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Exploring novel opportunities for data science in cardiovascular research

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The Alan Turing Institute

1st floor British Library

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

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This workshop is being held in association with a new call for applications for joint research awards in Cardiovascular Data Science by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Alan Turing Institute (the Turing). The awards aim to support cross-disciplinary teams of investigators working in partnership to apply data science approaches to challenges faced in cardiovascular research.

For information on the award competition and to apply, please visit the The Alan Turing Institute website.

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Innovative analyses of large and (often) unstructured datasets, ranging from molecular data generated by ‘omics technologies to health data derived from patient records, have the potential to generate important new knowledge that impacts on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Such analyses require a collaborative effort between cardiovascular investigators and specialist data scientists.

This workshop, co-hosted by the BHF (the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK) and the Turing (the UK’s national institute for data science) aims to inspire such cross-disciplinary collaboration by highlighting current opportunities and challenges in the field and by providing a venue for the communities to explore each other’s resources, capabilities and needs. Researchers who are interested in applying for funding through the current competition are invited to attend the workshop, although attendance is not a condition for application.

The workshop will include: (1) A keynote lecture on the current UK health data science landscape and associated opportunities and challenges, (2) Invited talks by experts on making the most of imaging data, health data and ‘omics data, and (3) A forum with successful applicants from the first round of the BHF/Turing Cardiovascular Data Science awards competition, to share their experiences of forming cross-disciplinary partnerships to deliver their research projects. There will also be multiple opportunities for networking and collaboration building during the workshop.

Agenda

13:15-13:30 Arrival & Registration
13:30-13:40 Welcome Metin Avkiran (BHF) and Chris Holmes (Turing/Oxford)
13:40-14:30 Keynote lecture Harry Hemingway (UCL)
14:30-15:00 Invited talk Declan O'Regan (Imperial): Making the most of imaging data
15:00-15:30 Tea break
15:30-16:00 Invited talk Marlous Hall (Leeds): Making the most of health data
16:00-16:30 Invited talk Manuel Mayr (King’s): Making the most of ‘omics data
16:30-17:30 Forum with BHF/Turing Cardiovascular Data Science award recipients: William Astle (Cambridge), Leonardo Bottolo (Turing/Cambridge), Chris Oates (Turing/Newcastle), Catalina Vallejos (Turing/Edinburgh), Mihaela van der Schaar (Turing/Cambridge).
17:30-19:00 Drinks reception & networking
19:00 Close

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