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Data Science for Health - an Alan Turing Institute Summit

21st September 2015, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

Data Science has the potential to revolutionise healthcare, and respond to the increasing volume and complexity in biomedical data. From genomics to clinical records, from imaging to mobile health and personalised medicine, the data volume in biomedical research presents urgent challenges for mathematics, statistics and computer science.

The Alan Turing Institute, opening in London in Autumn 2015, will bring together leaders in advanced mathematics and computing science from the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick, and University College London. The Institute will conduct first class research and development in data science and promote the development and use of ‘big data’ to deliver benefit to a range of sectors.

This summit aims to identify the key challenges in data science for the NHS, industry and basic biomedical research, and to set the agenda for the Institute in addressing them via its mission to advance data science research in the UK. Join researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders from the public and private sectors to discuss the needs, challenges and opportunities for Data Science in Health and to help inform the strategic priorities of the Alan Turing Institute in addressing them.

Provisional Programme

09:30     Registration

10:00     Welcome and introduction

10:15-12:00         Biomedical Data Science

12:00-12:45         Lunch

12:45-14:30         Exploitation and translation             

14:30     Coffee

15:00-16:00         Next Steps: What needs to be done to support data-driven biomedical science and industry?           

16:00     Closing remarks

16:15-18:00         Networking reception

Registration has now closed for this event.