Tuesday, October 31, 2017
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Registration begins at 8:30AM


Paetzold Health Education Centre
Jim Pattison Pavilion North
Vancouver General Hospital


The UBC Department of Medicine invites all of our faculty members, students, and staff of the upcoming 2017 Medicine Research Expo, brought to you by our Department of Medicine Research Office and UBC Experimental Medicine Program.

Our keynote speakers this year are the 2017 Department of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awardees: Dr. Kevin Eva, Dr. Kate Shannon, and Dr. Liam Brunham. Our invited distinguished faculty this year includes department members who are the driving forces behind topical issues garnering considerable public attention: addiction, air quality, stroke prevention and treatment, unconscious bias… to name a few. You will also hear about the latest developments in the UBC Experimental Medicine Program, and have an opportunity to see the outstanding research work of our trainees.

Each year, we invite an external faculty member to share with us his/her research work, and insights that have significant impact on our lives. We are very excited to have Dr. Shimi Kang from the Department of Psychiatry join us this year to talk to us about balance and optimal performance.

We also cordially invite you to showcase your research at this year’s Expo, please contact Anna Meredith to make the arrangements for oral or poster presentations. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Expo is a great opportunity for us to network and explore collaborative opportunities. We hope you are able to join us and look forward to seeing you there!

Review the 2017 Expo Preliminary Program and register here today.


8:30 - 9:00 AMLight Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 10:30 AMDr. Kevin Eva - Ironies and Illusions in the Promotion of Professional Self-Regulation
Dr. Thalia Field - Stroke
Dr. Andrea Townson - Unconscious Bias
Dr. Chris Carlsten - Air Pollution
10:30 - 10:45 AMCoffee Break and Poster Viewing
10:45 - 12:00 PMDr. Kate Shannon - Gender and Sexual Health
Dr. Evan Wood - Strategies to Address British Columbia's Overdose Crisis
Dr. Shimi Kang - Creating Balance in an Imbalanced World... And Why Bother?
12:00 - 1:00 PMNetworking Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 - 2:30PMDr. Liam Brunham - Precision Medicine Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Experimental Medicine Trainee Presentations
2:30 - 3:00PMCoffee Break and Poster Viewing
3:00 - 5:00PMDr. Laura Sly - Experimental Medicine: Past, Present, Future
Dr. Vince Duronio - Perspectives on Research and Education
Experimental Medicine Trainee Presentations
Awards Ceremony


Please contact the Department of Medicine Research Office at dom.research@ubc.ca for more information.