In this week’s issue:
- 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 (reminder).
- Mitacs – Elevate
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Various Opportunities
- Rivkin Center – Pilot Studies in Ovarian Cancer Research
Awards and Honours:
- 2016 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award (reminder)
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. John Semple: New insights into the pathogenesis of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI), A mouse’s tale
- Simulation Learning Strategies – Facilitator Development Course (final reminder)
- UBC Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation – C2E2 Annual Lecture 2015
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians: Combining Evidence and Clinical Pharmacology to Improve Drug Therapy
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Nutritional Counselling in Your Practice: Using the Healthy Plate Workshop & Webinar
- UBC Centre for Blood Research – Earl W. Davie Symposium
LOI Deadline: October 7, 2015; 5pm PDT
Application Deadline: October 28, 2015; 1pm PDT
Mitacs Elevate provides research management training to postdoctoral fellows as they collaborate with companies/partners on complex research projects. Last year, Mitacs awarded 110 Elevate fellowships. Elevate fellows comprised 401 attendees at more than 135 Mitacs Step professional development workshops.
The fall 2015 call for applications is now open; please visit the MITACS website for further details.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Various Opportunities
Deadline: See below:
1) Grand Challenges Explorations is seeking innovative global health and development solutions and is now accepting proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.
Proposals are being accepted online until November 11, 2015 for the following challenges:
- Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance
- Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
- Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering
- Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data
2) New Interventions for Global Health: Vaccine Manufacturing. This challenge focuses on innovations in vaccine manufacturing platforms designed to lower production cost for vaccines that target diseases of great global burden and that are among the most costly to produce with current technologies.
Letters of Intent will be accepted until November 5, 2015. Read more about this grant opportunity here.
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Founded in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research provides funding in a range of areas, including funding for innovative pilot studies, scholar grants to up-and-coming investigators, early detection screening for ovarian cancer, and research symposia on ovarian cancer.
The center currently is accepting applications for pilot study projects in ovarian cancer research.
Through the center’s Pilot Study Program, approximately ten one-year grants of $75,000 each will be awarded in support of investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. Projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials also will be considered. Priority will be given to proposals that are innovative, multidisciplinary, likely to lead to the submission of grant applications for independently funded investigations, and having translational research potential.
Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply.
Visit the Rivkin Center website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2015
We invite nominations for the 2016 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award (deadline October 1, 2015), am annual award of $100,000 CDN given to an established scientist who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in medicine and medical science in Canada. Normally, the scientist should have a high level sustained research career in a biomedical discipline. The award is given for:
- accomplishment and leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level.
- institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally.
The evaluation of the contributions of the Nominee(s) depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with independent supporting letters from several institutions reflecting the Nominee’s accomplishments.
The recipient will be formally announced on March 23, 2016 and presented at the awards dinner on October 27, 2016 in Toronto.
Please visit the Gairnder website for further details about the nomination process.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. John Semple: New insights into the pathogenesis of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI), A mouse’s tale
Date & Time: September 16, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. John Semple
Head, Transfusion Medicine Research at St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Transfusion‐related acute lung injury (TRALI) denotes lung injury soon after a patient receives a blood transfusion. With a death rate of 5‐14%, TRALI has recently been ranked as the leading cause of transfusion‐related death; recent clinical studies have also suggested that approximately 3‐5% of all deaths in cardiac surgery patients are due to TRALI‐like lung complications. The mechanisms of how TRALI occurs are not completely clear, but substances within the blood product are thought to be the main factors involved. It appears that the majority (approximately 85%) of cases of TRALI are associated with the transfusion of antibodies that react with cells within the patient’s lungs. This interaction causes the cells to become activated and release substances that damage the lung tissue. Perhaps more intriguing is that many units that cause TRALI in one recipient, do not cause lung injury in others indicating that recipient factors also play a role. Murine models of TRALI have been instrumental in dissecting out some of the pathogenic mechanisms of antibody‐ and non‐antibodymediated TRALI, however, they have also generated controversy because of contrasting results. This lecture will review the current state of the literature on the pathologic mechanisms that lead to human TRALI and particularly focus on murine models of TRALI.
New: Live Online Seminar Viewing: http://tinyurl.com/cbrseminaronline
Please contact Dr. Ed Conway (firstname.lastname@example.org) to network with the guest speaker.
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 – email@example.com
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: September 30, 2015; 9-11am
Location: Room 9299, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Avenue, Vancouver
On September 30th Dr. Deborah Cook will be in Vancouver to deliver C2E2’s Annual Lecture. Dr. Cook is a clinical epidemiologist with a stellar track record in critical care research.
Individuals with an interest in conducting health research are invited to attend a small, free, interactive session with Dr. Cook. During this session, Dr. Cook will be speaking about how to develop a program of research. Details can be found below.
Dr. Cook practices critical care medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. At McMaster University, she is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2014 for “her contributions to the improvement of global intensive care unit procedures, and for her leadership in the creation of a national network for critical care research”. Dr. Cook’s full bio is available at http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_cook-d.htm
Space is limited, so please RVSP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/c2e2-annual-lecture-2015-registration-17446952304.
Date: October 23-24, 2015
Location: Surrey Memorial Hospital, 13750 96 Ave., Surrey
Target audience: Family Physicians, Specialists, Pharmacists, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals
Up to 10.0 Mainpro M1/MOC Section 1 credits
Summary: A 1.5 day conference providing physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthprofessionals with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy. Topics include best evidence for common syndromes including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, geriatrics and infections.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Nutritional Counselling in Your Practice: Using the Healthy Plate Workshop & Webinar
Date & Time: See below
Location: See below
Target audience: Family physicians and specialists
Date: October 28, 2015 | 6pm-9pm
Location: Vancouver General Hospital
Up to 3.0 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits
Date: January 20, 2016 | 6pm-7pm
Location: Online webinar
Up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits
At the end of the session, you will be able to:
- Promote healthy eating among patients in your practice;
- Discuss the evidence and therapeutic goals of the Healthy Plate tool with patients;
- Discuss goals for healthy eating with patients and evaluate outcomes;
- Develop a practical approach for applying the Healthy Plate tool in your practice; and
- Identify, access, and utilize Healthy Plate resources.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Date & Time: November 19, 2015; 7:30am-6pm
Location: Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Registration for the 2015 Earl W. Davie Symposium is open at http://cbr.ubc.ca/events/earl-w-davie-symposium/. A draft program is attached here, with a few more details to be released in the coming weeks.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion as well as a poster session during the day, with awards at the end. Breakfast, buffet-style coffee breaks and lunch will be provided free! The Symposium will be followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception for all attendees. Don’t miss out as this event always reaches capacity. Register NOW!
** Call for Abstracts! Submit an abstract with your poster and be considered to present a short talk at the Symposium. The top abstracts will be selected to present. This is a great opportunity!**
For those who can’t make it in person, you can now watch the Symposium online at http://tinyurl.com/earldavie.