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University of Leicester

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Join us on Monday 25 November 2019 as Professor Andrew Morris CBE, the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK, gives the 2019 Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture entitled:

"Options and Opportunities for Health Data Science"

Healthcare is arguably the last major industry to be transformed by the information age. Deployments of information technology have only scratched the surface of possibilities for the potential influence of information and computer science on the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. In this talk, the vision, objectives and scientific strategy of HDR UK will be discussed; specifically, the opportunities provided by computer science and "big data" to transform health care delivery models. Examples will be given from nationwide research and development programmes that integrate electronic patient records with biologic and health system data. Two themes will be explored; specifically:

How the size of the UK (65M residents), allied to a relatively stable population and unified health care structures facilitate the application of health informatics to support nationwide quality-assured provision of care.

How population-based datasets and disease registries can be integrated with biologic information to facilitate (i) epidemiology; (ii) drug safety studies; (iii) enhanced efficiency of clinical trials through automated follow-up of clinical events and treatment response; and, (iv) the conduct of large-scale genetic, pharmacogenetics, and family-based studies essential for precision medicine.

About the Speaker

Since August 2017 ANDREW MORRIS has been the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK, the multi-funder UK Institute for health and biomedical informatics research that will capitalise on the UK’s renowned data resources and research strengths to transform lives through health data science. He is seconded from his position as Professor of Medicine, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, having taken up position in August 2014. Prior to this Andrew was Dean of Medicine at the University of Dundee.

Andrew was Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorate (2012-2017) and has served and chaired numerous national and international grant committees and Governmental bodies.

Andrew was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 New Year’s Honour’s List.

About the Frank May Lectures

Frank May Prize Lecture

The Frank May Prize Lecture was established in 1991, endowed by the generosity of Dr Frank May and is delivered annually by a member of the College of Life Sciences. The annual Prize Lecture can be delivered by clinical or non-clinical members of the College but the area of research must be medically related. There is a selection process for nominated candidates and the successful applicant is chosen based on evidence of research excellence during the previous two years and evidence of outstanding promise for the future. A commemorative silver medal is awarded to the selected candidate. Further details can be obtained from Anna Harding, Assistant Registrar, College of Life Sciences.

Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture

The Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture was established in 1991, endowed by the generosity of Dr Frank May and is delivered normally biennially by a national or international figure in the field of medicine.

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