Work in Progress Seminar:
Dr. Rita McCracken
Frailty-Appropriate Disease Treatment Targets 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Norman Bethune Symposium,
UBC Centre for Blood Research Segal Building,
500 Granville Street Details
Geriatric Services Conference:
“Beacons of Hope: Past, Present and Future” Vancouver Convention Centre,
1055 Canada Place Details
Work in Progress Seminar:
Dr. Daphne Ling 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
The Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the CAUSES Clinic at B.C. Children’s Hospital are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Economic Evaluation of Genetic Technologies. Please visit our website for more information and how to apply.
The UBC Office of Research Services deadline to submit documentation for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Trainee Program—Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards is April 13. Please visit the MSFHR website for more details.
A new centre for inner city youth
The Providence Health Care Inner City Youth Program, of which CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Steve Mathias is the Medical Manager, opened the Granville Youth Health Centre on March 18. The space will provide integrated primary care, with mental health and substance use services, for youth under 24.
“The Granville Youth Health Centre is inspired by the needs of youth to be able to get services in one location—when they need them,” said Dr. Mathias in a press release. “By applying St. Paul’s unique integration of care, research, teaching, and outreach towards that model, we hope to create a prototype for a new way to care for youth in British Columbia.” Read more on the B.C. Ministry of Health website.
(Photo courtesy of Providence Health Care)
Valuing the economic benefits of complex interventions
On April 23, CHÉOS will be welcoming Dr. Katherine Payne, Professor at the University of Manchester, to St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Payne will be giving a presentation titled, “Valuing the Economic Benefits of Complex Interventions: When Maximizing Health is Not Sufficient.” Please join us at 12:00 PM in the Hurlburt Auditorium. More details can be found on our website.
Editorial: Survival rates in HIV+ kidney transplant recipients
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. John Gill and UBC Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Alissa Wright wrote an editorial for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in response to study findings that found that HIV-positive kidney transplant patients have similar survival rates as HIV-negative patients.
“Locke and colleagues should be commended for providing a national perspective on the status of HIV transplantation which supports the expanded use of kidney transplantation in this group,” wrote Drs. Gill and Wright. “The authors’ analysis is limited only by the information available in the SRTR [Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients] registry.”
ICVHealth Statistician Maja Grubisic presents her poster, “Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in women: Population-based outcomes.”
CHÉOS at Heart and Lung Health FEST
The Scientific Symposium of the 2015 Heart and Lung Health FEST took place on March 26 and 27. The following researchers, who work with CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Larry Lynd and Karin Humphries, had posters on display at the conference: Wenjia Chen (Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation); Meijiao Guan, May Lee, Melissa Pak, Patrick Daniele, and Maja Grubisic (B.C. Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health). CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Mieke Koehoorn chaired the David Bates Lecture on the long-term effects of air pollution, presented by Dr. Bert Brunekreef of Utrecht University (Netherlands).
Call for abstracts: VanHEM 2015
The deadline to submit abstracts to the Annual Meeting of the Vancouver Health Economics Methodology(VanHEM) group is April 22. For information on how to submit abstracts, as well as information on this year’s event, please visit our website. CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Nick Bansback and SFU Assistant Professor Dr. David Whitehurst are members of the organizing committee.