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New virtual supports available for healthcare providers in rural, remote and First Nations communities

A new virtual support initiative is enabling rural healthcare providers to deliver timely patient-centred care closer to home. Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in rural, remote, and First Nations communities with access to 24-hour, just-in-time advice to support patient care. Through Zoom, they can be connected to one of […]

Research Leadership Update

Dear colleagues, The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is pleased to announce that Associate Research Director, Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, has accepted the role of Interim Research Director effective September 1, 2020. Dr. Scheuermeyer will also be taking on the role of Innovation Program Lead for the BC Emergency Medicine Network (BC EM Network).   As Dr. […]

Rural Emergency Services Research Symposium Proceedings

The Rural Health Services Research Network of British Columbia (RHSRNbc) hosted a research symposium focused on rural emergency services in partnership with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), and the EM Medicine Network on June 7th, 2018. 30 participants consisting of academics, health administrators and leaders, physicians, key people from the Ministry of Health and health authorities in […]

Dr. Moor-Smith receives the 2019 J.H. MacDermot writing award

Dr. Moor-Smith receives the 2019 J.H. MacDermot writing award

A big congratulations to Max Moor-Smith on winning the 2019 J.H. MacDermot writing award. The article was on “The world’s most poisonous mushroom, Amanitaphalloides, is growing in BC” [BCMJ2019;61:20-24]. Please click here view his BCMJ writing award.

Dr. Shavaun MacDonald received the 2020 Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award.

Dr. Shavaun MacDonald received the 2020 Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award.

Congratulations to Shavaun MacDonald on receiving the 2020 Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit Award. This award recognizes her commitment to medical education in Canadian Medical Schools. She is a critical care and emergency physician in Victoria. She is also the residency program director for the UBC Basic Clinical Year Residency Program and […]

Kendall Ho and faculty members recognized for outstanding contributions to health research

Department of Emergency Medicine faculty member Kendall Ho and Lori Brotto and Peter Leung, professors in the UBC department of obstetrics and gynaecology, have been awarded the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards. The annual awards recognize faculty who have made significant contributions in basic science research in the areas of health and life […]

Jeff Brubacher receives CIHR Grant for Partnerships for cannabis policy evaluation

Congratulations to Jeff Brubacher and his team for receiving 3-year funding from CIHR for a “Partnerships for cannabis policy evaluation” grant that they submitted last fall. The grant is just under $510,000 total.

Congratulations to Shahin for receiving two Strategic Investment Fund awards from UBC

Big congratulations to Shahin for receiving two Strategic Investment Fund awards from UBC. The first entitled: “Indigenous MD Applicant Structured Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Preparatory Workshop.” is valued at $50,490. This project will deliver MMI prep workshops for indigenous MD applicants with the goal of eventually increasing the number of indigenous physicians in BC and […]

UBC EM Research Day Cancelled

As a result of the rapidly-evolving COVID situation, we have made the decision to cancel UBC EM Research Day on April 8th. Our Visiting Professor, Dr. Jeff Perry, has been informed. Our thanks and apologies to those of you whose submissions were accepted for presentation. We are hopeful that we may be able to reschedule […]