Published on: 4th May 2017
Pictured: Prof Iain Buchan welcomes delegates on behalf of The Farr Institute
Last week, more than 700 delegates from around the world gathered in Manchester for Informatics for Health 2017, 24-26 April.
The Congress brought together Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2017) from the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and The Farr Institute International Conference 2017 for three intensive days of learning, interaction and networking as well as an action-packed programme of social activities and fringe events.
Pre-conference events included the Doctoral Symposium, an ideal opportunity for students from across Europe and further afield to explore their research interests and disseminate their work in an interdisciplinary workshop under the guidance of senior academics.
Prominent thought-leaders in informatics delivered keynote addresses throughout the programme including:
The Farr Institute hosted a session on Tuesday 25 April to discuss research over the past year and to highlight the opportunities for the UK research community that lie ahead with the establishment of the recently announced Health Data Research UK.
The Farr Institute session addressed:
In addition, The Farr Institute awarded the following prizes, congratulations to our winners:
Mohammad Al Sallakh et al.
A tool to improve the efficiency and reproducibility of research using electronic health record databases
Angharad Walters et al.
Survival following discharge from Critical Care
Limitations for health research with restricted data collection from UK primary care: a systematic review
Congratulations also to Fatima Chunara who was selected at random from our Mailing List Book Prize Draw. Thank you to all those who entered and took time to find out more about The Farr Institute in the Exhibition hall.
For more details about Informatics for Health 2017, visit the conference website.
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