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Events Calendar

For our weekly listing of events taking place at Providence Health Care as well as locally and internationally, please click here.


Connecting Big Data with Many People (SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series)

Date: September 30, 2014

Time: 7:00PM

Location: Room 1420, SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Street

Free event. Register here.

Jian Pei is Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s top researchers in the area of data mining and his work has been embraced by industry and government. Over the last several years his research has focused on developing effective and efficient ways to analyze - and capitalize on - the vast stores of data housed in applications such as social networks, network security informatics, healthcare informatics, business intelligence, and web searches. A prolific and widely-cited author, Professor Pei has received many prestigious awards including induction as a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

“Big Data” is one of today’s greatest challenges, and at the same time an unprecedented opportunity.  It’s often described as the explosion of the velocity, volume, variety, veracity, and value of digital information. Unlocking and making sense of this vast treasure trove of data is of immense value to essentially every sector and can yield untold benefits to society and individuals. This lecture highlights the exciting research on big data analytics under the central theme of connecting Big Data with many people by enabling its management, integration, exploration and application. It examines some of the novel research challenges presented by Big Data and how leveraging its potential is changing the world.


CAURA West 2014 Regional Conference

Date: November 20-22, 2014

Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotels, 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

2014 Annual CAURA West Regional Conference, hosted by the University of British Columbia, will cover a wide range of topics, including grant administration, contract negotiation, financial reporting and much more. In addition, there will be high-calibre pre-conference workshops that you do not want to miss!

See www.caurawest2014.ca for full details


11th Annual Leadership Program for Physicians and Leaders in Long Term Care - Earl Bird Registration

Theme: Changing Culture for Best Practices: A Promising Journey

Dates: December 5 – 6, 2014

Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver BC

Early bird deadline: October 17, 2014

The Centre for Healthy Aging at Providence presents the 11th Annual Leadership Program for Physicians and Leaders in Long Term Care.

This is a unique leadership development program and a great opportunity to come together to learn, problem solve, network and address issues and challenges specific to LTC in Canada. The program, featuring two full days of interactive presentations, panel discussions and informal networking opportunities, aims to stimulate discussion and provide practical solutions to issues that are common to many of Canada’s LTC sites.

The program is open to Medical Directors, Medical Coordinators and Physicians working in LTC in Canada. The program may also be of interest to Directors of Care, Administrators and Managers in LTC.

Every year the program applies for accreditation from The College of Family Physicians of Canada, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The Canadian Geriatrics Society.

Information and registration: http://www.centreforhealthyaging.ca/initiatives_lead.html

Download Program Agenda and Registration Form.

For more information please contact Anna Haliakova at 604-806-8360 or by email at chap@providencehealth.bc.ca


Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
Date: October 25-28, 2014

Location: West Building, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC.

The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada. The Congress draws cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and other cardiovascular specialists from across Canada and around the globe and connects them with other members of the cardiovascular healthcare team.

The CCC provides a broad spectrum of cardiovascular health professionals with current scientific information, accredited education opportunities and an ideal forum to connect with other cardiovascular health and care colleagues. This annual conference unites Canada’s cardiovascular community, from physicians to researchers, to network, learn and showcase the latest in research and innovations.

For more information, visit www.cardiocongress.org


Gairdner Symposium

Date: Monday, October 27,  4– 6pm

Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall


Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profiled researchers at the 2014 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium.

This free public lecture will feature:

  1. James P. Allison PhD
    Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2014
    "For his discovery of immune checkpoint blockade and its successful application to immune therapy of cancer"
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Presentation Title: "Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities”

For information about Dr. Allison: http://www.gairdner.org/content/james-allison

  1. Salim Yusuf, DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC, O.C.
    Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, 2014
    "For his exceptional leadership in global clinical trials and population studies of cardiovascular disease that shaped best guidelines for prevention and treatment"
    McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

Presentation Title: TBA
To learn more about Dr. Yusuf: http://www.gairdner.org/content/salim-yusuf

Please see  Vancouver Gairdner symposium for more information.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.

For questions or more information please contact Seetha at skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca

Download Gairdner Symposium poster