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CRDCN 2019 National Conference

October 24-25, 2019 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our world is rapidly changing and advances in data allows us to understand and meet the challenges of an evolving world.  Empirical research is one of the most valuable tools in creating meaningful policy that improves the lives of Canadians. The unprecedented growth of administrative data in recent years allows us to answer new, fundamental questions. From neo-natal development to those entering retirement, questions about health and well-being are critical to all Canadians, of every age, in every region of the country.

Join us in Halifax next October to learn about and discuss advances in data made available to researchers and how it is being used to create ground-breaking new research.

Our keynote speakers

Erin Strumpf (Economics and Epidemiology, McGill University). Dr. Strumpf’s research in health economics focuses on evaluating the impacts of health and social policies on the health and well being of individuals and populations, on inequalities across groups, and on the performance of the health care system. She uses administrative health data, large-scale surveys, and methods for causal inference - principally quasi-experimental designs - to estimate the effects of interventions and reforms in real-world settings. Dr. Strumpf and her research team actively collaborate with decision makers to generate relevant, usable knowledge to improve population health and health care system performance. She has presented her work to provincial ministries of health and of finance in Canada as well as to policymakers in France and the United States.

Arthur Sweetman (Economics, McMaster University). Dr. Sweetman holds the Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources. His recent work has involved economic issues in healthcare, immigration, education, poverty, employment insurance, program evaluation, and micro-finance. 

Preconference workshops will be offered on Wednesday, October 23 (limited number of seats)

  • SAS workshops: great way to learn about this software, and to strengthen existing skills.
  •  What's new in the RDCs? An opportunity to learn about datasets newly available in the RDCs and research potential with subject matter experts.

1A (9:00- 11:30) Introduction to SAS

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1B (9:00-12:00) What's new in the RDCs (morning session)?


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2A (13:00-16:00) Intermediate SAS

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2B (13:00-17:00) What's new in the RDCs (afternoon session)?

(Health; business, housing & LAD)

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