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

Chair: Andrew McIntosh, University of Edinburgh

  • Rachael Panizzo, Medical Research Council – “MRC Mental Health Research Strategy – Data Science”
  • John Gallacher, University of Oxford – “Dementias Platform UK – updates and lessons learned”
  • Ann John, University of Swansea – MQ Adolescent Data Platform 

10:45 Coffee and networking 

11:15 Plenary 2: “Predictive analytics”

Chair: David Porteous, University of Edinburgh

  • Aleksandar Matic, Telefonica Alpha – “Prediction of significant events in mental health disorders”
  • Sonia Israel, Aifred Health – “Deep learning for precision psychiatry”
  • Mirco Musolesi, University College London – “From mobile phone based monitoring and prediction of depressive states to data-driven behaviour interventions”

12:30 Lunch and Posters (NB poster applications open until 31st July)

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

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

  • Jean-Baptiste Pingault, University College London – “Using genetics to strengthen causal inference”
  • Till Bärninghausen, University of Heidelberg – “Regression discontinuity designs”
  • James White, Cardiff University – “Improving mental health through the regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods: a natural experiment”

14:00 Parallel session 2: “Pitching a health-tech idea”

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

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

Pitches: open for applications until 31st July

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

Chair: TBC

  • Benjamin Ritchie and Jessica Deighton, Anna Freud Centre – “Feedback systems to inform provision”
  • Maria Kordowicz – “Capturing client stories with the mental health outcomes questionnaire PSYCHLOPS”
  • 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

  • Honghan Wu, University of Edinburgh – “Identifying physical conditions from free text mental health records – a continuous learning approach on SLaM CRIS”
  • Sumithra Velupillai, King’s College London – “Unlocking information from text with natural language processing”
  • Maria Liakata, University of Warwick – TBC

15:00 Coffee and networking

15:30 Panel discussion on ethical and user perspectives

Chair: Tjeerd van Staa, University of Manchester

16:30 Closing speech: David Clark, University of Oxford 

17:00 Poster prize and final words: Sophie Dix, MQ: Transforming Mental Health

17:15 Meeting close

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