Research Rounds

The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine Research in Progress Rounds are an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and by the Maintenance of Proficiency Program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Research in Progress (RIP) Rounds are a forum for discussing and brainstorming issues surrounding planned research by DEM faculty members or residents. The format is informal and the sessions are always of interest, from both a research and clinical perspective. The overall learning objective for DEM Research in Progress Rounds is to apply a range of methodologies to carry out or critically appraise a wide range of emergency medicine research. The rounds are videotaped and available as an MPEG file for DEM Faculty Members and Residents who wish to review a session they were unable to attend. If you are interested in bringing a project forward to these rounds, please contact DEM Research Director Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban at

The rounds are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year (September to June), at 1300 – 1400 hours, and are hosted at The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. The rounds are videoconferenced to distributed sites around BC and can be accessed on personal devices via VC Anywhere.

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Room 2263
2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC

Web Broadcast

You can view live broadcasts of the Rounds on your own personal computer, laptop, iPad or mobile phone (via the calendar links below). Please view the online user guide for troubleshooting and contact UBC MedIT for technical support at 1-877-266-0666, Option 2.

Videoconference Etiquette

  • Remote sites and VC Anywhere users, please ensure your microphones are “muted” during the presentation, unless during Q&A following a presentation.
  • Host site audience: please use microphones during Q&A so remote sites can hear you.
  • If remote sites are experiencing technical issues or cannot see the presentation, please call UBC MedIT service desk at the # posted in your room. Health authorities, please contact your local IT service desk.


For more information on UBC DEM Research in Progress Rounds, scheduling and videoconference connection requests, please contact:

Carolyn MacKinnon
Research and Education Programs Administrative Assistant
UBC Department of Emergency Medicine
(604) 875-4111 ext. 69215

Archive of Topics

View past RIP Rounds topics


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