Details of seminars and events relevant to Usher Institute staff and students.
There are many seminars and events taking place that are organised or hosted by, or likely to be of interest to, Usher Institute staff and students.
Some of these are listed below.
Please note many seminars/events require registration to ensure there is space - please contact event organisers if in any doubt.
Date/Time: 24 October, 13.00-14.00
Venue: Usher Room, Teviot Place
Speaker: Dr Neil Lent, Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching, Institute of Academic Development
Moving beyond feedback as a 'technical' trouble-shooting/remedial tool. This session will focus on aligned authentic assessment, feedback as a dialogic process and students taking part in the process to develop their own critical/professional judgements.
Date/Time: 25 October, 11.00-12.00
Venue: Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square
Speaker: John McConnell, Editor-in-Chief of Lancet Infectious Disease
For more information about the Tacking Infection to Benefit Africa (TIBA) partnership, please see their website.
More information and register: Eventbrite
Date/Time: 2 - 5 November
Venue: CodeBase, Edinburgh
This event will be a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore data surrounding medical imaging with a focus on precision medicine, as well a chance to work alongside entrepreneurially minded data scientists, analysts and software engineers to develop ideas and prototypes that would benefit patients and the work of healthcare professionals.
More information and register: ProductForge Website
Date/Time: 9 November, 1230-1500
Venue: Room 1.18, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Moray House
Celeste McLaughlin, Head of Academic Development for Digital Education at the Institute for Academic Development
Dr Yi-Shan Tsai – Research Associate on the Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics (SHEILA) Project
Dr Paul McLaughlin – Programme Director with responsibility for e-Learning provision in the School of Biological Sciences
Dr Louise Connelly – e-Learning Developer in the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The Online Learning Network is a community of practice which offers those involved in delivering and supporting Online and Distance Learning programmes an opportunity to network and share practice.
The next event will focus on assessing students in an online environment and we will be joined by three guest speakers who will talk about their experience of online assessment and discuss the possibilities when assessing those studying by online and distance learning.
Further information and register: University of Edinburgh IAD Events
Date/Time: 15, 16, 17, 23 & 24 January, 0900 – 1200 | 19 January, 1000 – 1300
Venue: Screening room, G.04, 50 George square
Speaker: Thanasis Tsanas
Register: Shared Google Sheet
* If you are hosting a relevant seminar or event and it is not listed - please email firstname.lastname@example.org*
The Distinguised Speakers Seminar series at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics is organised by Professor Raj Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health.
Events will be advertised here on the website, with their own dedicated Event pages.
Previous seminars in the series:
The Usher Institute Annual Lecture: Managing High-Need High-Cost Patients: A Universal Challenge - Dr David Bluenthal, Professor of Medicine at Harvard University and President of the Commonwealth Fund; May 2017
Realistic Health: Applying the Principles of the Realistic Medicine Approach to Improve the Health of the Public - Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer to the Scottish Government; March 2017
Linkage of 'Big Data' in Population Health Research: Panacea? - Professor Jill Pell, Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow; January 2017
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The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website includes a list of events happening across the College, including the prestigious Inaugural Lecture Series.
For details of other seminars around the University, please see the University of Edinburgh Seminar Site.