The BC Children's Hospital, together with Providence Health Care Research Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, organizes a public lecture each March. These lectures include several talks by clinicians and scientists on the latest leading-edge health research.

Watch Public Lectures

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Managing Pediatric Pain and Anxiety + Using VR and Online Platforms for Psychotherapies and Cognitive Remediation in Severe Mental Illness + Dermatology Intelligent Network: Using AI to Improve Healthcare

virtual technologies panelists
Dr. Nardia Strydom, Dr. Ran Goldman, and Dr. Mahesh Menon — Virtual Technologies

Presented by Dr. Ran Goldman, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Dr. Mahesh Menon, Psychologist, Vancouver Coastal Health; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC. | Dr. Nardia Strydom, Department Head of Family Medicine, Providence Health Care; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

Big Genes and Little Genes

Dr. William Gibson
Dr. William Gibson — Big Genes and Little Genes

Human height is largely under genetic control, but there is no "height gene." Instead, there are many genes that affect height, and most of them have small effects that add up together with other ones. Presented by Dr. William Gibson, co-discoverer of Cohen-Gibson syndrome, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

Scientific Discovery Is Just a Beginning to Helping Children Lead Healthier Lives

Dr. Bruce Carleton
Dr. Bruce Carleton — Scientific Discovery Is Just a Beginning to Helping Children Lead Healthier Lives

How do we make medications (drugs) safer for all patients? I use the sciences of pharmacology and medical genetics to understand why some people benefit from drugs and others are harmed. Presented by Dr. Bruce Carleton, Investigator & Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, BC Children's Hospital; Division Head, Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

What About COVID-19 and Kids?

Dr. Laura Sauvé
Dr. Laura Sauvé — What About COVID-19 and Kids?

Uncover the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children. Explore how often infections occur, what the illness looks like in children, the impact on child health and what a vaccine will mean for kids in BC. Presented by Dr. Laura Sauvé, Investigator & Medical Co-Lead for Infection Prevention and Control, BC Children's & BC Women's Hospitals; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Watch here.

Unlimited Emergencies, Limited Resources: Applying Science to Solve Health System Problems

Dr. Quynh Doan
Dr. Quynh Doan — Unlimited Emergencies, Limited Resources: Applying Science to Solve Health System Problems

Through an example of a real emergency department problem, learn how to define a health services research question, design a study to answer the question, and use your findings to change how the system works to solve the problem and demonstrate the impact of your intervention. Presented by Dr. Quynh Doan, Investigator & Physician, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

A Closer Look at Cancer Research: Using Blood-Based "Liquid" Biopsies to Improve Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Alexander Wyatt
Dr. Alexander Wyatt — Using Blood-Based Liquid Biopsies to Improve Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Dr. Wyatt is seeking to develop better treatments for late-stage metastatic prostate cancer. Learn about the role of circulating tumour DNA in his research. Presented by Dr. Alexander Wyatt, Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre; Assistant Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

A Closer Look at Cancer Research: Pediatric Cancer

Rod Rassekh
Dr. Rod Rassekh — Pediatric Cancer

Dr. Rassekh talks about improvements in cancer cure rates, the use of genomics in pediatric cancer and individualizing cancer therapy, and exciting research going on now at BC Children's Hospital. Presented by Dr. Rod Rassekh, Investigator, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

A Closer Look at Cancer Research: Colon Cancer Screening

Jennifer Telford
Dr. Jennifer Telford — Colon Cancer Screening

Gastroenterologist, Dr. Telford, talks about colorectal cancer prevention and diagnosis and how screening for colorectal cancer decreases cancer death and reduces the need for more aggressive forms of cancer treatment. Presented by Dr. Jennifer Telford, Medical Director, BC Colon Screening Program; Clinical Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

The Big Picture: Imaging in Research

Robert Boone Bruce Bjornson David Wilson
Dr. Robert Boone, Dr. Bruce Bjornson, and Dr. David Wilson — The Big Picture: Imaging in Research

Presented by Dr. Bruce Bjornson, Investigator, Director, Brain Mapping & Neurotechnology Lab; Scientific Director, Imaging (3T MRI) Facility, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Assistant Prof., Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Dr. David Wilson, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Prof., Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Robert Boone, Interventional Cardiologist, St. Paul's Hospital; Prof., Dept. of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

Oak Street Campus Symposium: Medical Genetics and Clinical Practice

Colin Ross Catriona Hippman Jehannine Austin
Dr. Colin Ross, Catriona Hippman, and Dr. Jehannine Austin — Medical Genetics and Clinical Practice

Presented by Dr. Colin Ross, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Prof., Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. | Catriona Hippman, Doctoral Student, BC Children's Hospital. | Dr. Jehannine Austin, Canada Research Chair, Translational Psychiatric Genomics; Prof., Depts. of Medical Genetics and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Watch here.

On the Front Lines: The Latest in Surgery and Emergency Medicine Research

Corinne Hohl Cynthia Verchere Sam Wiseman
Dr. Corinne Hohl, Dr. Cynthia Verchere, and Dr. Sam Wiseman — The Latest in Surgery and Emergency Medicine Research

Presented by Dr. Corinne Hohl, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC; Attending Emergency Physician, VGH. | Dr. Cynthia Verchere, Investigator & Director, Burn Unit, BC Children's Hospital; Head & Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. | Dr. Sam Wiseman, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC; Chair, Thyroid Surgical Tumour Group, BC Cancer. | Watch here.

Mental Health Research Matters

Jehannine Austin Raymond Lam Christian Schutz
Dr. Jehannine Austin, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Dr. Christian Schutz — Mental Health Research Matters

Presented by Dr. Jehannine Austin, Canada Research Chair, Translational Psychiatric Genomics; Professor, Departments of Medical Genetics and Psychiatry, UBC. | Dr. Raymond Lam, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC. | Dr. Christian Schutz, Associate Professor, Institute of Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, UBC. | Watch here.