NHS-R/NHS.pycom Online Conference Talks 2023 – Ticket for virtual attendance on Tuesday 10th 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
13:30Zoë TurnerWelcome SpeechWelcome!
13:35Pablo Leon-RodenasLightning TalkCreate a website using Quarto linking RStudio with GitHub
13:45Ryan Johnson (Posit)Keynote TalkWhat’s new with Posit?
14:15Tom SmithLightning TalkOld dogs and new tricks – learning to {purrr}
14:25Priyanka GagnejaPlenary TalkUnit Testing in R
14:45Refreshment Break
15:05John GrimesPlenary TalkQuerying FHIR and clinical terminology from Python, using Pathling
15:25Dan SchofieldLightning TalkPrivacy Fingerprint – a proof of concept project exploring privacy risk in unstructured data in healthcare
15:35Alex PorterLightning TalkUsing R alongside Palantir Foundry
15:45Mia HattonPlenary TalkAn introduction to the Cross-Government and Public Sector Data Science Community
16:05Cosima MeyerKeynote TalkBuilding Bridges: Exploring Open-Source Library Development in R and Python
16:35Zoë TurnerThank You and Short Closing SpeechThank you!
16:40End 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 10, 2023

Event Time

1:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Event Venue


Share this Event via: