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Jan 24, 2018

Take the Pressure Off

Date 
January 24, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
Location 
Paetzold Multi-Purpose Room & Atrium, Jim Pattison Pavilion, Level 1, Vancouver General Hospital
Cost 
drop in - no cost

Education fair for small therapeutic devices to prevent and treat pressure injuries.

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Jan 25, 2018

ST. PAUL’S TOASTMASTERS

Date 
January 25, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location 
Gourlay Conference Room, 1st Floor MacDonald Wing, St. Paul's Hospital

Looking to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Everyone welcome! For more info: visit speakingofresearch.toastmastersclubs.org

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Mar 1, 2018

UBC and BC Children’s Hospital Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

Date 
March 1, 2018
Location 
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Cost 
Free

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of today’s greatest long term national and international public health threats. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, and leading to prolonged illnesses, higher rates of disability, and more deaths. The WHO has warned that without urgent, coordinated action, “[a] post-antibiotic era - in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – is a very real possibility for the 21st century.” Antimicrobial resistance disproportionately affects the world’s poorest populations, where access to medicines is limited and disease transmission rates are high.

Join the UBC Neglected Global Diseases Initiative and Center for International Child Health (BC Children’s Hospital) for the Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on March 1st, 2018. Internationally acclaimed experts in antimicrobial resistance will address both the international context and our local BC and Canadian context. The symposium will also include a panel discussion with researchers from UBC and BC Children’s Hospital who are tackling this problem from different angles. Together, we will explore the various avenues that perpetuate resistance to antibiotics, while learning about possible solutions to this worldwide crisis.

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan - Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy; Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University; Former Advisory Committee Member, World Health Organization, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Also featuring 

  • Dr. David Patrick - Medical and Epidemiology Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and the Do Bugs Need Drugs Program, BC Centre for Disease Control

Registration for this event will be free, and will open in January. We encourage you to stay informed about this event and many others by subscribing to the Global Health Online Network.

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