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Event Schedule


  • 2018

Promise and Pitfalls of Publicly Available Data

Date: Mon. May 28 – Tue. May 29, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Type: Workshop
Department: Population Genomics Program
Location: MDCL Lecture Hall 3020

Description:

Learn the promise and pitfalls of publicly available data in the era of genomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and phenomics, as applied to human health and precision medicine.


Speakers:

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, Dr. Alfonso Iorio
Speakers: Laura Banfield, Phil Britz-McKibbin, Lisa Schwartz, Jennifer Sterns, Sonia Anand, Joseph Beyene, Russell de Souza, David Meyre, Guillaume Pare, Zena Samaan


Who Should Attend:

Open to everyone


Registration:

Registration Required. EARLY Bird Special ends April 23, 2018.


Contact Info:

Contact Name: Kathy Stewart
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21523
Email: kmstew@mcmaster.ca

Exploring the Geography of Cognitive Function and Social Support Availability

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
Type: Other
Department: CLSA / Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Location: Webinar

Description:

This webinar will explore the geographic dimensions of cognitive functioning and social support availability in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Focusing on the tracking cohort, a multi-scale spatial model is applied to estimate measures of global cognitive functioning and overall social support availability at the forward sortation area level. Clusters of cognitive functioning and overall social support are identified and approximately ten percent of all areas are found to have both low global cognitive functioning and low social support availability. Focusing on the comprehensive cohort for three Data Collection Sites, spatially interpolated maps of global cognitive functioning and overall social support availability are compared and the relationships between cognitive functioning, social support availability, and area-level census variables are explored. In conclusion, the challenges and limitations of analysing spatial data in the CLSA are discussed.


Speakers:

Keynote Speakers: Jane Law is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, jointly appointed to the School of Planning, at the University of Waterloo. She is a professional member of the Geomatics Division of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom (UK). She specializes in health geomatics, geographic information systems, spatial statistical analysis, and spatial epidemiology. Dr. Law has conducted research involving longitudinal studies such as the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition when she was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit. She has held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada discovery grant on spatial statistical analysis since 2009.
Matthew Quick is a PhD Candidate in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. His research uses spatial and spatiotemporal statistical methods to investigate the relationships between geographical contexts and social, demographic, and health phenomena. His work has been published in journals including Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Geographical Analysis, and International Journal of Health Geographics.


Who Should Attend:

All are welcome


Registration:

Registration is required. Free. Register at http://bit.ly/clsawebinars

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


Contact Info:

Contact Name: Katherine Galley
Phone: x21413
Email: galleyk@mcmaster.ca

Perfection is Paralysis: Learn to Lead with Confidence

Date: Thu. Jun 7, 2018
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Type: Forum
Department: Health Leadership Academy, DeGroote School of Business
Location: Ron Joyce Centre, Great Hall, 1st Floor, 4350 South Service Rd, Burlington ON L7L5R8

Description:

Perfection is an unrealistic and unattainable goal, yet many people strive for it. At this talk we'll learn how perfectionist thinking can be destructive for you and your team. We'll also learn some strategies to build up your confidence as you navigate through this complex thinking process.


Speakers:

Dr. Maja Jovanovich — sociologist, author, and guest expert on CTV's The Social.


Who Should Attend:

McMaster students, faculty, staff and public


Registration:

Cost: $10
Parking included. Students attend free. Flex packages are available.
Light breakfast provided.
Registration required.
URL: https://www.degroote.mcmaster.ca/events/perfection-is-paralysis-learn-to-lead-with-confidence/


Contact Info:

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

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