In this week’s issue:
- CIHR – Update on 2016 1st Project Grant Live Pilot competition, see below
- CIHR – Update on 2015 Foundation Live Pilot competition, see below
- American Association for Cancer Research – Neuroendocrine Cancer Research Request for Proposals
- Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation – Clinical Research Seed Grants
Awards and Honours:
- British Columbia Achievement Foundation – 2016 BC Community Achievement Awards
- UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Professional Advancement Learning Series (PALS): Time Management, for when You Don’t Have any Time!
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Workshop: Optimizing Communication for Excellence in Patient Care, Level 1
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Joint UBC Conferences
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – IUD Insertion Workshop
Update on the 2016 1st Project Grant Live Pilot Competition
Summary of Research Proposal
CIHR has heard concerns regarding the requirement for the Project Grant summary of research proposal to remain unchanged between registration and application. After having considered the feedback received, CIHR has made the decision to allow changes to the research summary at the application stage. Please visit the Project Grant – Summary of Research Proposal web page for more information.
Additionally, Dr. Lara Boyd has received the Instructions and Peer Review Manual for the Project Grant Live Pilot and would expect this information to be official and final, please see attached. 2016 Project Application Instructions _Dec 9 Project Peer Review Manual_Dec 9
Question and Answer Webinars
CIHR will be hosting a series of Question and Answer webinars beginning in January 2016 to provide applicants and research administrators an opportunity to ask questions about the Project Grant application. You may register for a webinar on CIHR’s website.
Update on 2015 Foundation Live Pilot Competition
Updates to Stage 2 Application include:
|Stage 2 Application||Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot – Stage 2 Application Instructions (Updated: 2015-12-11)|
|Interpretation Guidelines: Foundation Scheme Adjudication Criteria (Updated: 2015-12-11)|
|Peer Review Manual – Foundation Scheme (Updated: 2015-12-11)|
- Revisions to the Stage 2 Foundation Interpretation Guidelines to improve clarity and further define the intent of each adjudication criterion.
- Revisions to the budget process, which include:
- An increase in the length of the budget justification section to 1 page (increased by ½ page);
- Clearer instructions and training materials for both applicants and reviewers;
- Applicant baseline amounts at Stage 2.
- An increase in the length of the Research Approach section to 3 pages (increased by 1 page).
- Adjustments to the weighting of the sub-criteria, as follows:
- Research Concept: 25% (increased 5%);
- Research Approach: 25% (increased 5%);
- Expertise: 20% (no change);
- Mentorship and Training: 20% (no change);
- Quality of Support Environment: 10% (decreased 10%).
Deadline: January 12, 2016
The American Association for Cancer Research, in partnership with the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals for innovative research on neuroendocrine cancers.
Through the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant program, a single grant of $250,000 will be awarded over two years in support of a project in basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research. The recipient must accept his or her grant in person at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, held April 16-20 in New Orleans.
Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field, as well as investigators with experience in other cancer or biomedical research areas that may have direct application and relevance to neuroendocrine tumors.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the AACR website.
Deadline: March 11, 2016
The SVS Foundation, the charitable arm of the Society for Vascular Surgery, has announced the launch of the Clinical Research Seed Grant program.
Designed to recognize the importance of clinical investigation in vascular disease, the new program is designed to encourage the interest and development of SVS-member clinical investigators, particularly junior members or those with limited prior experience as principal investigators; and to provide direct support for pilot clinical projects that have potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources.
Eligible research projects must be clinical, preferably patient-oriented (i.e., research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects). Applications addressing one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are particularly encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted.
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for direct costs for a one-year period. Costs for laboratory assays, imaging studies (as appropriate), data collection, and statistical support are allowable. However, principal investigator salary, institutional overhead expenses, major equipment, and travel expenses will not be supported.
To be eligible, the principal investigator must be an active SVS member within the first ten years of practice, or a fellowship or integrated residency-trained board-eligible vascular surgeon within the first ten years of his or her practice and holding a full-time faculty position with an active SVS member serving as mentor.
Visit the SVS Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2016
British Columbia’s communities are shaped by the people who live in them, and especially by contributions of extraordinary individuals.
The British Columbia Community Achievement Awards celebrate British Columbians who go above and beyond in their dedication and service to others and who devote time and energy to making their communities more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy, and unique. They inspire by their example.
The British Columbia Community Achievement Awards are presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, a foundation established in 2003 by the province of British Columbia to celebrate excellence in community service, enterprise, arts and humanities.
Any current or former long-term resident of British Columbia is eligible for nomination. Federal or provincial elected representatives are not eligible for nominations while they hold office. Posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
These awards will honour people who have made a significant contribution to their community through a unique achievement or outstanding service – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work – in any area that provides a benefit to the community, such as sports and recreation, arts and culture, environment, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business innovation, community volunteerism, and youth or seniors’ leadership. However, neither the nominations nor the awards are limited to these suggested categories.
Please visit the BC Achievement Foundation website for further details.
Date & Time: December 18, 2015; 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Paetzold Theatre, Vancouver General Hospital, 899 W. 12th Ave, Vancouver
Rebecca Turnbull, MEd, RCC
Resident Wellness Counsellor, UBC
Matthew Orde, MBChB, FRCPath, FRCPA, DMJ(Path)
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
- Video conferencing available at UBC LSC1312, SPH 4/5 and BCCH CSB V2-222
- Audio Bridge: ID 30229 (1-877-792-2768)
- Lunch will be served 15 minutes prior to the session free of charge.
Please see attached posterfor additional details.
Date: See below
Location: See below
These workshops are appropriate for clinicians from across disciplines and with varying levels of skills in communication. Each workshop will have a maximum of 26 participants and two expert facilitators; at least one (1) will be a physician facilitator with expertise in communication and coaching, but also with the clinical background to help ground the content in the realities of day-to-day clinical practice.
We hope that you will consider participating and/or sharing information about this novel program with your colleagues and peers. The total cost of the program is $675 and includes the full-day workshop as well as a ½-hour coaching-call following the workshop.
- This program is approved for up to0 Mainpro-C OR 9.5 MoC Section 3 credits
The dates and locations for the upcoming courses are as follows:
- Sunday, January 17, 2016: The Arbutus Club (Vancouver)
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: The Arbutus Club (Vancouver)
Additional dates and locations will be made available based upon expressed interest and need.
Complete program information and a registration link can be found on the UBC CPD website at: http://ubccpd.ca/course/communication-1
Click here for a PDF program brochure for review/sharing.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Joint UBC Conferences
Date: February 13, 2016
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St., Vancouver
Target audience: General internists, specialists, family physicians, allied health professionals, hospitalists, residents & students
Accreditation: HEART: Up to 6.5 MOC Section 1/Mainpro-M1 Credits | LUNG: Up to 6.25 MOC Section 1/Mainpro-M1 Credits
- Hypertension – Where are We? Dr. Victor F. Huckell
- Optimizing Medical Treatment of Stable IHD, Dr. Graham Wong
- Exercise and the Heart, Dr. Brett Heilbron
- Therapies of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Dr. Ganesh Ragu
- Sinus Disease and the Lung, Dr. Amin Javer
- New Treatments and Guidelines for COPD Management, Dr. Don Sin
Registration: Please register for the conference you intend to primarily attend, even though you can move between sessions:
Respiratory Registration – https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110561
Cardiology Registration – https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110562
Both conferences are scheduled at the end of the Heart + Lung Health FEST 2016. Please see http://fest.heartandlung.ca for more details.
For more information:
Division of Continuing Professional Development
UBC Faculty of Medicine
855 W 10th Ave, Vancouver BC V5Z 1L7
T 604.875.5101 | F 604.875.5078
Date: February 20, 2016
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Target audience: Family physicians, nurse practitioners, residents & students
Credits: Up to 2.0 Mainpro C credits
- Lots of time to practice with plastic models and all 13 IUDs currently available in Canada.
- Facilitators are family physicians who run IUD clinics. They will share their experience with a range of clinical equipment and techniques to simplify the challenging IUD insertion.
For more information, please visit http://ubccpd.ca/course/IUD2016.