Iâ€™ll be giving a seminar next Tuesday (April 3), on the topic â€œAre Weekend Births More Dangerous?â€. Regular blog readers will recall this as the talk that I was going to give on March 6, but which I then rudely cancelled in favour of an appendectomy.*
The seminar willÂ run from 12.30-1.30pm, in seminar room D of the HC Coombs Building (map). As I mentioned last time, there wonâ€™t be a paper**, and the seminar will be off the record, since my coauthor Joshua Gans and I want to garner feedback on the research before making our findings public. But weâ€™re super-keen to get comments on our identification strategy, so if youâ€™re interested in the topic, please come along.
* Since you ask, the appendectomy was conducted on a Monday. The medical care I got that day was terrific, and far superior to my experience on the Sunday night, when a brand new nurse jabbed three of my veinsÂ attempting to insert an IV drip. Perhaps this was unrelated to the day of the week, but then again…
** Though if there was a paper, we’d be sure it didn’t have an appendix.