Personalised Medicine

Personalised Medicine Events

2 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Answering Clinical Research Questions with Health Records

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Harnessing the scale and depth of linked electronic health records for research has the potential to change fundamentally how healthcare is delivered, bringing enormous benefits for patients. In this course we will introduce the breadth of health informatics research, focusing on the use of nationally available datasets for clinical research. The course will cover the practicalities of health informatics research – from developing the research question through to methodology and obtaining research funding. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Andrew Hayward, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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2 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: TBC. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

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4 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Using Primary Care EHRs for Research

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Longitudinal electronic health records offer unique opportunities to gain insights into both common and rare diseases. However such data are collected primarily for clinical purposes not research. What is the scope for using these primary care records for research? What are the methodological challenges? What analytic approaches can be used to overcome these? This course will answer these and other related questions. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Andrew Hayward, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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5 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Episode Statistics

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Hospital Episode Statistics are probably the largest but also one of most complex sources of data about healthcare activity. They have been used by researchers to answer the widest possible range of questions about health and healthcare services. This course will focus on the practical difficulties of doing research using hospital episode statistics. You will learn how HES data are structured and coded, how to clean HES data, how to link episodes and create analysable files. You will learn from HES researchers about the strengths and weaknesses of the data, about common sources of errors, what ethical and legal obligations govern the use of the data and how the data can be linked with other datasets to answer new and different questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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5 March, 2015 - How to get a good influenza vaccine?

Time: 18:00:00 -

An event from the Infection & Immunity PostGradClub. Speaker: John McCauley, MRC National institute for Medical Research The UCL PostGradClub is a forum to allow students and postdocs to hear from and meet a broad range of speakers. The committee is made up of PhD students registered in the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity but is open to all. The club places an emphasis on providing insight into a broad range of topics and fields to inform people about future career options, especially those that lab scientists might be less aware of. There will be food and drinks after the talk so you can ask questions and meet the speaker as well as fellow students and staff.

Location: Cruciform Café , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

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6 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Phenotyping Linked Primary and Secondary Care EHR Data

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Primary and Secondary care records are increasingly being linked for use in research. These data, however are collected as part of routine care or for administrative purposes and a significant amount of work is required to build robust and accurate definitions of clinical concepts that can used to identify cases for further study. Through this practical course, you will become familiar with two contemporary primary and secondary data sources (CPRD and HES), learn what types of EHR data are collected and the different ways in which data are recorded. By the end, you will understand how to combine linked EHR data sources to define disease cases. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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9 March, 2015 - A scientific portrait of old age

Time: 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity will transform society. With 2009 Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco), Baroness Sally Greengross (President, International Longevity Centre-UK) and Professor Sophie Scott, (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London). Event 15:30 – 17:00 Reception 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)75071 95665

9 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses - National Registries: from Audit to Research

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The national cardiovascular registries held by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) are a resource without parallel anywhere else in the world. This one day course will explore the value of this data for research into cardiovascular outcomes at national, hospital and individual practitioner level. It will explore how linking registries with other datasets enriches and extends resource with huge potential for low cost high volume clinical trials. The course will be of interest to academics and clinicians using national audit data for research, students of epidemiology, computer science or public health and anyone with an interest in electronic health records or big data. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Harry Hemingway, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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9 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Catherine Hawrylowicz, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

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10 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Patient Records for Audit and Research

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A one day introduction for clinicians and researchers interested in using data from hospital patient records for audit or research. What are the opportunities and challenges in using hospital electronic patient records for research? Why is there no hospital equivalent of primary care research databases such as CPRD? Why is hospital data so hard for researchers to access? When do I need permission? Who needs consent? We will showcase interesting examples and outline ways to improve the research-readiness of hospital data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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10 March, 2015 - UCL Women: Guest Lecture

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:00:00

UCL Women, to celebrate International Women's Day, are delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco, 2009 Nobel Laureate. Professor Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her ground breaking work on telomerase and telomeres. Telomeres keep the ends of chromosomes intact and slowly shorten with age. Professor Blackburn's lecture is entitled 'Telomeres - Telling Tails'. This will be followed by a discussion about A Life in Science with the broadcaster and member of UCL Council, Vivienne Parry OBE. Please join us afterwards at a reception in the North Cloisters from 7.00pm - 8.00pm. UCL Women is a grassroots networking and social organization for academic staff in STEM at UCL

Location: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Women

Email: info@uclwomen.org

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11 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Genomics and E-health Research

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Genomics and E-Health Research is a comprehensive one day course aimed at medical students, physician-scientists and other medical professionals. The course is an introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation. The course will provide a multidisciplinary perspective and an overview of contemporary methodologies for identifying genes involved in complex human diseases, interpreting genetic data and how genomic medicine can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. The course also covers the ethical issues associated with confidentiality and storage of DNA data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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12 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Visualising Health Informatics Research

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Healthcare research relies increasingly on strong relationships with information technologies, not just to expand the collectively acquired knowledge but also to be able to translate this advance into visually arresting representations. The successful visualization of health informatics research carries the potential to revolutionise the scientific dialogue, the public understanding and participation in medical research. Processing and translating healthcare research can relate with the public on multiple levels, with an individual researcher, patient or population group. This course will cover the fundamental aspects of visualising health informatics research with a comparative presentation of current applications and practices. Week 2: Deeper EHR Data for Better Research. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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13 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: SQL for Biomedical Researchers

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Databases are increasingly being used for the rapid querying and construction of complex datasets in health and social care. This short course will introduce the theory behind the relational data model and enable participants to understand how data can be modelled and stored in a relational database and the different data types that are used. Through practical-driven sessions, participants will learn how to model biomedical data in a contemporary relational database management system and how to craft simple and complex queries for analysing and transforming the data. By the end of the course, participants will be able to load, format and export data in a format suitable for analysis by common statistical packages. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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16 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Public Trust and Public Engagement

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Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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16 March, 2015 - Regulation and pathogenicity of Th17 lineage cells in RA

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Jean Fletcher, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

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18 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Information Governance

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This course deals with the practical, legal and ethical responsibilities of those tasked with the curation of health data in research settings. You will learn about the requirements for consent, confidentiality and data protection. Tutors will explain the organisational and practical aspects of security and how to ensure compliance with the relevant UK and international standards. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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19 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Designing Apps

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This course provides an introduction to developing smartphone apps or other digital interventions in healthcare. How can we design effective apps? What theories of behaviour inform app design? What are the regulatory and safety issues around apps? How can apps be funded or commercialised? How can apps best be evaluated? We will be addressing these and other questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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20 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Record Linkage

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This short course is designed to give you a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or to analyse linked data. Examples of the uses of data linkage, data preparation, methods for linkage (including deterministic and probabilistic approaches) and issues for the analysis of linked data are covered. The main focus of this course will be health data, although the concepts will apply to many other areas. This course includes a practical example involving data to be linked, to enable you to put theory into practice. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

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23 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Matteo Negroni, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, University of Strasbourg. Host: Dr Ari Fassati. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Nir Friedman, Dept. of Immunology, Weizmann Institute. Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk) Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

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2 June, 2015 - Immunology Conference 2015

Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is hosting a science conference. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system in health and disease. Highlights will include the design of novel forms of immunotherapy, which provide exciting opportunities for the treatment of cancer, infection and autoimmune diseases. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to learn about cutting edge progress in immunology research and in our understanding of immune mediated disease. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster. Confirmed speakers: Prof Ton Schumacher; Prof Gillian Griffiths; Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa; Prof Gitta Stockinger; Dr Martin Pule; Prof Mala Maini; Prof Lucy Walker; Prof Arne Akbar; Prof David Sansom; Prof Ronjon Chakraverty; Dr Emma Morris; Dr Ben Seddon

Location: Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street , London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

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