In this week’s issue:
- CIHR Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot – Stage 1 Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is September 10th, 2015. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-Foundation-Scheme.aspx. (reminder)
- CIHR Doctoral Research Award Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is September 23rd, 2015. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-Doctoral-Research-Award.aspx.
- Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation – Request for Proposals (final reminder)
- Macula Society – Applications for Research Projects
Awards and Honours:
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award (deadline extended)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference (reminder)
- Simulation Learning Strategies – Facilitator Development Course (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 4.0 Mainpro-C Routine HIV Testing in Family Practice Workshops (reminder)
- 13th Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposium – Blood Borne Pathogens: Defend, Detect, and Destroy (final reminder)
- Gairdner Symposium
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Ophthalmology Update: Knowledge and Skills Seminar for Emergency Physicians
LOI Deadline: September 8, 2015
Application Deadline: September 22, 2015
Research investigating the pathologic mechanisms underlying frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is advancing, creating new targets for drug discovery. As potential therapies move forward, the need for biomarkers for early diagnosis, to distinguish FTD subtypes, and to monitor disease progression is also critical. The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) seek to accelerate and support innovative drug discovery programs and biomarker development for FTD through this Request for Proposals (RFP).
Priority areas for this program include:
- Development and testing of novel high throughput screening assays
- Preclinical testing of novel or repurposed drug candidates
- Proteomics/transcriptomics/metabolomics for FTD biomarkers
- Development/validation of CSF biomarker assays to distinguish TDP-43 or tau-based FTD
- Functional imaging methods that correlate to FTD disease symptoms
- Neurodegeneration and differential connectivity patterns (white and grey matter) in FTD disorders
- Innovate software, algorithm-based approaches to improve quantitative image analysis for FTD
- Innovative pilot clinical trials
For further details, please visit the ADDF website.
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Founded in 1977, the Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. The organization recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests, co-authors, and supporting company representatives.
To advance this mission, the society will award grants of up to $50,000 for clinically relevant research into macular or retinal vascular diseases. Priority will be given to pilot projects with the potential to obtain additional external funding and to projects coordinating the work of the society’s general membership. Projects that facilitate collaboration among society members to study a particular disease also are encouraged.
To be eligible, applicants must be Macular Society members in good standing at the time of application.
Visit the Macular Society website for complete program guidelines, a list of previous award recipients, and application instructions.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: September 11, 2015 (deadline extended)
Every year the Faculty of Medicine recognizes the outstanding lecturers in our medical research fields. Candidates from Basic Sciences or Clinical Sciences are nominated by fellow faculty members on the basis of a distinguished research career, recognition in the medical community and effective contributions to student educational growth over the past year. Nominees are selected by the Faculty of Medicine Research Council. Acceptance of this award is accompanied by a seminar open to all faculty members and students as a part of the Leaders in Medical Discovery Series. The seminar will be accredited for College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada credits.
Nominees should be senior Faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, with distinguished research careers. To nominate someone for this award, please provide the following:
- A supporting letter signed by two nominators, who are both Faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Please specify whether the candidate is being nominated for the basic sciences or clinical sciences category.
- An up-to-date copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae
For further details, please visit our website at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/DeadlinesAndFunding/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Distinguished-Medical-Research-Lecturer-Awards.aspx.
Date: September 18 – 19, 2015
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver
Target audience: Physicians, Ophthalmologists, Orthopists, Residents & Students, Nurses
Accreditation: Up to 13.5 MOC Section 1 credits, 14.0 COC credits
International leaders in the field will share insights about changes at the leading edge of these specialties.
Dr. Michael Brodsky: Papilledema, infantile nystagmus
Dr. Burt Kushner: Vertical strabismus
Dr. Tony Moore: Retinal dystrophies, developmental abnormalities, genetics of strabismus
Simulation Learning Strategies – Facilitator Development Course
Date: September 19 – 20, 2015
Location: BC Children’s Hospital Simulation Centre, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver
Target Audience: Health care professionals who want to use simulation as a teaching method.
Course Learning Objectives:
During the course participants interact in small group workshops that provide a mixture of theory and practice. There is an emphasis on providing a practical debriefing/feedback training relevant for simulation educators.
This course aims to provide an experience that will allow learners to:
- Review the use of simulation as an educational tool
- Examine the elements in the construction of a simulation educational intervention
- Identify the concept of realism as applied to simulation and the principles of orienting learners to the simulation environment
- Discuss requirements for effective team-working
- Review and examine the principles of human factors in healthcare
- Practice giving and receiving structured feedback
- Discuss adult education principles
- Learn and practice the use of structured debriefing in simulation based training
- Plan and develop a simulation scenario
- Facilitate a simulation scenario
Open to health care professionals involved in clinical teaching.
Course Cost: British Columbia Staff Physicians $600.00
Residents/Fellows and Non-physicians $450.00
Non British Columbia participants $1200.00
Register: via the LearningHub – https://learninghub.phsa.ca/
For more information: contact Debbie Cain – firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCREDITED by UBC CPD: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 14 Section 3 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development
Date & Time: See below
Location: See below
Target audience: Family physicians and nurse practitioners. We also welcome specialists, allied health professionals, residents & students
Free of charge
Workshop cases cover important topics regarding routine HIV testing in primary care, including:
- The clinical rationale and evidence for routine HIV testing
- When and how to offer patients an HIV test
- Incorporating routine testing into practice
- Resources available to connect HIV positive patients to care
- UBC CPD Routine HIV Testing in Primary Care Online module to be completed prior to the workshop
- In-person workshop facilitated by local Family Physicians, Specialists and Health Outreach Nurses
- Small group of 15-25
- Informal environment (over dinner) to promote case discussion
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel, Kelowna BC
Sep 22 (Tue) 6pm-8:30pm PDT | Dinner at 5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Heather McDonald, Dr. Dwight Ferris, Ms. Kim Bucek, and Ms. Gwen McDonald, and Ms. Maja Karlsson
Penticton Health Centre, Penticton BC
Oct 6 (Tue) 6pm-8:30pm PDT | Dinner at 5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Mike Murphy, Ms. Colleen Mahoney, Dr. Lisa Friesen, and Ms. Maja Karlsson
Prestige Harbourfront Resort, Salmon Arm BC
Oct 8 (Thu) 6pm-8:30pm PDT | Dinner at 5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Mike Murphy, Ms. Nicola Shanks, and Ms. Maja Karlsson
The Heid Out Restaurant
Nov 3 (Tue) 6pm-8:30pm PDT | Dinner at 5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Dharma McBride, Ms. Deanna MacDonald, Ms. Tara Fiedler-Graham, and Ms. Maja Karlsson
Super 8 Castlegar, Castlegar, BC
Nov 30 (Mon) 6pm-8:30pm PDT | Dinner at 5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Dharma McBride, Mr. Zak Matieschyn, Mr. Robyn Van Stolk, and Ms. Maja Karlsson
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC
Dec 2 (Wed) 6pm-8:30pm PDT | Dinner at 5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Rob Baker, Dr. Elizabeth Parfitt, Dr, Kevin Laupland, Ms. Jenna Ziegler, and Ms. Maja Karlsson
Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Colony Ballroom, Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON
This one day symposium will review the challenges blood-borne pathogens present to the field of transfusion medicine. Physicians, technologists, nurses, and researchers involved in transfusion medicine will enhance their knowledge of blood-borne pathogens and gain an understanding of the approaches used to ensure the safety of the blood supply.
Confirmed international and Canadian speakers:
Ms. Nancy Angus, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, ON
Dr. Charles Chiu, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Roger Dodd, formerly of the American Red Cross, Washington, DC
Dr. Margaret Fearon, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, ON
Dr. Niels Lion, Transfusion Interrégionale CRS, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
Dr. Peter Schubert, Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver BC
Dr. Marc Turner, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Edinburgh, Scotland
Online registration is now available at www.transfusionmedicine.ca
Registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. (If you have specific dietary restrictions, other than vegetarian, please contact email@example.com before September 4th). Registration excludes the cost of parking.
Early Registration (Before Sept. 5):
Non-Industry (e.g., government, hospital, academia, Canadian Blood Services employees): $100
Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company): $125
Late Registration (Sept. 5 – Sept. 26):
Non-Industry (e.g., government, hospital, academia, Canadian Blood Services employees): $125
Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical company): $150
$60 cancellation fee applies if canceled before Sept. 5. No refunds provided for registration made on Sept. 5 or after.
Dr. William Sheffield, Dr. Kathryn Webert, Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Dr. Sophie Chargé, Dr. Margaret Fearon, Dr. Robert Skeate, Mr. Ahmed Coovadia, Dr. Mia Golder, Dr. Geraldine Walsh, Ms. Sue Gregoire.
A report of the 12th Annual Canadian Blood Services International Symposiums is published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews.
Date: October 26, 2015; 4-6pm
Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mal
This free public lecture will feature:
- Yoshinori Ohsumi DSc
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015
“for pioneering the molecular elucidation of autophagy, an essential intracellular, degradation system and when disordered, is linked to many diseases including neurodegeneration, cancer, and infection”
Honorary Prof, Dept. of Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Presentation Title: Lessons from Yeast – Intracellular recycling system, autophagy
For information about Dr. Ohsumi: http://www.gairdner.org/content/yoshinori-ohsumi
- Michael N. Hall PhD
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015
“for his discovery of the nutrient activated protein kinase TOR and elucidation of its central control of cell growth, critical to development and aging and widely implicated in cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and immune diseases”
Professor, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Presentation Title: TBD
To learn more about Dr. Hall: http://www.gairdner.org/content/michael-n-hall
Please see Vancouver Gairdner Symposium website for more information.
Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
For questions or more information please contact Seetha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: November 21, 2015
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC
Target audience: Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Residents & Students
Accreditation: Up to 6.5 Mainpro M1/MOC Section 1 Credits
A new, one day course designed for Emergency Physicians to review and improve skills and use of equipment in managing emergent ophthalmic cases. Lots of time to practice with models and equipment!