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Spatial compound Poisson modelling of repeated events with an application to disease mapping

September 24, 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.

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Looking Forward to the Present: Incorporating Innovative Trial Methods and Practices to Inform Best Practice

October 1, 2019 - Just as knowledge and treatments in medicine evolve, so have methods to conduct clinical trials. This session will introduce innovative clinical trial designs and provide practical examples of their use, advantages, and potential pitfalls.

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Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Course: Building and Leading Teams

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.

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R for Absolute Beginners

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.

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Case Study: Public and Patient Engagement in a Systematic Review

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.

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Using R for Basic Stats

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.

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Using GGplot2 for Data Visualization in R

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.

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Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Course: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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.

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