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A Little Respect: Saraswathi Vedam on Reducing Over-Intervention in Maternal Care Through More Autonomy

Governments and health organizations have made remarkable gains in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity rates around the world.  Much of those gains have been driven by increasing capacity, directing more women in hospitals and clinics to ensure they get modern medical care.  Increasingly, however, experts are realizing that this push has brought challenges of its […]

Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study – Dr. Wendy Norman

Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study – Dr. Wendy Norman

Medical abortions done at home using pills and an online telemedicine service appear to be just as safe and effective as those done at legal clinics, a new study has found.  And its an approach that the Canadian health-care system may be able to learn from, the author of an accompanying editorial says. To conduct […]

CME on the Run! (Diagnostics & Radiology)

Target Audience:  Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Allied Health Professionals Date:  Friday, June 9, 2017 Time:  1;00-5:00 pm (Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, VGH only) Location:  Paetzold Lecture Theatre, Vancouver General Hospital and 13 Videoconference Sites! Accreditation:  Up to 3.5 Mainpro M+ Websites:  Conference: http://ubccpd.ca/course/COTR-2016-2017-Jun-9 On-line Registration:  https://www.eply.com/COTR-2016-2017-Jun-9 UBC CPD Website:  http://ubccpd.ca/

Personalized Medicine Summit 2017

Personalized Medicine Summit 2017

The Personalized Medicine Initiative and partners are pleased to announce the 2nd Personalized Medicine Summit 2017, scheduled for June 11-13, 2017 at the University of British Columbia (UBC). This meeting follows on from the highly successful 1st Personalized Summit 2015 at UBC, which resulted in a consensus advisory document, the “Roadmap for Bringing Personalized Medicine to […]