IHCC Educational Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinar: May 23rd, 2023

Join Us Each Month

IHCC’s free educational webinar series features new speakers each month who present their research and expertise in various fields of health sciences. With the ultimate goal to bring cohorts together to enhance information-sharing and collaboration, this online series aims to provide a forum for cohort members to:

  • exchange scientific ideas, best practices, and lessons learned;
  • showcase cohorts’ accomplishments, emphasizing LMICs;
  • share international funding opportunities;
  • and more!

Upcoming Webinar

"Multi-Cohort Mental Health Research and Analyst Training with Dementias Platform UK"

May 23rd, 2023, 9:00 AM EDT, 2:00 PM UTC

Dr. Sarah Bauermeister

Dr. Sarah Bauermeister is a cognitive neuropsychologist and epidemiologist managing scientific research across multiple multi-disciplinary projects. She is also the Senior Data Manager for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) a cohort data repository for 60+ cohorts (3.6 million+ participants).

For DPUK, she leads the training programme for analysts, plus she’s the programme lead for DPUK Data curation. She is also the scientific reviewer for the DPUK Data Portal and represents DPUK internationally.

About the Talk

Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) is a cohort repository for over 60 population and clinical cohorts across ~3.5m individuals. DPUK facilitates data access for multi-cohort multi-modal projects in mental health and neurodegenerative disease. I will be presenting on DPUK and the training programme I lead for ECRs. I will also present on some exemplar multi-cohort multi-modal projects within my scientific programme.

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Previous Webinars (2023)

February 22, 2023: “Transforming Health in Singapore Through Precision Medicine”

Presented by Prof. Patrick Tan

Previous Webinars (2022)

December 15, 2022: “Nightingale Biomarker Profiling Across Large Biobanks”

Presented by Dr. Peter Wurtz and Dr. Jeffrey Barrett

IHCC Panel Discussion-“Genetics-Related COVID Cohorts”

September 30, 2022: “Qatar Biobank: A Pillar in Precision Medicine Initiative”

Presented by Dr. Nahla Afifi


July 28, 2022: “Creating a COVID-19 Cohort for Genomic and Proteomic Research”

Presented by Dr. Ricardo Verdugo

June 28, 2022: “Using the IHCC to Prevent Premature Death Around the Globe”

Presented by Dr. Reza Malekzadeh



May 23, 2022: “A Journey from Opium Research to the Opioid Cohort Consortium”

Presented by Dr. Mahdi Sheikh

April 26, 2022: “Terra and the Biomedical Data Ecosystem”

Presented by Dr. Geraldine Van Der Auwera

March 31, 2022: “Genomic Data Sharing for Global Health”

Presented by Dr. Peter Goodhand

February 28, 2022: “Diversity in Africa or Novel COVID Host Susceptibility Study”

Presented by: Dr. Michèle Ramsay and Dr. Andrew May


January 31, 2022: “Global Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Presented by: Dr. Sarah Bauermeister


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