Past Events

For more information on cluster activities and events, please email Jeff LeDue at jledue@mail.ubc.ca.

Bridging the gap between imaging research and patient care in MS Jan 15, 2016

“In visiting groups around the world, I have often noticed a deficiency in collaboration between technical and clinical departments,” says Dr. Shannon Kolind, Assistant Professor with the UBC Division of Neurology and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physicist with the multiple sclerosis (MS) Clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH).

“The lack of effective communication and integration may impede the clinical adaptation of innovative technical developments. My goal is to bridge the gap between basic imaging research and patient care.”

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UBC study highlights optimal use of atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to improve care in drug therapy for bipolar disorder
Study highlights optimal use of atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy for bipolar disorder Jan 14, 2016

When  a person experiencing  a period of mania related to bipolar disorder improves following treatment with a combination of a mood stabilizer and an atypical antipsychotic, the standard of practice is to continue both medications in order to maintain the improvement and prevent future mood episodes.

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Genetic counsellors provide unique benefits to patients in the Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Dec 18, 2015

‘Is genetic testing available for Alzheimer disease?’ is one of the most common questions I hear in the Clinic,” says Emily Dwosh (pictured right), a genetic counsellor in the UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders (UBCH-CARD) at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. 

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Research to challenge standards of care and treatment following concussion.
NEW RESEARCH TO DETERMINE WHETHER REST REALLY IS BEST FOLLOWING CONCUSSION Dec 17, 2015

Is rest the best thing for healing after a brain injury? The standard approach to treatment has emphasized a period of physical and cognitive rest following a concussion. Now, Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health is recruiting participants for a study that aims to turn the standard on its head.

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DMCBH recruits highest number of participants for international MS study Nov 24, 2015

Study saves B.C. PharmaCare costs and spurs further investment and research.

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MS Society of Canada funds new research to explore the role of the gut in pediatric multiple sclerosis.
MS Society of Canada funds new research to explore the role of the gut in pediatric MS Nov 20, 2015

As few as five per cent of new cases of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed in children, but to better understand the disease, children may be our brightest source of hope. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation have announced new funding that will propel research into pediatric MS and the gut microbiome’s role in autoimmune and brain diseases.

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Light therapy treatment is effective for depression, researchers say.
Researchers find light therapy effective for depression Nov 18, 2015

New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease.

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HeadsUpGuys helps men seek mental wellness on their own terms Oct 20, 2015

Whether they’re conscious of it or not, many men struggle to identify and seek help for symptoms of depression. HeadsUpGuys – an online tool developed by Dr. John Ogrodniczuk and his team of clinicians, researchers, and mental health advocates – was designed to support men on their terms.

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Jenna Smith-Forrester
Trainee profile: Jenna Smith-Forrester Oct 9, 2015

“Ultimately, I hope to help unleash the potential in students in healthcare-related programs to serve as change agents. Together we can usher in an era of unparalleled service delivery, while reducing errors, waste, and cost,” she says. “One day I will find my niche, or perhaps I shall create it.”

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