Category: Blog Posts

Etiological Discovery of CFS, Lyme, Lupus

Project Duration: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015 Patients with symptoms of fatigue, memory change and musculoskeletal change, similar to Lyme disease, but without history of acute Lyme disease, may be diagnosed as having chronic or late Lyme disease. This group resembles those with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). This study assesses …

DPIC Visual DotLab Enterprise

Project Duration: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre provides a 24-hour toll-free poison information service to all British Columbians. The ability of specially trained health care professionals, including pharmacists and nurses, to provide treatment advice and information regarding poisonings, drug overdoses and chemical exposures will be enhanced …

Western Canadian Immunization Forum 2011

Project Duration: July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 BCCDC hosted the 2011 Western Immunization Conference in Vancouver, working in collaboration with representatives of the governments of Alberta and Yukon, the BC Ministry of Health, BC’s regional health authorities (Fraser Health, Interior Health, Northern Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Vancouver Island Health), First Nations and …

BCCDC Celebrate Research Week

Project Duration: September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2016 BCCDC has held a highly successful annual research symposium involving internal staff and external guests, beginning in 2008. In 2011, the format was extended from a 2-day event to a week-long “Celebrate Research” activity. The intent was to achieve even greater staff involvement, enhanced profile for …

Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

Project Duration: June 12, 2012 to February 28, 2017 Federally and provincially, Canada is committed to reducing the rates of tuberculosis (TB) over the next decade. In BC, innovative molecular epidemiology techniques have been used to reconstruct person-to-person rates of transmission in large outbreaks. This project examines the hypothesis that high risk infectious individuals moving …

QUEST – Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study

Project Duration: August 31, 2012 to August 30, 2013 This program is part of a national initiative (QUEST) to compare the durability and efficacy of 2 different vaccination programs against HPV in girls ages 9-12. Participants are enrolled across Canada. Vaccine is given as either 2-doses or 3-doses as part of a larger clinical trial. …

Hepatitis Education Forum

Project Duration: September 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012 The hepatitis education and care program for professional health care workers provides a series of workshops to support the delivery of information about education prevention and hepatitis clinical care delivery in western Canada. The workshops have been well attended with excellent evaluations that have commented especially …

Surveillance of Lyme Disease Vectors

Project Duration: October 25, 2012 to December 31, 2015 (extended) Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. Infected individuals have fatigue, neck stiffness, fever and headache, amongst other symptoms. The prevalence of Lyme disease is increasing in eastern Canada, apparently related to higher temperatures and global warming. This project will use …

Complex Chronic Disease Clinic in the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Project Duration: August 15, 2013 until funds are spent The complex chronic disease program focuses on disorders such as chronic disease syndrome, and the tick-borne Lyme disease. It combines treatment and care, through an integrative approach with clinical and research advisors and key patient advocacy groups. There is a strong research component. The research goal …

Evaluation of HPV Interventions in BC

Project Duration: June 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017 Vaccine treatment is highly effective in preventing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections in women, but there is controversy over the right age at which to start a vaccination program in girls. This project examines the acceptability of a vaccination program for grade 6 girls. It will …