NHS-R/NHS.pycom Online Conference Talks 2023 – Ticket for virtual attendance on Monday 09th 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 online conference talks will be hosted via Zoom and take place over the following dates and times:

  • Monday 09th October 2023 – 1:00pm until 4:10pm (UK time)
  • Tuesday 10th October 2023 – 1:30pm until 4:40pm (UK time)
  • Wednesday 11th October 2023 – 1:00pm until 4:10pm (UK time).

Please may we kindly ask that you register to attend each day of the conference talks 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 designing the conference schedule – watch this space for updates!

TimeSpeakerPresentation TypePresentation Title
13:00Chris BeeleyWelcome SpeechWelcome!
13:05Gabriel AgbobliPlenary TalkExplainable AI in Healthcare: Interpreting and Validating Machine Learning Models in R
13:25Dr. Tillman WeydePlenary TalkFoundations of Programming, Statistics, and Machine Learning
13:45Tom MichaelisPlenary TalkUsing Machine Learning models to uncover healthcare inequalities
14:05Ioanna ThomaLightning TalkDifferential accuracy amongst demographic groups in prediction of emergency hospital admissions in Scotland
14:15Lydia BriggsLightning TalkPredicting patient pre-med requirements with R
14:25To Be ConfirmedLightning TalkTo be Confirmed
14:35James JonesLightning TalkCreating a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) symptomatic colorectal cancer (CRC) pathway data visualisation tool.
14:45Sally ThompsonLightning TalkSystem Dynamics in health and social care – trying to fit square data into round models
14:55Refreshment Break
15:05Jake TuftsLightning TalkThe primary care cost of Long Covid
15:15To Be ConfirmedLightning TalkTo Be Confirmed
15:25Richard WilsonLightning TalkUnderstanding hospital associated mortality using SHMI for an ICS
15:35Chris MaineyPlenary TalkModelling count data: what is ‘overdispersion’ and why should you care?
15:55Simon Wellesley-MillerLightning TalkImpact on the Waiting List from Optimising Elective Care Pathways using Process Mining and Discrete Event Simulation
16:05Chris BeeleyThank You and Short Closing SpeechThank you!
16:10End of Online Conference Talks

Ticket Information

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

  • Attendance to the full event virtually.


A Zoom link will be provided to you to attend the conference talks 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
  • The NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023 at Edgbaston Stadium on Tuesday 17th October 2023 and Wednesday 18th October 2023 (can be attended in-person or virtually)
  • 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).

Event Type


Event Date

October 9, 2023

Event Time

1:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Event Venue


Event Registration

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