On Thursday November 20, CHÉOS and BCCRIN will co-host a presentation by Ms. Karen Arts, Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Network of Networks (N2), on the Initiative to Streamline Clinical Trials (ISCT). This event will take place from1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at St. Paul’s Hospital.Attendees will be eligible for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for SoCRA re-certification. This event has also been pre-approved for 1.5 contact hours/points of research-related professional development on applications for maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC, CCRA, CCTI or CPI certification designations.
Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to spremji[at]cheos.ubc.ca by November 10.
VP of Research and Academic Affairs for PHC Dr. Robert Sindelar thanked presenters and emphasized the importance of research in his closing statements.
Celebrating Point-of-Care Research Projects
On October 16, winners of the 2013 PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge presented their work-in-progress and preliminary research findings at the Interprofessional Research Celebration. The challenge is designed to expose point-of-care staff to the research process. CHÉOS assists teams with statistical and methodological analysis and guidance.CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Martha Mackay and Rick Sawatzky are mentors for two of eight teams awarded funding. View the list of winners and their projects here.
Stephanie Harvard, PhD Candidate, Enters Global Competition
Stephanie Harvard, a UBC PhD Candidate at CHÉOS, supervised by CHÉOS Director Dr. Aslam Anis and Dr. Bruno Fautrel, will have her three-minute thesis presentation judged by an international panel of academics and industry leaders in the global 3MT competition sponsored by Universitas 21.Ms. Harvard’s entry, “Does quality of Spondyloarthritis care affect costs and outcomes?” will compete against individuals from 16 other institutions. She recently placed first in the UBC 2014 Three-Minute Thesis competition.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation President and CEO Mr. Dick Vollet (left) poses with CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Carl Brown. Photo courtesy of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Josie Geller presented her research on “Breaking Discoveries in Diabetes” at the 17th Annual Professional Conference and Annual Meeting of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, which took place from October 22 to 25 in Winnipeg.
Dr. Geller discussed her research on motivational interviewing and the dynamic between patient and health care provider, and how this relationship can be influenced by the extent to which a curious, open style communication is used, leading to better results in diabetes care.
Heart & Stroke: Giving Women a Second Chance
Dr. Karin Humphries, CHÉOS Scientist and Scientific Director of the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health (ICVHealth), is featured in the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada’s new research campaign. This campaign is designed to raise awareness of the impact of research funded by the Foundation. Dr. Humphries is the UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation Professor in Women’s Cardiovascular Health.
Discover Magazine Profile: Dr. Mark Harrison
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Mark Harrison is profiled in Discover, the official magazine of UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Harrison holds the faculty’s Professorship in Sustainable Health Care, a position also affiliated with the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE).
Through this position, Dr. Harrison is the leader in the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care, a programme dedicated to research on, and dialogue around, economic principles of health care sustainability, focusing on the role of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals in affecting change.
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Steve Mathias comments in The Globe and Mail on the use of naloxone, a medication that can counter the effects of an opioid overdose. Read The Globe and Mail article.
UBC Department of Medicine Research Expo
RSVP to attend the 3rd Annual UBC Department of Medicine Research Expo, which will take place on November 12 at VGH from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
This event is for all faculty members, research staff, collaborators, and trainees wanting to find out more about the diverse research activities in the Department. The event will feature faculty talks, student poster presentations and networking opportunities. Dr. Oscar Benavente, a Professor in UBC’s Division of Neurology, will be giving the keynote address.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to two new staff members to CHÉOS: Victoria Alcuaz and Lucia Milosavljevic, both of whom are experienced nurses and will be working on critical care research with CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Peter Dodek.