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Cambridge Global Challenges


This new conference will bring you the latest inspiring NHS, academic and industry collaborations in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare.

Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and machine learning all serve to interpret big data for an end goal. In healthcare, better patient outcomes are the great incentive. 

With rapid advances in imaging, monitoring technologies, genome sequencing, etc., the amount of health information being gathered is overwhelming. Being able to translate it quickly and accurately is vital for predicting the pattern of disease and identifying suitable treatment options for patients. 

This exciting conference is essential for clinicians, academics and others already working in healthcare, but also engineers looking to apply their expertise from other industries to this rapidly advancing sector.

You will be inspired by the studies already underway, and their potential to transform healthcare in the very near future. Meet new contacts and find out where you may be able to make a valuable contribution yourself. 

Sessions include:

  • Medical imaging
  • Predicting health outcomes for smarter healthcare systems
  • Ethics of information and data analytics
  • What AI and machine learning can do for lung cancer care
  • Machine learning for the next generation of healthcare interventions
  • Cancer image analytics
  • Data security and cyber risk

Speakers include:

  • Dr Kenji Takeda Director, Azure for Research, Microsoft
  • Dr Natalie Banner Policy Adviser, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Raj Jena Scientific Officer, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust       
  • Niels Peek Director, Greater Manchester Connected Health City and University of Manchester
  • Dr Timor Kadir Chief Scientist and Technology Officer, Optellum
  • Professor Nasir Rajpoot Head, Tissue Image Analytics Lab, University of Warwick  
  • Dr. Tingting Zhu Junior Research Fellow, Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Laboratory, University of Oxford


Strategic Partner: Microsoft

Please read more and apply here.

Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, UK
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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