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Jill McEwen Receives 2019 CAEP President’s Award

July 17, 2019

Dr. Jill McEwen was recognized with the 2019 CAEP President’s Award, presented at the recent CAEP conference. The President’s Award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a commitment to CAEP through activities that have directly impacted the association. CAEP activities include board activities, committee work, involvement with working groups, advocacy, research, CPD activities, international work. […]

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Jim Christenson Receives Helen Karounis Memorial Award for Professionalism in EM

July 17, 2019

  Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, who received the Helen Karounis Memorial Award for Professionalism in Emergency Medicine at the 2019 CAEP Conference. This award recognizes a physician, resident, staff, who upholds the highest standards of professionalism in emergency medicine. The recipient demonstrates the following qualities:   Is altruistic, has integrity, is honesty, and conducts themselves […]

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Caroline Tyson Receives CAEP Terry Sosnowski Memorial Teacher of the Year Award

July 17, 2019

  Dr. Caroline Tyson received this prestigious teaching award at the 2019 CAEP conference. The award recognizes excellence and dedication in teaching the next generation of emergency medicine physicians. Congratulations Dr. Tyson! See more 2019 CAEP award recipients.  

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First Residents Graduate from Kelowna Residency Program Site

July 16, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Jared Baylis and Dr. Daniel Ting on their recent graduation from the UBC RCPS-EM Kelowna Program Site! This is the inaugural graduation for the remote residency training site which began accepting residents in 2014. Dr. Ting has started working clinically at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Baylis has started […]

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Andrew Kestler Receives VCHRI Innovation & Translational Research Award Grant

July 8, 2019

  Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Kestler for his recent VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award for his study, “Buprenorphine/naloxone to-go and intensive outreach team follow-up for emergency department patients with opioid use disorder”. Dr. Kestler has received $75,000 to be used over 2 years. St. Paul’s Hospital ED launched a pilot program in December 2018 to […]

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Faculty Renewal Update: Substance Use and Addictions Faculty Member

June 17, 2019

The Department is very happy to announce that Jessica Moe has accepted the offer as a full-time funded academic faculty member within the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC. This position was awarded to the Department from the Faculty of Medicine to focus on Substance Use and Addictions. Jessica is highly qualified and is already […]

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Jeff Brubacher: Low THC levels not linked to increased risk of car crashes

June 14, 2019

  Canadian drug-impaired driving laws penalize drivers found to have blood THC levels of between two to five nanograms per millilitre. However, new research led by the University of British Columbia suggests that THC levels less than five nanograms/ml of blood do not lead to an increased risk of causing car crashes in most drivers. […]

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Dr. Julian Marsden is awarded the 2019 David Haughton Leadership Award!

May 22, 2019

Dr. Julian Marsden is awarded the 2019 David Haughton Leadership Award! Julian was awarded the 2019 David Haughton Leadership Award which “Recognizes the exemplary achievements of Dr. Julian Marsden as a Physician, Leader, and Teacher in the Section of Emergency Medicine of Doctors of British Columbia”. Emergency Medicine in BC has been and continues to […]

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Dr. Kevin Clark new RCPS Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

May 16, 2019

We are pleased to announce and to congratulate Dr. Kevin Clark as the new RCPS Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director effective June 1, 2019. This is a new position only in that it is now separate from the distributed Associate Director positions in Vancouver, Fraser, the Interior and Vancouver Island. We are grateful to Brian […]

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Jessica Moe Receives 2019 VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Award

May 13, 2019

Congratulations to DEM Faculty Member Dr. Jessica Moe who recently received the 2019 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) Mentored Clinician Scientist Award! The VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Award is a salary award that supports new clinician investigators who are building an early research career. Under the excellent mentorship of Dr. Corinne Hohl, Dr. Jess Moe was granted a 2019 MCS […]

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Congratulations to the winners of the Herb Parkin awards for 2019!

May 8, 2019

The Herb Parkin Award is a yearly award given to a UBC Emergency Medicine Resident who has completed or at least made significant progress in a project that furthers an area of Emergency Medicine and also benefits the public. This year’s prize was awarded to Dr. Kevin O’Riordan, for his work with Hospital Preparedness for […]

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Gary Andolfatto Finds Ketamine Alleviates Acute Pain During Ambulance Rides

May 3, 2019

  In his recent study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Andolfatto and his colleagues found when ketamine is added to nitrous oxide and administered intranasally, it provides clinically significant pain reduction and improved comfort for patients. “We now have the science to show us that it can be used effectively and safely […]

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1st Annual Kelowna EM Research Day

April 18, 2019

Kelowna celebrated its first EM Research Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2019! The goal of the annual event is to build local research capacity. The presentation topics are listed below: Kelowna Emergency Department Suboxone Starts (KEDSS) Program for opioid use disorder: A program evaluation study. Dr. Britt Bailey, R2 UBC RCPS- EM Residency Program-Interior Journal […]

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Brian Grunau Leads Team Reviving Patient Clinically Dead for 52 Minutes

April 9, 2019

A 55-year-old Vancouver man who suffered a cardiac arrest was revived after being pronounced clinically dead for 52 minutes with the help of the ECPR team at St. Paul’s Hospital, led by Dr. Brian Grunau. ECPR (Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is the use of an external machine to oxygenate a patient’s blood supply. ECPR is used […]

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Using VR Technology to Ease Pain and Anxiety in Pediatric Patients

April 2, 2019

Peace Arch EP and DEM faculty member, Dr. Amir Behboudi, is conducting a study using inexpensive VR goggles for pediatric patients during potentially scary experiences like receiving stitches or having an IV inserted. “Our dream is for kids not to be afraid when they visit the ER,” said Dr. Behboudi. “There are simple things we […]

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Louise Cassidy Awarded Resident Innovation Fund

March 21, 2019

Congratulations to RCPS-EM resident, Louise Cassidy, who was chosen as a recipient of the Resident Innovation Fund from Resident Doctors of BC! The award of $2,500 is for her project “Post-shift road safety in British Columbia Medical Residents”. Louise developed and advanced this from an initial idea to a research project during the DEM “NERD Block”. […]

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Update on the BC Emergency Medicine Network

March 19, 2019

The BC EM Network connects BC emergency practitioners with each other and BC-relevant clinical resources. Within the Network, you’ll find peers sharing knowledge and supporting one another with information to improve patient care. The Network currently has 729 members and is growing! JOIN NOW!   Rural Input Our Rural Working Group provides a critical rural […]

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Reminder to Register: EM Research Day 2019

March 19, 2019

UBC EM Research Day CFRI Chan Centre, BC Children’s Hospital 9:00AM to 4:00PM   Dear BC Adult & Pediatric Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses & Paramedics, We are pleased to invite you to attend the 11th Annual UBC EM Research Day. The event will take place at the CRFI Chan Centre auditorium at BC Children’s Hospital […]

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Jeff Brubacher Receives $1.36M in research funding from Health Canada

March 19, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team for being awarded $1.36M over 36 months for their national study “Monitoring and Preventing Impaired Driving in Canada”. The study will measure drug levels in injured drivers from ten trauma centres across Canada, in addition to four centres in BC. The goal of this project is […]

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John Tallon receives The Dr. Charles Burns TAC Board Recognition Award

March 1, 2019

Congratulations to John Tallon who received the Dr. Charles Burns TAC Board Recognition Award at the Trauma Association of Canada 2019 Conference. The conference was held Feb 28-March 1, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta. To read more about the award details please visit the award recognition website.  

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Jen Chao wins CAEP Junior Investigator Grant

February 15, 2019

  Congratulations to Dr. Jen Chao, year 4 RCPS-EM resident, on being awarded a $5,000 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Junior Investigator Grant. Her project, “Low Dose Intravenous Ketorolac in Renal Colic, A Pilot Study to Plan a Randomized Controlled Trial”, compares 10mg vs 30mg of IV Ketorolac for pain control in adult patients […]

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1st in Canada Pilot Project – Takeaway Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Overdose Patients

February 8, 2019

  A first-of-its-kind pilot project is underway at St. Paul’s ED, in collaboration with the VCH Regional Addiction Program, providing opioid overdose patients with takeaway doses of suboxone upon discharge. Patients are given a three day supply of the opioid substitute treatment, along with instructions on how to take the medication. Patients must be in a sufficient […]

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Resident Jared Baylis Published in Annals of Emergency Medicine

January 24, 2019

  RCPS-EM resident Dr. Jared Baylis is the lead author of a recent publication, Conquering Consultations: A Guide to Advances in the Science of Referral-Consultation Interactions for Residency Education. His article is available online ahead of the upcoming print issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The article explores the referral-consultation process for resident doctors. […]

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Dr. Quynh Doan Receives FoM Strategic Investment Funding

December 12, 2018

Image credit: @BCCHresearch Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan, Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UBC Department of Pediatrics. She was a successful applicant to the Fall 2018 Strategic Investment Fund call. The Faculty of Medicine created the Strategic Investment Fund to advance the objectives of the faculty’s strategic plan, Building the Future.  Dr. Doan’s project is titled Helping […]

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Practice Simulation Team!!!

November 19, 2018

The resident team and coaches put on a great show and won top prize in the CFPC 2018 Family Medicine Forum held in Toronto Simulation (SIM) Olympiad. They were the best of the best!!! Of course, the CCFP residents were the stars of the show. It takes a lot of courage to stand on a […]

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Congratulations to Dug Andrusiek!

September 17, 2018

Congratulations to NERD Block Faculty Member Dug Andrusiek, for successfully defending his PhD dissertation on September 11, 2018. Dug’s thesis was titled: “Emergency Medical Services Design and Response: The Role of Chain-of-Survival Clinical Interventions on Survival Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest”, and his success is anticipated to soon lead to the first PhD granted at UBC to […]

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David Barbic Receives VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award

May 30, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. David Barbic for his recent VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award for his study, “Rapid agitation control with ketamine in the emergency department (RACKED): a randomized controlled trial”. When patients arrive at the emergency department (ED) agitated, aggressive and with potentially violent behaviour, it is paramount to find a way to address […]

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2018 DEM Research Retreat Summary

May 30, 2018

A DEM Research Retreat was held on April 10, 2018, and focussed on 3 broad themes: mentorship, support, and teamwork. A number of exciting action items were decided upon – click here to download a summary.  

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Corinne Hohl Receives 2018 Health Professional-Investigator Award

May 10, 2018

Dr. Corinne Hohl recently won the MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Award for her project “Implementing and evaluating ActionADE to transform medication safety”. The HP-I Award is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation. The awards support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to […]

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Jessica Moe Wins 2018 VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award

May 10, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Moe, who recently received a $75,000 operating grant for her project “Identifying Subgroups and Risk Among Frequent Emergency Department Users”. The Innovation and Translational Research Award funds innovative research that will have an impact on patient care at VCH and/or PHC, provide savings for the health system at VCH and/or PHC.

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Dr. Kendall Ho receives the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation Innovator’s Challenge Award for ED App

May 9, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Kendall Ho and the UBC DigiEM team, who is working with a cross emergency department team in the lower mainland, including Drs. Wayne Choi, Chris Lee, Chad Kim Sing and Eric Grafstein. The team recently received an inaugural VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation Innovator’s Challenge award for their work developing an app which enhances […]

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Jim Christenson Awarded 2018 Providence Health Care Research and Mission Award

May 2, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson who is a co-recipient of the 2018 Providence Health Care Research and Mission Award! The award is in recognition of his leadership and contributions to Providence Health Care as an emergency physician and clinician researcher. The selection committee noted Jim’s expertise in the resuscitation of patients suffering cardiac arrest, and […]

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Dr. Daniel Ting Receives Inaugural Herb Parkin Leadership Award

May 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce Dr. Daniel Ting, a 4th year resident in the Emergency Medicine Program based in Kelowna, has been awarded the first annual Herb Parkin Leadership Award. The Herb Parkin Leadership Award is given to a UBC EM resident who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Emergency Medicine. This […]

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Dr. Jared Baylis Receives 2017 Resident Doctors of BC Award of Merit

April 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce Dr. Jared Baylis, a 4th year resident in the Emergency Medicine Program based in Kelowna, has received the 2017 Resident Doctors of BC Award of Merit. This annual award recognizes members of the healthcare community for their contributions to creating an optimal training environment for residents in BC. As one […]

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Dr. Jessica Moe receives CIHR Travel Grant for a Starting Investigator Workshop

April 23, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Moe for recently receiving a CIHR travel grant to attend the Institute of Population and Public Health’s (IPPH) second annual “Starting Investigators Workshop” in Ottawa this June. This event is geared towards new population and public health researchers who have just become (or who are about to become) eligible to apply […]

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Fentanyl Overdose Survivors Need Little Hospital Care

April 12, 2018

Photo credit: Jason Payne / Province  Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer’s recently published study shows patients who receive an antidote promptly after a fentanyl overdose and show no complications require little hospital care. The findings, published last month in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, could help standardize how first-responders and emergency departments handle overdoses from the potent drug. View the Vancouver […]

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Devin Harris appointed to role of Executive Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety

April 6, 2018

Congratulation to Dr. Devin Harris who has been appointed to role of the Executive Medical Director (EMD) for Quality and Patient Safety. Devin is an Emergency physician at Kelowna General Hospital. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC. Devin began his career with Interior Health as Department […]

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Reminder to Register: EM Research Day 2018

March 19, 2018

EM Research Day will feature podium presentations on completed or planned EM research, plus a plenary presentation by visiting professor, Dr. Laurie Morrison, Research Chair, Professor, and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto; Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital, and […]

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Congratulations Dr. Jessica Moe and Dr. Corinne Hohl on a Successful CIHR Grant

March 8, 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Moe and Corinne Hohl, and their research team, Eric Grafstein, Brian Holroyd, Michael Schull, K. Dong, K. McGrail and M. McGregor. They recently received a $70,000 CIHR Operating Grant for their project “Identifying Risk and Transitions Among Frequent Emergency Department Users: Whose Needs Can Safely Be Met Elsewhere?”.  

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Dr. Corinne Hohl awarded CIHR Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis Grant

March 8, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Corinne Hohl and her research team, Jane Buxton, Roy Purssell, Jason Curran, Jesse Godwin, Perry Kendall, Jessica Moe, Mark Tyndall, as they recently received a $110,000 grant through the CIHR Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis Competition to support their research project “Systematic Review of Naloxone Interventions in Opioid Overdoses”. The dramatic […]

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Dr. Corinne Hohl Awarded CIHR’s SPOR Rewarding Success Funding

March 8, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl and her research team for being awarded $100,000 at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s SPOR Rewarding Success “Ideathon” in Ottawa. She presented her project “Implementing and Evaluating ActionADE to Transform Medical Safety” to a national review panel. The SPOR Rewarding Success Initiative was designed to produce interventions that will result […]

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Reporting Unfit Drivers: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of BC Physicians

March 8, 2018

Dr. Jeff Bruchacher along with his research team, Dr. Colby Renschler, Dr. Ana Maria Gomez, Dr. Benjamin Huang, Chung W. Lee, Shannon Erdelyi, Dr. Herbert Chan, and Dr. Roy Purssell, recently released “Reporting Unfit Drivers: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of BC Physicians“. This report puts forth a number of recommendation aimed at overcoming barriers to […]

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UBC EM Resident Dr. Daniel Ting Finalist for CAEP 2018 Top Education Innovation Abstract Award

February 14, 2018

Congratulations to UBC RCPS-EM Resident Dr. Daniel Ting, who was selected as a top 3 finalist for the CAEP 2018 Top Education Innovation Abstract Award! His abstract is titled “Implementation of an editorial internship at the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine to foster education and participation in academic emergency medicine”, and was co-authored by Drs. […]

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Dr. Corinne Hohl Receives UBC Killam Research Fellowship

February 14, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl, who was recently awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship. This prestigious award will be formally celebrated during a ceremony on April 17th at the Chan Centre and allows faculty members to pursue full-time research while on study leave. Check out more details on the Faculty of Medicine website. Well done […]

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Dr. Corinne Hohl invited to present at CIHR’s SPOR Rewarding Success Funding Competition

February 13, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Hohl and her research team for being selected to represent BC at the recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s SPOR Rewarding Success “Ideathon” (15-minute pitches to a national review panel) in Ottawa. She presented her project “Implementing and Evaluating ActionADE to Transform Medical Safety”. The SPOR Rewarding Success Initiative was designed […]

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PulsePoint launch in BC!

February 9, 2018

All Faculty, We are very privileged to be a part of a clinical trial to measure the effect of the Pulsepoint crowd sourcing technology to notify bystanders near a cardiac arrest that you may be needed http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/new-smartphone-app-could-save-lives More than a research project this technology could substantially increase bystander rates and save more lives. Consider joining […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Moe on her successful CAEP grant

February 8, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jessica Moe as she recently received a $5,000 grant through the CAEP Research Committee to support her research project “Identifying Subgroups And Risk Among Frequent Emergency Department Users: Whose needs can safely be met elsewhere?”.

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Dr. Roy Purssell Receives CIHR Funding

January 31, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Roy Purssell! Dr. Purssell is a key member of a team of researchers who were awarded $520,200 from CIHR for their study “Opioid Prescribing Evaluation and Research Activities (OPERA)”. This important study will assess patterns of opioid prescription in BC in relation to serious outcomes and will evaluate the effects of policy […]

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Dr. Jeff Brubacher & Team Receive Major CIHR Award!

January 25, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Brubacher and his research team on their recent CIHR award of $876,000 over five years for a study titled “Predictors of poor health and functional recovery following road trauma: An emergency department inception cohort study”. This success in a field of 50 submissions from across Canada is a monumental accomplishment by […]

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