Medfusion Back from Hiatus

January 23, 2008

Dear friends,

As many of you may be aware, Medfusion@UBC has been on a lengthy hiatus during the past year. We apologize to our readership for the sudden break in updates. During the beginning of term in September our former president moved on to a wonderful new career in the health care sector in Victoria. Unfortunately, we’ve since taken quite awhile in updating our exec. roster to reflect this change, sorting through the necessary paperwork, and reviewing our current direction for the term.

We are happy now to announce the return of Medfusion@UBC. For those interested, please visit the ‘About Us’ Section to read more about our club, the UBC Medical Informatics Association. Also, be sure to visit for weekly updates and sign up on our mailing list for monthly newsletters. And lastly, thanks to all our members and readers for their continued support.


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!).

Welcome Science Week visitors!

January 29, 2007

I just want to take this moment to welcome Science Week visitors (and new members!).

We keep our website up to date with the latest news and events. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter and our calendar. Located on the right sidebar –>

If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to say hi, you can e-mail us at

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!


January 23, 2007

We have two confirmed researchers and more to come!

Dr. Yossef Av-Gay – Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-4pm

Dr. Wyeth Wasserman – Friday, Feb. 9, 10am-12pm

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 Dr. Av-Gay and find out more about their work environment, academic background and daily activities. In addition, you may also get a tour of their lab and department.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail us at or if you are a MedFusion member, please visit the Members Only section.

MedFusion Discussion Group: Nanomedicine

November 28, 2006

Will nanotechnology revolutionize medicine?

Time: 12-1pm
Location: SUB 212
Description: This week, we will be discussing the exciting medical applications of nanotechnology, such as nanoparticle drug delivery, molecular nanotechnology (MNT) and nanovaccinology! You are all welcome to come and share something interesting you have read or heard in local news or learned in class, or just listen to the articles that we will be sharing. Also, feel free to bring your lunch and friends! There will be snacks and drinks for members!

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Don’t miss this event! What is Bioinformatics? with Dr. Joanne Fox

November 15, 2006

MedFusion Lecture Series

Event Title: What is Bioinformatics?
Guest Speaker: Dr. Joanne Fox

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Talk 12-12:50pm
with Q&A to follow
Michael Smith Laboratories – Room 101

One day, you’ll be able to walk into your doctor’s office with your genome on a chip and ask, “Tell me what I’ve got, doc!”. In her seminar, Dr. Fox will give a personal view of what it’s like being involved in bioinformatics research. She’ll tell you how she got involved in bioinformatics and how you can combine your interests in computers and biology in this cutting edge field of research. Download poster

November 9, 2006: Bioinformatics Talk

November 6, 2006

This week, we will be attending another VanBUG Bioinformatics talk: Building with Bases – Computational Design of RNAs at the BC Cancer Research Centre. If you have an interest in the field of bioinformatics and would like to attend this event with us, please email rsvp (at) ubcmedfusion (dot) com and include Bioinformatics talk in the subject line.

Where: BC Cancer Research Centre, BC Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre , 675 West 10th Avenue
When: Thursday, November 9, 6:00pm