Training Opportunities for CNODES Trainees

Tuition Support Program 2017

The CNODES Training Team offers financial support to individuals nominated by CNODES Site and Team Leads to attend relevant training in pharmacoepidemiology and related topics.

In 2017, funding will be provided for trainees to attend:

  • Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program

    Hamilton, Ontario/Online | April 2017 - March 2017

    There are three streams through which trainees can participate: Stream 1 is a one-year, primarily online program providing foundational knowledge and skills in DS&E; Stream 2 is a one-year program providing more advanced knowledge and skills development; and Stream 3 is for trainees seeking to participate in a subset of the training program. More details on the program streams and curriculum can be found on the program website.

  • McGill University Summer Session in Pharmacoepidemiology

    Montreal, Quebec | May 8 - June 1, 2017

    The Summer Session in Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers health professionals the opportunity to gain familiarity with the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics. CNODES Trainees can be nominated to attend any of the four summer courses in Pharmacoepidemiology (PE I – PE IV). Permission from the instructor is required for all courses. Please visit the program website for detailed instructions on registration

  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 22nd Annual International Meeting

    Boston, Massachusetts | May 20 – May 24, 2017

    ISPOR is recognized globally as the leading educational and scientific organization for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and its use in health care decisions. ISPOR’s International Meeting is the place to present your new research and to learn from the experts! The ISPOR scope and sphere of influence comprises the international HEOR community: global leaders, policy makers, regulators, researchers, academicians, payers, decision makers, patients, and patient groups. This multi-stakeholder group is invested in using science and research to make better health care decisions.

  • Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) 2017 Student & Annual Conference

    Banff, AB | May 30 – June 2, 2017

    The annual CSEB student conference brings together students from across Canada in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. This year's conference theme is Epidemiology and Biostatistics – From Molecules to Population. The conference includes pre-conference instructional workshops, poster sessions, keynote speakers, student networking events, and social events.

  • Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2017 Public Health Conference

    Halifax, NS | June 6 - 8, 2017

    Public Health 2017 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

    Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.

  • Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Annual Scientific Meeting

    Quebec City, QC | June 15-16, 2017

    Speakers at this year’s annual scientific meeting include:
    • Dr Robbie Foy, Professor of Primary Care at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
    • Dr Michael Kidd, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto (beginning May 2017)

  • Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute

    Toronto, Ont | June 26-28, 2017

    The Summer Institute is aimed at graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty and research staff who study issues relevant to KT and those who want to learn more about how to advance their research skills in this area. The Summer Institute uses a mix of small and large group sessions and will focus on active learning strategies. Mentorship opportunities will be available through formal and informal meet-the-professor sessions as well as peer-to-peer networking.

    We will also have a poster session and you will be expected to present your poster.
    We encourage applications from a wide range of disciplines that span all of CIHR's research themes (biomedical, clinical, health services, and population health).

  • International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE 33)

    Montreal, QC | Aug 26 – 30, 2017

    The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) is a non-profit international professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the health of the public by providing a forum for the open exchange of scientific information and for the development of policy; education; and advocacy for the field of pharmacoepidemiology, including pharmacovigilance, drug utilization research, outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, and therapeutic risk management.

  • Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) 2017 Annual Conference

    Toronto, Ont | Oct 23-24, 2017

    CAPT’s Mission is to advance population-based research of therapeutic interventions to improve the health outcomes of Canadians. We bring together diverse perspectives, facilitating open exchange of ideas and collaboration, and influencing policy and practice. Featuring experts from across Canada and abroad, our conference furthers this mission by providing a venue for government policy makers, academic researchers and industry representatives to explore policies applied to drug access, health economics, and the use and effects of medications.

  • University of Victoria Population Health Data Analysis

    Online | Various dates

    This new, one-of-a-kind certificate will fill a gap in the present training needs for those working in the field of epidemiology and statistical analysis, as well as researchers, policy makers, graduate students and faculty members working with data analysis pertaining to population health. The overall goal of the program is to provide you with strong foundational knowledge and data analysis skills to support your work within the health and social services sector.

    Through this distance program you will gain familiarity with a broad array of techniques applicable to the analysis and interpretation of health data through online discussions, assignments and practical data analysis applications. Each course will combine theory with practice by introducing relevant analytical approaches, addressing their strengths and limitations, and providing you with the knowledge and evaluative tools to discern how best to apply them in practice. The online courses are structured in a way that helps you to develop an understanding of data requirements, data formats and the appropriate choice of analytic methodology.

    CNODES Training will NOT fund the entire certificate program. Trainees may take up to two of the CNODES-covered classes listed above without enrolling in the program.

Other opportunities will be considered by the Training Team on an as-requested basis.

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