Pathology Province-Wide Rounds

 DateTopic typeSpeakerTitle and linksObjectives
24-Jun-22DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESSSuzanne Vercauteren, Department Head - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at BC Children's Hospital"Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine"

    Learning Objectives:
  • understand what EDI is and what the benefits are of implementing EDI in the work environment;
  • gain insight in the EDI survey results from our department;
  • discuss actions the department can undertake to further EDI.
17-Jun-22CLINICALDr. Kevin Ko, Oral Pathology"Pearls and Pitfalls in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology"

    Learning Objectives:
  • discuss the importance of clinical-radiological correlation in diagnosing odontogenic and non-odontogenic jaw lesions;
  • recognize the pitfalls in diagnosing oral mucosal lesions, with an emphasis on oral potentially malignant disorders;
10-Jun-22RESEARCHAnna Blakney, Assistant Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC"Next Generation RNA Vaccines"

  • review current provincial COVID-19 epidemiology;
  • review current provincial safety recommendations;
  • review current provincial COVID-19 therapy recommendations;
  • discuss provincial preparations for the fall.
13-May-22RESEARCHPeter Zandstra  - Director and Professor, School of Biomedical EngineeringHow tissues are built

6-May-22PALSMichelle Dittrick"Practical tips and tricks for launching a research study"

    Learning Objectives:
  • review the challenges faced in starting a research study and alternative approaches to consider;
  • learn practical tips to facilitate study approvals;
  • identify local resources available to researchers.
29-Apr-22DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESSMike Nimmo - Vice chair Education"Education in the UBC Department of Pathology - the present state and future directions"

    Learning Objectives:
  • describe current educational areas/activities within the Department;
  • list issues facing pathology education within the Department;
  • describe the future directions of educational activities within the department.
22-Apr-22CLINICALDr. Naveena Singh, Clinical Professor, UBC and Anatomic Pathologist, Vancouver General Hospital"Update on vulvar squamous cell carcinoma and its precursors"

    Learning Objectives:
  • to understand the current etiology-based classification of VSCC and its precursor lesions;
  • to understand the importance and learn the expression patterns of p16 and p53 immunohistochemistry;
  • to become familiar with the terminology and approach to diagnosis of HPV-independent, p53-wild type VSCC precursors.
15-Apr-22 (HOLIDAY)
8-Apr-22RESEARCH TRAINEE 20min + 10 min seminarJennifer Cooper, Graduate Student DjavadMowafaghianCentre for Brain Health"COVID-19 and the brain: what neurological blood based biomarkers can tell us about neurological consequences of COVID-19 in critically ill patients"

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    Learning Objectives:
  • gain knowledge about what neurological biomarkers can tell us about the central nervous system;
  • understand the utility of blood based neurological biomarkers as clinical tools;
  • examine these biomarkers in a population of critically ill patients with COVID-19.
8-Apr-22RESEARCH TRAINEE 20min + 10 min seminarHaifeng Zhang, Research Associate BC Cancer Research CentreIdentification and targeting of a tumor cell surface protein via immunotherapy strategies
    Learning Objectives:
  • how cancer cells evade cell death under oxidative stress;
  • how cancer cells augment cysteine metabolism as a cytoprotection mechanism;
1-Apr-22DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESSDr. Cheryl Wellington, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, ICORD"Vision and initial goals"

    Learning Objectives:
  • introduce myself as Vice Chair of Research (VCR), Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine;
  • describe my initial vision as VCR;
  • outline short and medium term goals for VCR;
  • invite participation on the VCR committee.
25-Mar-22CLINICALGao, Zu-hua, Professor and Department Head ?Ÿ?? Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC"Liver biopsy interpretation"

    Learning Objectives:
  • systematic approach to liver biopsy ;
  • interpretation based on patterns of abnormality ;

  • overview of morphological characteristics of common liver diseases .
18-Mar-22RESEARCHKizakkedathu, Jay, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar"Immunomodulating cell-surface engineering towards improved transfusion and transplantation"
    Learning Objectives:

  • understand the development of blood group antigen conversion towards universal red blood cells, and their immunological compatibility;

  • understand the development of immuno-cloaking approaches using novel immune-suppressing polymers to prevent transplant rejection.

11-Mar-22PALSDevine, Dana, Director, Centre for Blood Research; Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Canadian Blood Services; Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine;
Associate Member, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine
"Academic Leadership: How is it done?"

    Learning Objectives:
  • discuss how to take advantage of leadership opportunities;

  • understand where to find leadership opportunities;

  • appreciate the qualities that make a good leader.

4-Mar-22DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESSGao, Zu-hua, Professor and Department Head ?Ÿ?? Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC"My First 100 Days"

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    Learning Objectives:
  • identify the strength and issues of the department;

  • summary suggestions from faculty members;

  • iscuss plans forward.