DataFest19 Fringe: iCAIRD in the North

DataFest19 Fringe: iCAIRD in the North

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Launch event for Scotland's new Industrial Centre for AI Research in Digital Diagnostics: vision & opportunities in Grampian.

The Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics, known as iCAIRD, brings together a pan-Scotland consortium of 13 partners from across academia, the NHS, and industry.

In November 2018, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced a £10m Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund government investment in iCAIRD, matched by £5.8m from industry.

iCAIRD will be a Scottish centre of excellence focusing on the application of AI in digital diagnostics, ultimately enabling better and earlier diagnosis and more efficient treatment for patients – while also creating new jobs centred around AI and digital technology in healthcare.

This Grampian launch event will introduce iCAIRD, describing its background and intent, what organisations are involved and what we are funded to do over the coming three years. We will describe our vision of what overwhelming success would look like, encourage clinicians, academics and industrialists to propose additional projects that could benefit from the iCAIRD infrastructure and framework, and make clear to the public what use might be made of patient data and what data governance rules and procedures are in place.

All are welcome at this event, which will involve a panel of speakers representing local iCAIRD partners, a question and answer style discussion, and an informal networking opportunity.

Admission is free, booking is required HERE


18:00 – 19:00


Prof Corri Black

Professor of Public Health, Co-Director Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science, University of Aberdeen

The mission of iCAIRD

Professor David Harrison

John Reid Chair of Pathology, University of St Andrews

Director of Research & Director of Laboratory Medicine, NHS Lothian

Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care

Dr John Thomson

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead Electronic Patient Record, NHS Grampian

Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH): Creating an ecosystem for health data science

Ms Katie Wilde

Digital Research Manager, Technical Lead for DaSH, University of Aberdeen

Democratising AI: Canon’s Safe Haven AI Platform and Clinical Cockpit

Dr Ken Sutherland

Vice President Research, Canon Medical Research Europe

Clinical Decision Support for Breast Screening in Scotland

Prof Alison Murray

Roland Sutton Chair of Radiology, University of Aberdeen

Deep Learning in Breast Cancer Screening

Dr Hugh Harvey

Clinical Director, Kheiron Medical

Ensuring long term benefits from iCAIRD

Ms Lorna Duguid

Development Director – Life Sciences, Opportunity North East (ONE)

19:00 –19:30 Panel discussion and Q&A

19:30 – 20:00 Refreshments and informal discussion  

The Rowett Institute

For more information contact Dr Heather Morgan

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