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Congratulations to Dr. Ben Chew for receiving the Department of Urologic Sciences Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Dr. Ben Chew has been teaching undergraduate medical students in hands on clinical settings since he joined the Department of Urologic Sciences. He has been an integral part of the Department of Urologic Sciences and its teaching program. Dr. Chew’s enthusiasm for teaching has inspired and helped many students along their career path. This year we congratulate him for being recognized as the 2016 Undergraduate Teacher of the Year! An award that is decided upon by the medical students rotating through urology who have had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Chew.

VCHRI Newsletter on our Preoperative Antibiotics Study

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is an organization of researchers that represent a multitude of health disciplines, research backgrounds and clinical occupations.


VHCRI supports and helps the Stone Centre research team move forward with our research. Recently, they have published a newsletter regarding our Preoperative Antibiotics Study. To view this article click here.

To learn more about the research going on at Vancouver General Hospital and how to participate you can visit or click here.



Join us for the 3rd Annual Stone Centre Patient Engagement Day

“Kidney Stones: The latest on Prevention, Treatment, & Research”

We invite you to join us for the third annual Stone Centre Patient Engagement Event.

Important Information:

Come join the Stone Centre Team for a night of interesting presentations. Hear from an interdisciplinary care team including a urology doctor, renal dietician, and researcher. They will be discussing kidney stone prevention, healthy diet choices, and ongoing research as well as recent discoveries.

There will be time for questions after the presentations as well as some light refreshments will be served. Guests are absolutely welcome!

Date: Tuesday September 13, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

*Registration is from 6:00pm-6:30pm (talks start exactly at 6:30pm so please arrive before then)*

Location: Vancouver General Hospital, Jim Pattison Pavilion, Paetzold Education Centre, 889 W 12 Avenue, Vancouver,  BC   V5Z 1M9

RSVP: please RSVP by contacting the Stone Centre research team or signing up online.

Phone: 604-875-4111 x62421   

To RSVP online: click here

This is a free event that is open to the public. Please see the invitation card displayed below for more information.

SC Patient Engagement Event September 23, 2016

Our distinguished guest speakers:

Judith Andrews
Judith Andrews –                 Renal Dietitian
Dr. Ben Chew
Dr. Ben Chew –                Urologist
Dr. Dirk Lange
Dr. Dirk Lange –                    Director of Basic Science Research