UBC Surgery hosts the annual Chung Research Day and Transplant Research Day
In the early 1990s, Doctors Wally Chung and Madeleine Chung endowed a fund to support a department-wide research forum. The Chung Research Day showcases research endeavors in the Department of Surgery covering topics in basic, clinical and education research. More information on the Chung family’s contribution to academic life and to the community can be found at: THE CHUNG COLLECTION
Chung Research Day takes the format of a day-long academic session followed by a reception. At the reception, research prizes in the following areas are presented:
- Chung Research Day Presentation Prizes
- Dr. R. J. Finley Senior Scholar Award
- Dr. H. W. Johnson New Investigator Award
Main Website: UBC Chung Day
Abstract Submission Form: 2017 Chung Day Abstract form
Thousands of Canadians with end stage organ failure have benefited from transplantation. An organ transplant, however, cannot yet restore life expectancy to normal, nor can it completely restore health-related quality of life. To be truly successful in surmounting the full spectrum of transplantation-related problems, inter-disciplinary approaches must be taken to incorporate areas of research not traditionally applied.
The CIHR Transplantation Training Program brings together a multi-disciplinary group of mentors to teach all aspects of transplantation to trainees from diverse backgrounds in a way that did not depend upon their prior knowledge.Trainees in the Transplantation Training Program flourish in an environment that facilitates translational research and the flow of knowledge from the bench to the bedside and back in solid organ transplantation. By training the next generation of researchers and clinicians to create and apply knowledge to transplantation they will acquire the skills to not only advance and improve organ transplantation, but also, provide insight in other areas of science and medicine.
Main Website: UBC Transplant Research Day
Submission Site: Submission Tool for Transplant Research Day