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UBC DEM Staff Holiday Lunch 2015

UBC DEM Staff Holiday Lunch 2015

Congratulations to Kevin Shi, Head of the Delta Hospital Emergency Department

Congratulations to Kevin Shi, Head of the Delta Hospital Emergency Department. Kevin received an award from the BC College of Family Physicians for innovation and excellence in clinical care and teaching. Follow this link for more information http://bccfp.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Celebrating-Your-Successes.pdf And join me in congratulating Kevin! Jim Christenson

Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban receiving UBC 2015 Killam Teaching Prize
GEMI EM Training Partnership in Nepal

GEMI EM Training Partnership in Nepal

The Global EM Initiative (GEMI, an interest group with UBC DEM) works closely with Canadian academic partners to support the EM post-graduate training program at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal.  Since the program’s beginning in Sept 2013, 9 UBC DEM faculty members have volunteered to teach and work alongside trainees and colleagues […]

Grant application to CIHR to establish the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium was successful!

Dr. Jim Christenson announces that the grant application to CIHR to establish the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium  was successful. This grant will enable the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium work to continue in Canada. The 3 core research sites will be UBC and the BCEHS (Christenson), the U of Ottawa and OPALS agencies (Stiell) and the U of Toronto […]

ESICM LIVES 2015 | Berlin | October 2015 Photo credit © Dirk Michael Deckbar

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Board chair Sara John Fowler honors Dr. Andrew MacPherson with the prestigious Order of Red Cross! Under Andrew's leadership, the Canadian Red Cross pioneered the inclusion of automated external defibrillation (AED) training in our First Aid courses. Research later demonstrated that the use of an AED in conjunction with CPR administered immediately after cardiac arrest can double a person’s chance of survival.

Order of The Red Cross awarded to Dr. Andrew MacPherson

  The Red Cross has bestowed its highest honour on faculty member Dr. Andrew MacPherson. Under his leadership, as Medical Director for the Canadian Red Cross National Medical Advisory Committee, the Canadian Red Cross pioneered the inclusion of automated external defibrillation training in its first aid courses. Subsequent to this inclusion, research demonstrated that the use of an […]

A Successful Departmental Strategic Planning Retreat

A Successful Departmental Strategic Planning Retreat

Thank you to the faculty members who attended the Department of Emergency Medicine Strategic Planning Retreat, held on October 15-16, 2015. A special thank you to those who presented and led sessions, as well as many thanks to our wonderful staff who planned and supported the retreat. Many wonderful ideas came out of the discussions, sometimes […]

Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Pickett for academic achievement in Forensic Medicine

Tracy graduated with a Master’s in Forensic Medicine from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in May, and was awarded the “Monash University Academic Medal for Excellence in Graduate and Postgraduate Coursework Study” for having the “highest record of academic achievement”.  It is the first time the Department of Forensic Medicine has received the award! She […]

Dr. Harpinder Paul Johar has received a Robert Wood Johnson Award!

Dr. Harpinder Paul Johar has received a Robert Wood Johnson Award.  This achievement is supported by the Johnson & Johnson Medical Company and recognizes Dr. Johar’s work as he completes his degree in Masters of Health Care Administration at the University of British Columbia.