Alberta’s Tomorrow Project: Health Data to Support Your Research

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Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) is the province’s largest-ever health research platform, launched in 2000 to help investigate the causes and prevention of cancer and chronic disease.  As it tracks the health of 55,000 adults aged 35-69 years at enrollment for up to 50 years, ATP is enabling unprecedented investigation into the health and lifestyle of Albertans. 

Learn how the project got off the ground, and how researchers across Alberta and around the world are learning from its massive - and growing - database.

Dr. Ala Rajabi, Acting Research Lead, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary). As Acting Research Lead, Dr. Rajabi is responsible for managing, mentoring and leading members of the research team in developing publications and grant proposals, as well as helping build research capacity by supervising and mentoring external students and trainees. Dr. Rajabi fosters scientific relationships by providing research support and collaboration to external scientists applying for access to ATP data, and develops the research portfolio through identification of research opportunities and evaluation of assessment protocols.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Describe the mission and history of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP)

2. Review selected past and current research projects using ATP data and biospecimens to study the development and prevention of cancer and chronic diseases

3. Review the steps necessary to apply for ATP data and biospecimens for individual research projects

Room or Area: 

Free and open to all.


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