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Big Data and Data Science in Health Research

Big Data and Data Science in Health Research

When: 9am to 3pm, 9th June 2017
Where: Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, 1 Campbell St, Liverpool, NSW (adjacent to Liverpool Hospital)

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.

It will include a morning session of presentations from local and international researchers and an afternoon workshop.


Confirmed presentations and speakers for the morning seminar are:

  • Big Data for better health: hope and hype: presented by Prof Louisa Jorm, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, The University of New South Wales; Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University
  • Scientific reproducibility in the world of Big Data: presented by Prof Sally Cripps, School of Business, The University of Sydney
  • Benchmarking Clinical Speech Recognition and Information Extraction: presented by A/Prof Hanna Suominen, Research School of Computer Science, ANU and Team Leader, Natural Language Processing, Data61/CSIRO.
  • Big Data in cancer care: MRI imaging and cancer outcomes prediction via machine learning: presented by A/Prof Lois Holloway, Ingham Institute; South Western Sydney Clinical School, The University of New South Wales; South Western Sydney Local Health District; The University of Sydney, and Prof Andre Dekker, MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Assembling and using routinely-collected Big Data in the South Western Sydney Local Health District: presented by Nik Clement and Soumya Thomas, South Western Sydney Local Health District Business Intelligence Unit.
  • Pharmaco-epidemiological studies based on routinely-collected Big Data in the Nordic countries: presented by Prof Helga Zoega, Centre of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland.
  • Building a new discipline: the UNSW MSc in Health Data Science: presented by Dr Andrew Blance, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Medicine.

The afternoon session, after lunch, will include a 90 minute introduction to Natural Language Processing and the extraction of data from free text presented by A/Prof Suominen.


Registrations for this event have now closed.

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