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Current Approaches for Distributed Analysis: Panel Discussion

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Join us for our third event in the Federated Analysis: State of the Science Collective Learning Series – a panel discussion with Dr. Judith Maro, James Weaver and Michael Paterson. Moderated by Dr. Robert Platt, the panel will explore different approaches to distributed analysis with practical use cases from CNODES, OHDSI and Sentinel.

About the Speakers

James Weaver is Associate Director of Observational Health Data Analytics in the Global Epidemiology Organization at Janssen Research and Development. His work focuses on generating real-world evidence on the safety effects of medical products and methodological development to improve the scientific rigor of observational research. He collaborates within Janssen, OHDSI, and the pharmacoepidemiology community to encourage the adoption of transparent and standardized best practices in the conduct and reporting of observational health science. James is a Clarendon scholar and DPhil candidate in clinical epidemiology and medical statistics at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Judith Maro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Dr. Maro’s main research interest is implementation of pharmacovigilance techniques, particularly continuous near-real time sequential statistical analysis methods and data-mining / signal identification methods in distributed longitudinal databases. She is also the Operations Lead for the Sentinel Operations Center (housed at Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) as part of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Sentinel System.

Michael Paterson is a Scientist and Research Program Lead at ICES. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Michael has been Principal Investigator for the Ontario site of CNODES since its inception, and has served as a Site Liaison and co-author on multiple CNODES projects. Michael is a member of the CNODES Steering Committee, Database Team, Training Team, and Knowledge Translation Team.

Dr. Robert Platt is a Professor in the department Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. He holds the Albert Boehringer I endowed chair in Pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Platt is the Executive Co-Lead of CNODES and has been leader of the Methods team of CNODES since its inception. His main research interests are statistical methods and applications for administrative data, pharmacoepidemiology, perinatal epidemiology, and methods for causal inference from epidemiological studies.

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