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Meeting Announcement

Linux-Ottawa Sepetember 1 2022 Meeting.

(with Professional Development Club of the University of Ottawa)

Date/Time: September 1st at 7pm

Format: Hybrid (Online over Jitsi, and In-Person at the University of Ottawa, room CBYB 202

  This is in the B section of Colonel By Hall. It is near S end of Campus.  I have attached a floorplan and highlighted the room.

Jitsi link: (testing out a slightly different approach for this).

Transportation/Parking: For those who are driving, recommended street parking on Bruyère street. The closest paid parking to the meeting location is:

  Sports Complex: 801 King Edward St. (entrance is from Mann Ave); 
  proceed to the south end of King Edward, turn left onto Mann and take the first entrance. 
  The Sports Complex is across the street from the SITE and Colonel By buildings.
  Brooks residence: 100 Thomas More (underground garage, two blocks north from the SITE and Colonel By buildings).

A campus parking map can be found here as well:

The following transit lines have routes that pass near Colonel By Hall:

  Bus:  15, 16, 31, 37, 56, 59
  Light Rail Light Rail:  1  (Campus station is near Colonel By)

University's Carpool/Ride-Matching service, which may be helpful:

Program: 1. Introduction from the Professional Development Club

2. Short talk from Katie McMillan “Electronic Medical Record Systems in Canada” (high level overview)

        -What are EMR systems?
               -Why isn't everyone using the same system?
        -What are the different systems that provinces/territories are using?
               -Who is doing the vetting?

3. 30 minute talk from Dr. David Chan “Introducing an Open Source EMR: OSCAR EMR”       He will introduce these eHealth concepts and how Open Source tools (especially Linux) guided the development:

  1. Electronic Medical Records (OSCAR)
  2. Personal Controlled Personal Health Record (KindredPHR)
  3. Computerized Clinical Decision Support (Know2Act)
  4. Consumer Health Products and Internet of Things

4. (Time permitting) Short talk from Prof Nash “F/LOSS Appreciation”

20180318 todo list

  • 2018 presentations (JN) – partial
  • new logo (JN) - done
  • mailing list subscription (done)
  • migrate meeting history (SM) - done
  • More should you use linux (JN and others) – first pass done
  • links line - done JN
  • How to edit wiki – mainly for us. Under Board and Tux (JN) – done
  • Rationalize files into namespaces, e.g., :board ?? need better tool!
  • Migrate board meeting minutes
  • Add a link to the mailing list in the “Steps to Have Your Technical Question Answered” section on the “About Us” page (SM) - Done

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