Events of Interest for Department Members



Sex Cells! A Workshop on Incorporating Sex- and Gender-based Analysis Plus (SGBA+) into Research

DATE: Monday April 12th, 9 – 11am



It is imperative to consider sex and gender when conducting inclusive research, building unbiased technology and facilitating equitable healthcare. Research that implements sex- and gender-based analysis plus (SGBA+) has found important differences in many areas that pertain to neuroscience, including disease risk and effective treatments. Implementation of SGBA+ into your research is often required by funding agencies and will also lead to important discoveries and pathways for precision medicine.

Join the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, the UBC Women’s Health Research Cluster and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience for this free workshop on how to implement SGBA+ into your own research. It is intended for both faculty and trainees and will be led by Dr. Liisa Galea and Krystle van Hoof. This event includes talks by Dr. Galea and van Hoof, as well as breakout rooms which will provide the opportunity for small group discussions, where participants can talk about their own experiences of implementing SGBA+ and share questions and ideas about integrating this into their future research.

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Dr. Liisa Galea
Krystle van Hoof


DMCBH Databinge

DATE: Friday, April 16th, 12:30PM
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 168 788 388
Passcode: 778293 


Every Friday at 12:30 DMCBH members host Databinge, and this week the slot will be used to explore whole brain clearing, imaging and analysis with iDISCO, with special guest Research Scientist Audrey Branch from Johns Hopkins University.

Optical clearing of brain tissue offers the possibility of querying intact brain circuits and brain wide expression patterns. Audrey will discuss her work with an adaptation of the iDISCO clearing protocol for application to rat brains and methodologies for lightsheet imaging and analysis.

Please direct any questions to Jeff LeDue (



Women’s Brain Health Initiative Trainee-Mentor Session Series

SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah Munro
DATE: Thursday April 22, 2021
Time: 10:00am-11:00 am PST

SPEAKER: Dr. Marina Adshade
DATE: Thursday April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00am-11:00 am PST



These trainee-mentor sessions intend to provide students with the opportunity to meet and engage with sex and gender experts through informal conversations on diverse topics including professional development and research. To ensure an intimate and valuable experience, each trainee-mentor session will be limited to 30 registrants.

Please note that these sessions are for registrants of the Women’s Brain Health Conference (2020-2021). Our records show that you have already registered for the conference, so these sessions are FREE for you to attend. Please make sure you still register for the specific session(s) you are interested in to secure a spot (linked below).

There are 3 ways to register for these sessions:

1. If you *are* already registered for the conference, you mayregister for these sessions directly here.

2. If you *are not* registered for the conference, consider doing so (here), as this will allow you to access all the events on our conference program, which includes our entire Trainee-Mentor Session Series (6 events). After registering for the full conference, please register for the Trainee-Mentor session(s) you would like to attend here.

3. If you *are not interested* in registering for the conference, but would still like to attend one or more of the Trainee-Mentor sessions, please click the links below to be directed to the correct registration form.


Reproductive Mental Health Web Series: 2021 Update on Common Mental Health Conditions in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Physicians and other health care professionals who work with pregnant and postpartum women are invited to join a 7-part webinar series titled 2021 Update on Common Mental Health Conditions in Pregnancy and Postpartum, hosted by the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program. The webinar series will be via Zoom for 7 Wednesdays in a row starting March 24th, 2021 and ending May 5th, 2021.

Dates: March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5th (Wednesdays)
Time: 12pm-1pm
Where: Zoom (links to be provided to registrants prior to each session)
Cost: $60 for Physicians, $30 for other Health Professionals (cost is for the entire series)
Registration is required; click here for registration link: – please register by March 19, 2021

This activity has been accredited for up to 7 MOC Section 1 credits


ASPIRE Virtual Half Day Workshop on June 22, 2021

DATE: Tuesday June 22, 2021 from 10:00 – 14:00 EDT

The ASPIRE program is a national faculty development course dedicated to advancing the teaching and assessment of patient safety and quality improvement in residency training. This workshop will equip medical educators, program directors, and senior residents with a toolkit of patient safety and QI education approaches for faculty development, residency training, and assessment. Workshop modules are highlights of the 4-day intensive ASPIRE workshop developed by the Royal College in collaboration with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

The ASPIRE workshops will be delivered by well-respected quality and patient safety health care professionals and educators from across Canada. Attendees will be able to choose between a QI or patient safety stream. Topics will include QI project supervision, disclosure, patient safety rounds, creating QI training opportunities and patient safety culture.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Incorporate patient safety and quality improvement content into residency training; and
  2. Develop teaching skills in their colleagues to integrate patient safety training in a residency program.

Fees:     $150 for medical educators
$75 for residents

Registration and program coming soon!