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Register: 2021 UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day!

Register: 2021 UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day!

Wednesday April 14, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Save the date in your calendar REGISTER NOW Please note that this event will be online-only. EM Research Day will feature a number of presentations of completed or planned EM research. We’re excited to share that Dr. Jeffrey Perry will be our visiting professor! If […]

Are you looking for a mentor? Join the DEM Mentorship Program!

Do you have an area of interest, but do not know how to professionally grow into it? Do you need support teaching/supervising learners? Is your transition into practice challenging? Are you interested in playing a leadership role within your work environment? Do you have an interest in mentorship? Are you interested in getting support from […]

Dr. Jared Baylis supports the creation of a COVID-19 simulation guide

We’re proud to share that UBC Department of Emergency Medicine faculty member, Dr. Jared Baylis, has developed a COVID-19 simulation guide in partnership with the Interior Health simulation team. This guide contains a standardized set of protocols to support the safe delivery of simulation exercises regardless of the environment. The new guide is giving simulation […]

Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care – full report now available

Dear Colleagues, The investigative report on Indigenous-specific discrimination in BC health care by Justice Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is now released. It is titled “In Plain Sight” It was initiated due to media reports of specific racist comments in emergency departments in BC. It is a fair and balanced report. It clearly describes Indigenous peoples as […]

Invitation to Participate in the DEM Mentorship Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM), the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Clinical Faculty Affairs, and UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) invite DEM faculty members to participate as a mentor in our second edition of the DEM Mentorship Program. 100% of our mentors agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend the […]

2019 Awards and Significant Honours

Each year, faculty members from the Department of Emergency Medicine are recognized for their excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and research. Congratulations to our 2019 award and significant honour recipients: NAME AWARD/HONOUR AGENCY Jim Christenson Helen Karounis Memorial Award for Professionalism in Emergency Medicine Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Lee Graham 2019 Interior Site Emergency […]

Adoption of Contactless Sensors for COVID-19 Patients

UBC Emergency Medicine Professor, Dr. Kendall Ho, was recently awarded funding to facilitate clinical adoption of contactless sensors for COVID-19 patients. The grant is provided by the Government of Canada National Research Council (NRC). Contactless technologies can complement and support clinical diagnosis and decision making during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Patients can conveniently remain in […]

Dr. Garth Meckler named as a 2020 Faculty of Medicine Award recipient

Dr. Garth Meckler named as a 2020 Faculty of Medicine Award recipient

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. We are proud to share that UBC Emergency Medicine Associate Faculty member, Dr. Garth Meckler, was named as one of the winners of the Distinguished Achievement award. The award recognizes meritorious performance and his […]

Dr. Brian Grunau and Dr. Jim Christenson published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Dr. Brian Grunau and Dr. Jim Christenson published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Grunau and Dr. Jim Christenson on their recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)! The study, entitled Association of Intra-arrest Transport vs Continued On-Scene Resuscitation With Survival to Hospital Discharge Among Patients With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, set out to determine whether intra-arrest transport compared with continued on-scene […]

Dr. Jessica Moe receives funding for new COVID-19 mental health and substance use research

UBC Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Jessica Moe, is the nominated principal applicant for a new study addressing the mental health and substance use crisis emerging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, Preventing Opioid Deaths due to COVID Related Increase in Smoking Illicit Substances (Preventing OD CRISIS), is a collaboration between the […]