UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 15 | October 05, 2000
Students share jubilee program
UBC medical and dental undergraduates will be taking notes alongside
faculty members when the Faculty of Medicine Jubilee scientific conference gets
underway Friday, Nov. 3 and continues Nov. 4.
"Regularly scheduled teaching sessions will not meet on Friday to allow
students to attend the scientific conference," says Assoc. Dean, Undergraduate
Medical Education, Wes Schreiber. "We've made special arrangements so that
students have a chance to hear these outstanding speakers who come from
virtually every department in the faculty."
A recent donation will allow the students to attend the two-day scientific
conference for a reduced fee of $30. In addition, some individual
departments are sponsoring students and residents.
"We've designed the scientific program to introduce students to the myriad
options available in contemporary medicine," says Orthopedics Prof. Stephen
Tredwell who is conference program chair. "As well, residents can meet the
leaders in their respective specialties."
Nobel Prize-winner and director of Vancouver's Genome Sequence Centre, Michael
Smith, will open the scientific conference. There are 233 faculty members
involved as speakers and session chairs in the conference and more than 200
research posters will be presented.
Four plenary sessions provide a topical focus on the brain, imaging, molecular
biology and minimal access surgery. Discussions in concurrent sessions span
virtually every medical specialty.
In addition, alumni, faculty members, students and staff will be
recognized at an Awards of Excellence celebration scheduled for Friday, Nov.
For more information on the Golden Jubilee, which runs Nov. 2-4, call the
conference secretariat at (604) 669-7175, or visit the Golden Jubilee
2000 Web site at www.ubcmedicalschool.com.