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APT Graduate Program Director – Dr. Pascal Bernatchez
Please find memo here. (November 26, 2021 @8:34 am)




UBC Anesthesia CaRMS Info Night
Greetings from the UBC Anesthesiology Residency Program!   We’d like to invite medical students across Canada to join us on an info session with Dr. Laine Bosma (Program Director), Dr. Sadiq Abdulla (Assistant Program Director), and some of our current residents.   This session will provide you with some information that we hope will reduce […] (October 25, 2021 @12:44 pm)



In Memoriam – Dr. Gerry O’Connor
We are saddened to share the news that Dr. Gerry O’Connor, beloved by all who knew him, died on Friday, October 1. He joined the department in 1975 as a pediatric anesthesiologist with a special interest in cardiac. He moved from Vancouver General to BC Children’s Hospital when it opened in 1982. He retired from […] (October 22, 2021 @9:41 am)



APT Full Departmental Meeting – August 31, 2021
Meeting details found here. Educational Report details found here.   (September 1, 2021 @8:27 am)



Dr. Hoiland, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Hoiland (Postdoctoral Fellow in Drs. Christopher West, Prof. Brian Kwon & Dr. Donald Griesdale’s laboratories) who was awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his research project entitled “A novel targeted vascular approach to mitigate secondary hypoxic injury following traumatic SCI” A lay […] (August 9, 2021 @3:36 pm)



Dr. Linde, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Lukas Linde (Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Kip Kramer’s lab) who was awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his research project entitled “Less is more: Low concentration topical capsaicin to relieve neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury” A lay summary for the grant can […] (August 7, 2021 @6:20 pm)



Dr. Matthew Wiens awarded a MSFHR Scholar Award
August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Wiens who was awarded a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award to support his research focussed on Smart Discharges to improve post-discharge survival following admission for infection. Dr. Wien’s research program focuses on understanding and predicting vulnerability of mothers, infants, and children after discharge from hospital, […] (October 22, 2021 @1:38 pm)



Dr. Matthew Wiens, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Scholar Award
Smart Discharges to improve post-discharge survival following admission for infection July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2026 My research program focuses on understanding and predicting vulnerability of mothers, infants, and children after discharge from hospital, and using this knowledge to develop programs that improve post-discharge outcomes. In our Smart Discharges program, healthcare workers use our […] (October 22, 2021 @1:38 pm)



New Faculty Member
I am pleased to introduce Dr. Catrina Loucks, who is a new full-time faculty member in our department. This is a position shared jointly with the Department of Pediatrics, and is one of the faculty renewal positions we applied for in 2019. The area of research for Dr. Loucks is the Pharmacogenomics of Pain. Dr. […] (July 9, 2021 @9:11 am)