Academic Sessions

UNIVERSITY OF BC, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM

Training Program Overview of Academic Teaching Sessions


I. ACADEMIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A variety of academic programs are in place for the UBC Medical Biochemistry residency training program.
The program is as follows:

  • Medical Biochemistry academic half days on the last Wednesday of each month from 8 – 10 am (mandatory).
  • VGH1 and VGH2 academic teaching sessions offered in blocks 8 through 10 annually (mandatory for those participating in the VGH1 or VGH2 rotation).
  • Internal medicine (or pediatrics) academic half days weekly from 2 – 5 pm (mandatory).
  • Professional Advancement Learning Series (PALS) held on the last Friday of each block (mandatory).
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry (CSCC) webinars held semi-weekly in September through June (optional).
  • Physician Management Institute (PMI) course annually in June (strongly encouraged: optional).
  • CAMB resident teaching seminars held annually in advance of the CAMB conference (optional).

 

II. SAMPLE ACADEMIC TEACHING SESSIONS

Date Speaker Topic Organizer
16-Jan-12 M Pudek, PhD ./ M Nimmo, MD Electrolytes VGH chemistry rotation
17-Jan-12 M Pudek, PhD Osmolality VGH chemistry rotation
18-Jan-12 W Schreiber, MD Introduction to diagnostic testing Osmolality VGH chemistry rotation
19-Jan-12 W Schreiber, MD Acid-base disorders VGH chemistry rotation
23-Jan-12 M Pudek, PhD Enzymology VGH chemistry rotation
24-Jan-12 D Holmes, MD Quality Control I VGH chemistry rotation
25-Jan-12 A Mattman, MD High sensitivity troponin MB Academic Half Day
25-Jan-12 A Mattman, MD Clin Chem case series MB Academic Half Day
25-Jan-12 Nadine Urquhart, PhD Methods of protein analysis (St. Paul’s) VGH chemistry rotation
26-Jan-12 W Schreiber, MD Protein electrophoresis VGH chemistry rotation
30-Jan-12 C Halstead, MD Renal function tests (VGH) VGH chemistry rotation
31-Jan-12 D Holmes, MD Quality Control II VGH chemistry rotation
1-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Urinalysis VGH chemistry rotation
2-Feb-12 A Mattman, MD Electrochemistry VGH chemistry rotation
6-Feb-12 A Mattman, MD Malabsorption and pancreatic disease VGH chemistry rotation
7-Feb-12 W Schreiber, MD Iron metabolism VGH chemistry rotation
8-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Cardiac markers VGH chemistry rotation
9-Feb-12 A Mattman, MD Spectrophotometry, fluorometry VGH chemistry rotation
13-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Immunoassay I VGH chemistry rotation
14-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Immunoassay II VGH chemistry rotation
15-Feb-12 D Holmes, MD Liver function tests VGH chemistry rotation
16-Feb-12 D Holmes, MD Reproductive Endocrinology VGH chemistry rotation
21-Feb-12 M Nimmo, MD Autoimmune testing I VGH chemistry rotation
22-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Diabetes VGH chemistry rotation
23-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Hypoglycemia plus case histories VGH chemistry rotation
27-Feb-12 M Nimmo, MD Calcium metabolism VGH chemistry rotation
28-Feb-12 D Holmes, MD Lipids and lipoproteins VGH chemistry rotation
29-Feb-12 D Holmes, MD MB Academic Half Day
29-Feb-12 D Holmes, MD Clin Chem case series MB Academic Half Day
29-Feb-12 M Pudek, PhD Pituitary VGH chemistry rotation
1-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Adrenal VGH chemistry rotation
5-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Thyroid VGH chemistry rotation
6-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Hypertension VGH chemistry rotation
7-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Endocrinology case histories I VGH chemistry rotation
8-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Endocrinology case histories II VGH chemistry rotation
12-Mar-12 C Halstead, MD Point of care testing (C and W) VGH chemistry rotation
13-Mar-12 Graham Sinclair, PhD MS/TMS/GC/HPLC VGH chemistry rotation
14-Mar-12 A Kwong (Lab Manager) Quality assurance and lab accreditation VGH chemistry rotation
15-Mar-12 H Frykman, PGY-4 Instrument and method evaluation VGH chemistry rotation
19-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Therapeutic drug monitoring VGH chemistry rotation
20-Mar-12 V Fung, PGY5 Pharmacogenetics VGH chemistry rotation
21-Mar-12 W Schreiber, MD Porphyria VGH chemistry rotation
22-Mar-12 V Fung, PGY5 Toxicology I VGH chemistry rotation
26-Mar-12 W Schreiber, MD Tumour markers VGH chemistry rotation
27-Mar-12 V Fung, PGY5 Toxicology II VGH chemistry rotation
28-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Possible future trends in medical biochemistry: i) Multiplex immunoassays of peptide hormones extracted from pituitary adenomas ii) Proteomics of exhaled lung particles MB Academic Half Day
28-Mar-12 M Pudek, PhD Clin Chem case series MB Academic Half Day
28-Mar-12 D Seccombe, MD External proficiency testing VGH chemistry rotation
29-Mar-12 JB, PhD Metabolomics VGH chemistry rotation
2-Apr-12 H Vallance, MD Inborn errors of metabolism VGH chemistry rotation
3-Apr-12 H Vallance, MD Newborn screening VGH chemistry rotation
4-Apr-12 B Jung Vitamins and trace elements VGH chemistry rotation
5-Apr-12 B Jung Pediatric and obstetric chemistry VGH chemistry rotation
25-Apr-12 H Vallance, MD Newborn screening & inborn errors of metabolism MB Academic Half Day
25-Apr-12 H Vallance, MD Clin Chem case series MB Academic Half Day
30-May-12 C Halstead, MD Quantification of free bilirubin MB Academic Half Day
30-May-12 Sophia Wong, PGY2 Clin Chem case series MB Academic Half Day
27-Jun-12 A Mattman, MD Continuous blood glucose monitoring MB Academic Half Day
27-Jun-12 H Frykman, PGY4 Serological tests in the diagnosis of rheumatologic syndromes MB Academic Half Day
25-Jul-12 D Holmes, MD Introduction to statistics with R MB Academic Half Day
25-Jul-12 H Frykman, PGY4 Rheumatology MB Academic Half Day
29-Aug-12 M Pudek, PhD Three stories: the consequences of a teratoma, a pregnancy, and an interference / fecal testing MB Academic Half Day
29-Aug-12 S Wong, PGY3 Cobalt/Chromium Toxicity in Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement MB Academic Half Day
13-Sep-12 Resident led Resident Wellness General Pathology
26-Sep-12 C Halstead, MD Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, More or Less MB Academic Half Day
26-Sep-12 I Garber An Update on Hepcidin MB Academic Half Day
27-Sep-12 S Kalloger, PhD Biostatistics General Pathology
31-Oct-12 A Mattman, MD Ammonia MB Academic Half Day
31-Oct-12 Ramesh Saeedi, PGY3 An Introduction to microRNA MB Academic Half Day
15-Nov-12 S Porter, MD Academic Writing General Pathology
22-Nov-12 S Kalloger, PhD Biostatistics General Pathology
29-Nov-12 W Schreiber, MD Tumor Markers MB Academic Half Day / General Pathology
29-Nov-12 M Noble, MD Quality Assurance / Quality Control General Pathology
06-Dec-12 M Noble, MD Quality Assurance / Quality Control General Pathology
06-Dec-12 Resident led Resident Wellness General Pathology
19-Dec-12 M Pudek, PhD Point of care testing for drugs of abuse MB Academic Half Day
19-Dec-12 Ramesh Saeedi PGY3 Phosphate homeostasis / FGF 23 and a case of hypophosphatemia MB Academic Half Day