Big Data for Health Conference and Workshops for Asia-Pacific
4-5 July 2017 | Harolds Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines
With the increasing digitization of health data, many developing countries are now seeking ways to understand and obtain actionable insights from them. The “Big Data for Health Conference and Workshops for the Asia-Pacific” aims to bring together policy-makers, innovators, academics and business to discuss strategies and approaches to making health data work for improving health systems.
The University of the Philippines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the Asia eHealth Information Network join forces to bring to Cebu a renowned team with expertise ranging from artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics and technopreneurship to share the state-of-the-art in health data analytics.
Tom Pollard, MIT Download presentation slides here Session overview: Huge volumes of data are generated in hospitals daily, such as vital sign timeseries, laboratory test results, medical images, medication records, and bedside notes. Unfortunately, the potential of this data to educate researchers and improve patient care is typically limited by social... Read More
Presentation slides Rapporteur slides: Big Data & Public Health Workshop_report Workshop Requirements – Laptop – R and R studio – Firefox with SQLite extension installed Participants – Familiarity with R language (basic level)
Presentation slides Workshop Report Participants were given the link to all resources and scripts. Data source: Physionet.org (Deidentified Medical Text) — takes 5-7 days for your account to be approved Workshop slides Part 0: Setting up R and RStudio Part 1: Introduction to information retrieval, information extraction, and text mining regular... Read More
Workshop Requirements – Laptop – Anaconda (Python 3.6) installed *Anaconda is a convenient method but not required, e.g. participants can simply have Python 3.5 with the necessary packages (numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, scipy, and matplotlib) Participants Python familiarity desired but not required *To print and distribute: DUA from Alistair
Workshop Overview In this interactive workshop we explore how open data enables “datathons”, events that bring together teams of researchers to work together on unanswered clinical questions. We begin by outlining the datathon model and describe our experiences in holding these events internationally. We then give participants an opportunity to... Read More
The workshop will be held on July 4-5, 2017 at Harolds Hotel, Gorordo Avenue Lahug Cebu City. A conference fee of P3,000.00 per live-out participant will be collected during the event. The fee covers for the conference-workshop kit, lunch and two snacks for two days, and a conference dinner.
For hotel accommodation, participants can reserve a room at Harolds Hotel at 3,300 php per night. Please contact Ms. Diane A. Cervantes, Sales Account Manager of UP Cebu, at these numbers: 0917 711 8820 or 032 505 7777. They can also opt to directly book at nearby hotels.