BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS finds homelessness and childhood sexual abuse are key factors in promoting youth injection drug use

First-of-a-kind studies reinforce need for addiction treatment and prevention for homeless youth.

Vancouver, B.C. [December 20, 2012]: Homelessness and a history of childhood sexual abuse place Vancouver street involved youth at great risk of intravenous injection drug use and potential transmission of HIV and hepatitis C, according to a pair of new studies from researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia.

BC-CfE’s Dr. Richard Harrigan wins Innovation and Achievement Award

Vancouver, BC [March 5, 2013] — Dr. Richard Harrigan, Director of the Laboratory Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been awarded the Innovation and Achievement Award for his industry-leading work in HIV clinical research.

Presented by LifeSciences BC, the Innovation and Achievement Award is given annually to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of British Columbia’s life sciences industry.

Landmark study calls for greater investment in evidence-based healthcare and harm reduction initiatives for injection drug users in Thailand to save lives, prevent HIV infections

Despite aggressive drug policies and compulsory drug detention, the availability of illicit drugs in Bangkok increased significantly between 2009 and 2011

Bangkok, Thailand [March 11, 2013] — A new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group (TTAG) and Thailand’s Mitsampan Community Research Project, finds the Thai government’s longstanding war-on-drugs, involving the mass incarceration of people who use drugs, has failed to suppress the availability and use of illegal drugs in the country.

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)


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