Explore Career Paths that Combine Life Sciences with Computer Sciences

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

Promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science and technology



SCWIST X UBC-Computer Science Presents:

Explore Career Paths that Combine Life Sciences with Computer Sciences

Biologists and healthcare providers are turning to IT to design innovative solutions. The demand for talents with knowledge in IT and biological sciences is greater than ever!

Date: Tuesday November 12th, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: Room 110, UBC Hugh Dempster Pavilion, 6245 Agronomy Road. Vancouver, BC

Experts will cover careers including bioinformatics, health informatics and mobile health applications. You’ll soon discover that there’s more to IT careers than just coding!

We would like to invite Health and Life Sciences professionals, including:

  • Graduating and Graduate students
  • Mature students with training in Canadian and international institutions

At the panel discussion, you will also find out:

  • the trends and career opportunities in Health IT.
  • how biologists leverage their scientific knowledge and apply it to the IT world.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Kendall Ho, Director, UBC eHealth Strategy Office
  • Dr. John Wu, CIO of BC Cancer Agency & Radiation Oncologist
  • Dr. Tim Lee, Senior Research Scientist, BC Cancer Agency
  • Dr. Steve Hallam, Assistant Professor, UBC Dept of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Alireza Davoodi, Entrepreneur & Director of Technology at Curatio.me
  • Maryam Sadeghi, Co-founder & CEO at MetaOptima Technology Inc

This FREE event includes:

  • Panel discussions
  • Face-to-Face Q & A
  • Refreshments
  • Networking opportunities

 

 

Presented By:

SCWIST/IWIS

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

Immigrant Women in Science (IWIS) is program of SCWIST. IWIS mission is to provide support for immigrating professional women and develop a community where women can share their experience.

Find out more information about SCWIST at SCWIST.ca

About Our Speakers

    • Dr. Kendall Ho, Director, UBC eHealth Strategy OfficeBiography: Dr. Ho’s research interests fall into the domain of technology enabled knowledge translation (TEKT) – the use of information technologies
      to accelerate the incorporation of latest health evidence into routine practice. Specific directions within TEKT include telehealth, information and communication technologies (ICT) and patient safety, ICT and public engagement, and evidence based policy translation in eHealth.
    • Dr. John Wu, CIO of BC Cancer Agency & Radiation Oncologist Biography: Dr Wu’s research interests include radiotherapy planning techniques, Monte Carlo simulations, and clinical research informatics.
      Since 2009, Dr. Wu has been the Provincial H&N Tumour Group Chair
      and specializing in the Lung and GU Tumour sites.
    • Dr. Tim Lee, Senior Research Scientist, BC Cancer AgencyBiography: Dr. Lee’s research interests intercept the areas of computing,
      skin and cancer. Specifically, he works on early skin cancer detection and epidemiologic research on skin cancer.
    • Dr. Steve Hallam, Assistant Professor, UBC Dept of Microbiology & ImmunologyBiography: Dr. Hallam’s research interests involves the (1) Construction and interpretation of environmental genomic libraries (2) Generation of computational tools and workflows for taxonomic and functional binning, population genome assembly, and comparative community analysis (3) Development of functional screens to interrogate environmental genomic libraries for bioactive small molecules and biocatalysis.
    • Alireza Davoodi, Entrepreneur & Director of Technology at Curatio.meBiography: Alireza is a seasoned entrepreneur and computer scientist. He
      co-founded Curatio.me, the winner of the Global Novartis Health 2.0 Competition in Silicon Valley. The winning application, ThaliMe, is an innovative, personalized support and tracking tool designed especially for people with thalassemia. It provides users with a virtual support group and allows direct interaction with healthcare professionals.
    • Maryam Sadeghi, Co-founder & CEO at MetaOptima Technology Inc. Biography: Maryam received her PhD that focused on visualization and analysis of malignant features of skin lesions. She co-founded MetaOptima Technology Inc. that develops the award-winning UV Apps. It provides tips on how to reduce the negative effects of prolonged UV exposure. The company also develops the MoleScope to enable earlier screening for skin cancer.

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