BCEHS is now officially a division of the Provincial Health Services Authority

The Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC) is now officially a division of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). The Emergency and Health Services Amendment Act, 2013 completed its final reading in the legislature. This means that the newly named British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), formerly EHSC, will have an even closer alignment to […]

Drs. Wan and Vu Receive Air Medical Physician Seed Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Wilson Wan (a Resident in the UBC RCPS-EM training program) and DEM Faculty Member Dr. Eric Vu for receiving a 2013 Air Medical Physician Seed Grant! This competitive grant was awarded for their study submission titled: “Characterizing Care of Sepsis Patients Requiring Critical Care Transport in British Columbia”.

Drs. Barclay, Cheng and Abu-Laban Awarded Grant to Study DTUs in Fraser

Congratulations to Drs. Neil Barclay, Amy Cheng, and Riyad Abu-Laban who were recently awarded  a competitive Fraser Health Authority Seed Grant for a project titled “Effect of a Diagnostic Treatment Unit (DTU) on Emergency Department Length of Stay and Inpatient Admissions”. This study will comparatively evaluate the DTUs of both the Royal Columbian Hospital and […]

2013 VGH Emergency Medicine Research Newsletter

Take a look at this years Vancouver General Hospital’s Emergency Medicine’s Research Newsletter! Read about the exciting things that have occurred such as Awards & Grants, Research Activities, Research Policy, Publications and Abstracts & Presentations. Click here to download a copy for yourself!

Dr. Afshin Khazei wins the UBC Innovation in CME/CPD Award

Congratulations to Dr. Afshin Khazei on winning the UBC Innovation CME/CPD Award! This award comes with a plaque, a $1000 prize and a notification in the BCMJ, the FoM newsletter, the UBC CPD Calendar and the UBC CPD Website.

Dr. Shahin Shirzad is the new Department of Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shahin Shirzad has accepted the position of the Department of Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director effective April 1, 2013.   His duties will  include provincial oversight of the core EM clerkship (currently in Year 3) and Year 4 electives. Shahin brings much experience and personal attributes to this position […]

Dr. Skinner and colleagues receive the 2013-2014 TLEF award

Congratulations to Dr. Skinner and his colleagues on the success of their application entitled, Emergency Department Ultrasound: An introduction to the ultrasound assisted physical exam for medical students, for funding from the TLEF 2013-2014. It is indeed a prestigious award!

Kendall Ho Receives CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Congratulations to DEM faculty member Dr. Kendall Ho, who is a co-investigator on project titled “Impact of short message service interventions on STI prevention and control” that was recently awarded a CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant. The principal investigator of this cutting-edge research team is Dr. Gina Ogilvie from the BCCDC, and the results of this […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

We would like to personally acknowledge and congratulate four individuals who are being recognized this year by the Faculty of Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine for their 25 years of service as clinical faculty. Dr. Bruce Campana Dr. Rua Mercier Dr. Robert Saunders Dr. Robert Street Thank you for your long service to emergency […]

Corinne Hohl writes article in CAEP Communique

DEM Faculty Member Corinne Hohl wrote a very nice feature in the CAEP Communiqué December 2012 discussing how her CAEP Research Award sparked her to much greater research success. Please click here to download a PDF copy of this article. Please click here to see the article on the CAEP website.