The Henderson Library at the Clinical Academic Campus was a busy hub of presentations and discussions for the inaugural UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Health Conference held on March 5, 2014. The event brought together students from the faculties of medicine, science, and health and social development to present their research and public health initiatives to the local community.
In total, 22 presenters took part in the event organized as part of Celebrate Research Week at UBC Okanagan. Awards were presented for the best poster/presentation in two categories:
Public Health category: Adam Siemens, second-year SMP student. Title: Implementation of a life skills curriculum in a Transition Housing population.
Research/Basic Science category: David Van De Vosse, second year SMP student. Title: Wait times for lung cancer patients in the BC Southern Interior for obtaining oncologic care: Exploration of the intervals leading from first abnormal imaging to oncologic treatment.
Thanks to the organizers, presenters, adjudicators, and attendees for supporting a fantastic event that showcases the exceptional research being undertaken by our students. A special thanks to Choices Markets and Save-On-Foods for sponsoring the event’s reception.