Computer models predict how patients will respond to HIV drugs without the need for resistance testing

Models could improve the treatment of HIV patients in countries with limited resources.

St. Paul's Hospital Redevelopment Project looking for architects

The redevelopment of St. Paul’s Hospital continues to gain momentum with the posting of a Request for Proposals to provide architectural services for the project.

Lost in Translation 2013



March 25 – 26, 2013
Child and Family Research Institute
Chan Auditorium/Chieng Atrium
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 4H4

Who should attend?
Interested researchers, clinicians, practitioners, policy makers, community activists, students and other interested individuals.


$250 One Day Fee
$485 Full Rate
$200 Full Conference Poster Presenter
$200 Student Rate

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 8:00am to Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 5:00pm

PHC scientists receive operating grants

CHÉOS scientists, based at St. Paul's Hospital, have received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Read the full article to learn about the recipients and their research abstracts.

2013 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune raises more than half a million dollars for state of the art breast cancer detection technology for Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 18, 2013 – Thanks to the enthusiastic support of the Vancouver community, Tapestry Foundation’s 2013 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune on Feb. 16 raised a record $521,326 toward the purchase of a 3D ultrasound breast scanner for Mount Saint Joseph Hospital’s (MSJ) Rapid Access Breast Clinic (RABC).

Since the first event in 2008, Scotiabank Feast of Fortune has raised more than $1.8 million for new technology including diagnostic imaging and respiratory equipment, video surgical systems, and cardiac testing and monitoring apparatus.

On the Front Lines: the Latest in Surgery and Emergency Medicine Research Public · By Providence Health Care


Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 7pm – 8:30pm

Chan Centre for Family Health Education
Child and Family Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Discover how surgeons and ER doctors are applying the latest research in their professional practices, and learn more about how this research affects you. Join us for a special public forum and find out how innovation in medical research is shaping the dynamics of surgery and ER medicine.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:30pm


Online registration is now open for the 10th annual British Columbia Geriatric Services Conference “The Voices of Aging”, set for Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Friday, April 12, 2013 at (All day)

What’s new in safe, high quality patient care initiatives: the BC winners

Just like last year, which I wrote about here,  I once again helped judge entries for the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council awards. Now in its fourth year, the program is a fine way to reward, and draw attention to, health professionals who are changing the way they provide care, making it not only better, but safer for all. One of my personal favourites is a program at St. Paul’s Hospital where a team sought to end a bad medical habit.

Life Lessons: Jennifer Duff

Jennifer Duff was just 33 when she was hired as director of mental health at Providence Health Care. She was promoted to the position after managing several nursing units at St. Paul's Hospital. She soon learned that making decisions at the director level also requires taking on a new level of responsibility.

City woman overcomes eating disorders

Offering hope: Amy Candido overcame two eating disorders and went on to help others recover. She now works with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital. It started in junior high, when she decided to become a vegetarian. Nothing to send up any red flags, since many people cut meat from their diet out of a concern for animal welfare; but for Amy Candido, it was the first step on a slippery slope to an eating disorder that would completely take over her life.


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