News and Announcements

Research Day 2019 Invite
The UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics is pleased to announce on the occasion of its Annual Research Day the 2018/19 Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill Memorial Lecture On behalf of the APT, you are invited to attend Dr. Catterall’s. For details, please click on invitation.   (May 9, 2019 @10:59 am)

Faculty and Staff Spotlight
One-on-One with Dr. Roanne Preston Meet Dr. Roanne Preston, Department Head of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics. (April 23, 2019 @2:29 pm)

Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2019 Annual Meeting
2019 CAS Annual Meeting Dates: June 21-24, 2019 Where: Calgary, Alberta – Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Email: Phone: 416 480 0602 Website: For Canadian anesthesiologists and colleagues from around the world, the CAS Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of anesthesiology research, best practice, and hands-on learning experiences […] (March 1, 2019 @8:34 am)

2019 Visiting Professor Lecture – Dr. Eric Jacobsohn
Dr. Jacobsohn is a Professor in Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine, and in the Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. (December 3, 2018 @11:58 am)

2018 Visiting Professor Lecture – Dr. Philip Peng
Dr. Philip Peng is a full time professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management of University of Toronto. He is currently the director for Anesthesia Pain Management Center. He has played an important role in the education of pain medicine and established major teaching courses. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) honored him with Founder designation in Pain Medicine for his role in establishing Pain Medicine subspecialty in Canada. He is also a leader and pioneer in the application of ultrasound for pain medicine. He has edited 7 books and published more than 150 peer-reviewed and publications and book chapters. (October 25, 2018 @4:48 pm)

Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Annual Report 2017
This year the report highlights a few areas in our department, with the usual detailed information placed as appendices. Please share with colleagues in your department, so they too can celebrate the successes of our colleagues as well as hopefully understand this diverse department a little better. (October 5, 2018 @4:38 pm)

Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar: Dr. Zheng Xie, M.D., Ph.D.
Tens of millions of patients worldwide, from newborn to elderly, receive anesthesia each year. The mechanisms of Anesthetics remain largely unresolved despite significant progress over the past several decades. Recently, evidence has been uncovered suggesting that anesthetics are neurotoxic to the developing brain in animals and possibly in humans. (September 24, 2018 @12:55 pm)

Research Day 2018 Guest Lecture – Dr Steven Schafer
The 2018 Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Research Day 2018 Guest Lecture is available here “Clinical Pharmacology – A Journey from Michael Jackson to TensorFlow” Steven L. Shafer, MD Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF   Dr. Shafer’s professional interests are the clinical pharmacology […] (June 21, 2018 @5:16 pm)

Academic Gowning, Dr. Stephan Schwarz to Full Professor
The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics would like to congratulate Dr. Stephan Schwarz on becoming a full professor!   (May 30, 2018 @4:10 pm)