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Data Challenges in Cardiovascular Research

When Sep 24, 2018
from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where McGrath Centre, St Catherines's College, University of Cambridge
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Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in the world, causing nearly 18 million deaths per year. Healthcare systems around the world are struggling with the increased disease burden caused by lifestyle factors and the aging populations, and new ways are urgently needed to guide disease prevention, to improve disease detection and diagnosis, and to monitor and manage diseases. Common to all of the above focus areas is the large amount of data produced.

Big Data SRI and Cardiovascular SRI have joined forces to raise awareness of the types of data-related challenges in cardiovascular research and to maximise collaborative opportunities between clinical and computational research groups in Cambridge.

This collaboration will be launched on Monday 24th September 2018 at St Catharine's College through a free, full-day research showcase event, and will be followed up in 2019 with a series of smaller workshops supporting collaborations around specific research questions.

We will host a mixture of long (25min) and short (10min) talks with extended breaks between sessions to allow time for discussions.


Call for Abstracts

We are now inviting submissions for poster and oral contributions (10min) around the broad topic of "Data challenges in cardiovascular research".

Examples include, but are not restricted to:

Imaging of heart and arteries; Prediction of vascular events; Prediction of future risk of vascular disease; simulations of heart function; Apps to support clinical trials; Apps/devices to monitor long-term conditions.

Abstracts accepted from the whole research community, including Industry and Research Groups.

Please submit your abstract HERE before deadline - Tuesday 31st July 2018.



There is no registration fee to attend this event, however, registration before the deadline on Friday 31st August 2018 is essential.

Please Register HERE.


This event is jointly organised by the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative and Cardiovascular Strategic Research Initiative with support from the Isaac Newton Trust.


             Cambridge Big Data   


 Cardiovascular (HR)