Family Matters

CME on The Run! (Ophthalmology & ENT)

Target Audience:  Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Allied Health Professionals Date:  Friday, October 21, 2016 Time:  1:00 pm- 5:00 pm Venue: Paetzold Lecture Theatre, Vancouver General Hospital and 15 Videoconference Sites! Accreditation:  Up to 3.5 Mainpro M+   Websites: Conference: On-line Registration: UBC CPD:

Genetics-based prescribing moves one step closer to reality

A UBC project that uses patients’ genetic information to inform prescribing decisions by physicians has demonstrated its feasibility through a small pilot project, and is now offering its services directly to consumers. In an article published this week in the CMAJ Open, the creators of TreatGx describe how their pilot project, involving five family practices […]

New UBC education space opens at Royal Inland Hospital

UBC medical students and residents have an expansive new learning space in the Clinical Services Building (CSB) at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).  The new space was unveiled as part of the official opening of the CSB on September 16, 2016 by Health Minister Terry Lake, Dr. Allan Jones, Regional Associate Dean, Interior, Interior Health representatives, […]

$51.5M in federal-provincial funding to benefit Faculty of Medicine (Sports Medicine)

  The federal and provincial governments are providing $51.5 million for three infrastructure projects under the Faculty of Medicine. The joint funding was announced Sept. 19 at UBC by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, British Columbia’s Minister of Advanced Education. “State of the […]