UBC Staff Pension Plan

Welcome to Pathology's Bi-Weekly Bulletin | February 10, 2023

UBC Staff Pension Plan



Join us as we celebrate the International Day for Women and Girls in Science and showcase the outstanding achievements of some of our female scientists at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. These talented female scientists are advancing health research and enhancing health outcomes through their invaluable contributions. We are proud to recognize and celebrate these remarkable female scientists for their contributions to the field of science.



Book off 12-1 pm for every Friday for the Pathology Province-Wide Rounds
Location: https://ubc.zoom.us (the same URL for all rounds) .
For Zoom information or any questions, please email Heleena Mistry. Rounds are recorded and available HERE

  • Friday, Feb 10, 2023 from 12pm-1pm *PALS*

    "Panel Discussion – Laboratory Medicine and Private Industry"
    Presented by: Dr. Tyler Smith, Hematopathology (Chair); Dr. David Huntsman, Molecular and Genomic Pathology; Dr. Daniel Holmes, Medical Biochemistry; Dr. Marthe Charles, Medical Microbiology and Dr. Andrew Shih, Transfusion Medicine

      Learning objectives:
    1. Describe ways in which relationships can be beneficial with private industry;
    2. Highlight some of the potential conflicts of interest to navigate when dealing with private industry;
    3. 3. Formulate their own ethical approach to their private industry relationships.


  • Friday, Feb 17, 2023 from 12pm-1pm *CLINICAL*

    "Clinical Scientists working in the health care sector in BC"
    Dr. Agatha Jassem, Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC; Clinical Microbiologist and the Program Head of the Virology Lab at the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory



Congratulations to Drs. Veronica Hirsch Reinshagen, Honglin Luo, Cheryl Wellington, and Jay Kizhakkedathu, researchers from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, who were awarded Fall 2022 CIHR-IRSC Project Grants!


  • Dr. Michael Noble and his family have very generously created 3 Noble prizes in Laboratory Quality for students and trainees within our Department. Two of the prizes will be for $1500 dollars each for one Medical Laboratory Resident and one Graduate Student in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia. A third prize will be in the form of a book for the participant in the UBC Certificate Course in the Laboratory Quality Management who achieves the highest grade.
    The successful candidates will be selected based upon competition on a presentation (oral or poster) at either Pathology Day or the Department's Quality Conference, the presentation based upon work that demonstrates the elements of laboratory quality. The successful candidates will be selected by committee of assessors comprised of faculty within our department.
    The prize for the graduate student will be given at the annual Pathology Day event. The award for the Medical Resident will be given in 2023 on Tuesday June 20 at the POLQM Quality Conference.
    We are very grateful to Dr. Noble and his family for their generosity and thoughtfulness in recognizing the importance of quality in pathology and laboratory medicine.
  • The David Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre team has published their first draft of an Open Education text on Pathology. Future plans include the addition of more student exercises to aid with critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and to make histology more accessible for those with visual and/or decoding challenges.
  • Nicole Herbers from St. Paul’s Hospital has created an exceptional virtual seminar series that enhances the learning experiences of AP residents in gross pathology. We will be compiling a list of these seminars on this page, and we encourage anyone with an educational YouTube channel to share it with us, as we aim to establish a comprehensive video repository for education.



PATHOLOGY DAY - JUNE 1, 2023 This year's Pathology Day will feature lectures and keynotes on artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on machine learning, deep learning and related approaches topic. Mark your calendars and get ready to connect with researchers in your community. More to follow...


The call for abstracts is now open - the deadline is Friday 5pm March 31, 2023


  • Travelling Health Fair 2023 The Travelling Health Fair is back in-person! The health fair is a mobile clinic that will be at 4 locations on Point Grey and at VGH this year. The theme this year is diabetes and we are partnering with UBC Pharmacists who will be running the stations with UBC students. READ MORE

  • Move UBC Move UBC is a university-wide initiative each February aiming to increase physical activity and reduce the time students, faculty, staff, and the UBC community spend being inactive. READ MORE

  • Consider taking the Reconciliation through Indigenous Education free online course Register for this six-week asynchronous online course — offered by the UBC Faculty of Education — and enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work. READ MORE

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