2016 Symposium Schedule

Click here to view: 2016 Massey Grand Rounds Symposium – March 16 – Massey College

9:30 am – 10:00 am  Registration

9:55 am Call to Order: Upper Library MGR Co-Chairs: Katharine Dunlop & Lily Qiu, Junior Fellows

10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Aubie Angel and Master Hugh Segal

10:15 am – 12:00 pm  Morning Session: “Trends in Big Data Research – Economic and Clinical Perspectives”

Chair: Dr. Trevor Young, Dean of Medicine, U of T

Keynote Addresses:

 10:20 am – 10:45 am Dr. Arvind Gupta, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. Computer Science, U of T. “Big data: the root of innovation in health! 

10:45 am – 11:10 am Dr. Stephen Scherer, Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children, “The MSSNG Open-Science Project: 10,000 Autism Genomes in the Cloud”

 11:10 am – 11:35 am Dr. Nancy Reid, University Professor of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto, “Big Data and Statistical Science”

11:35 am – 12:00 pm Q&A

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Light Lunch at Massey College:

Speakers – Private Dining Room (PDR)

Registrants – Junior Common Room

12:45 pm Call to Order: Rob Smith, Junior Fellow

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm PANEL – “Big Data Solutions for Big Questions in Health”

Chair & Opening Remarks: Dr. Michael Schull, President and CEO, ICES

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Dr. Khai N. Truong, Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Chair, Research & Industrial Relations, Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, “Implicit sensing of everyday health data”

1:05pm – 1:15 pm  Dr. Michael Brudno, Director, Centre for Computational Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, “Capturing and computing patient phenotypes for rare diseases”

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Dr. Joseph Geraci, Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Pathology & Molecular Med., Queen’s University, “A perspective on how to discover robust biomarkers via machine learning”

 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm General Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks –Dr. Aubie Angel, Katie Dunlop & Lily Qiu

2:30 pm   10th Anniversary Reception – Junior Common Room


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