 31, 2017Dr. Judith G. Hall Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medical Genetics and Paediatrics, University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital Friday, November 3, 2017 11:00 am Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, AERL Theatre (120) 2202 Main Mall MAP TO LECTURE THEATRE Little is available in the academic literature about academic career development, This talk will provide […] Read More >

2017 Master Chef ChallengeOctober 10, 2017On Friday, Sept 29 2017 members from the department of Pediatrics central administrative office had their Fall team-building event. Led by Cristel Moubarak, RD the event was a timed cooking challenge between 5 teams to create the most delicious and Instagram worthy dishes. More about our instructor Cristel Moubarak, RD can be found here: Read More >

The Department of Pediatrics Team | The Pure Protein Night Race™On Friday, September 21, 2017 the Department of Pediatrics Team raced in the Pure Protein Night Race™ It was a beautiful Fall night and a great team building event. The race will take runners through Stanley Park to create a moving celebration of light- a celebration that will continue at our post race party! Every […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Colin White! The Wilma Crockett Memorial Award is an opportunity for the BC renal and kidney transplant community to recognize individuals who have made and outstanding contribution to patient care in this province. Dr. White is the recipient of the 2017 Wilma Crockett Award! Dr.  Colin White is a Pediatric Nephrologist who has been at BC Children’s […] Read More >

2017 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients!October 5, 2017Congratulations to Drs. Hildebrand and Houghton recipients of the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award which recognizes clinical faculty members throughout BC who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and made an educational impact in a local community. MORE   Read More >

King of Children The Life and Death of Janusz KorczakKing of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak By Betty Jean Lifton Introductions by Elie Wiesel; Curren Warf and Alison A. Eddy • As featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper’s Wife • Korczak gave his life to continue protecting the children in his care ORDER FORM Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Chan!This year’s recipient of the Jerry Dolovich Award for Contributions to Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Canada is Dr. Edmond Chan. This award is the most prestigious award given by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Presentations will take place at the CSACI Annual Dinner on Saturday, October 14th, at 8:30 p.m. More […] Read More >

Victoria Cook honoured with the Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership AwardVictoria Cook, a pediatric clinical immunology and allergy fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2017 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize residents who exemplify leadership within Canadian specialty education and encourage the development of future leaders in medicine. MORE Congratulations Victoria! Read More >

APLS: THE ADVANCED PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY COURSESeptember 13, 2017APLS: THE ADVANCED PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY COURSE Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Location: BC Simulation Centre, BC Children’s Hospital Cost: $759 Website: Description: Learn to assess and manage critically ill children and detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay within the first hour of presentation to the ER. This course consists of […] Read More >