At its meeting held 10–11 September 2020, the Doctors of BC Board of Directors approved appointments to the new Diversity Working Group created to provide input into implementation of recommendations from the Doctors of BC Diversity and Inclusion Barrier Assessment report and develop a high-level diversity vision statement for Doctors of BC.
Members of the working group are:
- Dr Derek Chang
- Dr Simone Cowan
- Dr Ahmer Karimuddin
- Mr Jatinder Khatra (medical student)
- Dr Caroline Lohrisch
- Dr Rola Masri
- Dr Olutoyese Oyelese
- Dr Kellie Whitehill
Creation of this working group was one of the key recommendations of the Barrier Assessment report. For more information, please visit www.doctorsofbc.ca/advocacy-and-policy/advocacy/hot-topics/diversity-and-inclusion.
Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee
of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
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- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
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