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Evening Rounds: Data Visualization

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November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm



Evening Rounds is a monthly evening speaker series profiling health care communications and digital media campaigns, case studies and experts. This month’s topic:

What Is Data Visualization and How Can You Use It In Your Daily Work?  

This talk will attempt to give participants a (very light) idea of data visualization research by breaking down the why, what, how of visual design from the perspectives of cognitive & computer sciences. This brief foray into the academic study of visualization will be followed by a practical example of visualizing cancer prognostic risk.  Those attending the talk should expect to learn some guidelines for how to design and appraise a data visualization beginning with problems & data to the final visual presentation. Bring a pen, pencil, or tablet to participate in small exercises.


Anamaria Crisan

PhD Candidate, UBC

Anamaria (Ana) Crisan is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia and is researching the ways that data visualization can support decision making for communicable disease prevention and control. Ana’s background is in bioinformatics and applied statistics, but one day she noticed that when she used data visualization effectively it made it easier to get the message across to a wider audience. She joined forces with Drs. Jennifer Gardy & Tamara Munzner to pursue to explore this interesting research topic further. Prior to her studies, Ana was gainfully employed at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, where she worked with Dr. Jennifer Gardy, and before that at a local biotech startup developing genomic prognostics tests for prostate cancer.

You can learn more about Ana’s past activities and research interests on her website.


5:30 pm Networking and refreshments
6:00 pm: Presentation
7:00-7:15 pm: Questions


BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
201-750 Pender St W (corner of Howe St. and W. Pender St.)
Vancouver, BC
V6C 2T7

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November 15, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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Evening Rounds
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BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
750 Pender St W #201
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T7 Canada
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