Disaster Medicine Interest Group joins the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine established the Disaster Medicine interest group in October 2023, which will support disaster medicine collaboration, research and training among healthcare professionals in British Columbia.

UBC emergency medicine researchers study concordance between virtual physician advice and subsequent health service utilization in BC

A new study found that most callers to a virtual physician triage service in BC seek the recommended health service. However, callers didn’t always use the health service advised by virtual physicians, and this varied by the type and urgency of advice provided, and whether or not the caller lived in an urban or rural […]

UBC emergency medicine researchers publish commentary to guide practice transition of advanced career emergency physicians

The Canadian emergency medicine community is overdue for cultural change and reflection on clinical adaptations to support the longevity and wellness of “advanced career” emergency physicians, according to a commentary by UBC DEM faculty members.

Dr. Brian Grunau receives Mid-Career Achievement Award and Lecture from the American Heart Association

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Grunau for receiving a 2023 Mid-Career Achievement Award from the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative, and Resuscitation with the American Heart Association.

Dr. Natasha DeSousa selected as 2023 Emergency Medicine Leadership fellow

Dr. Natasha DeSousa has been selected as the most recent fellow in the University of British Columbia (UBC) – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Emergency Medicine Leadership Fellowship program.

Dr. Gord McInnes receives 2023 UBC Faculty of Medicine Award

Congratulations to Dr. Gord McInnes for receiving a 2023 Faculty of Medicine Award.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Anthony Fong

Meet Dr. Anthony Fong, Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Jared Baylis receives inaugural Dr. Brian Chung Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education 

Congratulations to Dr. Jared Baylis, Clinical Assistant Professor with UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, for receiving the inaugural Dr. Brian Chung Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education in the RCPSC-EM program. 

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Roy Purssell

This special Faculty Spotlight highlights Dr. Roy Purssell, our outgoing Interim Co-Head of the Department.

Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher promoted to professor with UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher for being promoted to the rank of professor, with grant tenure, with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM).