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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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