British Columbia Children's Hospital

4800 Oak Street
Vancouver
BC
V6H 3N1
CANADA
Phone: (604) 875-3069
Fax: (604) 875-2635

CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES/TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: David Speert, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Pathogenesis of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis; phagocyte and macrophage function

TRAINING PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH INTEREST:

ASSOCIATE: Simon Dobson, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Congenital infections; vaccine implementation

ASSOCIATE: Jack Forbes, MD
RESEARCH INTEREST: Pediatric HIV infection

ASSOCIATE: Anne Junker, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Immune responses to herpes group virus infections

ASSOCIATE: David Scheifer, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Evaluation of vaccines and immunization programs

ASSOCIATE: Richard Stokes, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mycobacterial interactions with macrophages; molecular definition of virulence factors in mycobacteria

ASSOCIATE: Aubrey Tingle, MD
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Pathogenesis of persistent rubella infections

MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: We have a busy consultation service, seeing approximately 300 inpatients and 150 outpatients annually, in a good teaching hospital of 250 beds. Appropriate training opportunities exist in clinical microbiology, pediatric virology and infection control. The pediatric program is integrated with that in the Department of Medicine, with joint weekly clinical conferences and opportunity for cross-rotations for supplemental experience in sexually transmitted diseases and Traveler’s Clinics. Research facilities are well established and funded by national granting agencies, with the main focus being pathogenesis, host defense, and control of bacterial and viral infections.

AFFILIATED HOSPITALS:

NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC BEDS:

FELLOWS ACCEPTED EACH YEAR:

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD:

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS:

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, Other

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES/NO

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:

Microbiology laboratory: YES/NO

Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES/NO

Molecular diagnostics: YES/NO

Other – Please specify:

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:

Didactic lectures:  YES/NO
Hands on experience: YES/NO
Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES/NO

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES/NO
Epidemiology and statistics: YES/NO
Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES/NO
Immunizations/Public health: YES/NO
Mycology/fungal infections: YES/NO
Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES/NO
Virology/viral diseases: YES/NO
Antimicrobial agents: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:

Basic (bench): YES/NO
Molecular: YES/NO
Translational: YES/NO
Epidemiologic: YES/NO
Clinical: YES/NO
International/Public Health: YES/NO
Health Services: YES/NO
HIV, Basic: YES/NO
HIV, Clinical: YES/NO
ACTG Site: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES/NO

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO

Other – Please specify:

Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES/NO

Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:

HIV: YES/NO
Bone marrow transplantation: YES/NO
Solid organ/transplantation: YES/NO
Travelers/adoptees: YES/NO
Adults: YES/NO
Congenital immune deficiencies: YES/NO
Other – Please specify:

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design, and academic careers): YES/NO

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: YES/NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES/NO

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month:

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month:

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month:

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: (2002-2007)