Co-chaired by Karim Kassam and Sofia Sayani: Women’s Hospital gala, with live demo, pays for ultrasound machines | Vancouver Sun

Co-chaired by Karim Kassam and Sofia Sayani: Women’s Hospital gala, with live demo, pays for ultrasound machines | Vancouver SunBORN FREER: Medical-related fundraisers often have research physicians and static displays to remind attendees what their money will buy. B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre went further when Karim Kassam and Sonia Sayani co-chaired the Glow gala in the Pan Pacific hotel. President Jan Christilaw could have simply shown arriving guests a new-technology device from the hospital’s months-old research centre for ultrasound. Instead, diagnostic radiologist Dr. Denise Pugash sat at it to demonstrate real-time internal images of obstetrician Chelsea Elwood lying on a gurney beside her. A fellow in reproductive infectious diseases at B.C. Women’s, Dr. Elwood has twin girls due in mid-May. Gala-goers marvelled at high-resolution 3D images of the sisters’ hearts beating. By night’s end, they’d contributed $738,000 to fund three such machines for the hospital’s newborn ICU.

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