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Friday, December 4, 2020 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

What needs to be done in order to curb the spread of Covid-19: Contact tracing, legal considerations, and statistical modeling

Organized by the Master of Public Service Policy & Data Lab and GEDI and sponsored by the Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute, this virtual conference brings together experts from the social and physical sciences, computer science and engineering, statistics, and law to help frame policy recommendations for a variety of societal issues that have emerged with COVID-19. There are three broad themes: (1) downloads of the Federal Government exposure notification app have been extremely low, mitigating its usefulness. What can be done legally and from a behavioural lens in order to increase the use of exposure notification apps?; (2) the lack of disaggregated COVID-19 data across the country has impaired the ability of researchers to conduct relevant and important research. What do governments need to do to ensure better data availability and what are novel data sources that can be studied by researchers?; (3) the use of statistical models in predicting the incidence and burden of COVID-19.

Conference at a glance

8:30 am Welcome
8:45 -10:05 First round of speakers with Q & A
10:15-11:35 Second round of speakers with Q & A
11:45 -1:25 Third round of speakers with Q & A
2:30 - 4:00 Panel discussion

Speakers

Michael Wolfson
University of Ottawa
Former Assistant Chief Statistician, Analysis and Development at Statistics Canada & Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Colleen Flood
University of Ottawa
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa and University Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. Director for the University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Anindya Sen
University of Waterloo
Professor of Economics & Director, Master of Public Service, University of Waterloo. Member, Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute & Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute.

Jeff Chan
Wilfrid Laurier University
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University

Igor Grossmann
University of Waterloo
Associate Professor of Psychology & Director, Wisdom and Culture Lab, University of Waterloo

Ashley Tuite
University of Toronto
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Mark Crowley
University of Waterloo
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of Waterloo

Plinio Morita
University of Waterloo
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems J.W. Graham Information Technology Emerging Leader Chair in Applied Health Informatics Director, Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), University of Waterloo

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher
University of Waterloo
Associate Professor specializing in rhetorical theory and science communication and PI of the Democratization through Education in Medicine, Technology, and Science Lab (Demos Lab)

Scott Leatherdale
University of Waterloo
University Research Chair and Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

   
   
   
   
   

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