Population Data BC is partnering with the Canadian Population Health Initiative of CIHI to deliver a conference focusing on Population Health Data Analysis: From Infrastructure to Innovation. The conference will take place from February 8th to 10th at the Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, downtown Vancouver.
The conference will be designed to meet the interests of researchers, faculty members, graduate students and representatives from government and health related organizations who work in the area of Population and Public Health.
February 8th will include plenary presentations that focus on data linkage infrastructure, researcher case studies in different forms of data analysis, and innovation in presentation and knowledge translation.
The key objectives for day one plenary sessions include:
- Providing an overview of the benefits and limitations of specific kinds of population health-related data
- Providing examples of innovative data infrastructure and state-of-the-art research in population health data analysis and methods
- Discussing effective ways to present research findings and support knowledge translation
- Discussing challenges and opportunities for future research in population health
February 9th and 10th will feature one- and two-day hands-on workshops that will align with key presentations from day one.
These workshops will be designed to:
- Enhance understanding of when different analytical methods can be used and with what purpose
- Develop theoretical knowledge and understanding in statistical analysis of administrative and other health data
- Expand data analysis skills in specific areas and methods relevant to population health, such as:
- Longitudinal analysis and multilevel modeling
- Population Health and GIS
- Innovative presentation methods and formats
- Best practices in knowledge translation