Seminars & Events

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00-13:00
The Clinical Epidemiology Program presents
COVID-END – an international network to better co-ordinate and maximise the impact of the global evidence synthesis and guidance response to COVID-19
Speaker: Jeremy Grimshaw, PhD
Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake
Location: MS Teams link:
Abstract: During global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that policy and practice responses are based on the best available evidence (evidence syntheses that use formal explicit rigorous methods to bring together the findings of studies already completed and to provide an account of the totality of what is known from that pre-existing research). During the first few months of the pandemic, the evidence synthesis response focused on rapid reviews of variable quality that were rapidly out-of-date (high NOISE to signal). The COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) ( established as a time-limited network of global evidence synthesis, guidance and decision support organisations that aims to better coordinate their collective evidence response to the pandemic. In the presentation, I will discuss COVID-END activities to date and opportunities to better coordinate the next evidence synthesis phase to better meet the needs of global decision makers.
For more information contact: Jodi Peters
Friday, October 30, 2020, 14:30-15:30
The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
"Exploring the Role of GBA1 in Immune Regulation as Informed by Genetic Parkinson’s Risk"
Speaker: Quinton Hake-Volling
Awarded the
Audrey Grant Parkinson’s Research Fellowship 2019-2020 from the lab of Dr. Michael Schlossmacher
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