BC Emergency Medicine Network Publication
January 18, 2018
The first publication on the BC Emergency Medicine Network, “The British Columbia Emergency Medicine Network: A Paradigm Shift in a Provincial System of Emergency Care” is available online in Cureus, an open-access medical journal. The paper, written in collaboration with our patient partners, provides an overview of the EM Network, including its background, purpose, programs, […]
UBC Digital Emergency Medicine Group Awarded Vancouver Foundation Grant
December 20, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho and the UBC Digital Emergency Medicine team! The UBC Digital Emergency Medicine (DigEM) group was recently awarded a Vancouver Foundation grant on their project “Evidence Supported Self-management Enablement and Cultural Engagement (ESSENCE): Supporting BC’s Multicultural Communities in Optimizing Evidence Supported Self-Management and Prevention of Chronic Diseases”, as part of the […]
Dr. Brian Grunau Receives the AHA Young Investigator Award
November 24, 2017
Congratulations to DEM faculty member and CHÉOS scientist, Dr. Brian Grunau, on receiving the American Heart Association (AHA) Young Investigator award. The award is presented annually for the top research submitted to the AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium and is given to scientists within the first five years of their appointment. The research recognized was a part of […]
New Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards
November 1, 2017
The BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre has launched the Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards to provide the opportunity for researchers, healthcare providers, decision makers and patient partners to develop patient-oriented research studies in Northern BC. The award will help to catalyze research that aligns with the SPOR Capacity Development Framework and the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework. The total amount available for this competition is $50,000, which […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher presented a statement at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
October 30, 2017
Dr. Jeff Brubacher appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on September 18th and presented a statement regarding their study of Bill C-46. The bill proposes new measures to combat impaired driving including random breathe testing of drivers for alcohol and introducing per se levels for THC. Both topics […]
Congratulations to the NERD Block 2017 Graduating Class!
October 20, 2017
The NERD (Novel Education in Research and Design) grads are pictured here with Course Director Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban on the far right. This year’s NERD participants included 12 Royal College EM Residents, two Pediatric EM Fellows, and one DEM Faculty Member. And special thanks to the 29 NERD Block Faculty Members, Workshop Group Facilitators Drs. […]
Please join me in congratulating Chad Kim Sing on being selected as the inaugural UBC-BH Emergency Medicine Leadership Fellow! The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard recently collaborated on the development of a 2 year program to build leadership skills in promising future EM leaders. Chad is presently the […]
Rural Online EM Journal Club Returns in September
September 1, 2017
Another exciting season of the Rural Emergency Medicine Journal Club is about to begin! Register online This online journal club is a great way for rural physicians with an interest in Emergency Medicine to form a community of practice across a dispersed geographical area. The online nature of this club allows you to join at […]
Cranbrook physician Dr. James Heilman is the only BC doctor, and one of only a few hundred physicians worldwide, who volunteers his time writing and editing Wikipedia to ensure its accuracy as a medical resource. As he explains in the Vancouver Sun profile, “Improving content on the internet is important global public health work, especially since […]
Please join me in congratulating DEM faculty member Dr. Kevin Clark Kevin won the very special Patricia Clugston Award for Resident Teaching, The Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award For Excellence in Teaching recognizes a physician clinical educator for his or her contributions to Residents’ medical education. The recipient will have created a safe learning environment […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher receives the Noni MacDonald Award
July 4, 2017
Jeff Brubacher, Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine received the 2017 Noni MacDonald Award from the Canadian Pediatric Society. Noni MacDonald Award recognizes an article in Paediatrics & Child Health journal that has positively affected paediatric medicine. This year’s prize goes to the lead author, Dr. Jeff Brubacher of the article published in […]
Big congratulations to Charles Stringer and Jen Chao for representing UBC and winning the inaugural CAEP SonoGames today! They were part of the “A Lines”, representing Western Canada. Also, congrats to Dr. Justin Ahn, their inspirational coach who is an Emerg Physician at Royal Columbian Hospital!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ertel to the role of Vice President, Medicine & Quality effective immediately. Dr. Ertel (Mike) is a practicing emergency physician at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and has been a highly respected member of the Interior Health medical community for more than 20 years. As a highly regarded speaker in Emergency Medicine, Mike […]
Congratulations to Eric Grafstein and the MMU Deployment team for an effective response to the fentanyl crisis.
May 30, 2017
They received the Award of Excellence from Vancouver Coastal health for Teamwork & Collaboration. This award is for a team that has come together to problem-solve, break down boundaries and/or create new relationships, finding sustainable solutions to health care challenges. Award of Excellence Mobile Medical Unit Deployment Team, Vancouver Acute & Vancouver Community: Lori Korchinski, Afshan […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher receives CIHR funding
May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and co-investigators Mark Asbridge, Rollin Brant, Herbert Chan, Shannon Erdelyi, and Scott MacDonald on their recently awarded CIHR grant ($845,325 over five years) for their study “Evaluation of the effect of cannabis legalization on road safety”. This project will continue Dr. Brubacher’s “Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk” study in order to […]
Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho for receiving the Award of Excellence in the People First Award category of Innovation
May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho for receiving the Award of Excellence in the People First Award category of Innovation. Over 80 nominations from across the organization this year were received. The selection committee—comprised of Senior Executive Team members, directors and frontline staff—had the difficult task of evaluating the impressive entries based on the award criteria. For […]
Congratulations to the CanROC Research Team. Led by Principal Investigator Paul Dorian in Toronto they have been successful with a $2.5 Million Dollar Grant from CIHR to study Epinephrine Dosing in Cardiac Arrest The randomized controlled blinded trial will compare standard dosing vs low dose vs placebo. This current dosing of epinephrine in cardiac arrest […]
Dr. Quynh Doan Receives CIHR Funding
May 19, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and her team members, who include Dr. Robert Stenstrom, on their recent CIHR grant award (approximately $600K) to validate MyHEARTSMAP, a psychosocial assessment tool for use in the emergency department (ED). Although up to 70% of youth seeking care in the ED have an underlying mental health condition, only 10% seek […]
ERT Award given to DEM residency program
May 18, 2017
The UBC Royal College of Emergency Medicine Residency Program received an award from the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team (ERT), in appreciation for allowing ERT members to participate in a recent procedural skills educational event. Pictured here is Dr. Eric Vu presenting a plaque to Senior Resident Dr. Jonathan Lee.
Congratulations to DEM faculty members Dr. Jeff Brubacher and Dr. Kendall Ho for each being granted one of the 11 inaugural 2017 Health Professional-Investigator Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). This success is a major achievement, both for Drs. Brubacher and Ho, and for the DEM as a whole. The MSFHR […]
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Stewart on receiving the 2017 Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of medical Education. this award recognizes his valuable contribution to medical education in our Faculty.
Professor Kendall Ho recently received a grant from the Lawson Foundation for his project “Mobile Digital-health for Activity and Wellness – mDAWN Kids: Using online comics, mHealth and wearables for type 2 diabetes prevention for middle years children through their Diabetes Funding Strategy”. Funding from this grant will engage school age children from Grade 4 to […]
Congratulations to Dr. Les Vertesi on receiving the CAEP Honourary Life Membership Award
February 5, 2017
The Honourary Life Membership Award recognizes a CAEP member who has made outstanding contributions and dedicated service to emergency medicine in Canada. Dr. Vertesi’s continued contributions, including his work developing, championing and promoting the creation of the Advanced Life Support Paramedic training in British Columbia, have had a substantial impact in emergency medicine at the […]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Trevor Skutezky, RCPS-EM Resident, and co-investigator Dr. Corinne Hohl, Associate Professor, as they recently received a $5,000 grant through the CAEP Research Committee to support their research project “Improving patient care by engaging Emergency Department staff in a participatory design of a Patient Safety Event reporting platform at an […]
Register now! UBC EM Research Day – April 5, 2017
January 6, 2017
EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a plenary presentation by visiting professor, Dr. Paul Atkinson, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University, Chair of the Dalhousie Emergency Medicine Research Committee, and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Atkinson’s work is highly respected […]
New study finds bystander CPR rates vary by neighbourhood
January 3, 2017
Dr. David Barbic is co-author of a new study finding Vancouver neighbourhoods with a higher proportion of Chinese residents, such as Richmond or Chinatown, tend to have higher rates of bystander CPR. Receiving immediate CPR increases survival rates from cardiac arrest by 2-3 times. Increased rates of survival were also noted in Kitsilano, Strathcona and […]
Mobile Medical Unit to treat DTES overdose patients
December 22, 2016
Dr. Eric Grafstein is the co-medical director of the newly opened Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), an initiative launched in Vancouver’s downtown eastside in response to the current opioid overdose crisis. BC Health Minister Terry Lake toured the facility which offers a unique combination of services, operating as a mobile emergency room and addictions referral […]
Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, new DEM Associate Research Director
December 12, 2016
The Department of Emergency Medicine would like to congratulate Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, our new DEM Associate Research Director. Frank will support Riyad Abu-Laban to help strengthen our research programs in many ways including critical review of literature through Journal Club, supporting new developing projects at Research in Progress Rounds, and spearheading new initiatives related to mentorship […]
Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan on receiving the 2015-2016 for the Academic Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine
October 24, 2016
DEM would like to congratulate Dr. Quynh Doan in winning the 2015-2016 for the Academic Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This well-deserved recognition reflects Quynh’s commitment and excellence in her education of Pediatrics emergency medicine. Well done, Quynh!
Congratulations to Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban on receiving the 2015-16 Off Service Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
October 24, 2016
DEM would like to congratulate Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban in winning the 2015-16 Off Service Teacher of the Year award from UBC Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This is a recognition bestowed upon him through the Pediatrics Emergency Medicine fellows for his invaluable contributions to their education. Please join our Department in celebrating Riyad’s success.
New DEM Clinical Faculty Promotions (August 2016)
October 4, 2016
Please join me in congratulating the follow DEM Clinical Faculty members on their recent promotions. Frank Ackermann – Clinical Assistant Professor – East Kootenay Regional Eric Angus – Clinical Assistant Professor – Lion’s Gate Karine Badra-Quirion – Clinical Assistant Professor – St. Paul’s Matthew Bouchard – Clinical Assistant Professor – Vancouver General Douglas Brown […]
DEM study receives Summer Student Research Award
August 16, 2016
Congratulations to Ms. Jingfei Zhang for receiving a 2016 Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program award to carry out a study on “Understanding the perspectives of patients, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and medical doctors for their need of an electronic communication tool for documentation and surveillance of concomitant TCM-prescription medication usage”. This award […]
Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, received a major 1.16M CIHR operating grant to support her research on reducing adverse drug events (ADEs), the unintended and harmful events associated with medications. Her project “When Treatments Harm: Building Better Systems and Enhancing Research Capacity to Reduce Adverse Drug Events” […]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, and her research team as they recently received a $100,088 grant through CIHR to support their research project “Factors Contributing to the Development of Preventable Adverse Drug Events”. Adverse drug events are a leading cause of hospital […]
The Department of Emergency Medicine Clinical Faculty members have recently been appointed the following promotions. Heartfelt congratulations to everyone! Charles Sun – Clinical Professor – Victoria General Hospital David Williscroft – Clinical Associate Professor – Lions Gate Hospital Kevin McMeel – Clinical Associate Professor – Nanaimo General Hospital Simon Pulfrey – Clinical Associate Professor […]
Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and her team on receiving the BC Health Care Award of Merit for Top Innovation for her HEARTSMAP mental health evaluation tool.
Congratulations to Dr. Julian Marsden for receiving the 2016 Award for Distinguished Service to CME/CPD! The Award for Distinguished Service to CME/CPD is presented annually to an individual affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine in recognition of substantial long-term contributions to UBC Faculty of Medicine-sponsored Continuing Professional Development activities.
Dr. Kendall Ho receives 2016 Canadian Health Informatics Association Clinician Leadership Award
June 10, 2016
Dr. Kendall Ho is the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Health Informatics Association Clinician Leadership award. This award recognizes a clinician who has shown leadership in Canada in advancing the use of health Information Communication Technology (ICT) and informatics or telehealth in clinical practice resulting in improved provider and patient experiences and outcomes. This award […]
Dr. Kevin Shi receives BCCFP award for his contribution to the education of family medicine residents
June 10, 2016
Dr. Kevin Shi, a CCFP(EM) full time emergency physician at the Delta Hospital, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept of EM, recently received an award from the BC College of Family Physicians for his contribution to the education of family medicine residents. This was an award he was nominated for by the residents […]
Dr. Anthony Bryson (R2) receives RHC Herb Parkin Award!
June 10, 2016
We are very pleased to announce Dr. Anthony Bryson (R2) RHC’s first annual winner of the Herb Parkin Award. Anthony designed and taught the curriculum for pre-hospital ultrasound for BC Ambulance Critical Care Paramedics. Currently the paramedics are being assessed for image acquisition, with the goal to have them use their skills to further advance pre-hospital care in […]
Fentanyl Epidemic Webinar – May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016
Dr. Roy Purssell’s webinar on the BC fentanyl epidemic, presented May 24, 2016, can be viewed here. Slides from the presentation can be viewed here. If you have any questions, feedback, or would like to get involved, please contact Dr. Roy Purssell at Roy.firstname.lastname@example.org. This was the first in a series of Emergency Medicine Network webinars.
On April 27th during the RCH EM Grand Rounds session Dr. Nicolle Holm (R4) and Dr. Wesley Jang (R4) played one of the best games of 20 Questions that we have heard in quite a while. Their questions had the audience guessing and almost crying with laughter. They definitely made sure we were all listening. […]
Congratulations to our Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Member Dr. Barry Miller, who has received major recognition from the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barry Miller, nominated by Drs. Adam Lund and Caroline Tyson, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Miller is a Clinical Assistant […]
Congratulations to our Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Member Dr. Brian Farrell, who has received major recognition from the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Brian Farrell, nominated by Drs. Bruce Wright and Sam Stewart, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Farrell is a Clinical Assistant Professor […]
Dr. Peter Zed Promoted to Professor!
April 6, 2016
Congratulations to Associate DEM Faculty Member Dr. Peter Zed, on his well deserved promotion to Professor! Peter is Associate Dean, Practice Innovation in the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has a national reputation for excellence in Emergency Medicine research and publishing, particularly in the area of pharmacotherapy and drug related visits to the Emergency […]
DEM researcher, Dr. Corinne Hohl and team receive Canadian Institutes of Health Research eHealth Innovation Partnership Grant
March 8, 2016
Dr. Corinne Hohl, an Associate Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and Dr. Ellen Balka, a University Professor with SFU’s School of Communication received a major $662,550 CIHR grant to support their co-led research project on reducing adverse drug events, the harmful and unintended consequences of medications. Adverse drug events are a leading […]
Kendall Ho, his Team and Collaborators have successfully been awarded a CIHR grant for “TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring”
March 8, 2016
Congratulations to Kendall Ho, his Team and Collaborators! They have successfully been awarded a CIHR grant for “TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring”. This is a 4 year project to investigate how to use home/portable sensors such as blood pressure/oxygen saturation/weight and other physiologic measures to support safely discharging heart failure […]