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Event Schedule

  • 2017

2017

Incite Insight: A Design Thinking Seminar

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Type: Seminar
Department: McMaster Institute for Research on Aging
Location: MDCL 3023

Description:

Interdisciplinary research can provide researchers with broader perspectives and a deeper, more connected understanding of their work in order to solve "wicked problems."

This presentation will illustrate how a design approach can assist and enable better communication, and provide strategies for bridging the gap between disciplines to build an interdisciplinary research culture.


Speakers:

MIRA is pleased to present Dr. PJ White, Research Leader, and Colin Deevy, Director of DesignCORE within the Institute of Technology in Carlow, Ireland.


Who Should Attend:

Researchers from all Faculties are welcome.


Registration:

Registration is not required.


Contact Info:

URL: http://mira.mcmaster.ca/news-events/news-item/2017/11/09/the-future-of-research-is-interdisciplinary
Contact Name: Kara Aaserud
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21056
Email: MIRAinfo@mcmaster.ca

Our Duty to Commercialize Science

Date: Thursday November 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Type: Seminar
Department: Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Location: MDCL 2322

Description:

Brian Bloom shares the presentation he delivered on October 14, 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the McMaster Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Department


Speakers:

Brian Bloom Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Bloom Burton & Co., McMaster Alumnus '98 - Dept of Biochemistry and Biosciences


Who Should Attend:

Everyone is invited.


Registration:

No registration required.


Contact Info:

Contact Name: Michelle McCool
Phone: 905 521-2144
Email: mccoolm@mcmaster.ca

Interdisciplinary Projects in Medicine

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Type: Forum
Department: Health Leadership Academy
Location: MDCL 2232, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton ON L8S4L8

Description:

Learn about the historical journey of interdisciplinary approaches in medicine and the importance they are known to play on team work, evidence-based medicine and delivery of patient care.

Dr Whyte will elaborate on the top three examples that have best demonstrated the interdisciplinary nature of medical practices at McMaster and he will discuss future opportunities to further spur interdisciplinary initiatives and approaches that merit our attention.


Speakers:

Dr. Rob Whyte is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University. He works clinically as an anesthesiologist with Hamilton Health Sciences.

Dr. Whyte studied Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo before entering Medicine at McMaster University. His Master's in Education at the University of Toronto focused on the intersection of culture, medical education, medicine, and healthcare. As such, he has been involved with work on several initiatives within McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences including interprofessional education, professionalism, and work on new curricular models in clinical education.


Who Should Attend:

McMaster faculty and staff and community employers


Registration:

This event is free for a limited number of registrants. Visit the Eventbrite page for Collaboratorium Talks on Dec 5 2017.


URL: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/interdisciplinary-projects-in-medicine-tickets-32129312639

Contact Info:

Contact Name: An Kuye
Phone: 905-525-9140 x26483
Email: kuyea@mcmaster.ca

Essential Knowledge for Future Physicians: Public Health and Policy Issues in Canada

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Type: Seminar
Department: Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
Location: St. Joseph's Healthcare - West 5th Campus, Auditorium, Entrance Level B1

Description:

Special 90 minute Grand Rounds presentation.
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lecture
10:30 a.m. - 12p.m. Panel Discussion (Limited registration)

Light refreshments will be provided.


Speakers:

Andre Picard is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail where he has been a staff writer for more than 30 years. He is also the author of numerous books and has receive for much acclaim for his writing and for his dedication to improving healthcare. He was named Canada's first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association and a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.


Who Should Attend:

All are welcome


Registration:

Please contact Lesley Wellington


URL: http://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/

Contact Info:

Contact Name: Lesley Wellington
Phone: 905-525-9140 x39067
Email: wellinl@mcmaster.ca

Visual impairment and eye care utilization in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 12PM - 1PM
Type: Other
Department: CLSA / Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Location: Webinar

Description:

In this webinar presentation, Dr. Freeman will share the design and results of her research study, the goal of which was to determine the frequency and determinants of visual impairment and eye care utilization in Canada. Data were used from 30,097 CLSA participants aged 45-85 years old, and visual acuity was measured with both eyes open using a letter chart while participants wore their usual prescription for distance, if any. Visual impairment was defined as visual acuity worse than 20/40. Dr. Freeman will reveal the risk factors identified in this study and share the preliminary results. She will also explain geographic variations identified in the participant sample and explore considerations around the efforts needed to reduce uncorrected refractive error and to ensure that Canadians have access to appropriate eye care.


Speakers:

Dr. Ellen Freeman, associate professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa.


Who Should Attend:

All are welcome


Registration:

Registration required. Free event. http://bit.ly/clsawebinars


URL: http://www.clsa-elcv.ca/stay-informed/clsa-webinars

Contact Info:

Contact Name: Katherine Galley
Phone: 905-525-9140 x21413
Email: galleyk@mcmaster.ca

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