Date: November 17th 2010 from 12pm to 1pm EST
Abstract: This presentation will outline the BORN Ontario data holdings, the process for accessing data, our data de-identification processes in conjunction with the Electronic Health Information Laboratory, and the expectations associated with receiving BORN Ontario Data
Speaker: Ann Sprague, Scientific Manager, BORN Ontario
Biography: Ann Sprague has been the Scientific Manager for BORN Ontario (formerly OPSS) since March of 2009. She has a long history of involvement in perinatal care initiatives via work with the Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario, AWHONN, the MOREOB program and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Ann has a PhD from the University of Alberta and currently has a joint appt. with the University of Ottawa as an adjunct professor. She has conducted research and published in the areas of fetal surveillance, preterm birth, low birth weight, bed rest in pregnancy, and the second stage of labour. She currently has funded research projects in the evaluation of fetal fibronectin implementation in Ontario and H1N1surveillance.