Work in Progress Seminar Series
Our Work in Progress Seminars (WiP) resume in September.
Aug 19 CBR Research Day LifeSciences Atrium, UBC Details
Sep 30 C2E2 Annual Lecture
“Tale of KT in the ICU”
Dr. Deborah Cook 3:00 PM–4:30 PM, Paetzold Lecture Theatre, VGH Details
Oct 13 PHC Research Challenge Interprofessional Collaboration 8:30 AM–11:00 AM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Scientists successful in CIHR grant competitions
CHÉOS Scientists were successful in securing funding through recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) competitions. Dr. John Gill’s study, “Strategies to achieve self-sufficiency in kidney transplantation in Canada,” and Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes’ project, “Research on the utilization of therapeutic hydromorphone (RUTH) for long-term opioid dependence,” were among those that received funding.
[L to R]: Sharon Walmsley (CTN), Jane Hutchinson (CIHR), Marc Ouellette (CIHR), Aslam Anis (CTN/CHÉOS), Marina Klein (CTN), and Jennifer Gunning (CIHR) at the CTN’s Silver Anniversary.
25 years: A silver anniversary
Congratulations to the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), who celebrated their 25th anniversary with a reception at the International AIDS Society (IAS) 2015 Conference in July. Current and former CTN members were in attendance, and presentations focused on history and future directions.
Canada has nearly eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission through HIV screening and treatment during pregnancy, according to findings presented by CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Joel Singer and CTN Investigators Drs. Jason Brophy and Ari Bitnun at IAS 2015. There was only one recorded transmission of the virus from mother-to-child in 2014.
“The happy conclusion, at this point, is that vertical transmission in Canada is rare,” said Dr. Singer, “and groups which were at excess risk are no longer so.”
CBC News, Metro News, CTV, and The Toronto Star reported on the research findings. Read the UBC press release for more information.
PhD Student Logan Trenaman (Supervisor: Dr. Nick Bansback) received the Dave Sackett Prize for best presentation by a young investigator at the International Society for Evidence-Based Health Care (ISEHC)/International Shared Decision-Making (ISDM) 2015 Conference. Way to go, Logan!
CHÉOS staff update
Please join us in welcoming Brad Harker to CHÉOS and the CTN as an Application Developer/Administrator. Mr. Harker has experience working with databases, application development platforms, and operating systems.
We would also like to thank Kelsey Brewer, Canice Ma, Rachel McKay, and Amanda Wood for their contributions to the Centre and wish them the best of luck as they move on to new challenges.