NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023 – Ticket for virtual attendance on Wednesday 18th October 2023

Conference Information

We are very excited to announce that the NHS-R Community will be hosting its annual conference, including pre-conference online talks, online workshops and the main conference, during October 2023. The main conference will be a hybrid event enabling both delegates and speakers to attend in person at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham UK or online via Zoom link.

The main conference will take place over the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 17th October 2023 – 9:15am until 5:00pm (UK time)
  • Wednesday 18th October 2023 – 9:15am until 4:15pm (UK time).

Please may we kindly ask that you register to attend each day of the conference separately.

Conference Content

The aim of the NHS-R Community is to promote the use of R (+ other open source solutions) to the health and care sector.

We are currently in the process of confirming the conference schedule – watch this space for updates!

TimeSpeakerPresentation TypePresentation Title
09:30Chris BeeleyWelcome Speech 
09:40Marcos FabiettiLightning TalkNHSRplotthedots Plotly Update
09:50Keiko Toma, Sam Akinloye, Alberto Liuzzo Scorpo, Laura Birks and Allison JordanLightning TalkUpskilling 80% of an NHSE performance analysis team in R and sharing reproducible code on Github
10:00To Be ConfirmedLightning TalkTo Be Confirmed
10:10Will MannersLightning TalkDeveloping Inequalities Reporting in R
10:20David JephsonLightning TalkReflections on developing a dashboard website in gov.uk style using Quarto
10:30To Be ConfirmedPlenary TalkTo Be Confirmed
10:50Barnaby RumboldLightning TalkUsing Python and Streamlit for Data Analytics
11:00Refreshment Break
11:25To Be ConfirmedKeynote TalkTo Be Confirmed
11:55Claire WelshLightning TalkUsing a RAP approach to uplift existing processes within the National Disease Registration Service
12:05Joseph WilsonPlenary TalkReleasing the Potential of the RAP Community of Practice with GitHub Actions
12:25Dr. Charlie PinderLightning TalkQA of analytical projects in the health sector
12:35To Be ConfirmedLightning TalkTo Be Confirmed
12:45Katie ThorntonLightning TalkDeveloping a reproducible, regular report exploring delayed discharges in Mental Health
12:55Chaeyoon KimLightning TalkEnhancing Analytics: Move from Excel to Python
13:05Amadeus StevensonPlenary TalkHow I learned to stop worrying and embrace pip, conda, virtualenv, venv and Visual Studio Code (How to install Python)
13:25Lunch Break
14:35Dr. Bahman Rostami-TabarPlenary TalkProbabilistic Forecast Reconciliation For Health Services
14:55Roberto Villegas-DiazLightning TalkYou love purrr, but have you tried speeding up things furrr-ther?
15:05Matt DrayLightning TalkBase slaps!
15:15To Be ConfirmedLightning TalkTo Be Confirmed
15:25Iain DillinghamLightning TalkLess neat, less tidy, and more unpredictable: Improving your code with property-based tests
15:35Ross KennedyPlenary TalkSplink: Data Linkage at Scale
15:55Chris BeeleyThank You and Closing Speech Thank you!
16:15 End of Conference 

Ticket Information

By registering for this event ticket, you will qualify for the following:

  • Attendance to the full-day event virtually.


A Zoom link will be provided to you to attend the conference virtually. Please note that subtitles are likely to be generated by Zoom thus, may encounter some issues converting technical language and acronyms to text.

If you require any additional information or have any accessibility requests, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Team via nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net

Additional Conference Related Activities

Please note that the conference will also include the following separate activities:

  • A series of online workshops from Thursday 28th September 2023 until Friday 06th October 2023
  • A series of online conference talks from Monday 09th October 2023 until Wednesday 11th October 2023
  • A post-conference ‘speed dating’ inspired networking session to provide community member’s with an opportunity to be introduced to other event attendees in the afternoon of Tuesday 17th October 2023 (in-person attendance required)
  • A post-conference social in the evening of Tuesday 17th October 2023 (in-person attendance required).

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Event Date

October 18, 2023

Event Time

9:15 am - 4:15 pm

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Event Registration

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