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December 2020
Upcoming Webinars 

Advanced Methods Webinar Series | Interrupted Time Series and its Applications

PRESENTER: Dr. Rahim Moineddin

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Interrupted Time Series (ITS) is a powerful quasi-experimental time series tool for evaluating temporal effects of interventions on an outcome of interest. This webinar will provide an introduction to regression models with autocorrelated residuals and interrupted time series analysis using segmented regression and rational functions. Administrative data will be used for illustrating these methods.

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Workshop | Machine Learning & Visualization for Healthcare Data: Foundations

Date: Thursday, December 3 & 10, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

PRESENTER: Mohamed Elgendi

This 2-part workshop will introduce participants to an introduction to healthcare data analysis with hands-on exercises. Cost is $50.

  • Use widely available Python libraries to load, clean, explore, and analyze health datasets
  • Visualize health datasets using different types of charts
  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of several machine learning methods (e.g., Decision Tree Classifier, K Neighbors Classifier, Gaussian NB, and Random Forest Classifier) and have a workflow for applying these
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Webinar | Algorithm, model, methods of COVID-19

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

PRESENTERS: Miranda Davies, Paul Coplan, Sheryl Kluberg, and Sonia Halhol

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Webinar | The Proper Order of Things is Often A Mystery: A Novel Approach to Selecting Treatment Sequences

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 11:00 AM (EST)

Increasingly the availability of multiple treatment options is providing the opportunity to take a personalized approach to the treatment of chronic long-term health conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). However, clinical guidelines provide little guidance on assessment of HTA treatment sequences. This webinar will consider the apparent disconnect between HTA assessments of treatments within a specified location in a treatment sequence and clinical practice where a treatment sequence is tailored to the patient, and present a novel approach to modelling treatment sequences.

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Webinar | KnowledgeNudge–Blogging & Social Media for Dissemination in Health Research

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

KnowledgeNudge is a blog providing practice and evidence-based information about knowledge translation and patient engagement. This webinar will:

  • Discuss common challenges and strategies used in blogging for dissemination;
  • Plan an evaluation plan for similar online dissemination activities; and
  • Utilize KnowledgeNudge as an educational tool for PE and KT in health research.
Register for the webinar

Seminars in Epidemiology | Works-in-Progress Seminar: Counterfactual Prediction

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)

PRESENTER: Barbra Dickerman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Chan School

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Webinar | Developing a Data-Integrated COVID-19 Tracking System for Decision-Making and Public Use

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)

PRESENTERS: Dr. Tyler Williamson, Alexander Krusina, Danielle Southern

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary quickly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, by prioritizing and accelerating research to develop countermeasures needed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. CSM turned to the experts at the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) to spearhead the development of a surveillance tool. This webinar will discuss how this tracking system was developed.

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Webinar | Poisson and Negative Binomial Regression for Count Data

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Ever discover that your data are not normally distributed, no matter what transformation you try? It may be that they follow another distribution altogether. Although they are numerical, discrete count data often follow a Poisson or Negative Binomial distribution, not a normal one. This webinar will give you an overview of Poisson and Negative Binominal regression models.

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Journal Club | Public Health Virtual Journal Club

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2020 | 2:30 PM (EST)

PRESENTERS: Maame De-Heer, Greta R. Bauer

The webinars will provide participants the opportunity to critically evaluate peer-reviewed journal articles in the Canadian Journal of Public Health in a supportive learning environment. Participants will be exposed to a range of methodological and analytical approaches used in public health research and will develop skills and competencies in public health methods and analysis. Paper to be discussed: Identifying visible minorities or racialized persons on surveys: can we just ask?

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Online Courses & Conferences

Conference | Virtual ISPOR 2021

Healthcare systems’ resilience and sustainability is being tested to its maximum, challenging prepandemic priorities under unprecedented resource constraints. This has highlighted opportunities and challenges in HEOR methods, practices, and application, which will be addressed at this conference.

Deadline for:

  • Issue Panel/Workshop Proposals: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • Research Abstracts: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
More information here

Conference | 2020 Indigenous Health Conference

Date: Thursday-Saturday, December 3-5, 2020

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together Indigenous peoples, health care providers, researchers and experts working together to address the huge health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The focus for this year’s conference is the future and how we can cultivate the youth as tomorrow’s leaders and agents of change. Topics will include youth leadership, suicide prevention, impact of colonization, murdered and missing Indigenous women, determinants of health, Indigenous ways of knowing.

Register for the conference

Conference | 76th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics

Date: Monday-Friday, December 7-11, 2020

This conference will provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies in biopharmaceutical applications. There will be two parallel half-day tutorial sessions based on recently published books for the first three days for a total of 12 tutorial sessions (December 7-9). The conference will continue with 2-day short courses on December 10-11 and another on December 14-15.

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Conference | 2021 OPEN Summit

Deadline for abstract submission: December 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Trainees, new and experienced researchers, and practitioners involved in medication management research across Canada are invited to submit abstracts for live virtual oral presentations at the 2021 Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) Summit, co-hosted with the Center for Practice Excellence (CPE) at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Presentations can address new research findings or in-progress research focused on medication management and/or collaborative approaches to healthcare with an emphasis on the role of the pharmacist.

Submit abstract here

Conference | 33rd Annual Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The 2020 SPER Virtual Conference will be held on December 15th. SPER is currently in the process of confirming participation for sessions previously planned for the in person conference. All sessions will be live and held over Zoom Webinars. Once the sessions are finalized, additional information will be added to the website.

More information here

SER 2020 Virtual Conference

Date: Wednesday, December 16 - Friday, December 18, 2020

SER is hosting their 2020 annual meeting this winter. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together epidemiologists from all stages of their career trajectory—from trainees to senior scientists—to discuss emerging epidemiologic research.

Register for the conference

PDHA Certificate Program Courses

Date: January - April 2020

PDHA 02: Epidemiological Statistics
This is a basic course in epidemiology which also covers a variety of analytic topics not commonly addressed in elementary statistics courses. This course will introduce students to the field of epidemiology.

Register for the course

PDHA 06: Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation
This course provides hands-on, project-based instruction on the concepts, processes and tools for monitoring and evaluating health services and programs. By the end of the course, students will have developed an evaluation of a health service or program of their choice in order to make recommendations for improvements and facilitate decision-making in their organization.

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Course | Introductory Course on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2020 to Saturday April 3, 2020

This is an introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses and will be delivered online. It is co-taught by Andrea Tricco (MSc, PhD) and Sharon Straus (MD, MSc). The overall course objective is to teach about systematic reviews in general, as well as how to conduct a systematic review. This information will be used by the students to prepare a protocol for a systematic review on the topic of their choice, with guidance from the course instructors.

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Course | DSECT Program

Date: April 2021 - March 2022

Drug therapy problems are common, largely preventable, clinically harmful and an ever increasing burden on our healthcare system. The CIHR-funded Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) program meets an urgent need to train scientists who can generate research to better inform pharmaceutical treatments, practices, policies, and surveillance related to post-market drug safety and effectiveness (DS&E).

This innovative program fosters an interdisciplinary, multi-pronged approach to acquire knowledge related to the use of administrative data in DS&E research, network meta-analysis, applying the techniques of active surveillance to DS&E challenges, novel methods in DS&E research, pharmacogenomics, understanding the life cycle of a pharmaceutical, and knowledge translation.

DSECT is now accepting applications for program year 2021-2022. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 15, 2021.

Apply for the program

Abstract Submission | 37th ICPE Annual Conference

ISPE is now accepting abstracts for their 2021 ICPE Annual Conference, at the Washington State Convention Centre on August 21-25, 2021. Two streams:

  • Regular Abstract Submission
    • Deadline: February 12, 2021
  • Newcomer Track
    • The Newcomer Track is recommended for researchers submitting for the first time to ICPE regardless of native language or country of origin. Researchers will receive feedback from a reviewer on scientific quality, style and language. Feedback will only be provided once per abstract. Once the comments have been provided, individuals will have the opportunity to resubmit their abstract before the final deadline of February 12.
    • Deadline: January 11, 2021
Submit abstract here
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