Recent News

Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Peter Leung, professors in the UBC department of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Dr. Kendall Ho, professor in the department of emergency medicine, have been awarded the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards. The annual awards recognize faculty who have made significant contributions in basic science research in the areas of health and life sciences, as well as clinical and applied research to improve health outcomes of populations.

Dr. Kendall Ho, the lead investigator for Digital Emergency Medicine at UBC and an attending emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital, was recognized for his contributions to research in digital health. Dr. Ho leads a research program integrating digital applications to enhance health outcomes of diverse patient populations.

January 2020 saw the opening of the UBC Community Health and Wellbeing Cloud Innovation Centre. The Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) at UBC is the first of its kind in Canada, and provides UBC students, staff, and faculty access to cloud technology to advance projects, along with employing Amazon’s innovation processes.

Dr. Kendall Ho is the Academic Director of UBC CIC which gives student teams, supported by staff and faculty, the opportunity to use leading cloud technology from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to unlock results for Community Health and Wellbeing challenge projects faster and generate new insights for our community.

September 30th, 2019 (8:30-9:30am) at Diamond Head Health Care Centre, Room #2263, Vancouver General Hospital

In this third of a series of rounds, please join us to explore the harmonization of traditional Indigenous practices in healthcare delivery settings from hospitals to primary and community care. If you have any questions please email

Please register below for remote access details. To register, please visit:

Are you interested in how technologies can be used to solve real life challenges in emergency health services? Join us at the TEC - Technologies in Emergency Care - Vancouver Conference on November 2, 2019.

UBC Digital Emergency Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine at VGH is pleased to host this inaugural conference at the Paetzold Auditorium at Vancouver General Hospital.

Learn more about the event here.

Register here.


Interested in learning about technology innovations in our health system? Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 28th, 2018 for a free event exploring how innovative technologies are changing the landscape of health care, impacting patients, health care providers, policy makers and industry partners alike. Discover how these innovations can benefit patient care, locally and globally.

iCON is pleased to host a Digital Health Technology Innovation Forum to explore these topics at the 9th Conference of the World Guangdong Community Federation.

Learn more about the event here

On March 24, 2018, iCON held a free Chinese Health Forum at the Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver, BC. This year’s theme was “Healthy @ Home - Living Well with Chronic Conditions”.

Click to read more and view the webcast >

Questions? Email us at

On March 19th and 21st, the UBC Faculty of Medicine Digital Emergency Medicine, First Nations Health Authority, Island Health, and Vancouver Coastal are holding a health dialogue between traditional practitioners, Indigenous community members & health professionals to better inform Island Health care centers about incorporating traditional medicine into everyday practice, gathering physician input and perspectives in system redesign, and optimizing the health and wellness of all patients and families.

Coffee and registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and lunch will be included. Registration open until March 2nd, 2018.

Read More >

On March 4, 2018, iCON (the interCultural Online Health Network) will host a free South Asian Health forum entitled Healthy @ Home: Living Well with Chronic Conditions. This forum will expand on the theme of healthy aging to promote chronic disease management, healthy living, and community support services.

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Who: Seniors and their families, caregivers – everyone is welcome!

Where: Grand Taj Banquet Hall, 8388 128 Street, Surrey, BC, V3W 4G2

Read More >