MedFusion Bowling!

March 18, 2007

You are invited to join us for a bowling social event, at the Commodore!

Date: Friday, March 23
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Commodore Lanes & Billards, 838 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
Cost: $5
Includes: Bowling, Pizza & Drinks

You can RSVP through our evite link here or e-mail us at (be sure to let us know if you prefer meat or veggie pizza!).


Canada Health Infoway – Updates

March 18, 2007

Canada Health Infoway is an organization launched in 2001 to implement an interoperable EHR across 50 per cent of Canada (by population) by the end of 2009.

Here are a few updates:

For more information, please visit:

MedFusion@Work on March 27

March 14, 2007

Dr. Wyeth Wasserman – Tuesday, Mar 27, 1pm-2:30pm

MedFusion@Work is a series of career shadowing events that will give a small group of students an opportunity to spend 1-2 hours with a researcher in a medical informatics field. If you are interested in computational biology research, this is your opportunity to meet Dr. Wasserman and find out more about his work environment, academic background and daily activities. In addition, you may also get a tour of his lab and department.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail us at so we can register you!

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VanBUG Event: The UniProt Protein Knowledgebase

March 6, 2007

Date/Time: March 8, 2007, 6:00pm
Speaker: Amos Bairoch
Title: The UniProt Protein Knowledgebase: trends and challenges
Affiliation: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

You are invited to meet with Dr. Bairoch individually or as a group
(e.g. a lab visit), on Thursday, March 8 or Friday, March 9.
Individual meetings can be set up at at the UBC Bioinformatics Centre,
but it is also possible to schedule meetings for Dr. Bairoch at other
labs on the main UBC campus or off campus.

Student Speaker:
Siddhartha Srivastava
D-GRIP: A genotype analysis system to predict genetic risk
profile for an individual.

Celebrating Research Week – The Heart of Diabetes

March 3, 2007

March 10, 8:00am – 2:30pm

Join CKNW’s Dr. Art Hister’s House Calls live from UBC’s free public forum and province-wide webcast where researchers will explore and discuss what’s new in the fight against diabetes and its cardiovascular complications.

This event will be held at the Life Sciences Centre, Theatre 2 – 2350 Health Sciences Mall. More information can be found at

Celebrating Research Week – Controlling the Spread of HIV/AIDS: The African Challenge

March 3, 2007

March 8, 1:30pm – 4:30pm 

The public is encouraged to attend this symposium on the challenges of controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It will be held at the Royal Bank Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and features speakers Deborah C. Hay Burgess from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Dr. Julio montaner from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

For additional information, send an email to

Celebrating Research Week – Managing Health Care for the Future

March 3, 2007

March 8, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join the Sauder School of Business for an exciting panel discussion on the future of health care at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St. – Room C100. This is a free event and everyone is encouraged to attend. Key note speakers include:  Read the rest of this entry »