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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 …

Public Health Grand Rounds Webcasting

Project Duration: April 1, 2013 to July 1, 2015 BCCDC has hosted a Public Grand Rounds Series with internal and external speakers and guests for almost 15 years. This program is accredited as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This Award supports an enhanced interactive …

BC Zoonoses Symposium

Project Duration: August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2018 The BC Zoonoses Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary participants working in animal and human health to share recent information on the incidence, spread and biology of zoonotic disease (diseases that are caused by transmission of infectious agents between animals and humans) in British Columbia. It is a …

Western Canada Immunization Forum 2013

Project Duration: October 31, 2013 to July 31, 2014 The Western Canada Immunization Forum brings together public health immunization service providers, provincial medical health officers, primary care physicians and other end users to  inform front line professionals about the scientific basis of current and emerging issues in immunization, program monitoring, information systems, program evaluation and …

ASPIRE

Project Duration: November 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016 The ASPIRE (Advances in Screening and Prevention in Reproductive Cancer) program is a community-driven initiative in Uganda, designed to evaluate the acceptability and needs of a self-collection cervical cancer screening program for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The study will screen 300 women in an impoverished community. …

Global Health Research Collaboration on Engagement and Program Development

Project Duration: February 15, 2014 to August 15, 2014 International research collaborations offer myriad benefits, which include enhancing the research process, advancing higher quality science, strengthening research institutions, and promoting cross-cultural understanding. The strong commitment of UBC, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Aga Khan University (AKU) and BCCDC to put internationalization at the …