1454964291_icon-81The Research Training Centre (RTC) is hosting its 2nd Annual Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. This conference will provide attendees (researchers, clinicians, staff, and trainees across all disciplines and all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral fellow) with the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical, and interactive experience with not-for-profit and industry leaders as well as explore exciting careers in neuroscience. The itinerary for the day includes guest presentations, a networking lunch, and a case competition.

Event Details

Monday June 12, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Jacob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium

Guest Presenters

Michael Campitelli, MPH
Staff Scientist
ICES Central
Health System Planning & Evaluation Research Program
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Esther Dryburgh, PhD, IEs
Lead Account Partner
IBM Canada

Ali Vahit Esensoy, PhD
Group Manager,
Strategic Analytics
Cancer Care Ontario

Come and Meet NAO, The Watson-Powered Robot!

What does NAO know about Data Analytics?
Find out at our Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference in June.  NAO will be participating in a joint presentation with Dr. Esther Dryburg from IBM Canada.

Case Competition Details

Identify a brain health-related problem currently facing Canada’s aging population and make recommendations based on your analysis of the data.

The Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA) was a longitudinal study conducted nationally to investigate patterns and risk factors of health and disease in aging, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as health service utilization. The CSHA sample includes responses from 10,263 people aged 65 years and over. CSHA participants were assessed at three 5-year intervals (1991, 1996, 2001); however, for the IPN 2017 Case Competition, you will be working only with the 1991 dataset.

For a high level description of available variables, please visit:http://csha.ca/r_data_collected.asp. Note that some variables are only available in the 1996 and the 2001 datasets, but only the variables within the 1991 dataset will be provided.

For more information about the CSHA, please visit: http://csha.ca/default.asp

Submissions should consist of three sections:
First round submissions should be presented in this linear order, and each section will be assessed separately.

Part 1 – Motivation
Part 2 – Data Analytics
Part 3 – Recommendation

Important dates to remember:

  • Data Launch Event: April 27, 2017 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • IPN Data Mentoring Session: May 4, 2017 @ 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Case Competition Submission Deadline: May 19, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
  • Finalists will be notified on May 26, 2017. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their solution and recommendations to an expert judging panel on the day of the conference and win a cash prize.
  • Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference Date: June 12, 2017

Click Here to Register for the Conference