Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map Demonstration 8:30 AM–11:30 AM, New Lecture Theatre, St. Paul’s Details
International Health Economics Association
2015 Conference Bocconi University, Milan Details
International HIV/HCV Co-Infection Meeting Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street Details
International AIDS Society Conference 2015 Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place Details
Program Science Symposium
The recording of the Program Science Symposium from May’s Canadian Association for HIV Research 2015 Conference is now on YouTube. CHÉOS Director Dr. Aslam Anis was a panelist at the event, which discussed innovations and pragmatic approaches to end HIV epidemics in Canada.
We’ve been working hard, and are pleased to inform you that we have a new and improved website! Please check it out at www.cheos.ubc.ca.
One of our website’s new features is our Publications page, where you can view our investigators’ most recent work.
Lighting the Way 2015: Emergency medicine
CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Eric Grafstein, Brian Grunau, and Rob Stenstrom presented their research at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) 2015 Annual Conference, which took place from May 30 to June 3 in Edmonton. Conference abstracts are below; more details can be found in the CAEP program.
Grafstein E. The utilization of a public wait times website by ED patients. OP13.
Grafstein E. “Go away!” Diversion strategies and triaging away (reducing ED inflow): Community initiative: Pre-pre-hospital diversion.
Grafstein E. The impact of removing pay for performance incentives on ED flow. MP70.
Grunau BE. The mythical biphasic reaction: Do they exist and can we predict or prevent them?
Stenstrom R. The diagnostic utility of biomarkers for predicting serious bacterial infection in adult ED patients with sepsis. P089.
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Beth Snow is a co-author of a new book that explores the importance of involving many different perspectives when looking at addiction. The book reflects results from a unique transdisciplinary training program called Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training (IMPART). Check out Transforming Addiction: Gender, Trauma, Transdisciplinarity on Amazon.
PHC’s Day in the Life
PHC Board Director Mr. Dan Wilton spent the morning with CHÉOS investigators as part of Providence’s Day in the Life program, which provides directors with the opportunity to observe and interact with patients, care providers, and departments. Mr. Wilton and Dr. Robert Sindelar, PHC’s Vice President of Research and Academic Affairs, listened to presentations from CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Nadia Khan, Mark Harrison, and Beth Snow.
Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map
June 4 was the launch of the Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM), a pan-Canadian database showcasing Canada’s clinical research capacities. This online, free-to-use, bilingual database will better enable sponsors of clinical trials to identify clinical research sites and investigators, and more.
From left: Shifana Premji, Nathalie Beliveau, Gina Willis
PHCRI Research Day 2015
CHÉOS participated in the 11th Annual PHCRI Research Day on June 1. The event celebrated the achievements of the PHC research community and the Institute’s 10th year supporting research at Providence. Dr. Dermot Kelleher, incoming Dean of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, was this year’s keynote speaker. Congratulations to Drs. Don Sin and Jonathon Leipsic, who were dual recipients of this year’s Research and Mission Award!
Please join us in welcoming the following staff members to CHÉOS.
Dimitra Panagiotoglou recently joined CHÉOS as a Research Methodologist. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the UBC School of Population and Public Health.
Gleb Oleinik will be working at the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) as a Communications and KT Assistant for the summer.
Sabrina Anis has returned to CHÉOS and the CTN as a summer student. Having recently graduated from McMaster University, she is excited to be attending law school at Queen’s University in the fall.