Grand Rounds

SPPH Grand Rounds

This monthly seminar series running during the academic year will involve both faculty and guest speakers, who will share new and innovative research, and current issues and trends in population and public health.

All faculty and students are strongly encouraged to attend as part of the ongoing conversation about current issues in Population and Public Health.

Held on Fridays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, usually in Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102, the Rounds will finish with a question and answer session. Questions tweeted using the hashtag #SPPHRounds will be selected by the Faculty Coordinator to put to the speaker.

If you are unable to attend in person, please join us remotely on your computer or mobile device through Adobe Connect (see left for instructions) or via our YouTube channel.

Note: Presentations are the property of the presenter(s) and permission must be obtained before copying or distributing the presentation. Presentations from the website are for viewing purposes only.

CME Evaluation form

SPPH Grand Rounds are accredited for Maintenance of Certification Program Section 1: Accredited Group Learning credits by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. More information is available here.

Attendance at SPPH Grand Rounds is taken via an online survey, made available on the day of the relevant Rounds for one week.

The Evaluation Form, required for Continuing Medical Education credit, can be filled out by clicking this link.

Upcoming Rounds

Upcoming Talks Time Location

April 20th 2018

‘Primary Billary Cholangitis in First Nations

Drs. Nadine Caron, Laura Arbour, Eric M. Yoshida

9.00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102
Click here to view the live stream

May 25th 2018

‘The Built Environment’

Professor Lawrence Frank
Professor Michael Brauer

9.00 am TBC
Click here to view the live stream

Previous Rounds

Click here to view our YouTube playlist of the 2016-17 Rounds talks.

Speakers and Titles Time Location

March 23rd 2018

‘Million Dollar Med$: exploring Canadians’ access to life-saving medicines’

Global Reporting Centre Executive Director and Founder Peter Klein
Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines SPPH Associate Professor Michael Law

Click here to view the recorded live stream

9.00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

January 26th 2018

‘Do-it-yourself health: empathy as medication and a course of emotional learning’

Oxford University Primary Care Dr. Jeremy Howick

SPPH Assistant Professor Eva Oberle

Guest MC W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics Associate Professor Daniel Steel

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9.00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

December 8th, 2017

‘Virtual care and vaccine games: tech and the future of public health’

SPPH Associate Professor, Population Data BC Scientific Director, Kim McGrail
SPPH Clinical Associate Professor, GetCheckedOnline medical lead, Mark Gilbert
I Boost Immunity Content Strategist Ian Roe

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9.00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 101

October 27th 2017

‘Rats! Purveyors of pestilence or public health helpers?’

SPPH Assistant Professor Jennifer Gardy
BCCDC Virology Laboratory program head Dr. Agatha Jassem
Interdisciplinary doctoral student, Vancouver Rat Project researcher, and Friedman Scholar in Health Kaylee Byers
SPPH doctoral student, and Vancouver Rat Project researcher Michael Lee

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9.00 am Woodward 1, Instructional Resources Centre (IRC), 2194 Health Sciences Mall

September 22nd 2017

‘Can I borrow a microbiome? Life-saving poop and the ethics of microbiome therapies’

SPPH Associate Professor Amee Manges
University of Guelph Department of Psychology Associate Professor Kieran O’Doherty

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9.00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

March 17, 2017

‘Is there a need for medically-prescribed heroin in the addiction treatment system?’

Associate Professor Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Lianne Gladue, Lee Gladue, Vincent Harrop

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9:00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

March 3, 2017

‘More than just numbers: hearing from the real experts in the opioid crisis’

Professor Jane Buxton, BC Centre for Disease Control harm reduction lead, and guest speakers

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9:00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

January 27, 2017

‘Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities’

Clinical Professor Emeritus John Millar
Professor Craig Mitton
Professor Emeritus Bob Evans
Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics Craig Riddell

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Click here to view Professor Riddell’s slides

9:00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

October 21, 2016

‘The real public health science behind the zombie apocalypse’

SPPH Assistant Professor and BCCDC Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Senior Scientist (Genomics & Molecular Epidemiology) Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Interdisciplinary doctoral student Kaylee Byers

BC Centre for Disease Control Associate Medical Director and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Professor Dr. Mel Krajden

SPPH Associate Professor and BCCDC Division of Mathematical Modeling Director Dr. Babak Pourbohloul

SPPH Professor and BCCDC Medical Epidemiology Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and the Do Bugs Need Drugs Project Dr. David Patrick

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9:00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102

September 23, 2016

‘A better prescription: the evidence and politics of pharmaceutical policy in Canada’

SPPH Professor Steve Morgan

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9:00 am Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102