University of St Andrews

Wellcome Trust's Scottish Health Informatics Programme training workshop & inter-disciplinary Conference

Friday 02 September 2011

The Department of Geography and Sustainable Development organised and hosted two events in September for the Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) - the major Wellcome Trust funded investment in Scottish health informatics.

A training workshop on the theory and practice of analysis of large sets of linked health and social data delivered by Prof D’Arcy Holman (Western Australia) was attended by 36 international participants. The course was followed by the third biennial SHIP conference “Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research” coordinated by Chris Dibben (St Andrews) and Colin McCowan (Dundee). The conference was well attended and has gained in international recognition compared with last time with 216 delegates and 116 papers. The invited keynotes were byDr Harry Burns (Chief Medical Officer for Scotland), Prof Paul Burton (Leicester), Prof Sir Rory Collins (Oxford) and William W. Lowrance (Consultant in Health Research Ethics and Policy, France).

The Keynote presentations will be accessible from the conference website.