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This year, iCON is preparing to host a free Chinese Health Forum on Preventing and Managing Stoke. Given the prevalence of early stroke and heart disease, learning how to prevent, recognize, and treat the symptoms of a stroke can make a huge difference.

This event, taking place on Saturday, March 6, and Sunday March 7, 2021 is designed for seniors, families, and caregivers who are interested in learning about early detection, risk factors, treatment, and management of stroke.

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On January 18, 2021, DigEM Director Dr. Kendall Ho wrote an article in ‘The Lounge’, BC Emergency Network Medicine’s blog.

The article is titled 4 Principles to Deliver Best Virtual Care. In the piece, Kendall describes the importance of Clinical, Medicolegal, Andragogic, and Social considerations in ensuring that Virtual Care is used in an appropriate and ethical manner.

Kendall notes that “Virtual care should be seen as part of comprehensive care of patients, and the choice of virtual care should benefit our patients and do no harm – a fundamental tenant of medical practice.”

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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.