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 […]
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 […]
Welcome new DEM residents!
March 3, 2016
Congratulations and a warm welcome to our new PGY1 residents who will begin their residency with us on July 1, 2016! On March 2, 2016, the Department of Emergency Medicine welcomed 12 new residents to our Program. Our Fraser site welcomes Dr. Shayla Behrens from UBC and Dr. Adrianna Rowe from U of C. Our […]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team. Jeff learned this week that his application to the CIHR to study BC’s new speed limits was ranked FIRST among 42 applicants, and was granted approximately $125K/year funding for 2 years! This is a fantastic achievement that illustrates the world-class research Dr. Brubacher […]
Register Now! EM Research Day – April 6, 2016
January 14, 2016
EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a plenary presentation by Visiting Professor, Dr. Martin Pusic, Director of the Division of Education Quality and Analytics for the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Ducharme’s work is highly respected and internationally known, so this […]
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
GEMI EM Training Partnership in Nepal
November 3, 2015
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!
November 2, 2015
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 […]
Order of The Red Cross awarded to Dr. Andrew MacPherson
October 21, 2015
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
October 20, 2015
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
September 8, 2015
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. 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.
Drugs at Music Festivals: CCSA Teams Up with UBC’s Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group
June 25, 2015
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has partnered with UBC’s Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group to build consistency in approaches to reducing harm at music festivals as a result of substance use. After a national meeting in January 2015, working groups have now been established to begin implementing recommendations centered around four key areas. Read the report […]
They were exceptional and won FIRST PRIZE at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting in Edmonton. FRCPS (EM) residents Nicolle Holm, Wesley Jang and Kelsey Innes and Nurse Leader and long time ACLS/CPR instructor Sherry Stackhouse showed how a great resuscitation team functions and beat out very stiff competition from other […]
Congratulations Dave Sweet, Global Sepsis Award 2015
June 2, 2015
It is a great pleasure to tell you that Dave Sweet has won the Global Sepsis Award! Please click here to view award letter to David Sweet. Dave has been the BC Champion for Clinical Care Management of Sepsis and has tirelessly promoted and advocated for the widespread implementation of effective and early care. This international award […]
View DEM Rounds from your personal device
May 27, 2015
You can now view DEM Grand Rounds and Research in Progress Rounds from your home computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone with VC Anywhere. Simply log in (no account needed) to view the video conferenced presentations. View more details and upcoming rounds.
Corinne is an expert in Adverse Drug events and is building system solutions to more easily document and share that information and ultimately reduce the incidence of these events. Have a listen to her podcast at the following link.
CONGRATULATIONS to Associate Professor Riyad Abu-Laban!!
April 15, 2015
Riyad won the UBC Killam Teaching Prize this year, the highest honour at UBC for teaching excellence!! This honour is extremely well-deserved and recognizes the many years of Riyad’s commitment to teaching emergency medicine in the Division of Surgery and then the Department of Emergency Medicine Please join in congratulating Riyad for this wonderful achievement! […]
Register now for EM Research Day – April 8, 2015
February 23, 2015
EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a presentation and feedback by our Visiting Professor, Dr. Jim Ducharme, Clinical Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and Vice-President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ducharme’s work is highly respected […]
Dr. Jeff Brubacher interviewed by GlobalBC
February 20, 2015
Dr. Jeff Brubacher was interviewed recently on GlobalBC for his insights into the causes of motor vehicle crashes. He is the lead on the Road Safety Research Initiative and is well recognized for his ground-breaking work. Listen to the interview.
Dr. Gary Adolfatto receives VCHRI Clinician Scientist Investigator Award
February 12, 2015
Congratulations to DEM faculty member and Lion’s Gate Hospital ED Research Director Dr. Gary Andolfatto. His study on an “Early Analgesia Protocol in the Emergency Department” was recently granted a 2015 VCHRI Clinician Scientist Investigator Award, funded by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The VCHRI Investigator Award promotes excellence and builds health research capacity through […]
Register now for Western Emergency Department Operations Conference – April 16-17, 2015
February 10, 2015
We welcome you to register for the Western Emergency Department Operations Conference! Register now for the 5th Annual Western Emergency Department Operations Conference (WEDOC) being held on April 16th and 17th, 2015 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre in Vancouver, and book your accommodation with Delta Vancouver Suites. The goal of the conference is to […]
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group (MGMIG) at the University of British Columbia, are convening a group of multi-disciplinary experts and stakeholders for a 1½ day meeting in Vancouver, BC, on January 19th and 20th, 2015. With a focus on alcohol […]
Dr. James Heilman is interviewed in the New York Times
October 6, 2014
James Heilman is interviewed in the New York Times regarding the accuracy of Wikiproject Medicine information on the constantly changing EBOLA epidemic. James is a Clinical Instructor in the DEM and works in Cranbrook at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. This link will take you to the article:
Congratulations UBC CCFP-EM class of 2014/15
October 6, 2014
After a year of hard work and several summer months of studying, all of our recent UBC CCFP-EM graduates were successful in the September 2014 exam. They are currently working throughout BC and Ontario. Top: Dr Diala El-Zammar Middle: Dr Ryan Cordes, Dr Milissa Ringer Bottom (L-R): Dr Richard Oosthuizen, Dr Saurabh Gupta, Dr Ben Wilson, […]