Edinburgh Infectious Diseases: Big Data and Infection Workshop

  • Workshop Title: Edinburgh Infectious Diseases: Big Data and Infection Workshop
  • Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017
  • Time: 12:30 to 5pm
  • Location: Wellcome Auditorium, Queens Medical Research Institute, Little France (campus map)
  • More information and booking: CLICK HERE
  • Download programme and attendees list:  CLICK HERE

Programme (updated 30 Nov)

12:40   Introduction

12:45   NHS

  • Mudenda Munkombwe (eHealth Project Officer, Business Intelligence Team, NHS Lothian) - ehealth,  NHS Lothian’s spotlight for infectious disease surveillance
  • David Perry (Head of Scientific Computing, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh) - Challenges of working on clinical datasets in the academic environment
  • John Sturgeon (eHealth Head of Programmes and Development, NHS Lothian) - Data visualisation:  Infection Intelligence Platform

13:45   Computer science

  • Will Whiteley (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh)  - Electronic health record research: problems and opportunities
  • Michael Gutmann (Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh) - Bayesian Inference for Intractable Infectious Disease Models
  • Claire Grover (Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, School of Informatics University of Edinburgh) - Extracting Information from EHRs using Natural Language Processing

14:45   Coffee and cake

15:15   Basic science

  • Peter Ghazal (Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, University of Edinburgh) - Large-scale confirmatory data of immune signatures in diagnosing infections
  • Aziz Sheikh (Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh) - Exploiting Big Data to advance research capabilities
  • Damian Mole (Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh) - APPreSci - Acute Pancreatitis Precision Science

16:15   Table top exercises and round up
17:00   Finish

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