OHSU to host conference on open science, Feb. 1 – 2

OpenCon Cascadia, Feb. 1 and 2, 2019

On February 1 – 2, students, researchers, and educators from the Pacific Northwest will gather at the OHSU Robertson Life Sciences building to discuss open data, open access, and open education, with the goal of inspiring projects and collaborations to increase access to and participation in research and scholarship.  

The OpenCon Cascadia conference will feature OHSU community members who are making important contributions to research and the culture of higher education, including Letisha Wyatt, Ph.D., director of diversity in research, David Edwards, Ph.D., scientific programming and communications fellow at the Knight Cancer Institute’s Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center, and Daniela Saderi, neuroscience doctoral candidate.

OpenCon Cascadia 
Friday, Feb. 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Conference welcome, lightning talks, dinner, and networking
Mozilla Portland offices
1120 NW Couch St.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Panels, keynotes, and Do-a-Thon
OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave.

OpenCon Cascadia will also include a keynote address by Kadija Ferryman, Ph.D., a 2018-19 Mozilla Fellow for Science and researcher at Data & Society. With a background in cultural anthropology, Ferryman studies health risks as a social, cultural, and ethical phenomenon. Specifically, her research examines the impacts of health risk prediction through information technologies such as genomics digital medical records and artificial intelligence on marginalized groups. Ferryman leads the Fairness in Precision Medicine project, which investigates the potential for biased and discriminatory outcomes in the field of precision medicine.

All OHSU community members are welcome to attend and participate in energizing conversations on all things open.  In order to ensure that registration cost isn’t a barrier to participation, attendees can choose to register for free, $5, or $10.

OpenCon is sponsored by the OHSU Library, All-Hill Student Council, Mozilla, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and other institutions in the Pacific Northwest.