2009/10 session 2010-03-31 seminar

The Applied Biostatistics Association, TABA,  invites you to a seminar and dinner:

Speaker: Sandra Gardner, Ph.D.,  Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Topic:  Analyzing data from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study: Is viral hepatitis testing deficient in HIV seropositive patients?

Abstract:  OHTN Cohort Study (OCS) participants are recruited at HIV care sites across the province.  The OCS collects clinical data through chart abstraction, exporting of electronic medical records and linkage to external sources of data.  Since 2007, the OCS also collects socio-behavioural data through annual interviews of active participants.  Combining data from various sources creates challenges related to data processing and assessing data quality and completeness.  Analysis methodology also needs to take into account the data structure and observational nature of the data.  This talk will illustrate these issues by examining a current research question: Is viral hepatitis testing deficient in HIV seropositive patients?

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
6-7 pm seminar
7 pm dinner (optional, but pre-registration required)

Where: Room 7-605, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue

Cost: Seminar – free
Dinner – $15  (students $5)

Please RSVP to Tina Haller  by March 26th if you plan to attend the seminar or the dinner (see dinner cancellation policy below).

If you plan to attend the dinner, please mail a cheque payable to TABA to

Tina Haller
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If you have signed up for dinner, and have to cancel, we request a 48 hour notice.  Otherwise, TABA does have to pay for the dinner, and we will have to pass the cost back onto you.

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TABA seminars are made possible thanks in part to generous donations from McDougall Scientific Ltd and Purdue Pharma.

If you would like to see your company name here as a sponsor, please contact Tina Haller  or Ruth Croxford (taba.exec@gmail.com).
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TABA excutive:
Ruth Croxford, President
Reid Robson, Vice President
Tina Haller, Treasurer
Lorinda Simms, Secretary
Marguerite Ennis, Secretary

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