Explore the opportunities, challenges and methods for capturing and using a range of digital health data types to support high-quality population health research.

 

The Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis is hosting a virtual Manchester Digital Epidemiology Summer School. The event is an exciting three half-day course where participants will learn all about how to capture and use digital health data to support high-quality epidemiological research.

The programme 2021

The programme covers opportunities, challenges and methods across a variety of data types: from electronic health records to data collected through smartphones and wearable devices. An internationally renowned and multidisciplinary faculty from the University of Manchester and University of Toronto, plus several external faculty members, will deliver a series of online interactive workshops.

Each day will follow the same format of:

  • Short lecture to introduce the day’s topic (available to watch in advance)
  • Four parallel practical sessions. Delegates will have the opportunity to join three of the four possible one-hour sessions (limited spaces, delegates will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis)
  • A keynote lecture that draws together learning from the day’s workshops.
  • Networking opportunity for all delegates

Programme at glance:

Day 1: Routinely collected health data

Hosted by: Prof Will Dixon, Dr Meghna Jani, Dr Muhammad Mamdani

Introduction to electronic health record (EHR) data in observational research

Prof Ian Douglas (The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Practical session 1: Preparing drug exposure data

Dr Meghna Jani, Prof Goran Nenadic, Dr David Selby, Belay Yimer (The University of Manchester)

Practical session 2: Assessing data quality and handling missing data

Dr Jamie Sergeant, Dr Alexander Pate (The University of Manchester)

Practical session 3: Propensity scores and diagnostics 

Dr Mark Lunt (The University of Manchester)

Dr Emily Granger (The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Practical session 4: Trial emulation

Dr Christopher Rentsch, Dr Kevin Wing (The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Keynote Talk: Applied Artificial Intelligence in Health: From Compute to Care

Prof Muhammad Mamdani, (University of Toronto/ Vice President – Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Unity Health Toronto)

Networking opportunity for all delegates

Day 2: Patient-generated data using smartphones

Hosted by: Prof Will Dixon, Dr Julie Gandrup, Dr Emily Seto

Introduction to patient-generated health data using smartphones

Prof Will Dixon (The University of Manchester)

Practical session 1: How to work with software partners to set up an mHealth study

Charlotte Stockton-Powdrell, Matthew Machin (The University of Manchester)

Sophie Dunne, Maham Idrees (uMotif)

Practical session 2: The ABC of Information Governance

Dr Elaine Mackey (The University of Manchester) 

Rachel Heron (The University of Manchester) 

Practical session 3: How to assess the validity, reliability and responsiveness of new digital measurement instruments?

Syed Mustafa Ali, Dr Sabine Van Der Veer (The University of Manchester)

Practical session 4: Analysing daily symptoms data

Dr Julie Gandrup, Dr Alexander Oldroyd, Dr David Selby (The University of Manchester)

Keynote Talk: The Potential and Limitations of mHealth

Dr Emily Seto, (University of Toronto)

Networking opportunity for all delegates

Day 3: Sensor data and other passively collected data

Hosted by: Prof John Mcbeth, Dr Alexander Oldroyd

Introduction to patient-generated sensor data

Prof John McBeth (The University of Manchester)

Practical session 1: Using gait pattern data to stratify dementia subtypes

Dr Ríona McArdle, Dr Rana Rehman (The University of Newcastle)

Practical session 2: Choosing data streams/ sampling frequencies/ summary metrics for sensor data

Dr Anna Beukenhorst (Harvard University)

Practical session 3: Passive data collection from wearables

Justin Phillips (Google)

Practical session 4: Sensor data and digital outcomes

Ashley Polhemus, University of Zurich

Keynote Talk: Where next for wearables in epidemiological research?

Prof Aiden Doherty (University of Oxford/Lead of Health Data Research UK)

Networking opportunity for all delegates

Download full programme (PDF)

Who is this course for?

The Summer School is for national and international clinicians with an interest in epidemiology and/or data science, allied health professionals, researchers and epidemiologists, working in the area of musculoskeletal disease. Delegates from academic, industry and other backgrounds are welcome.

How much will it cost?

£40 per day.

Deadline for booking: 7 July 2021 

Please note that spaces are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

All speakers

Prof Will Dixon

Prof Will Dixon

The University of Manchester

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Dr Meghna Jani

Dr Meghna Jani

The University of Manchester

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Prof Muhammad Mamdani

Prof Muhammad Mamdani

University of Toronto

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Prof Ian Douglas

Prof Ian Douglas

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Prof Goran Nenadic

Prof Goran Nenadic

The University of Manchester

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Dr David Selby

Dr David Selby

The University of Manchester

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Belay Yimer

Belay Yimer

The University of Manchester

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Dr Jamie Sergeant

Dr Jamie Sergeant

The University of Manchester

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Dr Alexander Pate

Dr Alexander Pate

The University of Manchester

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Dr Mark Lunt

Dr Mark Lunt

The University of Manchester

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Dr Emily Granger

Dr Emily Granger

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Dr Christopher Rentsch

Dr Christopher Rentsch

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Dr Kevin Wing

Dr Kevin Wing

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Dr Julie Gandrup

Dr Julie Gandrup

The University of Manchester

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 Dr Emily Seto

Dr Emily Seto

University of Toronto

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Charlotte Stockton-Powdrell

Charlotte Stockton-Powdrell

The University of Manchester

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Matthew Machin

Matthew Machin

The University of Manchester

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Sophie Dunne

Sophie Dunne

uMotif

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Maham Idrees

Maham Idrees

uMotif

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Dr Elaine Mackey

Dr Elaine Mackey

The University of Manchester

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Syed Mustafa Ali

Syed Mustafa Ali

The University of Manchester

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Dr Sabine Van Der Veer

Dr Sabine Van Der Veer

The University of Manchester

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Dr Alexander Oldroyd

Dr Alexander Oldroyd

The University of Manchester

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Prof John Mcbeth

Prof John Mcbeth

The University of Manchester

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Dr Ríona McArdle

Dr Ríona McArdle

The University of Newcastle

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Dr Rana Rehman

Dr Rana Rehman

The University of Newcastle

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Dr Anna Beukenhorst

Dr Anna Beukenhorst

Harvard University

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Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Google

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Aiden Doherty

Prof Aiden Doherty

University of Oxford

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Ashley Polhemus

Ashley Polhemus

University of Zurich

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Rachel Heron

Rachel Heron

The University of Manchester

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