Electronic Medical Records available to most BC physicians in 2008

July 17, 2007

The BC government and BCMA have announced that pilot testing of electronic medical records technology will begin this September (2007) and will be extended to most physicians’ offices in 2008.

“We are meeting our throne speech commitment to create and launch a new electronic medical records system to give physicians better access to patient records and improve patient care,” said Health Minister George Abbott. “Physicians will be able to choose from among a number of different providers to set up electronic medical records to serve patients anywhere in B.C.”
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UPCOMING EVENT: Beyond the Human Genome Sequence: Entering the Era of Genomic Medicine

April 1, 2007

You are invited to attend an insightful discussion by one of today’s leaders in genomics, Dr. Eric Green.This event is free of charge, presented by Genome BC.

Date: Thursday, April 12

Time: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Location: Science World at Telus World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

About the Speaker:

Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D. is the Scientific Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, a position he has held since 2002. In addition, he serves as Chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch (since 1996) and Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (since 1997).

Dr. Green received his B.S. degree in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in 1987. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Green’s research program has been at the forefront of efforts to map, sequence, and understand eukaryotic genomes. His work included significant, start-to-finish involvement in the Human Genome Project. More recently, Dr. Green established a program in comparative genomics that involves the generation and comparative analyses of sequences from targeted genomic regions in multiple evolutionarily diverse species. His laboratory has directly utilized its own mapping and sequence data to identify and characterize several human disease genes, including those implicated in certain forms of hereditary deafness, vascular disease, and inherited peripheral neuropathy.

For more information and to register for this event, visit the GenomeBC website.

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 info@ubcmedfusion.com (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: http://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/

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 info@ubcmedfusion.com 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 www.med.ubc.ca/research/events.