Pre-Conference Workshops


The Pre-conference PhD/ECR workshops is aimed at PhD students and Early Career Researchers. However, anyone with an interest in the subject matter is welcome. Each day will consist of a theoretical session to introduce you to concepts and methodology followed by a facilitated practical session.

On Day 1, participants will analyse personalised data obtained from mobile devices combined with publicly available data. On Day 2, participants will write an engaging media article that exposes complex research concepts to a lay audience, under the guidance of Ms Pennie Taylor, a freelance journalist, broadcaster and health specialist (@ptupdate).

You can now choose to attend the WHOLE of day 1 or day 2 or both days of the PhD/ECR workshops.

The Main Conference programme can be viewed here.

Please note that the following workshops are now FULLY BOOKED:

  • Reproducible Report Writing with R Studio
  • Machine Learning
  • SAS®-based Tools to Automate Quality Assessment of Population-based Administrative Data
Download Workshop Programme Conference Guide

Sunday 21 August

Afternoon

12:30 - 15:00

Arrival and Registration for all Pre-Conference Workshops

School of Management,
Ground Floor

Lunch

The Core

15:00 - 18:00

Check-in Bay Campus Accommodation

Evening

17:00 - 18:00

Welcome and Introduction for PhD/Early Career Researcher Workshops

Welcome to the PhD Summer School programe hosted by The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. This is a two day summer school where participants develop skills in data analysis and writing for the public and see the fruit of their labour published in local media.

52 Degrees Cafe/Bar

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner at The Core Campus Food Court

Dinner is included for delegates who have signed up for the all-inclusive package.

The Core

Monday 22 August

Morning

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

Breakfast is included for delegates who have booked to stay at the Bay Campus.

The Core

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

School of Management,
Ground Floor

09:00 - 10:30

Reproducible Report Writing with R Studio

School of Management Room 111,
First Floor

Ice Breaker Session (PhD/ECR)

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

10:30 - 11:00

Break, Morning Tea & Coffee

School of Management Coffee Shop,
Ground Floor

11:00 - 12:30

Machine Learning

School of Management Room 111,
First Floor

Participants to the workshop will have the opportunity to learn how to get access to a wealth of personalised aggregated health and fitness data from services such as those hosted by Apple and Google (e.g. Google Fit). The session includes general principles and techniques that are applicable to a number of different services and devices (e.g. Fitbit).

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

12:30 - 13:30

BBQ Lunch on the Beachfront (weather permitting)

Lunch is included for delegates who have registered to attend the pre-conference and PhD/ECR workshops.

The Bay Campus Beachfront or The Core

Afternoon

13:30 - 15:00

Participants to the workshop will have the opportunity to get an overview of sources of open and proprietary data that can contribute to health related data analysis of populations. Particular attention will be given to unconventional data sources such as those that are crowd-sourced from mobile devices such as fitness trackers and mobile phones.

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

15:00 - 15:30

Networking, Afternoon Tea & Coffee

School of Management Coffee Shop,
Ground Floor

15:30 - 17:00

Participants to the workshop will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from previous sessions to explore methods, techniques and tools for extracting meaning from various data sources. The workshop will focus on both open and personalised data sources to get an insight into aspects of the health and wellbeing from the individual to the population.

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

Evening

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner at The Core Campus Food Court

Dinner is included for delegates who have signed up for the all-inclusive package.

The Core

Tuesday 23 August

Morning

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast

Breakfast is included for delegates who have booked to stay at the Bay Campus.

The Core

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

School of Management,
Ground Floor

09:00 - 10:30

Participants to the workshop will have the opportunity to explore basic principles and the challenging aspects of getting members of the general public involved into their research at different stages.

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

10:30 - 11:00

Break, Morning Tea & Coffee

School of Management Coffee Shop,
Ground Floor

11:00 - 12:30

Linking Infectious Disease Laboratory Data for Research

School of Management Room 111,
First Floor

Participants to the workshop will have the opportunity to get to know the world of mass and social media and how to develop the story lines that emerge from their research into engaging communication for lay audiences.

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

12:30 - 13:30

BBQ Lunch on the Beachfront (weather permitting)

Lunch is included for delegates who have registered to attend the pre-conference and PhD/ECR workshops (and delegates who are NOT visiting Blaenavon).

The Bay Campus Beachfront or The Core

Afternoon

13:00

Visit to Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wales)

The visit includes a guided tour followed by a Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle. The coach departs at 13:00 and a packed lunch will be provided.

The visit and banquet are included in the pre-conference workshops and all-inclusive packages.

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

13:30 - 15:00

Participants to the workshop will have the opportunity to combine their training in locating and using data sources (insert link to previous session here) to develop an engaging story that will be assessed by our panel of lay members of the audience.

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

15:00 - 15:30

Networking, Afternoon Tea & Coffee

School of Management Coffee Shop,
Ground Floor

15:30 - 17:00

Participants to the workshop will have a final opportunity to combine all of their training from the previous sessions to finalise their research-related story. The winning entry will get to be published at a local newspaper!

School of Management Room 011,
Ground Floor

17:00

End of PhD/ECR Workshops

And with these proceedings, the PhD / ECR workshop gives way to the exciting scientific work to be presented at the IPDLN conference, including an opportunity to showcase the work of the PhD/ECR participants to its delegation.

Evening

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner at The Core Campus Food Court

Dinner is included for delegates who have signed up for the all-inclusive package.

The Core