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Big Data and Data Science in Health Research

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The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research is hosting a free, one-day seminar on the use of Big Data in Health Research, and the emerging discipline of Health Data Science.

The seminar is aimed at all health researchers and will provide an entertaining introduction to and overview of these exciting new aspects of health research.


This event, co-ordinated by Dr Tim Churches of the Ingham Institute and The University of New South Wales, will include presentations by:

  • Prof Louisa Jorm: Centre for Big Data Research in Health, The University of New South Wales; Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University.
  • Prof Sally Cripps: School of Business, The University of Sydney.
  • A/Prof Hanna Suominen: Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University; Team Leader of Natural Language Processing, Data61/CSIRO.
  • A/Prof Lois Holloway: South Western Sydney Local Health District; Ingham Institute; South Western Sydney Clinical School, The University of New South Wales; The University of Sydney.
  • Prof Andre Dekker, MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Nik Clement and Soumya Thomas: South Western Sydney Local Health District Business Intelligence Unit.
  • Prof Helga Zoega: Centre of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland.

The event will also include an afternoon session presented by A/Prof Suominen. The afternoon session will be an introduction to Natural Language Processing and the extraction of data from free text.


Register Now!

Date: 9th June (9am start)

Location: Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, 1 Campbell St, Liverpool, NSW (adjacent to Liverpool Hospital)

RSVP: Register for this event via the South West Sydney Research Community page here.