Health Users Group (HUG)

The semi-annual Health Users Group meetings offers presentations, discussions and networking opportunities in a health-related context which can help SAS users in health-related industries; get the most out of their SAS software.

The Executive team is looking to add to an enthusiastic and dedicated Executive team for the Health Users Group. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Matt Malczewski.

The next Health User Group takes place on October 12th, 2018  at the SAS Offices (280 King St. E, Suite 500). There is no cost to attend SAS user group meetings. The agenda and registration link will be posted here once it becomes available.

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AI, ML & Computer Vision: A Primer on Deep Learning for Images: Lorne Rothman, SAS Canada (April 2018)

Propensity Score Methods: Using administrative data in palce of randomized control trials: Ruth Croxford, ICES (April 2018)

Interrupted Time Series Analysis for Single Series and Comparative Designs: Using Administrative Data for Healthcare Impact Assessment: Joseph Caswell, ICES (April 2018)

What's New at SAS: Alexandra Jovicic, SAS Canada (April 2018)

Update from SAS: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (October 2017)

Propensity Score Analysis with the Latest SAS/STAT Procedures PSMATCH and CASUALTRT: Yuriy Chechulin, WSIB (October 2017)

Current Trends & Global Issues in Healthcare: Greg Horne, SAS Canada (October 2017)

Clinical Research and the Data Conundrum: Muhammed Mamdani, St, Michael's Hospital (October 2016)

Survival Analysis with Time-Dependent Co-Variates: Maria Eberg, ICES (October 2016)

SAS and Open Source: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (October 2016)

Social Media Healthcare Analytics: Darwesh Mangat, SAS Canada (October 2016)

Analytics In Healthcare and Capturing the Patient Journey: Shirley Li, Cancer Care Ontario (April 2016)

News from SAS: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (April 2016)

Analysing Longitudinal Data When The Visit Times Are Informative: Eleanor Pullenayegum, Sick Kids Hospital (April 2016)

Using the Canadian Community Health Survey to Look at Ethnicity and Mental Health: Maria Chiu, ICES (April 2016)

Achoo - The Flu, SAS & You (Slides): Charu Shankar, SAS Canada (November 2015)

ODS Graphics Designer - The Best Friend You Never Knew You Had: Chris Battiston, HUG President (November 2015)

Introduction to SAS Dates: Saad Rais, MOHLTC (November 2015)

News from SAS: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (November 2015)

Another Propensity Score Method - Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting: Ruth Croxford, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) (April 2015)

Conducting Economic Evaluations Using Real World Data: Petros Pechlivanoglou, Toronto Health Economics & Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative) (April 2015)

Predictive Modeling for Healthcare: Lorne Rothman, SAS Canada (April 2015)

News From SAS: Warren Woermke, SAS Canada (April 2015)

Restricted Cubic Spline for Linearity Test & Continuous Variable Control: Jiming Fang (April 2014)

Cost Effective Analysis: Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, CLEAR (April 2014)

Calculating the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient: Ellen Maki, Analytica Statistical Consulting Inc. (April 2014)

Classification Algorithms in Global Mortality: Peter Miasnikof, University of Toronto (April 2014)

Modeling Strategies A TARGet Kids! Example: Gerald Lebovic, University of Toronto (November 2013)

Bland-Altman Bounds with Application to Sleep Apnea: Ellen Maki, Analytica Statistical Consulting Inc. (April 2013)

Visual Analytics Drag and Drop: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (March 2013)

Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS Book Review: Sachin Mehta, Brock University (Fall 2013)

Healthcare Analytics Then and Now: Mark Morreale, SAS Canada (Fall 2013)

Predictive Modelling of High Cost Healthcare Users in Ontario: Various Authors (April 2013)

Validating and CLeaning Data in EG: Judy Orr Lawrence, SAS Canada (April 2013)

Health Technology Intensity & Physician Expenditure: Roham & Gabrielyan, McMaster University (November 2013)

Open Data: Wilson Suraweera, St. Michael's Hospital (November 2013)

Process for Data Quality Assurance: Mahmoud Azimaee, University of Manitoba (April 2012)

Move on the SQL Procedure: Craig Kasper, Manitoba Health (November 2012)

The Difference Data Makes: Edgar Manukyan & Laura Ma, CIHI (2012)

Landmarks in the Analysis of Competing Risks: Melania Pintilie, University of Toronto (April 2012)

Working with Administrative Databases: Simon Tavasoli, CIHI (2012)

Prognostic and Predictive 15-gene Signature for NSCLC: Zhu, Ding & Tsao, University of Toronto (2012)

A Fast and Easy Way to Calculate Age-Standardized Death Rates: Ash Roy (April 2011)

Generate HTML File for Excel Reports: Lingsong Yun, ICES (April 2011)

Tips & Tricks: (November 2010)

Healthcare Indicators - Policy Context and Impact: Astrid Guttmann, ICES (Spring 2010)

Data Simulation - Creating a Dummy Dataset Using Clinical Admin. Database: Jun Liang, CIHI (April 2010)

Text Analysis: Wilson Suraweera, Centre for Global Health Research (November 2010)

Text Analytics: Tim Trussell, SAS Canada (Fall 2010)

Using PCCF+ For Coding and Analyzing Health Data: Russell Wilkins, University of Ottawa (April 2010)

Hash Objects: Barb Crowther, SAS Canada (2009)

Data Integration Systems for Health Care: (April 2009)

Beginnings in Spatial Analysis and GIS in SAS: Doug Dover (Winter 2009)

SIMS Whiteboard: Goar Gasparian (October 2009)

Moving Your Dot - Measuring Mortality in Hospitals: Sara Klisowsky, Joseph Brant Hospital (April 2009)

Propensity Score Calibration: (October 2009)

The SQUEEZE Macro: (April 2009)

SAS Web Report Studio: (October 2009)

PCCF + Version 5F User's Guide: Russell Wilkins (February 2010)

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