In this week’s issue:
- Please see attached emailfrom the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding the Fourth Official Call for Nominations for UBC Faculty Research Awards. Note that the internal Faculty of Medicine signature deadlines are as follows:
- UBC Killam Faculty Research Prize – September 28, 2015
- Charles A. McDowell Research Award – October 12, 2015
- Jacob Biely Research Prize – October 12, 2015
Please note that these are recommended internal signature deadlines. If you require additional time to complete the application packages, please contact Bryan Wong (email@example.com) and he will be happy to accommodate your request.
- Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute – 2016 Innovation and Translational Research Award
- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Call for Proposals (reminder)
- Arthroscopy Association of North America – Research Grant Program
- Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer – Scientific Scholar Awards
- N2 Networks of Networks – BC’s First Regional Meeting
- UBC Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation – Developing a Program of Research, A Seminar with Dr. Deborah Cook (final reminder)
- UBC Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation – C2E2 Annual Lecture 2015 (final reminder)
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – HP Newquist: Bloodsport – Finding the Thrill(s) in Science
- UBC School of Population and Public Health Grand Rounds – Dr. MJ Milloy: New findings from the cohort in the context of the Province-wide Treatment-as-Prevention Campaign
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Bringing Best Evidence to Clinicians: Combining Evidence and Clinical Pharmacology to Improve Drug Therapy (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Nutritional Counselling in Your Practice: Using the Healthy Plate Workshop & Webinar (reminder)
LOI Deadline: October 19, 2015
Grant Development Workshop: November 3, 2015
Full Application Deadline: January 18, 2016
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is delighted to partner with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Providence Health Care Research Institute and VA Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association on the 2016 Innovation and Translational Research Award!
The intent of this competition is to fund research that will:
- bring new knowledge into practice and/or policy
- take research outcomes to the implementation stage
- create commercial opportunities from pre-existing research outcomes
- up to two awards will be designated for a joint PHC and VCH health care professionals and/or researchers proposal
For more information, please visit http://www.vchri.ca/services/funding-opportunities/innovation-and-translational-research-awards
Deadline: October 30, 2015
As the leading volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.
The CBCF has recently launched the following funding opportunities:
- Breast Cancer Research Grant
- Doctoral and Postgraduate Fellowship Grant
- Community Health Grant
Please visit the CBCF website for further details.
Deadline: November 15, 2015
The Arthroscopy Association of North America works to promote, encourage, support, and foster the development and dissemination of knowledge of arthroscopic surgery in order to improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
The association is accepting applications for its 2015 Research Grant program. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for clinical or basic science research projects in the field of arthroscopic surgery or disorders amenable to arthroscopic treatment.
To be eligible, applicants must be AANA members in good standing at the time of application.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the AANA website.
Registration Deadline: November 16, 2015; 5pm PST
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015; 5pm PST
Founded in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research provides funding for multiple efforts, including funding for innovative research pilot studies, scholar grants to up-and-coming investigators to encourage their career in ovarian cancer research, conducting public early detection screening for ovarian cancer, and producing nationally and internationally attended research symposia on ovarian cancer.
To advance this mission, the center has issued a Call for Applications for its 2016 Scientific Scholar Awards.
Through the program, the center will award three grants of up to $60,000 each to promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Funds are for direct costs only; institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be included in the award.
Eligible applicants will have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree with career goals focused on ovarian cancer. Clinicians will have completed their residency. Applicants should be at the post-doc/fellow, instructor, research assistant, or assistant professor level, with no more than three to four years in any of these positions.
Outstanding established scientists without prior focus in ovarian cancer but looking to focus in this disease area are encouraged to apply. Applicants must register for an account on the center’s online grant submission system by November 16, in order to be eligible to submit an application by the December 1, 2015, deadline.
Please visit the Rivkin Center website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous award recipients, and application instructions.
Date & Time: September 28, 2015; 8am-12:30pm
Location: Gordon and Leslie Diamond Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Please see the attached flyer for agenda.
Personnel from the BC N2 member organizations are invited to register at http://www.vchri.ca/n2meeting
Date & Time: September 30, 2015; 9-11am
Location: Room 9299, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, 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.
You are invited to attend a small, 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”. You may read her full bio here: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_cook-d.htm
Space is limited, so please RVSP at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/c2e2-presents-developing-a-program-of-research-with-dr-deborah-cook-registration-17701373284.
Date & Time: September 30, 2015; 3-4:30pm
Location: VGH Paetzold Lecture Theatre, 899 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Our Annual Lecture series is a very special event for the Centre; and one that provides the opportunity for us to celebrate engagement with our stakeholder communities and health sector colleagues from across the region and province. We are delighted that Dr. Deborah Cook will be our speaker. The title of the lecture is “A Tale of Knowledge Translation in the ICU”.
In this presentation Dr. Cook will share her experience in the high-stakes field of critical care, recounting the PROTECT (Prophylaxis for Thromboembolism in Critical Care Trial) study journey: undertaking a large multinational clinical trial, publication in the New England Journal of Medicine, and then the challenge of changing clinical practice.
Space is limited, so please RVSP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/c2e2-annual-lecture-2015-registration-17446952304.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – HP Newquist: Bloodsport: Finding the Thrill(s) in Science
Date & Time: September 30, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Award-winning author of science books, documentary director, and broadcast producer
For many people, the realms of science, engineering, and research, are little more than confounding equations on a blackboard or unidentifiable specimens in a test tube. Yet even the most profound novice is awed when exposed to the unique wonders of science – especially those things that pique their imagination.
As the author of science books for both children and adults, HP Newquist’s writing is designed make science attractive to those segments of the population that might not appreciate the cool factor that can be found in science. Newquist has made provocative books out of seemingly routine topics like blood, the brain, sea creatures, and autopsy reports.
Every science discipline has fascinating stories; they simply have to be exposed to light outside of the lab. In his presentation at the Centre for Blood Research, Newquist shares some of the stories he’s found during his own research, notably during the creation of “The Book Of Blood,” an award winning book about the mythology and science of blood.
New: Live Online Seminar Viewing: http://tinyurl.com/cbrseminaronline
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.