Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Seminars

Details of key seminars 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.

March 2018

Centre for Global Health Research Meeting

Date/Time: 21 March 2018, 1500-1630

Venue: G.15 Seminar Room in Doorway 4, Teviot Place

Speakers:

Nicola Pirastu - an overview of the research on food consumption choice genetics and some of the recent results from UK Biobank

Meagan Peterson - a brief summary of meningococcal projects (meningococcal serogroup distribution, laboratory capacity for surveillance, and carriage in high-risk settings & age groups)

Harry Campbell / Igor Rudan - CGHR updates

Round table discussion

More information: email Ting Shi ting.shi@ed.ac.uk

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Title TBC

Date/Time: 26 March 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Aileen Keel, Director, Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme & Honorary Professor

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

Master of Public Health (on campus)  - Teaching  | Supervisor briefing meeting

Date/Time: 27 March 2018, 1000-1145

Venue: Seminar room S.1, 7 George Square (Psychology Building)

Speakers: Caroline Jackson, Neneh Rowa-Dewar, Jeni Harden

Supervisor briefing meeting  for those who are supervising (or who would like to supervise) on-campus MPH dissertations.

Register: Complete Doodle Poll as emailed from Caroline Jackson

Edinburgh Cancer Centre Seminar | Using routine health data to understand gaps between evidence and practice: Insights in quality of care from a program in health services research

Date/Time: 27 March 2018, 1630

Venue: IGMM Lecture Theatre, Western General Hospital

Speaker: Professor Christopher Booth, Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute, Ontario.

Christopher Booth MD FRCPC is a Medical Oncologist and Health Services Researcher at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is a Professor of Oncology and holds the Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care. Dr. Booth studied medicine at Queen’s University and did postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto. Upon completing his clinical training he spent two years as a research fellow with the NCIC Clinical Trials Group. In his clinical practice he provides care to patients with gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers. Dr. Booth has an active program in population-based cancer research. The focus of his research program is to evaluate the quality of care delivered to patients in routine clinical practice and the effectiveness of new therapies in the general population and.  In 2016 Dr. Booth spent a sabbatical as a visiting scientist at the Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum, India. He continues to work closely with colleagues in India on various projects to improve accessibility and quality of cancer care.   In 2017 Dr. Booth was appointed Special Advisor (Health Services Research) to the National Cancer Grid of India. As a junior investigator he was awarded an inaugural Cancer Care Ontario Chair in Health Services Research. Dr. Booth has published over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts with first or senior author papers in Nature, JAMA, Lancet Oncology, and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He has served as research supervisor for >25 trainees.

Register: If you would like to meet with Professor Booth prior to the seminar to exchange ideas please contact seminar organiser Dr Peter Hall: p.s.hall@ed.ac.uk

Royal Society of Statistics | More effective and efficient trial design and conduct

Date/Time: 27 March 2018, (Tea & coffee 1730) 1800-1915

Venue: ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

Speakers:

Professor John Norrie, Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh: Designing Trials that are both Efficient and Pragmatic – what are the synergies, and what are the tensions?

Prof Shaun Treweek, Professor of Health Services Research, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen: Trial Forge: what it (and we) can do to improve trial efficiency

Register: Free to attend but must register

 

​​​​April 2018

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Methodology and misunderstandings in precision medicine

Date/Time: 9 April 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Paul McKeigue, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | KidsBrainIT, an international paediatric brain trauma data-informatics research initiative: Concept, Co-ordination, and challenges

Date/Time: 16 April 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speakers: Milly Lo, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and Research Lead in the paediatric critical care research programme  & Ian Piper - Principal Health Care Scientist Partner for KidsBrainIT and co-ordinator of BrainIT group

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

Qualitative Reserachers' Group | Can machine learning do qualitative analysis for us?

Date/Time: 17 April 2018, 1000-1130

Venue: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Teviot Place

Speaker: Dr Daniel Turner, Quirkos

Meeting organised by: Debbie Cavers, Neneh Rowa-Dewar and Jenna Breckenridge (QLRG committee)

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | MyDiabetesMyWay

Date/Time: 23 April 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Debbie Wake, Reader and Consultant Physician

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

 

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research Methodology day | Prediction modelling for use in clinical medicine

Date/Time: 24 April 2018, 1030-1630

Venue: Prestonfield Suite, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Plenary speakers: Professor Tom Fahey and Professor Keith Fox

This course is open to anyone with an interest in prediction modelling for clinical medicine, though the topics are likely to appeal mostly to post-graduates (both clinical and non)

Register: Register via the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Resaerch website

A registration fee of £7.50 includes lunch and refreshments

​​​​May 2018

MPH (online) | Tutoring online - information session

Date/Time: 2 May 2018, 1400-1600, with refreshments to follow (1400-1430 will be reserved for PhD students; more details to come)

Venue: G.8, the Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square

Speaker: MPH (online) team

To find out more about what is involved, you might want to watch this short video, which Rosemary Geddes has put together.

Usher Institute Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series | Don’t take it personally : careful causal analysis of claims for personalised medicine is long overdue

Date/Time: 3 May 2018, 1430-1600, with refreshments to follow (1400-1430 will be reserved for PhD students; more details to come)

Venue: Screening Room G.0450, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

Speaker: Professor Stephen Senn

Register: Book on Eventbrite

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Using routine data to improve physical health in people with mental illness

Date/Time: 7 May 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Caroline Jackson, Chancellor’s Fellow

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Telehealth … where are we now?

Date/Time: 14 May 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Brian McKinstry, Professor of Primary Care E-Health

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Crowdsourcing patient-level healthcare data

Date/Time: 21 May 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Ewen Harrison, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

Global Health Governance Programme | Collaborative workshop ‘Achieving Global Health Security’ for early career researchers

Date/Time: 23 & 24 May 2018

Venue: Edinburgh (venue TBC)

Register: More information on the Global Health Governance Programme website

​​June 2018

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Surface Semantic Data from Clinical Notes for Tailored Care, Trial Recruitment and Clinical Research

Date/Time: 18 June 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Honghan Wu, HDRUK Fellow

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching Conference

Date/Time: 20 June 2018

Venue: John MacIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls of Residence

Register: Further information to follow.

If you have an idea for a paper, poster presentation or other contribution and would appreciate discussing your idea with someone please contact daphne.loads@ed.ac.uk

Centre for Medical Informatics Seminar | Network analysis of the EEG in visual short-term memory binding of familial and sporadic Alzheimer’s disease

Date/Time: 25 June 2018, 1200-1300, followed by lunch

Venue: Craigmillar Room, Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

Speaker: Keith Smith, HDRUK Fellow

Register: email Chrissie Gerstenberger chrissie.gerstenberger@ed.ac.uk

​​September 2018

International Population Data Linkage Network Conference

Date/Time: 12-14 September 2018

Venue: Banff Centre, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Further information: Conference website

 

​* If you are hosting a relevant seminar or event and it is not listed - please email usher.news@ed.ac.uk*

Distingushed Speakers Seminar Series

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.

Previous seminars in the series:

For further information, contact Brenda Saetta on brenda.saetta@ed.ac.uk

Events from across the College 

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website includes a list of events happening across the College, including the prestigious Inaugural Lecture Series.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Events

Elsewhere in the University

For details of other seminars around the University, please see the University of Edinburgh Seminar Site.

University of Edinburgh Seminar Site