Discovery Talks are the research community's international seminar series. Featuring influential research leaders from around the globe, the series promotes knowledge exchange, fosters international collaborations and showcases the latest innovations in research.
The Evidence to Innovation Research Theme at BC Children’s Hospital presents:

Making Research More Useful: 
Reproducibility, Translation, and Incentives

Dr. John Ioannidis, Stanford University
Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, School of Medicine
Professor of Statistics, School of Humanities and Sciences
Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Co-director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford

This lecture will provide a unique opportunity to review the current status on research reproducibility across diverse scientific fields, and challenge both clinical and basic researchers to question the validity of current research results. 

Schedule -

The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education (Map), BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. 

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Participate -

Discovery Talks is accredited as a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. CME credits are available for all participants.

About the Speaker -

Dr. John Ioannidis joins us from Stanford University, where he is a Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy in the School of Medicine, and a Professor of Statistics in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Dr. Ioannidis is also Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center and Co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center of Stanford. 

As one of the most-cited scientists in the fields of clinical medicine and social sciences (for example, the PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most published research findings are false” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library
of Science), he will share his knowledge concerning several topics,
including addressing the current status of research reproducibility
across diverse scientific fields.

Video recordings of previous lectures are available online: Video Library. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend events. 

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