We’re working with your community health partners to create a unique program for Kamloops. Final curriculum details will be posted February 2019.

Draft agenda: 

  • 9:15 am    Registration & Refreshments, Coffee/Tea & Pastries
    *Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Participants with any food allergies or dietary 
    restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch*
  • 9:45 am     Introductions
    Presented by Dr. Wyeth Wasserman, Executive Director & Investigator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute; Associate Dean for Research, UBC Faculty of Medicine; Senior Scientist, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics; Professor, UBC Department of Medical Genetics

    Indigenous Welcome
    Presenter TBA
  • 10:00 am    Vaccines: How and why they work at a population level
    Presented by Dr. Julie Bettinger, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Evaluation Center, UBC Department  of Pediatrics

    Take a closer look at what a vaccine is, how they work and uncover their impact on society. 

    And what about the zombie apocalypse? After the lecture, participants will be separated into smaller groups and discover how to calculate the reproductive rate for an infectious disease and the percent coverage needed to stop transmission. 

  • 11:00 am    Break

  • 11:10 am    Why are my periods painful?  Endometriosis and pelvic pain
    Presented by Dr. Paul Yong, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Gynaecologist, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre; Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    Did you know Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive-age? It refers to tissue from inside of the uterus, growing outside of the uterus.  Endometriosis is a common cause of painful menstrual cramps, painful sexual activity, and difficulty conceiving.  Learn about how endometriosis causes pain, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • 11:50 am    Lunch, Sandwich Buffet 
    During lunch participants will have the opportunity to network with faculty speakers and participate in and selection of hands-on activities
    • Station #1 - Use a box trainer to practice the basic steps of laparoscopic surgery, which is used for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. 
      Presented by Ms. Natasha Orr, Graduate Student, UBC
    • Station #2 - Build your own microscope! Designed to be extremely portable, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes (magnification of 140X and 2 micron resolution), pick up a Foldscope and discover how to bring hands-on microscopy to new places!
      Presented by the BCCHR Administration Team
    • Station #3 - Details TBA
      Presented by Dr. Britt Drogemoller, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC
    • Station #4 - Details TBA
      Presented by Dr. Galen Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC
  • 12:50 pm    Presentation TBA
  • 1:50 pm     Research Jeopardy
    Presented by Dr. Galen Wright, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC & Dr. Britt Drogemoller, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC

    Test your knowledge on health sciences and research! Lead by research trainees, this interactive game will give participants the opportunity to work as teams to compete for prizes and gain a better insight on the latest translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families.
  • 2:20 pm    Break
  • 2:30 pm    Health Pros Tell All - Career Panel
  • 3:00 pm     Closing Remarks