|Tuesday, December 20, 2011|
|Call for Papers: Innovation in Worker Health and Safety Research (CARWH 2012)|
WorkSafeBC is proud to host the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health's 2012 conference. A biennial event, CARWH 2012 will focus on innovation in occupational health and safety research, bringing together research experts and research users to expand and advance the dialogue on these topics.
The conference will begin on May 31st with a student day, followed by two days focused on innovative ideas and research in the field of occupational health and safety on June 1 and 2. The conference will include a wide variety keynote presentations, symposia, poster sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
The purpose of this conference is to share cutting‐edge knowledge in occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation. Researchers and stakeholders from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss research findings and exchange ideas about research in this field and how it can be translated into policy and practice that will improve the health and safety of Canadian workers.
This conference will provide researchers with an opportunity to share research results and innovative research methods, explore the applications of research, identify and clarify needs, foster new collaborations and develop ideas, and interact with stakeholders who can put their research to work.
Researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts related to the themes listed below, but submissions are not strictly limited to these themes. Abstract submissions are welcomed from students, trainees, and non‐academic researchers. Symposium and workshop proposals that address a specific theme through panel‐style presentations and discussions, break‐out sessions and other interactive formats are also invited. Proposals and abstracts may be submitted in French and/or English.
Proposals and abstracts can focus on methodological issues, research results, the application of research, innovation and new ideas, knowledge translation and exchange, or any combination thereof.
|Abstract submission deadline||January 11, 2012|
|Poster submission deadline||January 11, 2012|
|Notification of acceptance||March 5, 2012|
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com
|Thursday, December 15, 2011|
|Call for Papers: Knowledge to Action: Identifying BC’s Contributions to Global Health Research|
The BC Forum of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (www.ccghr.ca) will be holding its Inaugural BC Forum Global Health Conference on March 16—17, 2012, at the The Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC
They are now accepting workshop proposals related to the conference’s main theme:
Knowledge to Action.
The purpose of the 1.5 hour workshops held on day 2 is:
- to provide learning, mentorship and leadership to students undertaking global health research,
- to build knowledge and expertise on specific issue areas related to pursuing global health research, and
- to promote partnering and networking amongst BC’s academic institutions.
Proposals should be no longer than one page and include title, Facilitator credentials and/or experience, description (250 words max.), clear learning outcomes and contact information. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 pm PST on January 6, 2012.
Students are invited to submit up to 2 abstracts showcasing their work or research on any global health subject. The abstracts will be adjudicated by a peer-review committee and accepted students will be invited to present their work in a poster session at the end of Day One. All posters will also be displayed during Day Two. Prizes will be awarded for the top three submissions. Abstracts can be submitted on no more than one page in either of two formats:
- Scientific abstracts with the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion, or
- Programmatic abstracts with the following headings: Issues, Description, Lessons Learned and Recommendations.
Please submit with “BC Forum Conference Poster Submission” as the subject to email@example.com no later than 5:00 pm PST on January 6, 2012.
|Tuesday, December 13, 2011|
|Prospective Students - Admission Information session|
Are you interested in becoming at graduate student in one of the School of Population and Public Health's seven programs (6 graduate and 1 residency)?
Learn more at the SPPH Admissions Information Session!
The session will feature an overview of the School, details of the criteria for admission and an opportunity to speak to representatives from each of the programs.
All prospective students are welcome!
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Location: Rm. 143, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wednesday, December 07, 2011|
|Population Health Data Analysis: From Infrastructure to Innovation conference - Registration now open|
Population Data BC is partnering with the Canadian Population Health Initiative of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to deliver a conference and related workshops focusing on Population Health Data Analysis: From Infrastructure to Innovation.
These events will take place from February 8th to 10th at the Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, downtown Vancouver, BC.
The conference and related workshops will be designed to meet the interests of researchers, faculty members, graduate students and representatives from government and health related organizations who work in the area of Population and Public Health.
|Friday, December 02, 2011|
|Maternal Child Health Theme launches new website|
|Maternal-Child Health Theme has launched its own website. This site, located at mch.spph.ubc.ca, went 'live' in early December 2011 and will focus on the Theme's courses, events, and other activities|
|Friday, December 02, 2011|
|Centre for Population Health Promotion Research donates childrens books|
The Centre for Population Health Promotion Research (CPHPR) is donating 276 childrens books to the Grandview Elementary, an inner-city school in Vancouver.
The group will start collecting childrens books again in the new year.
|Wednesday, November 30, 2011|
|Annual Vancouver Food Bank Drive|
We will be running our Annual Food Drive for the Greater Vancouver Food Banks, starting on today until December 16.
Drop off boxes will be found in the reception area – any monetary donations can be given to Winona (reception) or Rhonda (Rm. 129). Donation envelopes will be available
This year's most needed items are:
- Canned meat/fish
- Peanut butter
- Bags of whole wheat pasta/rice
- Pasta sauce
- Canned fruit/vegetables
- Baby formula
- Baby food
Please note, we are not able accept the following items:
- Homemade items
- Expired baby food
- Products containing alcohol
- Open packages of food
|Wednesday, November 30, 2011|
|Presentation at 2011 CTRC AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium|
Dr Joseph Ragaz, Clinical Professor, School of Population and Public Health, will be presenting at the 2011 CTRC−AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 6−10, 2011.
The paper, entitled "Molecular classification with 21 gene assay (Oncotype DX®) shows in 196,967 ER positive patients high frequency of low Recurrence Score [LRS] in both node positive (N+) and negative (N-) breast cancer (BrCa) cohorts. Definition of chemoresistance based on LRS with cost and guideline implications" was written by Dr. Ragaz, H. Wong and G. Muraca from the School of Population and Public Health, as well as K.S. Wilson and C.Bajdik from the British Columbia Cancer Agency, and W. Hryniuk from the University of Toronto
|Monday, November 28, 2011|
|Call for Abstracts: Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research|
We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health will host the conference
Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research
October 29-31, 2012
The conference will explore advances in our understandings of how sex and gender influence the health of women, men, and people of diverse gender identities over the lifespan. It will showcase excellence across the full scope of health research, from cell to society, offering a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning and exchange. The conference will feature dynamic presentations on new discoveries and innovative interventions, interactive poster sessions, lively discussions and valuable networking opportunities with leaders in the field. It is open to all researchers, policy-makers, health care providers, non-governmental organizations, students and others with a shared interest in gender, sex and health.
For more information, visit: www.genderandhealthconference.com
To view the call for abstracts, visit: genderandhealthconference.com/abstracts.html
To submit an abstract, visit: http://www.ighabstracts.ca/
The deadline to submit an abstract is February 15, 2012.
|Friday, November 25, 2011|
|Kate Shannon wins Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Award|
Kate Shannon, Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, received the 2011 Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Salary Award for her groundbreaking research on the impact of prostitution laws on health outcomes.
Dr. Shannon, Director of the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, is leading a number of research and evaluation projects in women’s health, sexual health and HIV/STI. She is also collaborating on gender and HIV projects in India and sub-Saharan Africa and is co-investigator with the Canada-Africa HIV Prevention Trials Network.
“For me, it’s been about making sure that I’m doing research directly relevant to the community and policy discussions,” said Dr. Shannon. “It is about ensuring research has an impact on reducing health and social inequities.”
The Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Salary Award is CIHR’s most important career development award. Dr. Shannon was presented with her award at the 10th annual Canadian Health Research Awards on November 16 in Ottawa.
Photo: Joy Johnson (left), Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, presents the 2011 Peter Lougheed/ CIHR New Investigator Salary Award to Kate Shannon