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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. 3.

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.


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