Work in Progress Seminar
Spontaneous Circulation for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Dr. Brian Grunau 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Work in Progress Seminar
Dr. Nadia Khan 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s
E-Mental Health Conference
Child & Family Research Institute 938 West 28th Avenue Details
Preventing and managing pressure ulcers
Nancy Cho, Jeannette Boily, Leah Shapera 2:00 PM–3:00 PM, Conference Room 7, St. Paul’s Or by Webinar
People Side of Achieving Success (Conflict Management)
Nov 28 9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 1500, St. Paul’s
Sally Halliday (MA, RCC, CCC) will teach conflict management strategies to handle disagreements constructively, identify some ways to help prevent destructive conflicts, and discover methods for listening and communicating better in this 90-minute videoconference. This event is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow Professional Development Series.
To register, send your name and affiliation to: jennifer.myers[at]hli.ubc.ca by November 21.
E-Mental Health: MoodFx
Dr. Raymond Lam, Medical Director of the UBC Mood Disorders Centre, has launched MoodFx, an interactive app designed to help people with low mood and depression feel better. Users can screen for, and track, anxiety and depression symptoms; receive helpful tips; and view progress over time.
Heart Disease Killing More Women than Men
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Karin Humphries was interviewed by the Cowichan News Leader about the changing landscape of heart research. She emphasized the need for more studies on women and heart disease.
Scientists Place First in Kidney Days Poster Competition
CHÉOS Scientists Drs. John Gill and Jagbir Gill, with Drs. Caren Rose and James Dong, placed first in the BC Kidney Days Clinical Research poster competition with their entry, “Multiple wait listing: The advantage and the advantaged.”
BC Kidney Days, hosted by BC Transplant and the BC Renal Agency, took place on October 1 and 2. In the poster competition, prizes were awarded to the top posters in two categories: Clinical Research and Quality Initiatives. Congratulations!
The event, co-hosted by CHÉOS and BCCRIN, will be led 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).
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.
Email spremji[at]cheos.ubc.ca to register for this event.
Conference Activity: October and November
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Iris Torchalla presented her research at Pain BC’s 2014 Conference: Confronting the Challenges of Chronic Pain, which took place on October 25. Dr. Torchalla, with occupational therapist Sarah Gallant, discussed “Fear and Avoidance in Chronic Pain and Trauma.”
At the second Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’s National Conference on Ending Homelessness, CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Steve Mathias and Chris Richardson gave a presentation on the mental health, housing status and sociodemographics of urban youth. Dr. Richardson also participated in a panel discussion on identifying effective responses to youth homelessness. The conference took place from November 3 to 5 in Vancouver.
We have new funding opportunities on our website, including those from MSFHR, CIHR and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Staff Welcome: Tuan Le
Please join us in welcoming Tuan Le, who recently started work as a Research Assistant for the Project Management team at the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN). Tuan holds a BA in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and is pursuing graduate studies in public health and health informatics. Welcome, Tuan!