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Dr. Liam Brunham receives Canada's Top 40 Under 40 honour

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. 

PHCRI and MSFHR partner for inaugural Health Professional-Investigator Award

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:  

Clinical Research Education Lunch and Learn

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 

Research Quality Workshop Series

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. 

2017 PHCRI Research Day

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. 

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. 

Register Online Here.
Download Agenda Here.

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. 


Call for Nominations: 2017 PHC Research and Mission Award

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

Heart and Lung Health FEST 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


Announcing the 7th Annual PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge

The PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge is an annual competition open to point-of-care PHC staff. The Research Challenge offers research teams the opportunity to work with a mentor to develop a research proposal around a research question. They will learn basic research skills and compete with other teams for funding to conduct a small-scale research project.

Application deadline is February 15, 2017. 

"How does a Knowledge Broker ‘fit’ in the world of KT?", a KT Connects Webinar

KT Connects is a new free webinar series on knowledge translation hosted by Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research and Arthritis Research Canada.

The upcoming session features speaker Alison Hoens, Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker, UBC FoM and Research, Education, and Practice Coordinator for Physiotherapy at PHC, on the topic of How does a Knowledge Broker ‘fit’ in the world of KT?

This webinar will address 3 objectives:

KT Challenge

The Knowledge Translation (KT) Challenge is designed to support teams of PHC and VCH clinicians who many not have much KT expertise but are responsible for moving evidence into practice. Successful applications to the KT Challenge will receive funding (up to $5,000) and training learn the basics of knowledge translation and to support a KT initiative. 

For further information on the KT Challenge, please read the documents below. 

13th Annual Leadership Program for Physicians and Leaders in Long Term Care


This leadership development program, now in its 13th year, provides a unique opportunity to come together to learn, problem solve, network and address issues and challenges specific to LTC in Canada. The program, featuring two full days of interactive presentations, panel discussions and informal networking opportunities, aims to stimulate discussion and provide practical solutions to issues that are common to many of Canada’s LTC sites.

Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes receives the 2016 PHC Research and Mission Award

Each year, Providence Health Care (PHC) and the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) recognizes an outstanding research scientist for exceptional leadership, passion and dedication to their field while demonstrating the organization’s mission and values for compassion and evidence-based care.

Dr. Liam Brunham receives 2016 Innovation and Translational Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Liam Brunham, Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at UBC, recipient of the 2016 PHCRI and VCHRI Innovation and Translational Research Award. This award will fund Dr. Brunham’s project, Targeted Next Generation Sequencing to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in British Columbia.

Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update

The Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update is an open educational event sponsored by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.