N2: Network of Networks Regional Meeting 8:00 AM–11:30 AM, Diamond Theatre, 675 W 10th Ave Details
C2E2 Annual Lecture
“Tale of KT in the ICU”
Dr. Deborah Cook 3:00 PM–4:30 PM, Paetzold Lecture Theatre, VGH Details
Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology
2015 Scientific Symposium SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St. Details
Nursing and Leadership Graduate School Info Session 3:00 PM–5:00 PM, Dining Rooms 1/2, St. Paul’s Details
Work in Progress Seminar
“Moral Distress in Medical Residents”
Drs. Sharareh Sajjadi/Peter Dodek 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
PHC Research Challenge
Interprofessional Collaboration 8:30 AM–11:00 AM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Oct 22 Patients’ Preferences and Efficiency Frontiers
Dr. Axel C. Mühlbacher 5:00 PM–6:00 PM, Room 3202, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, UBC Details
2015 Gairdner Foundation Symposium 4:00 PM–6:00 PM, Life Sciences Centre, UBC Details
B.C. Kidney Days
CHÉOS Scientists are presenting at B.C. Kidney Days 2015, hosted by B.C. Transplant and the B.C. Renal Agency. View the program.
Workshop celebrates 50 years of pharmaceutical economics
On Saturday, September 12, economists and investigators gathered to celebrate over 50 years of pharmaceutical economics research, and to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Dr. William Comanor. The one-day workshop featured presentations by top health economists from Canada and the United States.
Considered a pioneer in the field, Dr. Comanor received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1964, and has since focused his career on the economics of the pharmaceutical industry. Every year for the last 25 years, Dr. Comanor has hosted an annual seminar at UCLA on pharmaceutical economics, a research area he pioneered in the 1960s with his Harvard doctoral thesis.
DTES residents dying at more than eight times the national average
Residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are dying at more than eight times the national average, found a study led by UBC investigator Dr. Andrea Jones that was recently published in BMJ Open. Researchers found that treatable conditions were significantly associated with increased mortality; specifically, hepatitis C-related liver dysfunction and psychosis.
Co-authors of the study include Head of the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry Dr. William Honer, CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Verena Strehlau and Michael Krausz, and British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Director Dr. Julio Montaner.
Meet and Greet: Dr. Marian Krawczyk
We recently profiled Dr. Marian Krawczyk, a Postdoctoral Fellow with CHÉOS and Trinity Western University. Read the Q&A on our website.
Job posting: Chief Scientific Liaison
The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network is looking for a Chief Scientific Liaison to join their team. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. View the job posting on our website.
PHC Innovation & Translational Research Award
PHCRI is partnering with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) on the 2016 Innovation and Translational Research Award. The LOI is due on October 19, 2015, and full applications are due on January 18, 2016. Please visit the VCHRI website for more details.
Early bird registration closes on September 30 for the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics 2015 Conference, taking place November 1–3, 2015 in Toronto. Details can be found on the conference website.
The Institute for Work & Health is inviting proposals for the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, taking place June 20–23, 2016, in Toronto. The deadline for abstracts is October 30, 2015. Please visit the event website for conference information and details on how to submit your abstracts.