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Real world solutions to move the hype of AI into sustainable impact in health

Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST)

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Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and genomics will deliver more accurate diagnoses and personalised treatments, and potentially transform the NHS and self-care. Technology is now here that can gather life, health and medical data through apps, wearables, digestibles, home-based devices and sensors, and analysed using sophisticated machine algorithms to provide real-time, actionable analytics.

 This event will focus on taking the results of the national survey run by the AHSN AI Initiative and published in a report ‘Accelerating Artificial Intelligence in health and care: results from a state of the nation survey’ to the next stage - debating the immediate and longer-term solutions necessary from an organisational, funding and policy perspective to build a sustainable ecosystem for the NHS to deliver better health for people in the UK.

The event will also mark the launch of the interactive map and directory of all organisations who participated in the survey and who have been joining since the survey closed as members of the AHSN AI Initiative ecosystem.

The event will focus on the solutions needed to address critical challenges revealed by the survey, including: 

  • Need for a more agile regulatory process, and how the ‘Code of Conduct’ for Digital Health Innovations and Intelligence Algorithms provides guidance for the sector
  • Call for urgent attention to data infrastructure and interoperability, including making use of open standards, and review of commercial arrangements to ensure the value of data is being recognised and distributed appropriately, and how they can support the SME sector post-Brexit
  • Imperative for health care professionals to be engaged and persuaded to use AI- and how the Topol review will address workforce education and training needs
  • Need for grounding AI’s use in real problems as expressed by citizens, carers and healthcare professionals; and the role of ethics and a narrative that will build and preserve public trust


17:30 - 18:00: Registration and networking

18:00 - 18:10: Key findings from The AHSN Network AI survey 

This session will present the key challenges and opportunities identified by the AHSN AI survey, key workstreams underway to address critical needs and stakeholders to involve moving forward.

  •  Mr Guy Boersma, Managing Director (MD) National AHSN Lead - AI, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN)
  • Dr Indra Joshi, Clinical Lead Empower the Person, NHS England

18:10 - 18:45:  Sustainable Impact of AI: Panel debate and discussion 

Chair: Ms Tina Woods, Founder & CEO, Collider Health, Adviser, National AHSN AI Initiative


  • Dr Finn Catling, Machine Learning Researcher & Clinical Entrepreneur, NHS England
  • Dr Adel Baluch, Clinical Lead, Ada Health
  • Dr Natalie Banner, Lead, Understanding Patient Data, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Indra Joshi, Clinical Lead Empower the Person, NHS England
  • Jess Morley, Technology Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Des Holden, Medical Director, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN)

The panellists will share their perspectives on the following themes followed by an interactive discussion with the audience: 

  • Empowering the Innovators
  • Empowering the public towards self-care and proactive health
  • Citizen Engagement - Trust, Ethics, Public Narrative
  • Commercial Models and Procurement: supporting Entrepreneurs and SME sector
  • Data Access, Sharing, Intra-operability: Open Standards and Open Data Ecosystems
  • Code of Conduct and Regulation
  • Workforce Education and Engagement

18:45- 19:00: International experience on open data ecosystems

SITRA shares their experience and perspective on open data ecosystems through their work on IHAN (International Human Account Network), a human driven data economy involving the creation of a method for data exchange and set up of European level rules and guidelines for ethical use of data. SITRA is working with Estonia on two data exchange layer pilot to test the suitability of Estonia’s X-Road solution for the organisation and provision of social and healthcare services. 

  •  Antti Larsio, Senior Advisor, SITRA, The Finish Innovation Fund, Finland 

19:00-19:15: UK case study on open data ecosystem 

GOSH Drive Project 

Professor Sebire shares the experience of the GOSH DRIVE project creating an open data ecosystem. 

  • Professor Neil J Sebire, GOSHCC Professor of Paediatric and Developmental Pathology, NIHR Senior Investigator, BRC Theme Lead, Chief Research Information Officer, Fellow Faculty of Clinical Informatics 

19:15 - 19:30: Action planning and development of self-sustaining agile ecosystem 

  • Mr Guy Boersma, Managing Director, (MD), National AHSN Lead - AI, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN)
  • Dr Indra Joshi, Clinical Lead, Empower the Person, NHS England
  • Melissa Ream, Adviser, Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN and AHSN Network AI Initiative

19:30 - 20.00: Networking

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When & Where

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
NW1 2BE London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST)

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We are 1 of 15 Academic Health Science Networks; together we connect industry, academia and health and social care to improve clinical outcomes, deliver better patient experiences, drive down the costs of care though innovation, and stimulate wealth creation. 

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