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IHPME Research Day 2018

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Connecting to the Future: Leveraging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Transform Healthcare

Have you ever wondered how artificial intelligence might transform the future of health care? Or how we as researchers and policy makers could leverage big data? Find out more at this year’s IHPME Research Day.

Our annual student led conference invites current IHPME students to participate by presenting during our oral and poster sessions on their latest research. All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend.

Enjoy a morning panel with experts in the field of AI and an afternoon of student presentations and keynote address. This year’s event will feature two new initiatives our New Student Welcome Breakfast and a Meet Our Graduates Networking Mixer. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity.


Submit a poster or oral abstract by April 9: CLOSED

Just want to attend? Register Now – [Closed]

If you didn’t get a chance to register, don’t worry! You may still attend, please visit the registration desk on the 6th floor of the Health Sciences Building to sign in.


Keynote speaker: Michael Draugelis, Chief Data Scientist at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Profile of Michael Draugelis

Steps to Deliver Predictive Solutions in Health Care

Michael Draugelis is Penn Medicine’s Chief Data Scientist where he leads the exploration and development of predictive systems for clinical and operational teams. Michael’s previous work, as Lockheed Martin’s Chief Data Scientist, was leading research and development in Missile Defense, National Intelligence, Health Care and Cyber Defense.

Our 2018 Panel of Experts will be moderated by: Emily Seto, Academic Director MHI program,  Assistant Professor, IHPME

Panel of Experts:

Aaron Berk, Partner, KPMG Health Care

Jennifer Gibson, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

Michael Matthews, National Lead, Business Analytics and Optimization, IBM Canada

Andrea Proctor, Director, Health Care Engagement, Vector Institute



Setup & registration begins at 8:15 am 6th floor
Networking Breakfast 8:30 – 9:15 am 6th floor
Expert Panel Discussion 9:15 – 11 am HS 610
Student Oral Presentation Sessions 11:15 – 12:45 pm 6th & 7th floors
Networking Lunch 12:45 – 1:30 pm 6th floor
Student Oral Presentation Sessions 1:30 – 3 pm 6th & 7th floors
Poster Presentations 3 – 4 pm 6th floor
Keynote Speaker & Awards Ceremony 4 – 5:30 pm HS 610
Wine & Cheese Reception 5:30 – 7 pm 6th floor

Call for Poster and Oral Presentation Submissions – Closed [deadline April 9, 2018]


Poster Guidelines

Oral Presentation Guidelines



May 2, 2018
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Health Sciences Building, 6th & 7th Floors
155 College Street, 6th & 7th Floors
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M6 Canada
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A few highlights…

Research Day
An annual spring event showcasing our students’ research, with the aim of recognizing excellence in teaching and learning; featuring lectures by internationally renowned thinkers and leaders.

The Moonshot Event
An annual fall cocktail-event hosted by IHPME and its Alumni Society, in part with Health Quality Ontario, at exciting locations around Toronto.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health Events
A full list of events at the DLSPH

External Events Across University of Toronto and the city, many organizations offer stimulating lectures, colloquia, conferences, and other knowledge-exchange events.