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Data Science Meeting 2018 agenda

MQ's 2018 Mental Health Data Science Meeting will bring together researchers and innovators to explore how data science can transform how we understand, treat and prevent mental illness.

Wednesday 19th September

Location: The Orange, 37 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NE

18:30 Pre-conference dinner (optional) 

Thursday 20th September

Location: ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, SE5 8SN

08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome: Lindsey Bennister, MQ: Transforming Mental Health

09:05 Plenary 1: “The journey for mental health data science”

09:05 Chair: Robert Stewart, King's College London – Welcome and how we got here

09.10 Rachael Panizzo, Medical Research Council – “MRC Mental Health Research Strategy – Data Science”

09:35 John Gallacher, University of Oxford – “Dementias Platform UK – updates and lessons learned”

10:00 Ann John, University of Swansea – “MQ Adolescent Data Platform”

10:25 Discussion

10:35 Coffee and networking

11:05 Plenary 2: “Predictive analytics”

Chair: David Porteous, University of Edinburgh

11:05 Aleksandar Matic, Alpha Health– “Prediction of significant events in mental health disorders”

11:30 Sonia Israel, Aifred Health – “Deep learning for precision psychiatry”

11:55 Mirco Musolesi, University College London – “From mobile phone based monitoring and prediction of depressive states to data-driven behaviour interventions”

12:20 Discussion

12:30 Lunch and Posters

14:00 Parallel session 1: “Causal inference in observational data”

Chair: Dermot O’Reilly, Queen’s University Belfast

14:00 Jean-Baptiste Pingault, University College London – “Using genetics to strengthen causal inference”

14:20 Till Bärninghausen, University of Heidelberg – “Regression discontinuity designs”

14:40 James White, Cardiff University – “Improving mental health through the regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods: a natural experiment”

14:00 Parallel session 2: “Getting health-tech into practice”

This session explores how entrepreneurship can help get data - and tech-driven innovation - into practice. Talks are followed by short pitches for concrete business ideas, with time for networking and feedback. Organised in partnership with HS., a health-tech accelerator and fund that builds, scales and invests in health-tech startups.

14:00 Chair: James Somauroo, HS. – “How to build a health-tech startup in the UK”

14:10 Shôn Lewis, University of Manchester – “From academia to industry: Affigo’s experiences of navigating a complex landscape”

14:20 Pitch 1: David Rees, Izy Capital “Mindfulness and mental health”

14:30 Pitch 2: Matthew Steans, Black Dog Data Analytics – “Real-time suicide data”

14:40 Pitch 3: Niels Bischoff, Why Enterprise Ltd – “Xen Bot – The journey thus far”

14:50 Pitch 4: Patapia Tzotzoli, iConcipio Ltd – “How an online support system can support students at university and beyond”

14:00 Parallel session 3: “Outcome measures in mental health”

Chair: Matthew Hotopf, King’s College London

14:00 Benjamin Ritchie and Jessica Deighton, Anna Freud Centre – “Feedback systems to inform provision”

14:20 Maria Kordowicz, King’s College London – “Capturing client stories with the mental health outcomes questionnaire PSYCHLOPS”

14:40 Steven Pilling, University College London – “Systems for collecting mental health outcome measures”

14:00 Parallel session 4: “Advances in natural language processing”

Chair: Angus Roberts, King’s College London

14:00 Honghan Wu, University of Edinburgh – “Identifying physical conditions from free text mental health records – a continuous learning approach on SLaM CRIS”

14:20 Sumithra Velupillai, King’s College London – “Unlocking information from text with natural language processing”

14:40 Maria Liakata, University of Warwick – “Using NLP and heterogenous data to sense mental well-being”

15:00 Coffee and networking

15:30 Panel discussion: Changing lives through mental health data science - what are the challenges and opportunities ahead?

  • Chair: Tjeerd van Staa, University of Manchester
  • Natalie Banner, Wellcome Trust
  • Sandra Bucci, University of Manchester
  • Sarah Carr, Middlesex University London
  • StJohn Deakins, CitizenMe        

16:15 Keynote: David Clark, University of Oxford – “IAPT: A revolution in public transparency, recording and use of mental health outcome data”

17:00 Poster prize and final words: Lindsey Bennister, MQ: Transforming Mental Health

17:15 Meeting close


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