Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Fridays, in the Medical Sciences Building, Room MSB384.

Beginning 2019 Winter Term, we will have refreshments arrive for 1:00 p.m. for students, faculty and other attendees to socialize and network ahead of the seminar presentation. 

The seminar will still run from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Preliminary Winter 2019 Schedule (subject to change)
Date Speaker Seminar Title
January 11

Dr. Luciano Sposato

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Atrial Fibrillation Detected after Stroke and Stroke-Induced Heart Injury: From Clinical Knowledge to Epidemiological Evidence and Animal Models
January 18

Michael Boffa, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Non-thesis M.Sc. Program
Department of Biochemistry
Western University
On Riddles, Mysteries, and Enigmas: Lipoprotein(a) as a Cardiovascular Risk Factor and Drug Target
January 25

Matthew Meyer, PhD

Adjunct Research Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University

Capacity Planning for Healthcare Systems

February 1

Guangyong Zou, PhD

Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Director of Biostatistics
Robarts Clinical Trials Inc.
Analyzing Cluster Randomization Trials by the Hippocratic Oath
February 8

Kyla Naylor, PhD

Epidemiologist
ICES Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation
Using Administrative Healthcare Databases at ICES to Understand and Improve Access to Kidney Transplantation
February 15 Doctoral Thesis Proposal Public Lectures:

Alex Ratzki-Leewing

Klajdi Puka

The CHAMPIONS Study: The Capacity of Hypoglycemia Avoidance through self-Management among Patients taking Insulin and/Or iNsulin Secretagogues study

Childhood-Onset Epilepsy and Long-Term Child and Maternal Well-Being
February 22 Fall Reading Week - No Seminar
March 1

Laurent Briollais, PhD

Senior scientist
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital,Toronto
Associate Professor
Biostatistics Division
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

The Role of Early-Life Growth Development, Genetic Factors and Exclusive Breastfeeding on Child BMI trajectories
March 8

Anna Zajacova, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology, Western University
Health Returns to Higher Education in US and Canada
March 15

Stephanie Dixon, PhD

Program Manager
ICES Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation 

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Analysis of the stepped wedge cluster randomized trial with small number of clusters: An empirical assessment of available methods for a binary outcome
March 22

Yayuan Zhu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Event History Analysis in Longitudinal Cohort Studies with Informative Observation Times
March 29

Maria Mathews, PhD

Professor
Department of Family Medicine and
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Visa Trainees in post-graduate medical education:  Who are they and how do they contribute to Canada’s physician supply?
April 5

Doctoral Thesis Proposal Public Lectures:

Claudia Li

Artem Uvarov

“Frailty, clinical outcomes, and cost in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)” - Claudia Li

“Towards Using Model Averaging to Construct Confidence Intervals in Logistic Regression Models” - Artem Uvarov
April 12

Dr. Brian G. Feagan, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Senior Scientific Officer
Robarts Clinical Trials Inc

The 2019 Allan Donner Lecture:

Clinical Trials in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Better Methodology Means Better Patient Care