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View recent news releases and events relating to Research and the Providence Health Care Research Institute.
Do you have a research project that you’d like to share with the public? A research story that you want to tell? Do you have a research breakthrough that you think is newsworthy but not sure where to start?
Attend this media training workshop tailored to the research community! This workshop will be delivered by PHC Senior Communications Specailist Elaine Yong. Learn about the available services at Providence Health Care (PHC) to support you, and the steps you can take to get started.
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The recent CIHR Foundation Grant competition funded 63 researchers across Canada. Of these researchers, nine are from BC; two of whom are PHCRI researchers: Dr. Lindsey Richardson from the BC-CfE and Dr. Keith Walley from the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation.
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Attend the upcoming Gairdner symposium hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden from UBC.
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 from 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
This free public lecture will feature recipients of the 2017 and 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award.
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In 2016, the PHC Mental Health program began a partnership with Dr. Joseph Puyat, a Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Science (CHÉOS), and a team of researchers and health professionals, to assess the care delivered to patients with early psychosis.
All staff and researchers are invited to attend the upcoming PHC Knowledge Translation Community of Practice meeting.
Presenting at this meeting is Alina McKay, PhD Candidate, UBC School of Population and Public Health, sharing lessons learned from her work with the Making Research Accessible Initiative on plain language summaries for sharing research findings with a variety of audiences.
The MSFHR Scholar award supports early career researchers in BC as they establish their individual careers in research and develops research programs with their own research teams. Of the 20 Scholar Awards given, six awards went to PHC’s researchers, one of which was co-funded with PHC Research Institute and one with St. Paul’s Foundation:
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Drs. Chris Carlsten and Scott Tebbutt of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation has teamed up to identify
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Attend the upcoming Joing Heart + Lung Rounds, "Towards TB Elimination: BC and Beyond", featuring speakers Dr. James Johnston, Respiratologist and Evaluation Lead at the BC Centre for Disease Control Tuberculosis Services and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC, and Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Senior Scientist at the BCCDC Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Services and Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC.
The UBC Office of Research Services (ORS) will be offering a lunch and learn workshop on pre- and post-award processes. This workshop is open to all UBC researchers.
Attend the 2017 C2E2 Annual Lecture, Abandoning Illusions, Confronting Biases: What Behavioural Economics Tells Us About Strategies To Improve Health Care.
This is a free lecture. More information and online registration is available on the event page.
Dr. Liam Brunham has received the Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award, honouring outstanding young leaders in business, visionaries and innovators across Canada, who inspire others to give back to their communities.
Do you have a great research idea, but not sure what to do with it?
The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHEOS) has launched a new section on their website, “Navigating the Clinical Process: From Ideation to Completion”, to provide guidance and support throughout the clinical research process.
PHCRI is delighted to partner with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research on the inaugural Health Professional-Investigator Award, supporting exceptional health professionals in their research to find solutions towards challenges derived from their clinical practice settings.
This award funded 11 projects, including four researchers at Providence Health Care:
The upcoming Lunch and Learn series on clinical research will be an ICH-E6 (R2) GCP Revision Update, presented by Jean Smart, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management Officer, BCCRIN/BCAHSN.
Date: May 18, 2017 from 11:45 AM – 1:15PM
Location: Dining Room 1&2, Providence Building Level 4, St. Paul’s Hospital
This is a two-part workshop series covering Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and Quality and the Calibration and Maintenance of Equipment in Clinical Trials.
These workshops cover the main components of documentation recording including ALCOAC practices and quality management systems and process requirements necessary to satisfy regulatory and industry expectations related to calibration and equipment maintenance.
Join PHCRI for the annual Research Day celebration, featuring a research update from Dr. Paul Man, President of PHCRI, keynote presentation from Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and the announcement of the 2017 Research and Mission Award recipient. This is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and to learn about a relevant topic in research.
RSVP is required.
This 90-minute workshop covers leadership lessons that can be learned through a review of Earnest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. Shackleton prioritized taking care of his team, while applying sound decision-making and incorporating lessons learned into planning.
To register or for more information please contact Erin Cherban at email@example.com.
2017 Celebrate Research Public Lecture: Genetics and Your Health: How genes determine your chances for heart, lipid and undiagnosed diseases
Attend the annual Celebrate Research Public Lecture, co-hosted by Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver Coastal Health Reserach Institute, and the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.
This year's event, Genetics and Your Health: How genes determine your chances for heart, lipid and undiagnosed diseases, features leaders in genetics research from our hosting institutions. You will learn about the determinants of dyslipidemia, arrhythmia, and in some cases of undiagnosed diseases among children.
Providence Health Care Research Institute and Providence Health Care is inviting nominations for the 2017 PHC Research and Mission Award. This award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.
Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017
Attend the 2017 Heart and Lung Health FEST taking place on March 15-18, 2017.
The event will feature special talks from distinguished speakers in the field of heart and lung health. Dean Dermot Kelleher and UBC President Santa Ono will be giving opening remarks.
The full event programme is available online at fest.heartandlung.ca.