Bringing the World’s Largest Data Science Conference to Mid-Michigan

May 23, 2018

WiDS logoIn collaboration with Stanford University, the MHA is hosting Women in Data Science (WiDS) Lansing on May 23. WiDS is a global initiative aimed to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, and WiDS Lansing will focus on advancing data science to improve overall delivery of patient care.

Open to men and women in the data science field, this event will give participants the opportunity to hear the most up-to-date data science research from women leaders in Michigan and globally.

WiDS Lansing is one of the 150+ locations hosting WiDS events worldwide via livestream or delayed broadcast.


8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Marianne Udow-Phillips, Director, Center for Health Care Research and Transformation

9:45 - 10:20 a.m.
Stanford University Keynote Address
Attendees will screen one of the presentations from innovators speaking at the March 5 Global WiDS event.

10:20 - 10:35 a.m.
Morning Break

10:35 - 11:35 a.m.
HFHS Analytics Journey: A Path to Transformation
Julia Swanson, Vice President Performance Analytics and Improvement, Henry Ford Health System

11:35 - 12:35 p.m.

12:35 - 1:35 p.m.
Mariam (Iya) Kahramanian, Interim Director Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

1:35 - 2:10 p.m.
Stanford University Keynote Address
Attendees will screen a second presentation from innovators speaking at the March 5 Global WiDS event.

2:10 - 2:25 p.m.
Afternoon Break

2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Measures that Matter: A Federal Perspective

Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy, American Hospital Association

3:25 - 3:35 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Conference Details

WiDS Lansing will be hosted at 2123 University Drive Suite 105, Okemos, MI 48864.

Registration is available online via the MHA Member Portal. The fee for this conference is $25 and credit card payment is required to complete registration. Up to 25 Michigan students studying analytics may attend free of charge by contacting the MHA. For assistance, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA online or by calling (517) 323-3443.

Confirmation of your registration will be sent automatically via the MHA Member Portal. Contact Erica Leyko at the MHA online or by calling (517) 323-3443 if you have not received confirmation within two weeks of your registration submission.

A 50 percent refund is available if notice is given on or before May 16, 2018. No refund will be issued after this time. Registrants may send an alternate.

If you have any special needs, please contact Erica Leyko at the MHA online or by calling (517) 323-3443 at your earliest convenience so adequate arrangements can be made. We cannot accommodate last-minute dietary requests at the conference.

On-site public parking is available at no charge.

WiDS Lansing aims to facilitate collaboration between Michigan hospitals so they can share best practices, innovative research and new data science applications. Contact us for more information or register now. 

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