CO-HOSTED BY: Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, New Brunswick Nursing Informatics Group and, Nova Scotia Nursing Informatics Group
CONFERENCE TITLE: Nursing Informatics IS Nursing
DATES: Thursday and Friday, June 13 & 14, 2019
LOCATION: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
June 13, 2019 from 0900-1200 on the UNB Campus
Designed to provide an introduction to informatics for nurses in all areas of practice, education, administration and research. This workshop will offer participants opportunities to learn directly from a team of nursing informatics experts. Content will be directed to the informatics novice and include practical illustrations of core informatics concepts and competencies that are essential for all nurses. Indicate if you will attend this pre-conference event in your registration (included in your conference fee).
Nursing Informatics: Current Trends and New Frontiers
Bio: Dr. Maxim (Max) Topaz PhD, RN, MA is the Elizabeth Standish Gill Associate Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University Medical Center. He is also affiliated with Columbia University Data Science Institute and the Center for Home Care Policy & Research at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. His research focusses on data science and he finds innovative ways to use the most recent technological breakthroughs, like text or data mining, to improve human health. Dr. Topaz’s research moto is “Data for good”. Dr. Topaz is one of the pioneers in applying natural language processing on data generated by nurses. His current work focusses on developing natural language processing solutions to advance clinical decision making.
In the past, Dr. Topaz was involved with health policy (national and international levels), leadership (e.g. Chair of the Emerging Professionals Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association) and health entrepreneurship. Dr. Topaz's clinical experience is in internal and urgent medicine. He earned his PhD degree as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Haifa, Israel. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham Women's Hospital. He served as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing, University of Haifa (Israel) where he was heading a Health Information Technology Lab. He published more than sixty articles on topics related to health informatics and received numerous prestigious awards for his work.
Preliminary Program Plan
(may be subject to change)