Much of health research seeks to improve health by focusing on the new—new treatments, new evidence, etc. In contrast, health decision science seeks to improve health by improving the choices made with available evidence, recognizing uncertainty, complexity, competing values, tradeoffs, and cognitive biases can frequently lead to decision errors.
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Nick Bansback will take attendees through examples of how decision errors that lead to poor choices in our day to day lives, and translate these into areas where decision science has the potential to improve health.
Doors open at 5:30 PM. Come have a snack, say hello, get comfortable.
Presentation begins at 6:00 PM. There will be time for questions and discussion, and the event will end at 7:00 PM.
About the presenter:
Dr. Bansback is an Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health, and a Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator. He teaches decision science, and develops methods and applications that help patients, health professionals, and policy makers make better decisions in health care.
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