Editorial Board changes

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 61 , No. 7 , September 2019 , Pages 279 News
Dr Caitlin Dunne
Dr Caitlin Dunne

Dr Amanda Ribeiro has decided to leave the BCMJ Editorial Board to allow more time to focus on her OB/GYN residency. We wish her all the best in her residency and look forward to a possible return to our hallowed halls once she is done. 

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Caitlin Dunne as our newest Editorial Board member. Dr Dunne practises in Vancouver as a subspecialist in infertility, egg freezing, and women’s reproductive health, nicely rounding out the Board’s expertise in that area. She is also co-director at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. 
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. Editorial Board changes. BCMJ, Vol. 61, No. 7, September, 2019, Page(s) 279 - News.



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