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Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference 2017

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive

Banff, AB T1L 1H5


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Please join delegates from across Western Canada in Banff, AB, Canada, as we explore opportunities to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health.

This is the first of several initiatives being planned by the medical schools from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Manitoba.

The overarching theme for the conference is, "The Future of Precision Health and Big Data."


+ Analytics and Machine Learning
+ Exchange of Information between Systems
+ Multi-source Data
+ Ethical/Legal/Regulatory Issues
+ Clinical Process Re-design

+ Novel Visualization


Registration is FREE.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for both the 28th and 29th.

Conference delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own accomodations. Special room rates have been negotiated and will be available to Conference delegates only. Call the reservations desk at 1-800-884-7574 to book, or click on the following link: Banff Centre Accomodations and select Make Resevation from the menu on the left. If the Banff Centre is booked up you can contact Banff Lodging for additional accommodations at 1-800-563-8764.


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LOCATION: Husky Oil Great Halls and Galleria, ground floor of the Kinnear Centre, Banff Centre, Banff, AB


September 28

9:00-9:45 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:45-11:15 am | Welcome & Introductions; Session 1

11:15 am - 12:15 pm | Keynote from Dr. Andrea Lodi, École Polytechnique de Montréal

12:15-1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm | Session 2

3:00-3:30 pm | Break

3:30-4:30 pm | Keynote from Dr. JP Casas, University College London

4:30-4:45 | Closing Remarks

5:00-6:30 pm | Networking Reception

September 29

8:00-8:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35 am | Welcome

8:35-9:20 am | Pitch Competition Round 1

9:20-10:15 am | Government of Alberta Presentations

10:15-10:45 am | Break

10:45-11:25 am | IBM Presentation

11:25 am - 12:10 pm | Pitch Competition Round 2

12:10-12:15 pm | Closing of the Conference

12:15-1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm | Working Group Sessions (optional)


Dr. Andrea Lodi: On Mathematical Optimization, Kidney Exchange Programs, and Data Science

Dr. JP Casas: Data Science for Health: Progress to date and the challenges ahead

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive

Banff, AB T1L 1H5


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