UBC Department of Medicine CPD Event: Data Science & Health

We invite you to join us at the inaugural Data Science & Health 2020 Continuing Professional Development course on November 3, 2020.

This event is MOC1/Mainpro+ accredited and will be the first of a series of annual conferences on this topic. We are excited to launch this new forum, designed to address the needs of health care providers to help improve their understanding of current data science concepts in health care research, and how to optimally integrate data science and digital health into the delivery of care. Check out our event program for more details.

The Data Science & Health CPD course will be delivered in three parts:


All supporting lectures will be delivered through the online learning platform, Canvas, to allow self-paced learning and self-evaluation, as well as ongoing access to resources, discussion boards, and a community of learners. Participants will have 1-year access to course content and online presentations from leading UBC data scientists and health researchers beginning in October 2020.

Click here to learn more about Canvas Online Learning


To maximize the opportunities for interaction we have focused our live Zoom event on two keynote presentations, panel discussions with experts, and opportunities for participants to ask questions. The event will take place on November 03, 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm via Zoom.

Click here to learn more about the Zoom Conference


To build momentum in our community, and help the transition from learning about data science to doing data science, we have partnered with the Faculty of Applied Science to develop an ongoing workshop series focused on building collaborative research partnerships between clinicians and data scientists. Partner with engineers to apply what you’ve learned and move your data science project forward.

Click here to learn more about our Workshop Series


  • Thalia Field, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
    Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, UBC Department of Medicine
  • Kendall Ho, MD, FRCPC
    Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Marianne Ho-Asjoe, MD, CCFP
    Family Physician
  • Rich Lester, MD, FRCPC
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC Department of Medicine
  • Anita Palepu, MD, MPH, FRCPC, MACP
    Head, UBC Department of Medicine; Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, UBC Department of Medicine
  • Tricia Tang, PhD, RPsych
    Director, Experimental Medicine Graduate Program; Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, UBC Department of Medicine
  • Teresa Tsang, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
    Associate Head, Research, UBC Department of Medicine; Professor, Division of Cardiology, UBC Department of Medicine


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 7.5 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 7.5 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

The Data Science & Health CPD Course is free to residents and trainees!

For more information, please contact dom.research@ubc.ca