Work in Progress Seminar:
Kidney Disease and CAN-SOLVE CKD
Dr. Adeera Levin 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Work in Progress Seminar:
Dr. Amy Salmon 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Clinical Research Education Lunch and Learn 11:45 AM–1:15 PM, CHÉOS Boardroom, 570.50 Burrard, St. Paul’s Details
Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, Gourlay Conference Room, St. Paul’s Details
Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Forum 6:00 PM–8:00 PM, Cullen Family Lecture Theatre (Rm 1477), St. Paul’s Details
C2E2 Educational Series:
Introduction to Study Designs in Epidemiology 1:00 PM–4:00 PM, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver Details
Society for Medical Decision-Making
38th Annual North American Conference Vancouver Details
All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST) unless otherwise indicated.
Knowledge Translation Challenge
Interested in Knowledge Translation (KT)? Want to learn more about moving evidence into practice to improve patient care? Take the PHC/VCH KT Challenge!
The competition will support teams of clinicians to develop and carry out KT plans to integrate evidence into policy and practice more efficiently and effectively. Applicants must find team members and complete a Letter of Intent due October 31.
The three federal granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)—recently published the 2016 Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide. Changes made to this year’s guide supersede the previous version, and took effect on October 1, 2016.
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Joseph Puyat, who has recently been appointed as a CHÉOS Scientist. He first joined CHÉOS in 2012 as a part-time Research Methodologist, providing support with research study designs and quantitative data analysis to clinicians and other researchers. Dr. Puyat recently completed his PhD at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, supported by a CIHR Banting and Best Canada Graduate Scholarship and a UBC Four-Year Doctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Puyat’s background includes training in Social Psychology (MA) and Epidemiology (M.Sc.). He has previously conducted studies on guideline-based care, psychopharmacoepidemiology, disparities in health service use, social attitudes, and self-constructs.
The disparity in organ donation among ethnic communities
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Jagbir Gill has received funding to examine the disparity in organ donation in B.C’s ethnic communities.
The project, funded by the Transplant Research Foundation of B.C. and Astellas Canada, is a feasibility study that will look at ways to improve the process by which South Asian and Chinese Canadian families of deceased persons are approached to consent for organ donation in hospitals. These populations make up almost 20 per cent of all British Columbians but account for less than 10 per cent of organ donors.
Effects of physician incentives program on depression care
Research led by CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Joseph Puyat and his colleagues at the UBC School of Population and Public Health (including CHÉOS’ Dr. Hubert Wong) has concluded that the B.C. physician incentives program has had a mild to modest effect on mental health care, but that more is needed to close existing gaps in treatment.
Published in September in Medical Care, the study looked at linked health data for eligible B.C. residents diagnosed with major depression between January 2005 and December 2012, divided them into monthly cohorts, and tracked their use of mental health services for 12 months following initial diagnosis.
CHÉOS Investigators recognized at Faculty of Medicine awards ceremony
CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes (pictured, with Dean Dermot Kelleher), Martin Schechter, and Brian Westerberg formally received their 2016 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards at an awards reception on October 5.
Announced in July, Dr. Westerberg received a Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching, and Drs. Oviedo-Joekes and Schechter were awarded Distinguished Achievement Awards for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research and for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty, respectively.
[Chris Lovato Photo | UBC SPPH]
Stanford Professor to give plenary talk at Vancouver conference
The conference has 25 short courses ranging from statistical approaches to theories of decision-making. It also provides excellent opportunities for student mentorship and networking. Register today.
2016 AIDS Walk to tHrIVe
The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) and CHÉOS staff participated in the annual AIDS Walk. The team met their fundraising goal of $2000. All net proceeds raised by walkers in Greater Vancouver go toward Positive Living BC’s Community Health Fund.