Community Learning Space

Smarter Health Seminar Series: Leadership in Health Informatics

The infraNET Project and the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research are hosting a special seminar series entitled "Smarter Health: Leadership in Health Informatics". 

This innovative series is by and about leadership in the development and deployment of Information and Communications Technology (IT) and Information Management (IM) solutions in the area of health.

The presentations by industry and healthcare experts will be 50 minutes in duration, followed by a 30-40 minute facilitated discussion.

The seminars are hosted by David Johnston, President of the University of Waterloo. Dominic Covvey, Director of WIHIR is the moderator for the seminars.

Who Should Attend:

Professionals from the health and IT industries, educators, and interested citizens


Davis Centre, Room 1302, University of Waterloo

Date and Time:

4th Wednesday, Sept. - Nov. and Jan. - June.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


No charge to attend, but pre-registering to reserve a seat is recommended.

Seminars and Speakers

September 24, 2003 - Health and Wellness in the Internet Age
Dr. Alex Jadad, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

October 22, 2003 - Health Data Mining
Dr. John Holmes, University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia

November 26, 2003 - Creating a Vocabulary of Medicine: 
From SNOP to SNOMED International

Dr. Roger Cote, University of Sherbrooke

January 28, 2004 - 30 Years of Computers in Medical Imaging
Dr. Terry Peters, Robarts Research Institute and UWO

February 25, 2004 - From Data to Health Information
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Statistics Canada

March 24, 2004 - Is Privacy Really Important? Implications for the Health System and Record Keeping
The Honourable Horace Krever

April 28, 2004 - Developing an Integrated Health Intelligence System:
The RAI-Health Informatics Project (RAI-HIP)

Dr. John Hirdes, Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo

May 26, 2004 - The Challenge of Measuring Outcomes
in the Healthcare System

Dr. David Zitner, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

June 23, 2004 - Human Computer Interaction in Health Informatics:
From Laboratory Usability Testing to Televaluation
of Web-based Information Systems

Dr. Andre Kushniruk, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University