Health Information Science 2022 Seminar Series

Join us for the School of Health Information Science 2022 Seminar Series. This series features International experts in the field of Health Informatics. With the current global changes and demands in health care, optimizing our systems is becoming increasingly important and urgent. This seminar series will focus on how we can use advances in a range of areas like virtual and patient-centered care, AI and data science to improve health outcomes, and to streamline health care processes.

For more information, please email his@uvic.ca 


Upcoming Seminars:

POSTPONED*: November 30th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

*We will be rescheduling Dr. Adapa's presentation in the new year.

Presenter - Dr. Karthik Adapa, Clinical Informatics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - "Unifying Evidence-based Frameworks To Design, Develop, Implement And Evaluate Health Information Technology Tools in Radiation Oncology" 

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Past Seminars:

November 24th, Thursday at 11:30 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Reza Berenji, Clinical Professor, University of California Los Angeles (David Geffen School of Medicine) - "Application of Artificial Intelligence in Imaging" 

Poster

November 16th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Francis Lau, Professor at the School of Information Science at the University of Victoria - "An Exploratory Field Study to Advance Patient-Centred Measurement Methods for Team-Based Care" (recording available)

Poster

November 2nd, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Dillon Chrimes, Assistant Teaching Professor at the School of Information Science at the University of Victoria - "Dataset to Decision Tree of Expert Systems in Health Informatics using Public Data" (recording available)

Poster

October 26th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Alex Kuo, Professor at the School of Information Science at the University of Victoria - "Big Data Analytics in Healthcare" (recording available)

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October 19th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Karen Courtney, Asscociate Professor at the School of Information Science at the University of Victoria - "Modernizing Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation (GSSO) Information in Digital Health Systems - Where Are We in Canada?" (recording available)

Poster

October 12th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Elizabeth Borycki, Professor at the School of Information Science at the University of Victoria - "Health Technology Safety Current Issues and Advances in the Science" (recording available)

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October 5th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Andre Kushniruk, Professor and Director of the School of Information Science at the University of Victoria - "Health Informatics at the School of Health Information Science – Current Perspectives and Future Opportunities" (recording available)

Poster

September 28th, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Christo El Morr, Associate Professor of Health Informatics at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University - "Health Informatics and the Equity Challenge: What Role Can Informaticians Play?"

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September 21st, Wednesday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Aviv Shachak, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation (Dalla Lana School of Public Health) and the Faculty of Information - "Health Informatics Education at the University of Toronto: Past, Present, and Future" 

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July 14th, Thursday at 11:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Mari Tyllinen - Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University (Finland), visiting researcher at UVic and a UX Manager at Oy Apotti Ab - "Including Usability in the Public Procurement Process of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS)" (recording available)

Poster

April 7th, Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time 

Presenters - Brad Keates, Senior Director on the Innovative Technologies team at Canada Health Infoway & Karen Jacquart, Senior Manager, Innovative Technologies at Canada Infoway - "Overview of Canada Health Infoway’s Toolkit for Implementers of AI in Health Care" (recording available)

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March 23rd, Wednesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Morten Hasselstrøm Jensen, Associate Professor in the Medical Informatics Research Group, Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University and Senior Researcher at the Steno Diabetes Center North Denmark. - "Explainable artificial intelligence in diabetes " (recording available)

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March 17th, Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Lukasz Mazur, Director of Healthcare Engineering Department at the Radiation Oncology Department in the UNC School of Medicine - "Chasing ‘Zero’ Harm and Excellence in Patient Care." (recording available)

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March 16th, Wednesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Prof Jeremy Wyatt, Emeritus Professor of Digital Healthcare, University of Southampton, UK; advisor, NHSX AI Lab, UK NHS - "Is AI just about machine learning ? Some insights from Knowledge-Based Systems." (recording available)

Poster

March 9th, Wednesday at 11:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. Toni Mitovski, Economist/Researcher at the Ministry of Health in Victoria, BC - "Predicting 30-day Hospital Readmissions for Patients Diagnosed with Mental Health or Substance Use Conditions: Logistic Regression vs. Machine Learning Approach." (recording available)

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March 2nd, Wednesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time

Presenter - Dr. John Chelsom, Program Director of the MSc in Applied Health Informatics at Fordham University - "Structured Health Records as the Foundation for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine." (recording available)

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