Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program
This program identifies and mentors future leaders and is targeted towards mid-career health care professionals in the Health Sciences faculties, Regional Health Authorities, and the Government of Manitoba.More Info
Deep Learning for Video Summarization
The Machine Learning Special Interest Group is sponsored by the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation as well as the Faculty of Science Data Science Nexus. It aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in training and research about the development and use of machine learning methods in the health sciences. View our latest presentation "Machine Learning Special Interest Group Research Presentation: Deep Learning for Video Summarization" now available on the CHI YouTube page.
Fall 2019 PREPPP Funding Award - due November 8th
Fall 2019 award for public and patient engagement in health research design and grant development. Open to Manitoban researchers, students, and community orgs.
From skeptic to convert: Identifying vertebrae fractures by convolutional neural networks
2019.10.02 - 12pm to 12pm
The Machine Learning Special Interest Group is sponsored by the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation as well as the Faculty of Science Data Science Nexus. to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in training and research about the development and use of machine learning methods in the health sciences. View our latest presentation "From skeptic to convert: Identifying vertebrae fractures by convolutional neural networks," now available on the CHI YouTube page.
Spring 2019 PREPPP Award Winners Announcement
Congratulations to the recipients of the Preparing for Research by Engaging Patient and Public Partners (PREPPP) Award, Spring 2019! The PREPPP awards supports researchers, students, and community organizations in engaging with patients and members of the public as partners in the priority-setting, design, and grant development phase of a health research project.
2018-19 CHI Annual Report now available!
As Manitoba’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit, we are continuously working on ways to improve the health of Manitobans and the health system that cares for them. In this report, we address questions we get asked most often by our clients and partners such as how might we do research differently, how can we enhance the quality of care, and how can we facilitate research culture change towards patient engagement. View the report to see how we are empowering change.
Course Develops Current and Future Health Care Leaders
Our Academic Health Sciences Leadership program is approaching its ninth year, and we are looking forward to the next round of participants who will be joining us from September to February. UM Today News recently interviewed past participants who gained value in learning leadership skills, with topics ranging from project management to health system sustainability and social responsibility. As well as access to health leaders such as Dr. Brian Postl, dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Lori Lamont, chief operating officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and Brock Wright, chief executive officer of Shared Health Manitoba.
A Database Providing Parents with Medical Advice
Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) developed parent and family tools to understand their child’s symptoms and know when to seek care. Our Academic Director, Dr. Terry Klassen, and TREKK's parent advisory group spoke with CTV's Medical Watch on the importance of having readily available, online resources for everyday health concerns.
Establishment of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform
Announcement: The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform (SPOR CDP) is a pan-Canadian initiative involving researchers and policy makers from every province and most territories in Canada, led by Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail from University of British Columbia and BC SPOR SUPPORT Unit. The SPOR CDP was initially proposed in 2014 and funded in 2018 ($39 million over 7 years) by CIHR with matching funds from other jurisdictions.
Big Data, Better Health
Local researchers are using artificial intelligence to mine complex statistical information and revolutionize the delivery of care. Read more about Wave Magazine's feature story and how CHI's own Dr. Lisa Lix contributes to the 5-year strategy.
VADA Summer School Reminds Students of American Idol
In an intensive two-day competitive workshop, students will be placed into teams to find solutions to complex data problems. Read more at UM Today.
Choosing Wisely Manitoba on CTV's Medical Watch
CHI's Dr. Eric Bohm joins CTV News' Medical Watch to discuss Choosing Wisely Manitoba and its work to improve the use and value of laboratory testing.
Choosing Wisely Manitoba featured in WAVE Magazine
Check out WAVE Magazine's feature on Choosing Wisely Manitoba for Jan/Feb 2019
VADA Program Featured in UM Today
The Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program recently marked the graduation of its first master's students. Rayhan Shikder is among the first students to complete the VADA Program including an internship at the iFLYTEK Laboratory for Neural Computing for Machine Learning in Toronto. You can read more about Rayhan's experience with VADA on UM Today: http://news.umanitoba.ca/vada-program-offers-valuable-skills-in-disease-prevention/
University of Manitoba partners with Deer Lodge Centre Foundation to improve fall-risk assessment tools
A research collaboration between the University of Manitoba and Deer Lodge Centre aims to improve the tools therapists use to assess falls risk. Dr. Kathryn Sibley, Director of CHI's Knowledge Translation platform and assistant professor in the U of M's department of Community Health Sciences, will lead the project to assess an existing tool called the Mini BESTTest. In January, Sibley and her team will start training physiotherapists at Deer Lodge Centre to conduct the project, which is funded in part by a grant from the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation. You can read more about this exciting project here: https://www.deerlodgecentrefoundation.com/a-delicate-balance/
Dr. Lisa Lix Named Canada Research Chair
Dr. Lisa Lix, Director of CHI's Data Science platform, has been named Canada Research Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality. Dr. Lix is one of 10 Canada Research Chairs named at the University of Manitoba, and her research will focus on developing methods enhance and evaluate the quality of electronic health databases.
Innovation in Health: from Frontline to Commerce
2019.10.21 - 2pm to 3pm
October 21, 2019 - Join CHI for this special presentation from Dr. Deepka Kaura on 'Innovation in Health: From Frontline to Commerce". Dr. Kaura, a pediatric radiologist who has started several technology companies, brings a range of experience and leadership skills to the role as board chair of Joule, a Canadian Medical Association subsidiary. Passionate about improving health through the use of technology balanced with personalized human touch, Dr. Kaura is dedicated to innovation, building teams and has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence.
Causal Mediation: A Conceptual Overview and Demonstration
2019.10.22 - 1pm to 2pm
October 22, 2019 - It is often of interest to know not only whether an exposure or treatment has an effect, but to also understand the mechanisms through which it acts. Scientifically, we wish to understand how nature works. Pragmatically, understanding these mechanisms allows us to design appropriate interventions. Causal mediation analysis aims to uncover these pathways using tools from recent advances in causal modeling. This talk will offer an introduction to direct and indirect natural effects; discuss the limitations of common statistical approaches such as SEM; show the conditions in which mediation is identifiable; and walk through an example in R or SAS. Prior knowledge of basic concepts in causal modeling is assumed.
Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Course: Building and Leading Teams
2019.10.24 - 2019.10.25
October 24-25, 2019 - The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program designed specifically for physicians in Canada’s health-care system. It is an accredited professional and personal development program designed to prepare physicians, at any career stage, to be effective leaders and managers.
Thinking About Biomarker Study Design: It’s More Than Just Sample Size
2019.10.29 - 1pm to 2pm
October 29, 2019 - Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Data Science Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. It aims to stimulate discussion of computational and statistical method developments and applications for complex health data in translational and personalized medicine. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join this monthly event. All previous talks can be found at http://www.hu-bioinformaticslab.org/journal-club.html.
Capturing the Patient Voice: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Enhance Patient-Centred Care
2019.10.30 - 12pm to 2pm
October 30, 2019 - Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are tools for capturing the patients’ perspective on their own outcomes of care. They provide information for improving both quality of care and for assessing value in our healthcare system. This special two-hour forum, moderated by Dr Brock Wright (CEO of Shared Health), will: (1) explore approaches to implementing a provincial PROMs program; (2) explore uses of patient-reported outcome and experience data; and (3) discuss the challenges and opportunities for researchers, clinicians, patients, and decision-makers.
R for Absolute Beginners
2019.11.04 - 2019.11.08
November 4, 6, 8, 2019 - This workshop series will introduce participants to R by providing instruction and hands on exercises. Participants will leave with an understanding of basics in R including data manipulation, graphics and programming.
Case Study: Public and Patient Engagement in a Systematic Review
2019.11.13 - 12pm to 1pm
November 13, 2019 - The Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research Lunchtime Learning Series will introduce participants to the principles of patient and public engagement in health research. Join us from 12-1 pm, in Chown 474.
Using R for Basic Stats
2019.11.18 - 2019.11.22
November 18, 20, 22, 2019 - This hands-on workshop will get you ready to do basic statistical analyses in R. Previous introductory experience with R (e.g, our “R for Absolute Beginners”) and with basic statistical ideas (e.g., courses in research methods or introductory statistics) will be assumed. We will discuss: odds ratios, correlations, t-tests, chi-squared tests, and linear and logistic regression. More advanced methods may be introduced, including: multiple regression and analysis of variance.
Using GGplot2 for Data Visualization in R
2019.11.25 - 2019.11.27
November 25 & 27, 2019 - In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to create customized graphs using GGplot2. Previous introductory experience with R will be assumed.
Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Course: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
2020.01.24 - 2020.01.25
January 24-25, 2020 - The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program designed specifically for physicians in Canada’s health-care system. It is an accredited professional and personal development program designed to prepare physicians, at any career stage, to be effective leaders and managers.