Following the conference there will be two post-conference workshops:
Visualising data with R, NZSA/ORSNZ Conference 2016
Date: Thursday 1st December 2016 (9am-4pm)
Presenter: Di Cook
Cost: various prices
Location: AUT City Campus
Registration: Workshop participants, including those not attending the conference, can register for the workshop on the conference registration page. (limited to 20 participants)
- Motivation, why and how to organise data, and getting started with R: Participants get started with R, learn how to organize a work project and use knitr to incorporate code into documentation to produce pdf, html or Word documents. Concepts of tidy data, and learning to rearrange data will be covered.
- Making basic plots, grammar of graphics, good practices: Mapping data to graphical elements in plots using ggplot2. Simple plots, scatterplots, bar charts, time series, profiles, boxplots. Using cognitive principles to improve plots.
- Advanced graphics, layering, maps, interactivity: Layering different data sets, drawing maps, exploring model fits, multivariate plots. Simple interactive graphics.
Prerequisites and Recommended Reading
Participants should have a beginner’s knowledge of R. If they have time before the workshop, flip through these references:
- Cookbook for R, by Winston Chang
- R for Data Science by Garret Grolemund and Hadley Wickham
Health Analytics Workshop
Co-Sponsored by Te Pūnaha Matatini and Precision Driven Health
Date: Thursday 1st December 2016 (Full Day)
Cost: $30 (early bird until 21st October) / $60 (after 21st October)
Location: AUT City Campus
Registration: Workshop participants, including those not attending the conference, can register for the workshop on the conference registration page.
Overview: The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers in healthcare analytics. People with problems meeting people with solutions! Practitioners – please bring along your current “pain point(s)”. Researchers – please talk about your success stories with the health sector! We look forward to an exciting, productive workshop. If you have any questions please contact Ilze Ziedins ([email protected]) or Mike O’Sullivan ([email protected]) or Cameron Walker ([email protected]).
|2:30-4pm||Facilitated Networking Session
We will start the brainstorming session with discussion to elicit key issues/topics in health (a mindmap).
These will become headers for brainstorming pages that will be posted around the room with with a section for “I need” and “I provide” on each page. Workshop participants will be invited to post their thoughts, needs, and/or /skills and contact details on these brainstorming pages, and to join in discussion around those pages.
These pages will be summarised and posted online for workshop participants as a basis for further collaboration.
The presentations will be “lightning talks”, i.e., from 5-7 minutes presenting:
- how your research has helped/could help health delivery services; OR
- what is your current “pain point” when delivering a health service.
If you wish to give a presentation please contact Ilze Ziedins.
We will post titles of presentations closer to the event, along with information about the facilitated networking session.