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Come participate in a free public forum: Social Media for Health – Feb 4th

Dear Department colleagues: I would like to invite you to participate in a free forum (more info in the attachment), organized by UBC eHealth Strategy Office together with nursing, business, engineering and Library science, on a very timely topic of interest to ourselves and our patients: Title: Social Media for Health: The Good, The Bad, […]

Tracy Pickett wins a SECOND Royal College award, the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship

Please join me in congratulating Tracy Pickett on winning a second Royal College award, the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship ($10,500) to acquire new knowledge or pursue research. Tracy is part way through a Master’s of Forensic Medicine degree at Monash University in Melbourne.  She will spend May 2013 at Monash to complete coursework at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Tracy is the first […]

Tracy Pickett wins the Royal College Professional Development Grant!

Please join me in congratulating Tracy Pickett for winning the Royal College Professional Development Grant ($4000) to support personalized and practical professional development. Tracy used it to support the month she committed to the DEM NERD Research Methodology course which she says she thoroughly enjoyed.

Public notification of the addition of Emergency Medicine as an entry route to the subspecialty of Pain Medicine

This memo is provided to stakeholders of the Royal College, to seek your feedback on a proposed change to add Emergency Medicine as a route of entry to the newly recognized subspecialty of Pain Medicine. Please click here to read more information.

Open invitation to the upcoming Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consortium Meeting

This is an open invitation to the upcoming Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consortium Meeting which will be held in Seattle in January 2013. This is a unique conference of three North-Pacific Pediatric Emergency Medicine Divisions: BC Children’s Hospital Seattle Children’s Hospital OHSU Emergency Medicine/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital http://pacificnwpem.org/ 

Position available for Department of Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director

Applications are invited for the position of Department of Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director. This position is open to Department of Emergency Medicine faculty members from all of the distributed sites. The DEM Clerkship Director will be appointed within the Department of Emergency Medicine, and will report to the Department of Emergency Medicine Undergraduate Education Program […]

Congratulations to Rod McFadyen in his new role as UBC Specialty Medical Director/CPD Educator and Royal College CPD Educator Region 1

Congratulations to Rod McFadyen in his new role as UBC Specialty Medical Director/CPD Educator and Royal College CPD Educator Region 1. Rod works with the Victoria group and has a long interest and experience in education at all levels. We are indeed honoured to pleased for Rod. He will be an exceptional professional education leader and a […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ka Wai Cheung for her success in receiving the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Mentored Clinical Scientist Award.

This is a significant achievement and a major step in Ka Wai’s academic career. Her focus will be on smoking cessation in patients seen in the emergency department and we wish her the best of success. The link at the UBC website is: http://www.med.ubc.ca/about_us/Awards_and_Honours.htm

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Plant for being chosen as the recipient of the Faculty of Medicine Award for Innovation in CME/CPD

This award recognizes outstanding innovation and/or creativity with original work in the area of CME/CPD programming. Dr. Plant’s award is a very positive reflection on the Department of Emergency Medicine.

UBC Emergency Medicine Contributing to the Success of the 2010 Olympics

The Vancouer 2010 Olympics are finally here and the gargantuan effort of bringing the world to Vancouver could not have happened without the desire, dedication and drive of many individuals. Many of the faculty and staff of the Department of Emergency Medicine have contributed to a number of different aspects of the 2010 Olympic Games. […]