•Provide undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing
a career in medicine with an interactive environment to learn more
about the profession and to develop contacts in the profession
•Provide physicians and doctors with the opportunity to relay helpful
information and advice to Pre-Med Undergraduates
•Inform students about the admissions process at UBC
•Inform students about the MCAT test and how to prepare for it
using KAPLAN as a resource
•Inform students about opportunities to volunteer in the community
A Future In Medicine
• Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005
• Time: Registration at 5:30p.m.
• Place: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
• Price: $12 Early Bird Special until
September 15, 2005
email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration
2005 A Future in Medicine Conference Agenda
Start Finish Event Location Speaker
5:30 6:00 Registration and Poster Viewing
6:00 6:05 Students Enter Ballroom- Chairman Welcome Main Ballroom
6:05 7:00 Guest Speakers Main Ballroom Dr. Campana, Dr. Nicolaou, Dr. Guy
Dr. Sakakibara, Dr. Badii, Dr. Exner, Dr.
7:00 7:45 Panel Discussion Main Ballroom Legiehn, Dr. Hodge
7:45 8:00 Round Table Meet and Greet Main Ballroom Resident’s and Fellows
8:00 8:20 Reception Foyer
• Dr. Vera Frinton, Associate Dean of
Admissions Faculty of Medicine, UBC
• Chad Penner, Volunteer Vancouver
8:20 9:00 Break Out Session Three rooms • Arthur A. Dallas, KAPLAN College
Centre for Dialogue Layout
Guest Speakers Profile
Dr Savvas Nicolaou, MD, FRCPC
•Assistant Professor in Radiology at University of British Columbia in 2001
•Teaches both medical students and residents, and has received several awards for his
•Emergency/trauma fellowship training director
•He has 41 peer reviewed articles
Dr Bruce Campana, MD, FACEP, FRCPC
•Emergency room physician since 1987
•Practiced in Canada, United States and Saudi Arabia
•Worked closely with ICBC to bring awareness to road safety and effects of speeding
•Clinical Assistant Professor - UBC
Dr. Pierre Guy
•Trauma Orthopedics, VGH
Panel Speaker Profiles
Dr. Maziar Badii, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
• Specializes in rheumatology and spine medicine.
• Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UBC.
• Clinical interests include management of neck pain, back pain, sciatica, osteoporosis including vertebral
compression fractures and vertebroplasty, as well as spinal injections.
• Research interests relate to effective, non-surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar disc herniation.
• Research scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.
Dr Todd Sakakibara, BSc., MD, CCFP, ASAM
• Specializes in family medicine.
• Clinical Interests include inner city health where he works at Three Bridges Community Health Centre in addictions
and primary care. He is the physician for Pride Health which is a collaboration providing care to the gay, lesbian,
trans-gendered and bisexual communities.
• Certified in addiction medicine
• Medical manager of community HIV/AIDS services for Vancouver Coastal Health
Dr Gerald Legiehn, MD, FRCPC
• Assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Medicine
• Specializes in Radiology where he completed his residency and fellowship training at John Hopkins Hospital in the
fields of Diagnostic Radiology and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.
• He is a FRCPC as well as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada..
• Completed a second fellowship in Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Stent Grafting at the Mount Hospital in Perth,
Break-out Session Profiles
• Dr. Vera Frinton, MD, FRSC
– Associate Dean of Admissions, Faculty of Medicine UBC
– Received her MD from the Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Following Internship in San Francisco, and a year of
family practice, she pursued a Residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at UBC
– Has served three elected terms on the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC and serving as its President
– Became a clinical professor at the Faculty of Medicine in July 1999, She has served on the Faculty of
Medicine Awards Committee, the ad hoc Jubilee Committee, the Search Committee for selection of Dean of
Medicine in both 1991 and 1995-1996 and has been a member of the Admissions Selection Committee from
2000 to the present
• Arthur A. Dallas
– KAPLAN College
• Chan Penner
– Volunteer Vancouver
– Graduated from SFU in 2005 with a major in Communicationsand a minor in History. In 2004, along with
other friends from SFU, Chad started a charity, Books for Change, to collect new and used children's books
and school materials to send to orphanages and schools in developing states, particularly Africa. Since
2003, Chad has also been actively involved as a Big Buddy with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.
A Future In Medicine- UBC/SFU Medical Conference
Hotel (conference rooms, catering) -4000
Supplies (posters, program, decorations, name tags) -700
Advertising (@ SFU and UBC) -100
Gifts (presenters) -400
Total Expenses -5200
Tickets (150) @ 12.00 1800
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Student Union (SFU) 200
SFU Pre-Medical Society 250
AMS Student Initiative Fund 250
Conference Team Fundraiser 500
Funding Pending 2200
Total Funds 5200
Budget Total 0