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Canadian Evaluation Society 2017 Conference

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) 2017 Conference, to be held in Vancouver, will focus on innovation, action, and reflection. The latest methods and approaches evaluators are applying in a wide range of contexts will be explored, including the ways in which evaluators are incorporating reflection into practice.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection”, a theme meant to engage both internal and external evaluators in exploring the different ways to think about their role and how they conduct evaluations. The new and emerging demands faced by evaluators in an era of social media, economic challenges, systems thinking, globalization, and other emerging trends will be discussed.

For information about the keynote speakers and plenary panelists, please visit the CES 2017 website. CHÉOS is a Silver Sponsor of this year’s event.

Upcoming Events

Mar
30
Thu
Workshop: Leadership Lessons
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Workshop: Leadership Lessons @ Conference Room 6, St. Paul's Hospital

This 90-minute workshop covers leadership lessons that can be learned through a review of Earnest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. Shackleton prioritized taking care of his team, while applying sound decision-making and incorporating lessons learned into planning.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have been introduced to:

  • Shackleton’s leadership model
  • Shackleton’s tale of adventure in Antarctica

Speaker: Robyn Roscoe

Robyn Roscoe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 15 years of experience in the management of large health research projects, and nearly 25 years experience in project management in the scientific and technical fields. She is currently Director of Management and Administration for the BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre. Since 2004, Robyn has been delivering training workshops and presentations throughout BC, reaching nearly 2,000 trainees and professionals looking to develop and expand their management and leadership skills.

To register or for more information please contact Erin Cherban at echerban@hivnet.ubc.ca.

This workshop is part of the Clinical Research Professional Development (CRPD) program. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education/professional development purposes.

 

Apr
12
Wed
Work in Progress Seminar: Automated Confounding Control in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Help or Hype?
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Ehsan Karim, PhD, M.Sc.
Scientist, Biostatistician, CHÉOS

The use of retrospective healthcare claims datasets are frequently criticised for the lack of complete information on potential confounders. The “high-dimensional propensity score” algorithm proposes to harness the information from a large number of proxy variables to reduce bias in such secondary database analyses. In this talk, Dr. Karim will compare the performance of this algorithm with a few popular machine learning approaches suitable for handling big-data problems.

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2016-2017 WiP Schedule.

Apr
26
Wed
Work in Progress Seminar: Dr. Kamran Shojania
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Kamran Shojania, MD, FRCPC
Scientist, CHÉOS
Clinical Professor, Head, and Postgraduate Program Director, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Topic TBD

Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.

View the 2016-2017 WiP Schedule.

Workshop: Systematic Reviews: Developing a Protocol
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This workshop is part of C2E2’s Educational Series.

Course Overview

  • Describe the components for developing a systematic review protocol

  • Resources and software that guide protocol design

  • Registering and publishing a protocol

Course Faculty

  • Penny Brasher, PhD, Senior Scientist / Biostatistician, C2E2, VCHRI

  • Mimi Doyle-Waters, MA MLIS, Librarian, C2E2, VCHRI

Fee

  • $60 (Early Bird: $35 until February 1; Students: $35)

For more information, please contact Meghan Donaldson at meghan.donaldson@ubc.ca.

Register at http://www.c2e2.ca/educationalseries2017.

Apr
30
Sun
Canadian Evaluation Society 2017 Conference
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
Canadian Evaluation Society 2017 Conference @ The Westin Bayshore Hotel

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) 2017 Conference, to be held in Vancouver, will focus on innovation, action, and reflection. The latest methods and approaches evaluators are applying in a wide range of contexts will be explored, including the ways in which evaluators are incorporating reflection into practice.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection”, a theme meant to engage both internal and external evaluators in exploring the different ways to think about their role and how they conduct evaluations. The new and emerging demands faced by evaluators in an era of social media, economic challenges, systems thinking, globalization, and other emerging trends will be discussed.

For information about the keynote speakers and plenary panelists, please visit the CES 2017 website. CHÉOS is a Silver Sponsor of this year’s event.

May
18
Thu
PHC Clinical Research Education Lunch and Learn Series
May 18 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Research coordinators are invited to attend this bi-monthly meeting to discuss relevant topics in research administration that takes place on the third Thursday of every second month.

If you are interested in attending, please contact echerban@hivnet.ubc.ca and stay tuned for updates. Please also share with your colleagues who wish to be a part of the clinical research listserv.

 

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