About the event

This workshop is being held in association with a new call for applications for joint research awards in Cardiovascular Data Science by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and The Alan Turing Institute (the Turing). The awards aim to support cross-disciplinary teams of investigators working in partnership to apply data science approaches to challenges faced in cardiovascular research. For more information about the award competition, please visit our funding call page.

Workshop Synopsis:

Innovative analyses of large and (often) unstructured datasets, ranging from molecular data generated by ‘omics technologies to health data derived from patient records, have the potential to generate important new knowledge that impacts on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Such analyses require a collaborative effort between cardiovascular investigators and specialist data scientists.

This workshop, co-hosted by the BHF (the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK) and the Turing (the UK’s national institute for data science) aims to inspire such cross-disciplinary collaboration by highlighting current opportunities and challenges in the field and by providing a venue for the communities to explore each other’s resources, capabilities and needs. Researchers who are interested in applying for funding through the current competition are invited to attend the workshop, although attendance is not a condition for application.

The workshop will include: (1) A keynote lecture on the current UK health data science landscape and associated opportunities and challenges, (2) Invited talks by experts on making the most of imaging data, health data and ‘omics data, and (3) A forum with successful applicants from the first round of the BHF/Turing Cardiovascular Data Science awards competition, to share their experiences of forming cross-disciplinary partnerships to deliver their research projects. There will also be multiple opportunities for networking and collaboration building during the workshop.


Please note that this workshop is for an academic/clinical audience and places are limited. 

We are seeking delegates from a range of backgrounds in academia or healthcare, with an affiliation to an academic institution, clinical or government organisation, or sector relevant company – in particular those interested in working in partnership to apply data science approaches to challenges faced in cardiovascular research. 

Once you have completed the expression of interest form via the link above, your details will be reviewed against these criteria and your place will be confirmed once this review has taken place.


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Professor Mihaela van der Schaar

Turing Fellow, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Founder and Director of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine



The Alan Turing Institute

1st floor of the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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